Robert Robinson has extensive directing credits in Canada, Great Britain, and the US. Some of his productions include Becket at the Gateway Theatre in Edinburgh, Macbeth at the Theatre Royal, Lincoln, Love's Labour's Lost at the Leatherhead Theatre, The Norman Conquests at Theatre Poudriere in Montreal, as well as the world premieres of Flytrap by David Freeman at the Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Cop Shop by Robert Lord at the St. Lawrence Centre, Toronto, and Fire at Luna Park by Theodore Glass at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco.
Fans of the PBS Mystery series will remember Robinson as the white-suited archvillain A. F. Barber in the recent Campion story, The Mystery, Mile. Other major roles in television series include Edward VII, The Day of the Tryffids, Oppenheimer, and The Treachery Game (Movie of the Week). His roles in feature films include Julia, Superman 1, and Silver Bears. On stage, he has acted in the West End of London under the direction of Tony Richardson in Luther, Nigel Patrick in The Gazebo, Peter Brook in The Power and the Glory, and Jose Ferrer in I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running. With the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, he has played Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream and leading roles in The Good Woman of Setzuan, The Country Wife, and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
Robinson has directed numerous productions at acting conservatories throughout Great Britain and the United States and has given theatre workshops at the Eugene O'Neill Center in Connecticut and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Pasadena. He has been Artist-in-Residence at the University of California's campuses at San Diego and Riverside and a faculty member at the University of Southern California.