Robert Llewellyn (born 10 March 1956 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England) is a British actor, presenter, and writer. He is probably best known for his role as the android Kryten in the hit BBC situation comedy Red Dwarf.
Robert's first foray into the world of show business started out as a hobby. He was part of a comedy group called The Joeys with Bernie Evans, Nigel Ordishand and Graham Allum. The group toured the UK and Europe in the early 1980s. Llewellyn wrote much of the material, and he also began writing novels. The group split in 1985, having toured for years, and done thousands of shows.
Robert's big break came when he was seen at the Edinburgh Festival performing in his new comedy, "Mammon, Robot Born of Woman". The story is of a robot who, as he became more human, began to behave increasingly badly. This was seen by Paul Jackson, producer of Red Dwarf, and he was invited to audition for the role of Kryten.
Llewellyn has written one episode of Red Dwarf himself, co-writing the episode Beyond a Joke with Doug Naylor
Llewellyn also presents Scrapheap Challenge and Hollywood Science, which is a joint production between the BBC and the Open University. Llewellyn also recently played the role of the perplexed "Gryphon" in the 2005 film MirrorMask.
Llewellyn is also the author of nine books, including "Therapy and How To Avoid It" with Nigel Planer and four novels:
The Man on Platform 5 Punchbag Sudden Wealth Brother Nature Llewellyn's latest project it2i2, is released on DVD in March 2006.