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Robin Hawdon

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28 March 1939 Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, UK
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His acting career began in the 1960s with appearances in a number of British television series as well as scattered roles in feature films. His greatest "exposure" came in 1970's When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1970) in which he played a caveman whose entire wardrobe consisted of an abbreviated loincloth. Hawdon also essayed a number of roles on the London stage and in provincial companies, playing everything from Hamlet to Henry Higgins. In the 1980s he became director of the Theatre Royal Bath. Writing initially supplemented and then dominated his acting as he turned out a number of plays including "The Mating Game", "Don't Dress for Dinner" and "God and Stephen Hawking". In 1984 he published a novel, "A Rustle in the Grass", about with a colony of ants and which sold 60,000 copies. In 2002 he published a second novel, "The Journey".