Robert trained at RADA.
His many television credits include: Dr Gordon Ormerod in eight series of The Royal, Sam Mountjoy in three series of John Sullivan's Roger Roger and Tuppy Glossop in four series of Jeeves and Wooster. Also, Roger Dervish in three series of the award- winning Outside Edge. (Nominated Best Actor-British Comedy Awards) Most recently he has appeared in Rock and Chips and New Tricks for the BBC, as well as Doc Martin on ITV. He has also completed filming Jack Whitehall's 'Little Cracker - Daddy's Little Princess'' for Sky.
Other leading roles include hospital manager Simon Eastman in Casualty, Major Hound in Channel Four's Sword of Honour, Dick Thompson in the BBC's Take A Girl Like You, Simon Snell in You Can Choose Your Friends, Oscar Beatty in The Mystery of Men plus countless guest performances in programmes such as Midsomer Murders, The Missing Postman, The Bill, Game Set and Match, Lovejoy, Birds of a Feather, Pie in the Sky, The Paul Merton Show, Lovejoy, Embassy, The Dirty Dozen et al and so on. One of his personal favourites was to be a guest on the last ever episode of A Bit of Fry and Laurie, for which he played the Last Post on a trumpet. His own one.
Films include Prof. Gabriel Maynard in the supernatural thriller The Forbidden - 2012 release. Arthur's Dyke, Land of the Blind, According to Colin, The Great Escape Two and Richard Ordinary.
Recent theatre work includes Michael Frayn's 'Alarms and Excursions' - National Tour. Dr John Watson in 'The Secret of Sherlock Holmes' at the Duchess Theatre, and Geoffrey Hammond in 'Public Property' at the Trafalgar Studios. Also Charles Pooter in 'Diary Of A Nobody' at the Theatre Royal, Northampton and the National Tour of 'Blackbird' by David Harrower, for which Robert was nominated for Best Actor in the Manchester Evening News Drama Awards. He also played the frantic taxi driving bigamist, John Smith, in Ray Cooney's hit comedy farce 'Caught in the Net', at the Vaudeville Theatre. Robert also regularly performs 'Summoned by Betjeman' by Christopher Matthew, in which he portays the late Poet Laureate and 'Teddy bear to the nation', John Betjeman.
A regular contributor on radio as actor and broadcaster, Robert has read biographies of both P.G Wodehouse and John Betjeman for Radio 4 and co-created the long running radio series, with writer Brian B Thompson, Trueman and Riley, in which he plays D.I Trueman. He also played Prof. David Poll in the comedy series 'Higher' by Joyce Bryant and Arthur Lowe in Roy Smiles 'Dear Arthur, Love John'. Also, 'Goodnight From Him', in which he plays Ronnnie Barker, will be broadcast this May.
He is a founder director of Classic Audio Productions - producing audio-dramatizations and audiobooks - and his first crime novel, 'The Rock', is to be published in June.
Robert has three children, Ben, Betsy and May and is married to the actress Amy Robbins.