Biographies

Kevin Harrington

Since graduating as an actor from the Victorian College of the Arts, Kevin has been continually employed in the arts and entertainment industry for 23 years.

Although best known for his TV roles in Seachange, Neighbours and Underbelly, he has a long and varied history in over thirty theatre productions for such companies as Melbourne Theatre Company, Playbox, The Malthouse, Sydney Theatre Company, Hothouse, Theatreworks, the Victorian Arts Centre, La Mama and the West Australian Theatre Company.

Kevin has been nominated for two Green Room Awards for his work in Aftershocks for the MTC and as 'Bottom' in A Midsummer's Night's Dream.

Constantly in demand as a voice-over artist and for guest roles in TV programs such as The Man From Snowy River, All Together Now, Bastard Boys and Blue Heelers, Kevin is also an accomplished writer having had work produced for theatre, TV and radio.

His acting was also featured in Working Dog's smash hit film The Dish, Australian Rules, Guru Wayne and Tom White. The highlight of his film career so far was his AFI award nominated performance in the lead role of the film The Honourable Wally Norman.

Last year, Kevin produced and directed for the first time - his play 17 Now having enjoyed a successful season at Theatreworks.

In 2007, Kevin was elected as a member of the National Performers' Committee. He has served on the committee of the Victorian Actors' Benevolent Trust for the last seven years.

Shane Connor

A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts in 1983, Shane Connor is one of Australia's most experienced and respected actors.

Constantly in demand, Shane has performed in no less than 35 different television dramas, from the recently released and highly acclaimed ABC production Dirt Game to Blue Heelers, City Homicide, A Country Practise, Stingers and Wildside.

Shane has been recognised for the excellence of his work in film and tv with four AFI nominations and a Penguin Award.

In theatre, Shane is also an award winner with a dozen productions to his credit including work for such renowned companies as the Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company and Playbox.

Whilst he is well known for his work in Neighbours, Shane has featured in high quality films and mini-series such as The Harp in the South, the internationally released Moby Dick, Fire, Playing For Charlie and Emerging.

Shane has passed on his craftsmanship as a highly regarded acting Coach for TAFTA, the National Theatre, the VCA and numerous Sydney drama schools.

Contacts & getting there

The Actor's Coach


via Chameleon Casting

6 Cecil St,

Prahran, Vic 3181

Phone:
0412120007 / 0431236844
Website:
http://www.theactorscoach.com.au
Email:
mail@theactorscoach.com.au
Melways ref:
2L J 11
By tram:
Routes 6 / 8 / 78
By train:
Prahran Station (Sandringham Line)