To find yourself on set at 17 years old starring opposite Jeff Bridges, would seem like a dream come true. And more so If you were born and bred in the highlands of New Guinea!
“I have to admit, having grown up in the remote highlands, I had no idea of who Jeff Bridges was!” As a teenager growing up in new Guinea, there was no TV, no radio. Her only music was from a battery operated turntable that played Under the Boardwalk by The Drifters again and again.
Robyn went on to play lead roles in all the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s television series as series regulars and ‘guesties’. Her most well known roles are Round the Twist, Prisoner and Carson’s Law.
She has also starred in many Australian films including amongst others ‘Gross Misconduct’ with Naomi Watts, ‘Emerging’, ‘Gone to Ground’ and Wild Horses in New Zealand.
Robyn has also written, produced and acted for the Melbourne Comedy Festival, La Mama (Melbourne) and the National Theater Victoria, before giving away her acting career to manage the successful casting consultancy Prototype Casting at Fox Studios.
In 2006 she followed her heart working with underprivileged women in Bolivia designing textiles for the international market. Having sold her business in 2016 she has joined Greg in The Audition Technique empowering actors to fulfil their career goals.
It’s a long way from Goroka in the remote highlands of Papua New Guinea!