Robyn Nevin AM
Described as ‘the complete actor’, Robyn Nevin AM has spent more than 50 years in front of the footlights. Robyn started her career as a shy 16-year-old in the first intake of acting students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art and has been a constant presence in Australian theatre ever since. She is acknowledged as a major influence in Australian theatre as actor, director and producer.
She has appeared on stage in all Australian states, and in many memorable film and television roles. Robyn has directed major productions and successfully run two flagship state theatre companies – the Queensland Theatre Company in the 1990s and the Sydney Theatre Company from 1999 to 2007 – as well as creating the multi award-winning Actors Company.
Robyn has won four Helpmann Awards, received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Tasmania, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the performing arts. She has also mentored hundreds of young performers, directors and writers.
Renowned for her remarkable stamina and described as passionate, complex, loyal and tenacious by colleagues, she has a relentless belief in the power and worth of theatre, and no inclination to stop performing.