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Oliver Tobias

Oliver Tobias

Oliver Tobias is a British film, stage, and television actor. Born Oliver Tobias Freitag in Zurich, Switzerland, he is the son of Swiss actor Robert Freitag and German actress Maria Becker. He came to the UK at the age of eight and trained at East 15 Acting School, London. In 1968 he appeared in the original London production of Hair, playing the prime rebel role of Berger. The following year he starred in, directed, and choreographed the rock opera in Amsterdam and again directed a production in 1970 in Tel Aviv.

Tobias' first popular role was in the TV series Arthur of the Britons (1972). He also played in Joan Collins' soft porn movie The Stud (1978) as a greedy night club manager who sleeps with his boss's wife.

In 2000, Tobias starred in the West End musical La Cava. Three years later he portrayed Percival Brown in the 50th anniversary production of The Boyfriend and the next year toured in the rock musical Footloose. In 2005 he finished shooting the film An Airfield in England. He is planning to direct another film.

Tobias is divorced from Camilla Ravenshear, with whom he has two daughters, Angelika and Celeste. In 2001 he married Polish-born Arabella Zamoyska, with whom he has a child. They live in London.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Oliver Tobias Facts

Birth NameOliver Tobias Freitag
OccupationActor
BirthdayAugust 6, 1947 (70)
SignLeo
BirthplaceZurich, Switzerland

Selected Filmography

Not available.