Biography

Alex, age 17, is an experienced, versatile, multi-award winning actor and classically trained baritone singer.

Born in London in 2000, he emigrated to Australia with his family when he was 4 years old and still speaks with a very strong British accent.

At nine years of age, he first sang solo at the Sydney Opera House and now has several professional theatre credits to his name. These include 3 seasons with Opera Australia in the children’s chorus of "A Midsummer Night's Dream” and "Turandot" and as a child principal playing one of the 3 spirits in "The Magic Flute".

He also spent a year playing the extremely demanding role of Michael Banks in the Sydney season of Disney and Cameron McKintosh's hit stage musical "Mary Poppins" and followed this by performing opposite Jack Thompson in the Sydney Theatre Company’s production of "Under Milk Wood". Shortly after he was cast "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" with the Belvoir Street Theatre and has since performed in three seasons of pantomime at the King Street Theatre, Newtown.

He recently appeared in the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) world premiere production of "Intersection" consisting of a series of scenes which aimed to give a snapshot of life as a 17 year old in Australia today. He also played the Scarecrow in his school musical, "The Wizard of Oz", along with the role of Basil Fawlty in his school senior acting ensemble's production of "Fawlty Towers". In 2018 he will feature as Demetruis in his school production of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer night's Dream" followed by a tour of the UK with his school singing ensemble.

Other previous professional engagements include a number of films, commercials, play readings, corporate work and numerous vocal recitals, including singing as a soloist and in ensembles with the classical vocal group “Divas on Demand”.

Alex is the winner of numerous scholarships and awards. He has won over 100 first places at various eisteddfods (performing arts competitions), including 19 gold medals at the prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod in both singing and acting categories. In 2015 he became one of only 18 competitors in the 82 year history of the eisteddfod to score 100% in a section for his performance in the Shakespeare solo category. He was the overall winner of the 2017 Sydney Cantorion Singing Competition and placed second in the 2017 Sydney Eisteddfod Senior Actor's Championship, open age Gilbert and Sullivan, open age operatic duet and Ryde Eisteddfod Rising Star Opera Award, while in 2016 he was a semi-finalist in the New South Wales Young Achiever Awards and winner of the Ryde Eisteddfod Senior Rotary Drama Championship. He has been the recipient of multiple school scholarships in both performing arts and academic subjects over the last few years and has passed Australian Music Examining Board AMusA (associate diploma) singing with distinction and Certificate of Performance (the level above grade 8) drama & performance, also with distinction. He is a member of his school theatresports team and also dances in both his school jazz ensemble and a local hip hop group.

Alex is a huge fan of Doctor Who, Bjork and physical comedy acting (he has been widely praised for his excellent comic timing and physicality on stage), while In his spare time he enjoys film making and composing experimental music. He has dual UK / Australian citizenship and is a proud member of Actor's Equity Australia.

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Fawlty Towers

 

St. Andrew's Cathedral School senior drama ensemble proudly presents the fabulous 'Fawlty Towers' written by John Cleese and Connie Booth, and directed by Josie Jones. Don't miss out on an evening of chaos and hilarity presented by some of Sydney's finest young comedy actors - guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisles!

To book tickets click here - hope to see you there!