Robyn graduated from Toi Whakaari, The New Zealand Drama School, in 1987 and since has enjoyed a successful and varied career on both stage and screen. She has appeared in over 30 productions and was last seen on the ATC stage in 2003 in Spreading Out by Roger Hall. Production highlights include: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Threepenny Opera, The House of Bernada Alba and Carol Churchill’s Serious Money.
For five years, Robyn played the part of Nurse Ellen Crozier on Shortland Street, for which she was nominated Best Actress in the 1998 Film and Television Awards.
Other television and film credits include the lead role in the new New Zealand drama Outrageous Fortune (TV3), Serial Killers for she was nominated Best Actress in this year’s Screen Awards, the television film Clare for which she was nominated again for Best Actress at the 2002 Film and Television Awards, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Gaylene Preston’s Perfect Strangers and a small part in Christine Jeffs’ film Ted and Sylvia.
In 2003, Robyn spent a month studying classical theatre in performance at London’s Globe Theatre.
“I had no idea how feminist this play was. It is a deeply moving and challenging work with, I believe, the complexity of sexual politics at its core. Surprisingly modern, marvelous to be a part of.”