Robert De Domenici is a British actor, born and raised in London known for playing intense leading character roles. He is part Italian, with family origins in Naples, and he is also of part Jewish descent. Whilst growing up in London, his friends gave him the nickname ”Robby D”. He has worked in film, theatre, and television, having started his career in a string of independent films and landing roles in Off-West End theatre plays.
In 2016, he made his screen debut in The Second Shepherds’ Play, a film based on the medieval mystery play written by the Wakefield Master. His other film credits include Come Down (2018), The Shaman (2018), and Liberté (2020), an LGBT film about a young man who decides to become transgender. He made his directorial debut with The Pope of Arthur Avenue (2020), an Italian-American comedy short film set in The Bronx, New York which he also wrote and starred in. His theatre credits include the Royal Shakespeare Company Open Stages production of ”Macbeth” (2015), ”Dead White Males” (2016), ”Stags and Hens” (2016), ”The Idiot” (2017), and Jez Butterworth’s ”Mojo” (2018). In 2021, he played musician and songwriter Tony Banks in the television docudrama Breaking The Band: Genesis for ITV. Subsequently in the same year, he performed in the dinner theatre show ”Festa di Famiglia” at Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden as well as playing Dante in the independent art house film Until The End Of Time. In 2022, he performed at Theatre Peckham for the Peckham Fringe in ”Hayfever” as well as multi-rolling in the Canadian play UK premier of ”Yaga” at the Drayton Arms Theatre.
He trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting under scene study teacher Jon Korkes and The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute with renowned method acting teacher Lola Cohen. He is also a certified personal trainer and boxing coach.