Robin is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, who has twice been chosen as a Broadcast Hotshot (2006 and 2008). His film Crocodile won awards at Cannes, Encounters, and Guanajuato festival in Mexico, and was BIFA nominated for Best British short. Robin is currently writing a feature film about David Bowie and Iggy Pop, as well as developing new drama projects for television.
Robin's background is in theatre. His first play, Bear Hug, won the Royal Court Young Writer's Festival and was produced at the Royal Court in 2004, where it earned an extended run. He is writer in residence for The Birmingham Rep, and under commission to the RSC.
Robin often writes film and television with long-time collaborator Kieron Quirke. Their hit sitcom Cuckoo, starring Greg Davies, was BBC3's highest ever comedy launch and has gone on to win a repeat run on BBC1 as well as nominations at BAFTA and the British Comedy Awards. The third series aired in 2016 on BBC1 and BBC iPlayer. Cuckoo has been recommissioned for series 4 and 5. Their credits also include creating and writing thirteen part US sitcom series Roommates (ABC Family) in 2009 and eight part mystery drama Trinity (ITV2) in 2009.
Writer & Creator
Co-written and created with Kieron Quirke
Creator & Writer
A new late-night revue style show conceived by writers Robin French and Anthony Neilson
Adaptation of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler
One of the Royal Court/Guardian 'micro-plays.
Selected as part of the BFI Festival 2015.