Robert Lindsay confirms Citizen Smith reboot talks

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 September 2015
Robert Lindsay

Robert Lindsay

Robert Lindsay has confirmed he has discussed the possibility of bringing back BBC sitcom 'Citizen Smith' and reprising his role as Wolfie

Robert Lindsay has confirmed he is in talks to reprise his role as Wolfie in 'Citizen Smith'.

The 'My Family' star was approached by a production house who are keen to bring back the popular BBC sitcom, which had four series from 1977 to 1980 and he thinks it's a "fantastic idea" for his socialite character to return as a politician running for the Labour Party.

He revealed: "There are moves afoot in the industry to bring Citizen Smith back with some respected figures that I very much admire.

"I've been chased by a production company which is very much trying to get Wolfie to run for the Labour Party and bring him back into power. I think that's a fantastic idea."

Meanwhile, the 65-year-old British actor admitted he didn't complete 'Citizen Smith' because at the time he wanted to be seen as a "serious actor" and you couldn't do that working on sitcoms, despite later taking on his most noted role alongside co-star Zoë Wanamaker [Susan Harper] as Ben Harper in the hit comedy 'My Family'.

He told The Independent newspaper: "It was a series I never finished. It was just beginning to become huge. You know what happens -- you want to be a serious actor, you don't want to do sitcoms.

"That's the funny thing with sitcoms. The word 'sitcom' becomes such a dirty word."

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