Ian worked as a theatre reviewer and entertainment reporter for Newsquest Ltd writing for its South-West London newspaper titles for a period of 3 years. Before that he trained as an actor at Richmond Drama School in London and also completed an MA in Text and Performance at RADA/King’s College. Ian performed Richard III, The Winter’s Tale and productions of various new writing with independent theatre companies before returning home to Melbourne. He has continued to follow his interest in new plays performing roles in productions such as Michael by Valerie Kirwan and Discrit Zimbabwe by Simon Tengende, both at La Mama Theatre, Carlton.