Robert Rinder Wiki – Robert Rinder Biography
Robert Rinder (born Robert Michael Rinder) is a British criminal barrister and television personality. In 2014, while still a practising barrister, he began hosting the reality courtroom series, Judge Rinder. In 2019, he also started hosting the Channel 4 series The Rob Rinder Verdict. He was called to the bar in 2001 after graduating from the University of Manchester, starting his pupillage at 2 Paper Buildings. He then became a tenant at 2 Hare Court. He went on to specialise in cases involving international fraud, money laundering and other forms of financial crime. He was involved in prosecutions following the murders of Leticia Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis in January 2003, and the defence of British servicemen on charges of manslaughter after the deaths of detainees in Iraq. He has been involved in the investigation and prosecution of alleged bribery, corruption, and fraud in the British Overseas Territory of the Turks and Caicos Islands since 2010.
He wrote television scripts in his spare time while practising as a barrister. When he tried to sell one, he met producer Tom McLennan. He approached ITV with a proposal for a remake of the 1970s programme Crown Court, but this was rejected in favour of a British version of Judge Judy, and McLennan offered him the opportunity to front it. Since 2014, he has been the eponymous judge in the reality courtroom series Judge Rinder, where he has been referred to as a British Judge Judy. Soon after the programme began, he criticised Judith Sheindlin, the judge of Judge Judy, for making judgements based on her preconceptions while claiming that he applied the law seriously and made “real legal rulings”. Despite this, he insisted that it be clarified on the programme that he is a practising criminal law barrister and not a civil court judge. As such, he wears his normal barrister’s court dress but without the barrister’s wig. He received praise for his cross-examination abilities and acerbic comments. His courtroom includes a gavel and flag of the United Kingdom, neither of which are used in British courts but are on display in American courts and televised court programmes, and his show has been criticised as “The Jeremy Kyle Show set in a small-claims court”.
In 2015, he released a book called Rinder Rules. In 2016, he presented a new series, Judge Rinder’s Crime Stories, with reconstructions of real crimes. He also hosted Raising the Bar on BBC Radio 5 Live, which he started with a discussion with former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Judge. In December 2017, he re-launched Crown Court on ITV, newly named Judge Rinder’s Crown Court, with a two-part special after a 30-year hiatus. From September 2016, he competed in the fourteenth series of Strictly Come Dancing, stating that he was doing so to make his grandmother proud of him. He was partnered with Ukrainian-born professional dancer Oksana Platero. He was eliminated in week 11 after scoring 31 points dancing the Samba to “Oh, What a Night”. He ended the competition in fifth place. In December 2018, he hosted Good Year Bad Year, a one-off special on Channel 4 where he discussed the topical highs and lows of 2018 along with a number of celebrity guests. In 2019, he started hosting the Channel 4 series The Rob Rinder Verdict. In July 2020, he appeared on Series 2 of Celebrity Gogglebox alongside Susanna Reid.
In 2014, he began to write a legal-based discussion column in the newspaper The Sun, and in 2015, he released a book called Rinder Rules. He became a columnist for the London Evening Standard in 2017. He is the patron of Buttle UK and, in this capacity, has run The London Marathon, as well as launching The Italian Job 2018 at The NEC, Birmingham on 10 November 2017. He was educated at Osidge Primary School and Queen Elizabeth’s School for Boys and the National Youth Theatre. He later gave up acting because his peer and later close friend, Benedict Cumberbatch, “was so good”. He studied politics and modern history at the University of Manchester, graduating with first-class honors in both.
Robert Rinder Age
He was born on May 31, 1978 in Westminster, London, United Kingdom.
Robert Rinder Partner
He entered into a civil partnership with barrister Seth Cumming at a ceremony on the island of Ibiza in 2013, conducted by Rinder’s friend, actor Benedict Cumberbatch. Cumberbatch was legally entitled to conduct the ceremony because of his online Universal Life Church ministerial ordination and Rinder was later one of three best men at Cumberbatch’s wedding to Sophie Hunter in 2015. It was reported in January 2018 that Rinder and Cumming had separated.
Robert Rinder Family
He was born into a Jewish family in London. Her mother is Angela Cohen and he was brought up in Southgate, London. His five siblings including his grandfather’s parents were killed during the holocaust.
Robert Rinder Instagram
He is on Instagram as @judgerinder.