RADA-trained actor Robert Daws (born 4th May 1959 in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex) appeared on Coronation Street between May and June 2010 as barrister Mr Hughes - one of Gail McIntyre's defense team, having been charged with the murder of her late-husband Joe.

With a career spanning more than thirty years, he has been credited for numerous roles, including parts in The Squad, Fresh Fields, Robin of Sherwood, Unnatural Causes, London's Burning, The House of Eliott, Lovejoy, Jeeves and Wooster, The Bill, Outside Edge, Pie in the Sky, Office Gossip, Heartbeat, Midsomer Murders, Rock & Chips, The Royal, New Tricks, Doc Martin, Casualty and The Wright Way.

A regular contributor on radio as actor and broadcaster, Robert has read biographies of both P.G Wodehouse and John Betjeman for BBC Radio 4 and co-created the long running radio series, with writer Brian B Thompson, Trueman and Riley. He also played Prof. David Poll in the comedy series Higher by Joyce Bryant and Arthur Lowe in Roy Smiles Dear Arthur, Love John. Also, Goodnight From Him, in which he plays Ronnnie Barker, was broadcast in May 2013.

He is a founder director of Classic Audio Productions - producing audio-dramatizations and audiobooks - and his first crime novel, The Rock, was published in June 2013.

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