Robert Rees is an award-winning stage and television actor, degree-level drama teacher, and presentation coach to everyone from YouTube vloggers to CEOs.
In 2022 Robert co-produced the podcast series Acting for Others presents with the charity and Simple Beast. A brand new podcast pairing up the UK's most loved actors to support theatre workers in times of need. The first episode with Dame Judi Dench and OIly Alexander drops on Tuesday 11 October 2022. See more here
Robert began his training at the Arts Educational School of Acting, followed by a postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music where he was awarded the prestigious Graham Norton Scholarship.
On graduation, Robert originated the part of Andreas in the UK tour of Robin LeFevre-directed Ladies in Lavender opposite Belinda Lang and Academy Award winner Hayley Mills, which won him a Broadway World UK Award for 'Best Featured Actor in a Play'. He has since gone on to gain notable credits in theatre productions around the world, including Torch in the UK premiere of Alan Bowne’s two-hander Beirut (Park Theatre London); Christopher Wren in The Mousetrap (St Martin’s Lane Theatre, London), Macbeth (UK & Middle East Tour); Robin Hood (Watford Palace); The Governess (UK Tour); Fugitive Kind (Donmar Warehouse); All The Fun Of The Fair (Garrick Theatre); State Fair (Trafalgar Studios); Hobson's Choice (Broadway Theatre); The Full Monty (Charing Cross Theatre); Shakespeare Sonnet Walk, directed by Mark Rylance (Globe Theatre) and Perchance to Dream (Finborough Theatre).
Robert played the iconic role of Peter Pan for two years running at the New Wimbledon Theatre and the Bristol Hippodrome opposite David Hasselhoff as Captain Hook.
Television includes: the face of the O2 commercials as 'Brian the O2 Guru'.
BEIRUT | 2018 | Stage | Robin Lefevre
Elphin Productions, Park Theatre
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK | 2017 | Stage | Carole Todd
Cambridge Arts Theatre
THE MOUSETRAP | 2016 | Stage | Ian Talbot
St. Martin's Theatre
DICK WHITTINGTON | 2015 | Stage | Carole Todd
Cambridge Arts Theatre
MACBETH | 2014 | Stage | Julian Chenery
UK/Middle East Tour
MOTHER GOOSE | 2014 | Stage | Joyce Branagh
BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP | 2013 | Stage | Nikolai Foster
THE GOVERNESS | 2013 | Stage | Roy Marsden
Bill Kenwright Ltd/ Theatre Royal Windsor/ UK Tour
ROBIN HOOD | 2013 | Stage | Brigid Larmour
Watford Palace Theatre
LADIES IN LAVENDER | 2012 | Stage | Robin Lefevre
Royal & Derngate Northampton/Lee Dean/ UK Tour
MOTHER GOOSE | 2012 | Stage | Brigid Larmour
Watford Palace Theatre
ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAVING QUEENS | 2012 | Stage | Joseph C Walsh
Language Laid Bare/ The Space
GODSPELL 40TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT | 2011 | Stage | Daniel Wood
Palace Theatre, Manchester
PERCHANCE TO DREAM | 2011 | Stage | Max Pappenheim
PETER PAN | 2011 | Stage | Ian Talbot
ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR | 2010 | Stage | David Gilmore
HOBSON'S CHOICE | 2010 | Stage | Thom Southerland
PETER PAN | 2010 | Stage | Ian Talbot
New Wimbledon Theatre
FUGITIVE KIND (REHEARSED READING) | 2009 | Stage | Roisin McBrinn
SHAKESPEARE SONNET WALK | 2009 | Stage | Mark Rylance
THE FULL MONTY | 2009 | Stage | Thom Southerland
New Players Theatre
STATE FAIR | 2009 | Stage | Thom Southerland
Robert has been teaching Acting to all ages for many years at top schools including Guildford School of Acting, Emil Dale Academy, Urdang, West End Workshop, Pauline Quirke Academy and the Stagecoach Schools. He is DBS checked and able to teach Audition technique and LAMDA on a 1-1 basis.
Robert also teaches confidence and vocal technique, most recently coaching the CEO of Tenzing Guy Gillon to present Tenzing’s new podcast series ‘The Ascent’.
Robert is producer for Acting for Others presents... a brand new podcast pairing up the UK's brightest stars of stage and screen for intimate conversations about their passion for theatre, the art of storytelling, triumphs and trials, loves and losses and a whole lot more. The first six episodes will drop weekly from Tuesday, October 11th 2022 and all revenue generated by the podcast will go to UK theatre workers in financial need.
A Simple Beast production. The executive producer is Kevin Mundye, the producer is Robert Rees. Music by Dan Gillespie Sells. Artwork by Ollie at Feast. Editing by Scott and Matt at Podmonkey.
Robert regularly presents himself for Funny Hands Media on the Live Directing and Vision Mixing Course. He also coaches Vloggers for YouTube on how to work and present in a live TV environment on the ‘Taste of TV’ workshop.
"Robin Lefevre's production is an intense rollercoaster that hits you with so many feelings. The direction is aggressive and the movements are highly physical. The pair literally throw each other about, and Rees and Connolly-Burnham both give 100% commitment throughout. Leaving nothing to the imagination, everything is laid out onto a plate for the audience to see.
One thing's for sure; this isn't a conventional love story. But it's one definitely not to miss."