Robert Emms

Robert Emms (born Robert MacPherson; 20 May 1986) is a British film, stage and television actor. Emms studied at the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology from 2002 to 2004, and then the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) from 2004 to 2007. He has performed in several stage productions. In 2007 he appeared in The Six-Days World at the Finborough Theatre in London. The following year he was nominated as 'Best Newcomer' in the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards for his performance in The Glee Club at the Library Theatre in Manchester. In March 2009 he was cast as Billy Narracott in the National Theatre's award-winning production of War Horse when it transferred to the West End, and from September 2009 he played the lead role of Albert Narracott. Emms' television appearances include The Street by Jimmy McGovern, and Scott & Bailey. He appeared in the BAFTA-nominated film The Arbor, playing David Dunbar. After Steven Spielberg saw him in War Horse at the New London Theatre, he was cast as David Lyons in Spielberg's film adaptation of the play.


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