Robin Hellier

  • Actor
    Male / London, Edinburgh
  • Ethnicity
    Caucasian
    Age Range
    29 - 39
    Height
    5' 10" (1m 78cm)
    Weight
    12st. 2lb (77kg)
    Hair Colour
    Brown
    Eye Colour
    Brown
    Build
    Medium

Reviews

YearReviewPublication
2017...a freshness and infectious enthusiasm... admirable display of resource and ambition... a definite charm... thoroughly pleasing.
Hugh Simpson
alledinburghtheatre.com
2017A busy and versatile quartet of chaps support, playing Oram family members, plummy BBC staffers and the odd provincial interloper.
Robert Peacock
theweereview.com
2017Small-scale, intimate... an accessible story... a story of feminism framed in that of a musician.
Zad. P. Novak
qmunicatemagazine.com
2017A rich, engaging co-production... The four-strong supporting ensemble energetically portrays the peripheral figures in Daphne’s life.
Allan Radcliffe
thetimes.co.uk
2017Ambitious and effervescent... overwhelming warmth on-stage.
Christine Irvine
exeuntmagazine.com
2017The ensemble cast take on a variety of roles with ease... enunciated in perfect Received Pronunciation.
Gareth Vile
thestage.co.uk
2017Displays the physical skills of the all-male ensemble who brilliantly play all the characters which Daphne encounters during her story.
Paul Cockburn
broadwaybaby.com
2017The ensemble cast mix physical theatre with humour.
Glasgow Punter
glasgowpunter.blogspot.co.uk
2017Impressive passion and commitment... a strange and powerful show.
Joyce McMillan
scotsman.com
2017Wonderfully engaging... cartoon-like playfullness... glorious irreverence... navigated with confidence and flair.
Neil Cooper
heraldscotland.com
2017The ensemble cast skilfully vary roles, accents and genders; their slow-motion scene changes are an especial, balletic delight.
David G Moffat
mumbletheatre.net
2017Daphne Oram pins much of its coherence on the actors’ abilities to effectively embody a quickly rotating cast... a joy.
Lisa-Marie Ferla
lastyearsgirl.pixlet.net
2017Crackles with electricity and intelligence... Superb supporting cast... Compelling, good-humoured and life-affirming theatre.
Lorna Irvine
list.co.uk
2017...incredibly effective in conveying these qualities of agony, anxiety and desire that are contained within endings.
Andrew Edwards
exeuntmagazine.com
2017...the movement quality is cathartic... [the] duet with Robin Hellier is beautiful in the melting, morphing quality they exhibit together.
Róisín O'Brien
theskinny.co.uk
2017...highly infectious and engaging work... the type of comic timing one expects from stand up... simply fantastic.
Donald Stewart
fringereview.co.uk
2017At times reminiscent of pagan ritual, or absurdist gestures... an oddly lovely, at times maddening, and touching physical theatre performance.
Lorna Irvine
list.co.uk
2017Hugely energetic... moments of great intensity... there is something admirable about the sheer ambition of this show.
Joyce McMillan
scotsman.com
2017Creative and quirky... Simple, yet complex... managed to closely analyse existence and create a charming, visual representation.
Rachael Hickman
tvbomb.co.uk
2017...a remarkable delicacy and exactitude ...The quality of physical expression is never less than immaculately conceived.
Bill Dunlop
edinburghguide.com
2016Hellier... has just the right anguish and tone of voice to play the bedevilled Marlowe
Sofia Quaglia
stjohnstreet.co.uk
2016Hellier [is] strong, charming and commanding in presence and romantically driven in typical Shakespearean fashion, but simultaneously conflicted and tormented...
Jessica Handscomb
ayoungertheatre.com
2016[Hellier delivers] with vehemence a part that is full of drama, without ever losing his personal ironic yet bittersweet touch
Isabella Cordua
playstosee.com
2016
Annie Power
pubtheatres1.tumblr.com
2016Robin Hellier ...provides a fine performance as the tragic hero who is both the archetypal lover and a flawed genius.
Sally Hales
exeuntmagazine.com
2016Robin Hellier gives a fine performance as the tortured Marlowe [...] The fight scenes are very exciting and somewhat frightening.
Carolin Kopplin
uktheatre.net
2016
Ian Foster
oughttobeclowns.blogspot.be
2016The cast were outstanding, particularly Robin Hellier and Ben Clifford, who both maintained palpable tension as protagonists of the piece.
Brian Penn
everything-theatre.co.uk
2016
Dave Fargnoli
thestage.co.uk
2016Robin Hellier provides a lithe strength to proceedings, ... [as] the seasons and the darker contribution to the plot.
Paul F Cockburn
broadwaybaby.com
2016... gentle, buoyant, lyrical... performed by three loving storytellers for whom it is clearly a joy to tell their tale.
Lucy Ribchester
edinburghfestival.list.co.uk
2016The performers are truly awesome.
Viola Namugenyi
primarytimes.net
2015Intelligent, thoughtful, thoroughly researched and relevant, with beautiful costumes and first class performances.
Kate Saffin
fringereview.co.uk
2015[Chalara's] combative sequence with Fraxi is bold and menacing, an elemental battle of growth and destruction.
Tom Moyser
broadwaybaby.com
2015[the] performers present the story in compelling, vibrantly physical style, with wonderful DIY costumes and a bit of gentle interactivity
David Pollock
wow247.co.uk
2015
Creative Carbon Scotland team
creativecarbonscotland.com
2015
Cora Dibdin
alledinburghtheatre.com
2015...performed by three actors who move around the stage with energy and pitch perfect timing.
Ian Edwards
stories.rbge.org.uk
2014The chorus are a dynamic force in the storytelling with internally-lit clothing and props.
Thom Dibdin
thestage.co.uk
2014
David Kettle
scotsman.com
2014
Fiona Maddocks
theguardian.com
2014the performances from the cast are brilliant... never-faltering, highly energetic performances from the cast make this definitely worth seeing
Euan Stamper
euanstampertheatrereview.wordpress.com
2014The discussions are heated and the performers and scientists do a great job of making us believe it’s for real
Laura Kelly
bigissue.com
2014...the actors work hard to create unbreakable characters and a believable scenario.
Tyson J Yates
informededinburgh.co.uk
2014The real star of the show is Mole– always a pleasure to watch, his character is polished to gleaming levels
Joseph Cunningham
broadwaybaby.com
2014The four leads especially ... were incredibly funny and captured the personalities of their characters excellently.
India Doyle
threeweeks.co.uk
2014
Francesca Parker
journal-online.co.uk
2014
Anna Feintuck
annafeintuck.wordpress.com
2014...such a success because of the strength of the acting and the inventiveness of the staging.
Virginia Hancock
journal-online.co.uk
2014The acting in this student production is very energetic... A talented young cast.
Alex Eades
edinburghguide.com
2014
Rosie Hedger
journal-online.co.uk
2013The suspects were passionate and convincing actors, drawing us into the story.
Lyndsey Knight
thehairycoo.com
2013
Joyce McMillan
scotsman.com

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2020Fight Performer
Film (Feature)
Bull
Paul Andrew Williams
Plastic Fish (Bull)
2020Storr / Fight Performer
Film (Short)
The Shield Maiden
Aidan Sheridan
Rebecca Pickering
2020Fight Choreographer / Fight Performer
Rehearsed Reading
Romeo & Juliet
Robert Myles
The Show Must Go Online
Zoom
2020Actor-combatant
Corporate
Making Dramatic Violence (Presentation)
Rachel Bown-Williams, Ruth Cooper-Brown
National Theatre / RC-Annie
National Theatre
2019Fight Performer
TV
8 out of 10 cats
Jessica Hrabowsky
ITV Studios / Zeppotron
2018 - 2019Guard
Site Specific
Citydash
Elizabeth Simoens
Fire Hazard
London (various)
2019Winston Smith
Site Specific
2084
Rosanna Mallinson
Pure Expression / Immercity
Manchester Central Library
2018Ensemble
Theatre
The Lehman Trilogy
Sam Mendes
National Theatre Studio
Lyttelton Theatre
2018Jordan
Site Specific
The Hunted Experience
Elizabeth Simoens
Fire Hazard / Endemol Shine Group
Shoreditch, London
2018Sketch Comedy
Theatre
Wingspan Comedy
Stephen Mawhinney
Wingspan / BIRD
2018John
Film (Short)
Bitches
Chris Parker
Wildhood
2017 - 2018William
Theatre
Home Sweet Garden
Marta Mari
Asylon Theatre
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
2018Edgar Allan Poe
Rehearsed Reading
The Death of Edgar Allan Poe
John Rushton
Tumbledry Theatre
The Bureau of Silly Ideas
2018Quasimodo
Theatre
Trilogy of Romance
John Rushton
Tumbledry Theatre
Etcetera Theatre, London
2017Fight Performer
Film (Feature)
The Intent 2: The Come Up
Femi Oyeniran, Nicholas Walker
Peacock Studios
2017Sir Bedivere
Theatre
How Thor Lost His Hammer and Other Tales
John Rushton
Tumbledry Theatre
Serenity Cafe, Edinburgh
2017Supporting Actor
Theatre
Scribble
Amy Gilmartin
Andy Edwards & Amy Gilmartin / Assembly
Assembly Roxy
2017PresenterThe Art of Grace
Eszter Marsalkó
Yangzhou Tai Chi Performance
Lauriston Halls, Edinburgh
2017006
Corporate
On Her Majesty's Service
Alex Elderfield
Adventure Connections
2017Ensemble
Theatre (Tour)
Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound
Paul Brotherston
Blood of the Young
Touring Scotland
2017Blind Man
Music Video
Alex Maxwell / The Want Comes in Waves
Ryan Henderson
RJAH Films
2016 - 2017Ensemble
Theatre
The End of Things
Ewan Downie
Company of Wolves
CCA, Glasgow
2017Zombie
Film (Feature)
Anna And The Apocalypse
John McPhail
Anna And The Apocalypse
2016Chris
Theatre
The Worst Was This
Matte O'Brien
Wild Goose Chase
The Hope Theatre, London
2016Roleplayer
Role Play
Difficult Conversations Training, Children 1st - Safeguarding in Sport Team
Beth Hamilton-Cardus, Andrew Coull
Suit and Pace
2016Ensemble
Theatre
Hamlin
Al Seed
Embodied Theatre
CCA, Glasgow
2016Robert
Film (Short)
The Bicycle Man
Ryan Henderson
RJAH Films
2015 - 2016Terrence
Theatre
Ghost Bus Tours: Fright Bus Service
Tommy Heart
Ghost Bus Tours
2015 - 2016Woodsman / Chalara / Ensemble
Theatre
Fraxi Queen of the Forest
Marta Mari
Asylon Theatre
Edinburgh Fringe and touring Scotland
2016Science Communicator Team Leader
Workshops
Making It
Sarah Thomas
Edinburgh International Science Festival
The Centre, Livingston
2016Medical Roleplayer
Role Play
NHSBT Organ DonationMedical Roleplayers UK
2015Box Boy
Music Video
Universal Thee / Speaker
Ryan Henderson
RJAH Films
2015Ensemble
Theatre
Rough Mix
Nicholas Bone
Magnetic North
Summerhall, Edinburgh
2015Steve
Film (Short)
Drone
Robert Duncan
Pretty Grim Productions
2015Flt. Lt. 'Moneybags' Hellier
Role Play
WW1 Experience
Gerard Lohan
Daemon Productions
National Museum of Flight
2015Dr Warren (lead performer)
Theatre
2.8 Hours Later
Sophie Shaw
Sling Shot
Glasgow
2015Frank
Film (Student)
A Foreign God
Jonny Hughes
Edinburgh College of Art
2015Colin
Film (Short)
Bella
Finlay Wilkins
Finlay Wilkins
2015Science Communicator Team Leader
Workshops
Making It
Matthew Wright
Edinburgh International Science Festival
Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh
2015Ensemble
Theatre
Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound
Paul Brotherston
Blood of the Young
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
2015Robert / Mr Hammond / Narrator 1
TIE
Better Late Than Dead On Time
Jeanette Percival
Theatre& Ltd
Touring Scotland
2015Running Man
Music Video
Closer / Stranger Danger
Ryan Henderson
RJAH Films
2014Kincaid / Thomas / Hare
Theatre
The Dark Truth
Abbye Eva
The Real Mary King's Close
The Real Mary King's Close
2014Richard
Film (Short)
Gin & Tonic
John Rushton
Bad Penny Productions
2014Everyman
Theatre
Everyman
Leanne Foxwell
Foxwell 2014
The Real Mary King's Close
2014Physical Chorus
Theatre (Tour)
La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Sandrine Anglade
Scottish Opera
Touring Scotland
2014Neil (Nursing Assistant)
Corporate
Information & Skill Sharing Video
Daniel Warren
Speakeasy Productions
2014Mark
Rehearsed Reading
After The End
Cara Fraser
Tickle My Fancy
Napier University, Morningside Campus
2014Science Communicator
Workshops
Making ItEdinburgh International Science Festival
National Museum of Scotland
2014Flt. Lt. 'Moneybags' Hellier
Role Play
WW1 Experience
Gerard Lohan
Daemon Productions
National Museum of Flight
2014Matt
Film (Short)
The Phantom
Eathan Currie
Straight Cut Media
2014Simon Anderson
Corporate
Baillie Gifford, Confidentiality Film
Magnus Wake
Greenroom Films
2014Science Communicator
TIE
Generation Science - Lego MindstormEdinburgh International Science Festival
Touring Scotland
2014Profile One
Rehearsed Reading
Wink, Block, Delete...
Mark Jeary
New Room Theatre
Discover 21
2014Josh
TV
N.P.C. (pilot)
Eric Romero
December Works
2014Science Communicator
TIE
Generation Science - Fizz, Boom, Bang!Edinburgh International Science Festival
Touring Scotland
2014Sergeant
Film (Short)
Letter from an Old Boy
Michael Ferns
Aberlour Children's Charity
Mugdock Country Park
2013Interpretive Tour Guide
Role Play
Tour Guide
Robert Atkinson
The Real Mary King's Close
The Real Mary King's Close
2013Grant / Bartender
Rehearsed Reading
Pissed as a PostmanPaul Vickers
2013Sgt. Alan McCaughan
Role Play
Murder on the Close
Lloyd Robinson
The Real Mary King's Close
The Real Mary King's Close, Edinburgh
2013Malcolm
Rehearsed Reading
Ankur Ha Ha Scratch Night
Alan McKendrick
Ankur Productions
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
2013Storyteller
Corporate
Ghost Stories of the Scottish Enlightenment
Martha McGill
University of Edinburgh
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School
2013Alistair
Theatre
The Tinderbox
Matte O'Brien
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
2013Robin
Theatre
Said the Wind
Alex Schneps
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The Arches, Glasgow
2013Pete
Theatre
Falling
Torya Winters
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
The Arches, Glasgow
2013Bertram
Theatre
All's Well That Ends Well
Bill Wright
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2013Reader (poetry)
Rehearsed Reading
The Seasons' Wheel
Timothy Dean
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh
2013Soldier
Theatre
Deadinburgh
Barra Collins
LAStheatre
Summerhall, Edinburgh
2013T-S (lead)
Music Video
Vector Lovers / Big City Loner
Gordon Ballantyne
Occupy Sound / Soma Records
2013Leontes
Theatre
The Winters Tale
Nick Hutchison
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Shakespeare's Globe
2013Sevan / Death
Film (Student)
Wages of Sin
Max Markus
Napier University
Cabaret Voltaire
2012Kulygin
Theatre
The Three Sisters
Mark Stevenson / Katya Kamotskaia
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2012Ensemble
Theatre
Oedipus
Ewan Downie
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2012Mole
Theatre
The Wind in the Willows
Duncan Yellowlees
Twosquared
Augustine's (Fringe Venue 152)
2012Claudius
Theatre
Hamlet Comes Home
Andrew Edwards
Relief Theatre
2012Antigonus
Theatre
The Winters Tale
Paul Brotherson
Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company
Pleasance Theatre
2012Patrick
Film (Student)
The Flow
James McErlean
Method Picturehouse
2012Combat Choreographer
Film (Student)
Across the Green
Maria Saarniit
Edinburgh College of Art
2008 - 2012Various roles
Theatre
Sketch Comedy
Ben Verth
Broken Windows Policy
The Stand, Edinburgh
2011Co-writer / Co-director
Theatre
Harry Panto and the Goblet of F!ck Yeah
Richard Davies
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2011Antonio
Theatre
Twelfth Night
Paul Hughes
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2011Carr Gomm
Theatre
The Elephant Man
John Rushton
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2011King Mark
Theatre
Tristan and Yseult
Beth Friend
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2011Aslan
Theatre
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Naomi Lawrence
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2011Georgie
Theatre
A Clockwork Orange
Mihaela Bodlovic
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2011Pentheus
Theatre
The Bacchai
Thom Louis
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2010God
Film (Student)
The Man with the Living God
Andy Cameron
47 Film
2010André
Theatre
The Phantom of the Pantomime
David K. Barnes
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2010Combat Choreographer
Theatre
The Jungle Book
Beth Friend
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2010Co-director
Theatre
Roald Dahl's 'The BFG'
Robin Hellier & John Rushton
Theatre Paradok
Adam House Theatre, Edinburgh
2010Blake
Theatre
The Ratsinger
Paul Hughes
Theatre Paradok
Eric Liddell Centre, Edinburgh (Fringe)
2010Ensemble
Theatre
Grimms Tales
Debbie Hannan
Theatre Paradok
McEwan Hall, Edinburgh
2010Binks
Theatre
Passing Places
Duncan Yellowlees
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2009Ensemble
Theatre
The Taming of the Shrew
Nina de la Parra
Theatre Paradok
Roxy Art House, Edinburgh
2009Katurian
Theatre
The Pillowman
Beth Friend
Edinburgh University Theatre Company
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
2009Buffo
Theatre
Nights at the Circus
Debbie Hannan
Theatre Paradok
TePooka, Edinburgh
2008Pylades
Theatre
The Oresteia
Beth Friend
Theatre Paradok
Adam House Theatre, Edinburgh
2008Ensemble
Theatre
Moatarm's Otters
Rob Longson
Theatre Paradok
Bristo Hall, Edinburgh (Fringe)
2008Marat
Theatre
Marat/Sade
Nina de la Parra
Theatre Paradok
Bristo Hall, Edinburgh
2007Toby
Theatre
The Visit
Nina de la Parra
Theatre Paradok
George Square Theatre, Edinburgh
2007Botard
Theatre
Rhinoceros
Anya Leonard
Theatre Paradok
Bongo Club, Edinburgh
2006Pissani
Theatre
Accidental Death of an Anarchist
Karishma Chandrai
Theatre Paradok
Teviot Underground, Edinburgh
2006Pontius Pilate
Theatre
Messiah
James Murray
Theatre Paradok
Pleasance, Edinburgh
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2018Stage Combat - Advanced - DistinctionBADC
    2016Embodied TheatreAlex Rigg - Al Seed - Ewan Downie
    2015Stage Combat - Intermediate - Pass with MeritBADC
    2015Stage Combat - Standard - Gold levelBADC
    2013Post Graduate ActingRoyal Conservatoire of Scotland

    Additional Skills

    Running, Archery, Partner Acrobatics, Stage Combat (axe & shield, sword & shield, quarterstaff, longsword, 18th century smallsword, rapier & dagger, rapier & cloak, case of rapiers, knife, unarmed, handguns), Sailing, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano, Bass Chorus Singing

    Other qualifications:

    BADC Stage Combat - Advanced - Pass with Distinction (2018)

    BADC Stage Combat - Intermediate - Pass with Merit (2015)

    BADC Stage Combat - Standard - Gold level (2015)

    Practical Sailing Competent Crew: RYA (2014)

    Introduction to Stage Combat (sword-work): Dramatic Combat Scotland (2012)

    Full Driving License

    CRB checked 2014

    Additional Information

    “Robin is a marvellous collaborator. Warm, generous and inquistive - he works hard but has playful bones. He's a creative, adaptable and ready actor.”

    Paul Brotherston; dir. Winter's Tale, Daphne Oram's Wonderful World of Sound

    "Robin is one of the most reliable, conscientious, and all round bloody good guys I’ve ever directed. In one production he portrayed an utterly terrifying psychopath who made me fear for my own safety as an audience member, and yet in my 'The Wind in the Willows' he was the sweetest and cuddliest Mole I’ve yet come across."

    David K Barnes; www.davidkbarnes.com/

    "Having worked with Robin in many diverse performances, it became clear that his acting is guided by generosity and conscientiousness; he equally attentive to and open with his audiences, collaborators and characters."

    Paul Hughes; dir. Hamlet Comes Home, Twelfth Night, Ratsinger

    About me

    Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate, based in London.

    Specialist interests in interactive, site-specific and physical theatre.

    Fully certified BADC actor-combatant.

    Formerly known as Brendan Hellier (2013 - 2015).

  • Skills

    Skin Colour
    • Tanned
    Accents (International)
    • Australian
    Experienced In
    • Comedy
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Music Videos
    • Panto
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    Interested in
    • Comedy
    • Commercials
    • Corporate
    • Film (Professional)
    • Film (Student)
    • Improvisation
    • Music Videos
    • Online
    • Panto
    • Presenting
    • Radio
    • Rehearsed Readings
    • Roleplay
    • Teaching Theatre
    • Theatre (Fringe)
    • Theatre (Professional)
    • Theatre (Touring)
    • TIE/TYA
    • TV
    • Voice Over
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    Musical Skills
    • Clarinet
    • Piano
    • Sax
    Accents (UK)
    • Cockney
    • Edinburgh
    • Glasgow
    • RP
    • Scottish, Standard
    Accents (North American)
    • General American
    Hair Length
    • Short
    Perform nude?
    • Only Professionally
    Organisation Memberships
    • Equity
    Stage Combat Skills
    • Advanced
    Driving Licences
    • Standard
    Facial Characteristics
    • Beard
    • Sideburns
    General Singing Skills
    • Chorus
    Native accent
    • Scottish
    DBS checked
    • Yes (within last 12 months)
    Character Types
    • Geeky
    • Intellectual
    • Tough
    • Villainous