Robert Alberdingk Thijm is a Dutch screenwriter for TV and cinema. After graduating in Law in 1991, Robert Alberdingk Thijm (1965) started his career writing scenarios for television: de Daltons 1999, Dunya en Desie 2003, both nominated for an International Emmy Award and Waltz 2006. The feature film Dunya and Desie was the Dutch entry for the Oscars in 2009. His serie A'dam – e.v.a won the main Dutch television award in 2011 and also the French TV Drama Festival Award for the best international TV drama. In 2012 he was awarded the Edmond Hustinx prize for his screenwriting.
Robert Alberdingk Thijm is on the board of LIRA, the Dutch collective management society for writers. In 2012 he was the only creator invited to participate in the Media Futures Forum created by then European Commission Vice-President, Neelie Kroes.