AFI nominated actor, radio personality, audience warm up comedian and script writer Jeremy Kewley joins the cast of Mockingbird Theatre's Equus as Martin Dysart.
Kewley made his professional debut in Fred Schepisi’s AFI award-winning motion picture THE DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND (1975), followed by MAD DOG MORGAN (1976) opposite Dennis Hopper & Jack Thompson, and has gone on to star on screen, stage, television, radio and almost every other area of the entertainment industry, playing everything from teen ‘heart throb’ Robbie Stewart in Network Ten’s short-lived soapie ARCADE (1979-1980) to his lead role as Vic Manoulis in the acclaimed AFI & Logie award-winning ABC-TV drama series JANUS (1994-1995).
Recent television highlights include five years as Bryan Gray on STINGERS (2000-2004); nine years as journalist Tony Timms on BLUE HEELERS (1997-2005); recurring roles on McLEOD’S DAUGHTERS (2007-2008) and WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THAT GUY? (2008-2009); his return to NEIGHBOURS (2012) and his role as Gibbo in the new BBC/ABC children’s series THE WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE, AGAIN (2013).
He has twice been submitted for AFI Awards – for his guest role as a child-killer on CITY HOMICIDE (2009), and for his lead role of Snr Sgt Graeme Collins in UNDERBELLY FILES: TELL THEM LUCIFER WAS HERE (2011).
He has appeared in over 140 short films, picking up recent Best Actor awards for his roles in SHEPHERD’S HILL (2011) and GREATER (2012).
He has spent twenty years as the audience warm-up comedian for THE FOOTY SHOW (1994-2013), including live broadcasts from London and Munich; three years as audience warm-up comedian for THE MARNGROOK FOOTY SHOW (2011-2013); three years audience warm-up for TEMPTATION (2005-2008); four years as Master of Ceremonies at THE AFI AWARDS (2007-2010); and four years broadcasting his weekly segment on ‘Afternoons with Denis Walter’ on 3AW (2010-2013).
Recent stage credits include the Australian tour of WEST SIDE STORY (2010-2011); DEATH OF A COMEDIAN (2012) and FRIDAY NIGHT IN TOWN (2009), both at La Mama’s Courthouse; CALL GIRL THE MUSICAL (2009) and the rehearsed reading of PLAYING ROCK HUDSON (2013), both at Chapel Off Chapel; SHE’S MY BABY (2009) for the Melbourne Fringe; and ITS ALL FUN AND GAMES (UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT) for the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival. This followed his seven years performing at NERO’S FIDDLE (1984-1990), six years at FRENCH NICKERS THEATRE RESTAURANT (1990-1995) and twelve years performing, writing and directing shows at HUNCHBAX THEATRE RESTAURANT (1995-2006).
On the big screen he’s appeared in numerous Australian films including AMY (1997) opposite Rachel Griffiths and Ben Mendelsohn, and the award-winning MONSTER PIES (2012), as well as the American pictures DISAPPEARANCE (2002) set in Nevada, and THE X-TEAM (2003) shot in the New Zealand Alps for Touchstone Pictures. Next up, he stars as US film producer Jerry Goldman in FRANK & JERRY (2013) and as Roy Rogers in THE LEGEND MAKER (2013) for veteran writer-director Ian Pringle.
Kewley wrote & produced the documentaries FUNNY BY GEORGE: THE GEORGE WALLACE STORY (2000) for ABC-TV, YOUNG TALENT TIME TELLS ALL (2001) for Network Ten, and the multi-award winning film THE SKATEBOARD SAGA (1986).
10 PERFORMANCES ONLY!
Directed by Chris Baldock
When: Opening Night: Saturday 3 August 2013 at 8pm
Tuesday 6 August – Saturday 10 August at 8pm
Wednesday 14 August – Saturday 17 August at 8pm
Where: Brunswick Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre,
Cnr Glenlyon and Sydney Roads, Brunswick, VIC 3056
Tickets: $30 Full / $25 Concession + Groups of 10 or more (+ Booking Fee)
$20 all tix – Tuesday August 6.