Robert Grubb - Magnormos Contributing Artist

Robert Grubb 

Magnormos credits: 'HELLO, DOLLY! (JERRY HERMAN TRIPTYCH)', 'Anyone Can Whistle (A Sondheim Triptych)', 'OzMade Musicals 2005', 'Archy & Mehitabel'.

Since graduating from NIDA in 1978, Robert has worked extensively in theatre, film and television. Robert performed in Opera Australia's successful Australian touring season of MY FAIR LADY, delighting audiences in the role of Alfred P. Doolittle. Other musical theatre credits include MAME, SUNSET BOULEVARD, the title role in Ken Hill's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and the highly successful WE WILL ROCK YOU, which toured Australia and Japan and earned him a Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role. He also appeared in the Australian premier of SHANE WARNE THE MUSICAL and in Opera Australia's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. Robert performed in the 2001-2002 tour of MAMMA MIA! and reprised the role of Harry in the hit musical for another sell out season in 2009 and 2010. He recently appeared in David Williamson's DON PARTIES ON, the sequel to THE PARTY, alongside Garry MacDonald, for The Melbourne Theatre Company.

Robert has starred in films including WAITING AT THE ROYAL, PARADISE ROAD, MAD MAX BEYOND THUNDERDOME, ROBBERY UNDER ARMS, PHAR LAP, Peter Weir's GALLIPOLI and Gillian Armstrong's MY BRILLIANT CAREER for which he was nominated for and AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor.

However it was the role of Dr Geoff Standish in the popular TV series THE FLYING DOCTORS that made Robert a familiar face in Australia and beyond. Recent television credits include MCLEODS DAUGHTERS, ALL SAINTS, CURTIN, MDA, THE SECRET LIFE OF US and SEACHANGE. Robert was in the critically acclaimed CoxKnight miniseries AFTER THE DELUGE and also appeared in the Stephen King adaptation of SALEM'S LOT.

Robert has worked for most of the major Australian theatre companies including Nimrod, Playbox, the QTC and the STC. A particular highlight was his performance in the central role of Rene Gallimard in the MTC/Harry M. Miller co-production of M. BUTTERFLY. Other credits include COMPANY and INTO THE WOODS and THE RESISTIBLE RISE. He has appeared in some 25 productions for the State Theatre Company of South Australia for directors such as Jim Sharman, Nick Enright and Neil Armfield.

In 2000, Robert directed and performed in an adaptation of Tennyson's ENOCH ARDEN. The production was a critical and audience success and earned Robert a Green Room Award for his performance.