Robert Gwyn Davin


Robert Gwyn Davin originally christened Robert Gwyndaf Jones but had to change his name to join British Actors Equity, was born and bred in beautiful North Wales.  Welsh (Cymraeg) is Robert's native language. 

Moving to London in 1986, Robert worked backstage in West End shows; A Month of Sundays with George Cole, of Minder fame, and Charlie Girl, with Paul Nicholas, and (brought over to lend a touch of Hollywood glamour) Cyd Charisse. Worked his way up to Assistant Stage Manager at the Royal Albert Hall during, and after, the Proms of '86, before starting his formal training as an actor at LAMDA in that same year, (and worked backstage on Me And My Girl at the Adelphi Theatre during the summer of '87). He graduating with distinction in 1989. With Robert's first audition after graduating from drama college he gained his Equity card (in the days when you needed one to work as an actor in the UK) in repertory at the Derby Playhouse. 

Returning to London he co-founded a theatre company consisting of LAMDA graduates, called Threshold (later Arts Threshold), and worked on the original production of Miss Saigon with Jonathan Pryce, at the Drury Lane Theatre in 1990, for seven months. Then, on the strength of Jonathan Pryce's personal advice, Robert moved to Cardiff where he worked increasingly in TV and film.  In 1994 he played Matthew in the award winning independent film BRANWEN, before filming FIRST KNIGHT for four months with Richard Gere and Sean Connery.  Worked with Gere again, but only briefly, in THE JACKAL in '97.  Played a regular character on the long running Welsh soap opera Pobol Y Cwm for two years, leaving in the early 2000's. 

Rode an Arabian stallion filming on a TV commercial during high winds and heavy rain, where the crew were taking bets behind the camera when Robert would be thrown off by the highly strung (and increasingly irate) black horse, how bad his injuries would be, and who would have to call the ambulance. To their disappointment, and too his great relief, the days filming was completed unharmed, and he was not thrown off even once, nor injured by the angry and bucking horse.

Also known for throwing one of the main characters' in an episode of BBC1's CASUALTY off the roof of a multi storey car park in 2004. And lived to tell the tale.

Has lived in London off and on for many years, briefly in Toronto, Canada, and of course Wales (both South and North). 

Plays a Prison Officer in the second series of BBC's Keeping Faith, with Eve Miles, in 2019.