Robin is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He has twice been chosen as a Broadcast Hotshot (2006 and 2008). His short film Crocodile won production funding from the BFI and was nominated for a BIFA for Best British short. In 2014, the completed film went on to win awards at Cannes, Encounters, and Guanajuato festival in Mexico. Robin is currently writing a feature film about David Bowie and Iggy Pop, as well as developing new drama and comedy projects.
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. With Anthony Neilson, Robin co-curated late night show The Get Out at The Royal Court. He is writer in residence for The Birmingham Rep, and under commission to The Royal Court.
Robin also 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. 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
Third series of the hugely successful BBC sitcom Cuckoo.
Cuckoo's long lost son arrives in Lichfield
Sitcom co-created and written with Kieron Quirke about a young man's clash with his new wife's family
Co-written and created with Kieron Quirke
Creator & Writer & Producer
Creator & Writer
A new late-night revue style show conceived by writers Robin French and Anthony Neilson
Innovative collaboration between Royal Court writers and Guardian journalists to create "micro-plays" for broadcast on the Guardian website.
Robin French collaborates with Guardian journalist John Harris on the topic of MUSIC.