Robert graduated from Drama Centre London in 1994, and since then has worked consistently as an actor in Film, Television and Theatre in the UK and abroad.
Best known for such roles as Heathcliff in ITV’s Wuthering Heights, or Mr Carnegie in YTV's The Royal, or Tommy in EastEnders, as well as lead regular roles in Cracker, The Governor, Blue Dove, Platinum, Doctors, Insiders, Raven and Highlander, he also has a host of starring role credits in TV dramas such as Kavanagh QC, Cadfael, Silent Witness, Rose and Maloney and many more.
Robert has also appeared in such films as Sahara, Pimp, Lara Croft II, 8mm2, The Informant, Saving Grace, Being Human, Soccer Mom and Tontine Massacre. He recently starred in Men Should Weep at the National theatre.
As writer/director Robert made the short films Soldier's Leap starring Rupert Graves, Billy Boyd and Michael Nardone, which won best film finalist at the New York Festival, Fish starring Jamie Sives and Frances Grey, and directed Trumps starring Edward Jewesbury, Robert Daws and Stephen Billington, broadcast on ITV.
He has directed episodes of Brookside (C4) and Doctors (BBC), and in 2010 Revolver UK released his debut feature as writer/director, Pimp starring Danny Dyer, Billy Boyd, Martin Compston, Scarlett Alice Johnson and Gemma Chan.
Robert wrote the script for Invisible, based on the detailed treatment by himself and Ian Curtis, from an original script by Si Wall, and is currently co-writing Work It, a New York based comedy, with Timothy Knapman, as well as writing the scripts for Blood, a vampire thriller, and The Ruum, based on a short Sci-Fi story by Arthur Porges.