Rob trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. As a theatre actor he has worked at Bolton Octagon, Royal Exchange and Library Theatre in Manchester, and Derby Playhouse, amongst many others. Favourite parts played include Orsino in ‘Twelfth Night’, Antipholus of Ephesus in ‘Comedy of Errors’ and the Ghost/Player King in a production at Lancaster Castle. Most recently he appeared as Jeremy in ‘Posh’ for Beacon Actors. On Television he appeared as Sir Thomas Wyatt in ‘Elizabeth R’ and in the series ‘Family at War’ as well as films and plays made for television.
For many years he worked as a voice teacher at Bretton Hall campus of Leeds University teaching all aspects of voice and speech training. He has also worked for theatre in education companies delivering workshops, in addition to education companies at for Harrogate Theatre, Theatr Clwyd and Bolton Octagon. He is particularly interested in the vocal development of young people.
He has written three plays for Calderdale Theatre School; ‘Golden Voyage’, ‘Island of the Mighty’, and most recently ‘The Monkey King’ in 2013.