Robin began his career in 1965, and has appeared in repertory throughout the UK. He made his West End debut in Eric Porter's production of My Little Boy My Big Girl. As a member of the Peter Hall Company he appeared in The Rose Tattoo with Julie Walters and Ken Stott and played Phipps in An Ideal Husband. Other productions include Alan Ayckbourn’s House And Garden at the National Theatre, Agatha Christie's Murder At The Vicarage, Somerset Maugham's The Constant Wife, Peter Hall’s USA tour of As You Like It, and Mary Kenny’s first play Allegiance, at The Assembly rooms in Edinburgh.
In Mehmet Ergen's production of Ibsen’s An Enemy Of The People at the Arcola Theatre he played Morten Kiil and in End Of The Rainbow at the Trafalgar Studios a contrasting trio of characters. He was Mortimer in JB Priestley's Cornelius at the Finborough Theatre in 2012: transferring to NY in 2013.
His UK television credits range from teachers and policeman to MPs and Judges and include Z Cars, Crossroads, Angels, It Ain't Half Hot Mum, Macbeth, Cause Célèbre, Outside Edge (the TV film), Hammer House of Horror, Public Eye, Wycliffe, Grange Hill, The Upper Hand, Peter Hall's TV film The Final Passage, The Hunter And The Hunted, Judge John Deed, Panorama: The Hutton Inquiry, Little Britain, Call The Midwife and The Musketeers.
He co-founded The Harry Partnership LLP, a communications skills company, 20 years ago, lectured in Broadcasting at Middlesex University and was associate producer of the world premiere of the Vivienne Ellis award winning musical Bon Voyage.
He is married with three sons and lives in North London