Robert Harper has performed in theatre, radio & television. He trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and shortly after joined the BBC Radio Drama Company, acting in hundreds of radio dramas for Radio 4 including Against The Grain, Aunt Julia and The Scriptwriter, Einstein In Cromer, People Like Us, The Tree of Liberty, War & Peace, Anna Karenina, and Matt in the BBC Radio Wales soap opera Station Road. His TV work includes The Bench, Dirty Work, The Bill, and Tati’s Hotel, and a number of short films & music videos. Theatre work includes Serious Money for Waking Exploits, Measure for Measure, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Séan Tyrone, Fragments of Ash. Directing credits include Theatre Exchange @ the Birmingham Rep, and for his own company Bare Fiction. Robert is also a widely published poet, creative writing tutor and editor of Bare Fiction Magazine.
The producer Sandra Bendelow said, “Robert Harper was involved in the very first reading of the short play which Catrin Fflur Huws wrote for the Spread the Word project back in 2011. We are thrilled to have him return to the role in the full length version of the play. “
Robert said, “When I read an early draft of To Kill A Machine as part of a script workshop back in 2011, I knew straight away that it had fantastic potential. It’s a great script with a beautifully constructed theatrical metaphor for Turing’s Imitation Game. I am absolutely thrilled to be able to come back to it and play the Interrogator on tour before taking the show to Edinburgh for the fringe.”