About

Ian’s career began with a chance encounter in Rome, Italy, resulting in 10 days work on the set of theHollywood blockbuster, The Godfather III. After returning to Australia and receiving his Bachelor of Dramatic Art at NIDA, Ian has spent the last 20 years working at the highest level in Australian film, television and theatre and is best known for his lead roles in two smash hit Australian Television series. Commander Mike Flynn in Sea Patrol and Constable Oscar Stone in Stingers.


TELEVISION

  • Sea Patrol (McElroy All Media / Channel 9) – Lead role of Mike Flynn
  • Stingers (Simpson Le Mesurier Films) – Lead role of Oscar Stone
  • The Secret Daughter (Seven Network) – Guest role
  • Children’s Hospital (ABC Television) – Lead role of James
  • Murder Call (McElroy / Channel Nine) – Guest role
  • Dance Academy 2 (ABC Television) – Guest role
  • Sonnigsburg (Rock Bottom Productions / Channel 31) – Guest role

FILM

  • The Dingles Down Under (Yorkshire Television) – Lead role of Anthony
  • Trapped in Space (Village Roadshow, directed By Arthur Allan Seidelman) – Lead role of Tug Medic
  • The Godfather III (Zoetrope Productions, directed By Francis Ford Coppola) – Extra Waiter

MUSICAL THEATRE

  • The Bridges of Madison County (Dir. Neil Gooding) – Role of Robert Kincaid
  • Mamma Mia! the Musical (Louise Withers, dir. Gary Young) – Role of Sam Carmichael
  • Georgy Girl – The Seekers Musical (Richard East & Dennis Smith, dir. Gary Young) – Role of John Ashby
  • Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You (Dir. Neil Gooding) – Created the role of Anton for Hayes Theatre
  • Guys & Dolls (Shows Management, dir. Michael Grandage and The Harvest Rain Theatre Company, dir. Tim O’Connor) – Role of Sky Masterson
  • Oklahoma! (The Production Company, dir. by Terence O’Connell and The Harvest Rain Theatre Company, dir. Tim O’Connor) – Role of Curly
  • Carbaret (IMG Entertainment p/l, dir. Sam Mendes) – Role of Cliff
  • Charters Towers (QLD Musical Festival, dir. Scott Maidment) – Role of Hatter
  • Eureka (S. Gallagher & M. Harvey, dir. Gale Edwards) – Role of Peter Lalor
  • Songs For A New World (Adelaide Cabaret Festival, dir. Jason Robert Brown)
  • They’re Playing Our Song (The Production Company, dir. Terence O’Connell)
  • Music Hall (Royal Shakespeare Theatre, dir. John Woolf)
  • Angry Housewives (La Boite, Seymour, dir. Gerowyn Lacaze and Paul Dellit)
  • Dougal the Garbage Dump Bear – Sydney Opera House
  • Jack – the Babies Proms
  • Late Night Lounge – Performer

THEATRE

  • Around The World In 80 Days (Ellis Productions, dir. Terence O’Connell) – Mr Phileas Fogg
  • Caress/Ache (Griffin Theatre Company, dir. Anthony Skuse) – Dr Mark Anders
  • Daylight Saving (Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Dir. Adam Cook at The Eternity Playhouse) – Joshua Makepeace
  • Sleeping Beauty (Malthouse Theatre’s production) – Prince Charming
  • A Tale Of Two Cities (Grin & Tonic Theatre Company, dir. Bryan Nason) – Carton and Darney
  • Henry V (Household Words Productions, dir. Amanda Douge) – Ely, Grey and Pistol
  • Romeo And Juliet (Celebrational Theatre Company, self-directed) – Capulet
  • Romeo And Juliet (EHJ Productions, dir. Glenn Elston) – Paris
  • Walkabout (Chamber Made Opera, dir. Richard Frankland) – Production
  • The School Of Arts (QTC’s production)

ORCHESTRA

  • Broadbeach Opera in the Park (Gold Coast Youth Symphony) – Singer
  • Saint-Seans’ Carnival of Animals (Penrith Symphony Orchestra) – Narrator
  • Gustav Holst’s The Planets (Willoughby Symphony Orchestra – Narrator
  • Hollywood Hits (Canberra Symphony Orchestra) – Singer
  • Goodnight Hamer Hall (The Arts Centre, Victoria with the Victorian Youth Symphony Orchestra) – Singer
  • Sporting Scores! (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) – Singer
  • Broadway Hits (Qld Pops Orchestra) – Performer
  • On Broadway (Qld Pops Orchestra)- Performer

CABARET

  • You And I (QPAC’s 12 Acts of Cabaret) – Performer
  • More Than Words (Adelaide Cabaret Festival) – Performer
  • 3 Premier’s Gala Concerts
  • Queensland tour of the one man show, The Leading Man (Musical Dir. Andrew Worboys) – Performer
  • My Musical Life (self-devised) – Performer
  • Naughty but Nice Christmas Show (self-devised) – Performer
  • The Leading Men (the highly successful corporate events group) – Performer (ongoing work)
  • Kings of Croon (self-devised) – Performer/producer alongside Scott Irwin and Derek Metzger

MASTER OF CEREMONIES

  • Fun@bunker – Fairfield City Council cultural harmony and diversity event
  • Annual Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards 2019 will be the seventh time as MC inc. opening number with dancers
  • The Australian Freight Industry Awards (testimonial attached)
  • Master Builder’s Association Awards
  • AASTRA Communications National Conference
  • Twice with the NSW Seniors, Premier’s Gala Concerts
  • Sunshine Coast’s Inaugural and second Mayoral Ball – MC and opening number

AWARDS

WINNER

2014 – The Glugs Award Colleen Clifford Memorial Award For the Best Actor in Music theatre
2006 – Green Room Award for the Best Male Artist in Leading Role for Oklahoma!
2004 – Green Room Award for the Best Male Artist in Leading Role for They’re Playing Our Song

NOMINATED

2018 – Helpmann Award for Mamma Mia! The Musical – Best male actor in a leading role
2014 – Sydney Theatre Critics Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You
2006 – Helpmann Award for Oklahoma! – Best male actor in a leading role
2005 – Green Room Award for the Best Male Actor in a musical for Eureka
2004 – Green Room Award for the Best Male Actor in a musical for Cabaret