Biography of Robert Ian Mackenzie

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Following numerous occupations—ranging from a London policeman to a water ski instructor in Greece, to managing director of a manufacturing company—Robert’s career has encompassed theatre, musicals, opera, films, TV, voice-overs, commercials and recorded books.

Film: The Good Shepherd, The Thomas Crown Affair* ,The Long Kiss Goodnight*,  A View to a Kill, A Fish Called Wanda and Escape to Athena

(* On the cutting room floor)

Television: The Late Show with David Letterman, All My Children (Dr. Griffith), Guiding Light (Bishop of San Cristobel).

Theatre: London (West End)—Beauty and the Beast - A Victorian Pantomime (Beast), The Secret Policeman’s Ball, Foul Play.

Theatre: New York— A Christmas Carol (Ebenezer Scrooge), Jeffrey (Sterling), Pirandello’s Henry IV (Baron Tito Belcredi), Agamemnon (Greek Chorus), The Art of Success (Oliver). India Awaiting  (Nigel)

Theatre:  Regional— The Drawer Boy (Angus), Lebensraum (Actor 2 of 3, in which the three actors portray 50 characters), The Mystery of Attraction (Roger), Counting the Ways (He), Underneath the Lintel - a one-man play, Forget Herostratus (Cleon), South Pacific (Emile de Becque), Camelot (King Arthur), Jekyll & Hyde (Dr. Jekyll), Much Ado About Nothing (Leonato), The Flute Player’s Song (Reverend Toogood), Run For Your Wife (Det. Sgt. Porterhouse).

Operetta: Gipsy Baron (Count Kareska), Mikado (Pooh Bah), Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King).

Opera: Carmen (Escamillo), Traviata (Germont), Rigoletto (Rigoletto), Trovatore (Conte di Luna), Ballo in Maschera (Renato), Nabucco (Nabucco), Aida (Amonasro), and narrator for the New York Philharmonic’s performance of The Enchanted Wanderer at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center.

Recorded Books: Titles include - 44 Scotland Street, Espresso Tales, Love Over Scotland and The World According to Bertie by Alexander McCall Smith, Freddy and Fredericka by Mark Helprin, The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford, In Secret Service by Mitch Silver, The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King and Bruno, Chief of Police by Martin Walker