Simon Russell


Simon Russell


Simon has worked extensively across all entertainment mediums. He has appeared on television as the core cast role of Nick in Season 1 & 2 of ABC’s Twentysomething (nominated for AACTA Award for Best Television Comedy Series), as Danny McKillop alongside Guy Pearce in Jack Irish, as a member of the core ensemble of series 2, 3 & 4 of Working Dog’s Thank God You’re Here and other guest roles in Stingers, Blue Heelers, Wicked Science, The Secret Life of Us, Neighbours and The Brush-Off alongside David Wenham and directed by Sam Neill. He has appeared in various short films including Real Meal Deal, Ringwood and in Tripod’s music video for Gonna Make You Happy.

Simon’s theatrical credits include Tom in the MTC’s production of Away, My Bed Is A Crocodile, alongside Beverley Dunn in both Miss Porter’s Evening Class and the ongoing re-creation of The Lux Radio Theatre, the demanding role of Moss Hart in Don Mackay’s renowned adaptation of the playwright’s biography Act One, and in award-winning Friday Night Drinks at the Melbourne Fringe Festival.

Musically, Simon was a frequent guest singer on Denise Drysdale’s morning show Denise and twice performed at the Brian Stacey Memorial Concerts alongside Gianni Marrinuci. He has appeared at the A One Night Stand AIDS Council of Victoria benefit concerts, not to mention his one man touring concert and smaller live bar and club gigs. He has recorded two studio albums, Irresponsible and Losing My Mind, both musically directed by David Cameron.


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