The character called Mr Crabb is the chief financial officer in the ITV hit period drama called Mr Selfridge, based on the life of the founder of the Selfridges London department Store. The actor who plays this part is Rob Cook. He was born in 1948 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England. He is an actor, known for Chocolat (2000), Hot Fuzz (2007) and Secrets and Lies (1996). He also played Parker, Lady Penelope's driver in the film Thunderbirds
He was nominated for the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in "Juno and The Paycock" at the Donmar Warehouse. Was born in South Shields, England. A small town about 10 miles from the city of Newcastle upon tyne. Was in the original cast of "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker in 1988. Jim Broadbent also performed in the original production.
Actor Ron Cook played Mr Grove in TV period drama Mr Selfridge - photo ITV
(2005) Performing in 'On the Ceiling' by Nigel Planer at the Garrick Theatre in London's West End.
(2007) Acted in "The Seafarer", a play by Conor McPherson, with the National Theatre in London, England.
(1979) He acted in Mike Leigh's play, "Ecstasy", at the Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, London, England with Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Stephen Rea in the cast. Mike Leigh was also the director.
(1997) He acted in Yasmina Reza's play, "Art", at the Wyndham's Theatre in London, England with Nigel Havers and Malcolm Storry in the cast. Matthew Warchus was the director.
(August 1982) He acted in Oliver Goldsmith's play, "She Stoops to Conquer", at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith, London, England with Anthony Sharp, Betty Marsden, Tracey Ullman, Nigel Terry, Hugh Fraser and Richard Caldicot in the cast. William Gaskill was the director.
(1999) He acted in Maxim Gorky's play, "Vassa", at the Almeida Theatre in London, England with Sheila Hancock, Richard O'Callaghan, David Tennant, Debra Gillett, Adrian Scarborough and Aisling O'Sullivan in the cast. Howard Davies was the director.
(1980) He acted in Ron Hutchinson's play, "The Irish Play", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Brenda Fricker and P.G. Stephens in the cast. Barry Kyle was the director.
(1980) He acted in Peter Prince's play, "Television Times", in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Richard O'Callaghan, Karl Johnson, Brenda Fricker, Anna Nygh and Ron Cook in the cast. Stephen Frears was the director.
(1981) He acted in Michael Weller's play, "Loose Ends", at the Hampstead Theatre in Hampstead, London, England with Kevin McNally and Anna Nygh in the cast.
Actor Ron Cook played Lady Penelope's chauffer Parker in Thunderbirds
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