Lauren Chandiram is a media personality who is highly popular as the wife of the Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor Robert James Collier. Her husband is a British actor who is popular for Downtown Abbey, Coronation Street, Ackley Bridge, and Destiny: The Winx Saga.
The couple started dating in the mid-2000s and received massive media attention in 2007. As of now, they share a son together, but they have kept details about their marriage and love life out of the spotlight.
Today we reveal the details of their relationship, marriage, respective careers and much more. Also find out more about Robert’s wife Lauren Chandiram with us.
Lauren Chandiram has Indian descent
Famous husband Lauren Chandiram was born and raised in the UK although details about her parents and date of birth are not being revealed at this time. She is English and has an Indian ancestral background.
Since Chandiram is a private person, she has also not talked about her family background, siblings and her educational qualifications.
On the other hand, her husband Robert James-Collier was born Robert Collier on September 23, 1976 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England. He is the son of Anne Collier and James Collier.
The actor added James as his middle name to avoid confusion with another actor with the same name as his. He will turn 46 in 2022.
Robert attended St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Secondary School in Eccles, Greater Manchester. He later enrolled at the University of Huddersfield and received his bachelor’s degree in business administration. In addition, James-Collier obtained his master’s degree in marketing from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology.
What is Lauren Chandiram’s profession? Is she also an actor like her husband?
As we mentioned before, Lauren is a quiet person and likes to maintain a private lifestyle. Aside from attending events with her husband, she rarely makes public appearances which makes it quite difficult to keep up with her.
Moreover, unlike her husband, she is also not involved in the showbiz industry. With that, we can safely say that Lauren’s current profession is currently away from the media.
Chandiram’s Husband Is An Actor – His Short Career Details
Looking at the current success of Robert James-Collier in the acting world, no one would probably believe that the actor was a fluke. The actor got into the showbiz industry while helping a friend who had asked him to fill in for an actor who didn’t show up.
After this, James took his newfound interest seriously and began taking acting classes. He landed his debut role as Alex in the TV movie perfect day.
Collier then auditioned for the BBC One TV drama series With both feet on the ground and luckily he got a recurring role as Nicky Christy. Some of his other early projects are: Shameless, Casualty, Dalziel and Pascoeand others.
Robert landed his big breakout role as Liam Connor in the British soap opera Coronation Street. He appeared on the show from 2006 to 2008, winning Best Exit- British Soap Awards and Sexiest Male- Inner soap Awards in 2007 and 2008 respectively.
Then Robert’s happiness shone again and he landed the role of Thomas Barrow in the historical drama series Downton Abbey. This eventually became his biggest project of all time.
He portrayed his role from 2010 to 2015 and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series 2012-2014. In addition, he reprized his role in the 2019 film Downton Abbey and its sequel Downton Abbey: A New Era.
Lauren Chandiram’s Husband Robert Says Downton Abbey Has Slightly Ruined His Hollywood Career
The British actor played Thomas Barrow in the historical drama series for about six years Downton Abbey. The show was a huge success and even released two movies in 2019 and 2022.
With the success of the show, the actors and actresses no doubt also kissed the heights of success. However, after the show ended, Robert James-Collier ran into a problem when he couldn’t land further projects in Hollywood.
He also revealed that he was housebound for seven months waiting for a new role/project after the end of the show. He openly accepted that it was difficult for him to get a part in a particular movie and TV show of his interest, saying:
“Some people see me and think, ‘You’re at Downton, it’s very easy, you get a lot of work.’ But unfortunately, it is not the case. It’s hard to get a job as an actor. 99% of actors will spend more time outside of work than in it, and that’s just a fact.”
Likewise, he also revealed that his lack of acting success in Hollywood is due to the fact that his gay character on the show led to typecasting. He further added,
“You get a lot of interest, but it’s not necessarily the things you want. That’s not to say it’s bad, you’re offered roles in movies, this movie, that movie, but the subject doesn’t interest you or anything.”
From 2022 he will play Martin Evershed in the British comedy-drama series Ackley Bridge and Saul Silva in Destiny: The Winx Saga.
When did Lauren Chandiram and Robert James-Collier start dating? Their relationship history
The beautiful couple only made news with their relationship in 2007 during the premiere of Downton Abbey. It was also their first red carpet appearance.
Apart from this, no information about their first relative phase is known. It is believed that the couple started dating sometime in the mid-2000s when Robert was still trying to break into the acting world.
As of 2022, they share a son named Milo James-Collier. Milo is reportedly 10 years old in 2022. In addition, Robert and Lauren have remained mum over their marriage history. The couple certainly live a very different life away from the camera.
How Rich Are Lauren and Her Actor Husband in 2022?
As we have already discussed about Robert’s profession, he mainly earns from his career of more than ten years. According to several online sources, Collier’s current net worth is around $1.2 million mid 2022.
On the other hand, Lauren’s net worth is reportedly around $500 thousand. Since her career is under the radar, so is her earnings.
The mother of one is not active on social media platforms. As surprising as it may sound, not even her husband Robert is on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others. While there are several fan pages with his name, Collier has not confirmed his presence there.