Bertie Carvel

Who plays Bob in The Sister and who is Bertie Carvel?

The actor played Gemma's cheating husband Simon in BBC drama Doctor Foster

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The Sister arrived on screens last night (Monday October 26 2020).

But, who plays Bob in the sister?

The Doctor Foster actor appeared in the new ITV drama alongside Years and Years star Russell Tovey and Amrita Acharia from Game of Thrones.

But who is Bertie Carvel, and what has he been in? Read on to find out more.

Bertie Carvel The Sister actor
The Sister actor Bertie Carvel has been in numerous TV shows and films (Credit:

Who plays Bob in The Sister?

Actor Bertie Carvel plays Bob, an unwelcome visitor from Nathan’s (Russell Tovey) past.

In The Sister, Nathan’s stable life is rocked to the core when Bob turns up on his doorstep.

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He brings with him some life-changing news and triggers a series of catastrophic events.

Bertie Carvel as Bob in The Sister
Bertie Carvel as Bob in The Sister (Credit: ITV)

Who did Bertie Carvel play in Doctor Foster?

Viewers might recognise Bertie from Doctor Foster, in which he played Suranne Jones’ character Gemma’s troubled husband, Simon Foster.

In dramatic and moving scenes at the end of Doctor Foster series two, Gemma was at a hotel with Simon and gave him the medical supplies needed to kill himself. He had decided to completely remove himself from their son’s life.

However, he was saved when Gemma came back to his hotel room and spoke to him. Later, at the very end of the series two finale, the pair were united in fear for their son after he ran away.

Bertie Carvel in Doctor Foster
Bertie Carvel is best known to many as Simon from Doctor Foster (Credit: BBC)

What else has he been in besides Doctor Foster?

Bertie Carvel has been in numerous TV productions. His acting credits include Channel 4 crime drama Baghdad Central and BBC One thriller The Pale Horse, both of which aired earlier this year. He was likewise in the 2011 BBC drama Hidden.

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He also played Robin Day in Netflix’s The Crown, and Finn in Channel 4 show Babylon.

Elsewhere, Bertie had a small role in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables.

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