Robert De Domenici is a British actor and filmmaker. He was born and raised in London of Italian descent, with family origins in Naples. 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 low budget independent films and landing roles in Off-West End theatre plays. His chameleonic versatility ranges from dark intense roles to lighthearted comedy playing a wide variety of performances including a medieval shepherd, a psychotic unloved son of a 1950's Soho nightclub owner, an egotistical university professor, and a comedic Italian-American wiseguy. As a student of ''method acting'', he also studied the teachings of Stella Adler and Stanislavski.


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).

He trained at the Drama Centre London, where he studied method acting under acting coach Tom McClane and at the Questors Academy with director and body & movement coach Nicholas Jonne Wilson. He also trained at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and at the Vincent Curatola Acting Workshop (with The Sopranos cast member Vincent Curatola), through online acting classes. He is represented by Paola Farino based in central London. He is also a certified Level 3 personal trainer and boxing coach. 

''The Saddest Thing In Life Is Wasted Talent And The Choices You Make Will Shape Your Life Forever.''

- A Bronx Tale

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