Simon Prast

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Hair Greying
Eyes Blue
Height 179cm
Age 62
Location New Zealand - Auckland

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Acting

Skills

Director, Full Licence, MC, Presenter, Voice Artist, Writer

Accents

American (standard), Australian, British, German, RP, Welsh

Acting Experience

Feature Film

2022X, 'Televangelist'

A24 Films Dir: Ti West
1998When Love Comes, 'Stephen'

MF Films Dir: Garth Maxwell
1992The Sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, 'Louis Deschamps'

Bonny Dore Productions Dir: Michael Tuchner
1986A Death in the Family, 'Ben'

James Wallace Productions Dir: Stewart Main & Peter Wells

Television

2023One Of Us Is Lying: season II, 'Father Harris'

Netflix Dir: Various
2022The Brokenwood Mysteries: season VIII, 'Gordon'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Joshua Frizzell
2021Under The Vines: season I, 'Rupert'

Libertine Pictures Dir: Erin White & Danny Mulheron
2020 The Gulf: season II, 'Adam Harding (recurring)'

Screentime/Lippy Pictures Dir: Various
2019The New Legends of Monkey: season II, 'Hagfish'

See-Saw Films Dir: Peter Andrikidis & Thomas Robins
2018The Gulf, 'Adam Harding'

Screentime/Lippy Pictures Dir: Rob Sarkies
2017Roman Empire 2 (docu-drama), 'Senator Lucullus'

Stephen David Company Dir: Various
2015Filthy Rich, 'Sir Douglas'

Filthy Productions Dir: Various
2015Hillary, 'Society Chairman'

Great Southern Television Dir: Danny Mulheron
2010Go Girls: season III, 'Jeffrey Duff (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2009Go Girls: season II, 'Jeffrey Duff (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
2003Serial Killers, 'Patrick (recurring)'

South Pacific Pictures Dir: Various
1996Hercules, 'Patronious'

Pacific Renaissance Dir: Various
87-89Gloss: season I-III, 'Alistair Redfern (core cast)'

TVNZ Dir: Various

Theatre

2021Everything After, 'Nick (lead)'

Brilliant Adventures Dir: Shane Bosher
2019Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, 'Claudius'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Benjamin Henson
2017Othello, 'Brabantio'

Pop-Up Globe Melbourne Dir: Ben Naylor
2017Much Ado About Nothing , 'Leonato'

Pop-Up Globe Melbourne Dir: Miriama McDowell
2016To Kill a Mockingbird, 'Atticus Finch'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
2015Rupert, 'Ted Pickering / Various'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
2014The Good Soul of Szechuan, 'God 2 / Priest / Ensemble'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
2013Anne Boleyn, 'Thomas Cromwell'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
2005Glide Time, 'Hugh'

Silo Theatre Dir: Oliver Driver
2004Caligula, 'Octavius'

Auckland Theatre Company Dir: Colin McColl
1994The Seagull, 'Trigorin'

Auckland Theatre Company

Web Series

2022Insula, 'Tristram '

Dir: Catherine Walker & Alex Plumb
2021Talkback, 'Sir John'

TVNZ Dir: Mike Minogue

Short Film

2019Unforgettable, 'Michael Bissonette'

Harley Neville Dir: Walter Cheng
2018Repugnant , 'Jon'

Divisonary Films Limited

MC / Speaker

Skills

Actor, After Dinner Speaker, Broadcaster, Debater, Director, Host, Key Note Speaker, Motivational Speaker, TV Presenter, Writer

Biography

For over thirty years, I have been putting the show into business and the business into shows. Before drama school, I graduated from law school and both professions shape my career.

On stage, it has been my honour to play some of the great roles: from Brick Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. On television, I matured from a spoilt rich-kid on Gloss into a ruthless business baron in Filthy Rich.

But that’s enough about the shows. In 1992, when our largest theatre shut its doors, the restoration of a professional theatre company to Auckland became my business, if not my mission. Over the next decade, I served as ambassador, advocate and artistic director of what rose proudly from the ashes, the ‘Auckland Theatre Company.’ To its artists and audiences, sponsors and funders; to its most loyal subscribers and a generation of schoolchildren seeing their very first play, it was my privilege to communicate the message and the magic of theatre, as it had been communicated to me.

Later, I had the opportunity to augment and apply this unique skill-set as the director of AK03, the inaugural Auckland Festival.

On stage and backstage, I’ve worked as an actor, director, writer, agent, trustee, MC, speaker, presenter and host. Now that’s what I call show business!