William Zappa

My career spans 5 decades in film, television, and theatre. After training at London’s Central School of Speech and Drama, and performing in theatre in the UK, I moved to Australia in 1981. I have played major roles for STC, MTC, Bell Shakespeare, Ensemble, Belvoir St Theatre, State Theatre of SA, and Griffin. Stand-out roles include Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman (SATC) the thirteen characters in Bell Shakespeare’s Government Inspector (Green Room Award), Anthony in BSC’s Anthony and Cleopatra, Richard in Richard III (STCSA,) Don Juan Adelaide Festival, Edward Damson in Gift of The Gorgon (STC). Awards include: Thenardier in Les Miserables, the role which inspired me to write Winter’s Discontent, and SCTA best Actor for Antigone 2016.

In 2018 I performed in MTC/STC award winning The Children and STC’s St Joan.

Film work includes: Dead Europe, Men’s Group, The Monkeys Mask, Head On, Bootmen, Quigley Down Under, Mad Max 2 and a New Zealand Film Best Actor Award nomination for Crush. Television work includes: Rake, Magazine Wars, City Homicide, All Saints, GP, and a Penguin Award for Best Actor in Women of the Sun.