Peter Rowsthorn

Peter Rowsthorn

Peter Rowsthorn is a high energy, fast paced stand up comedian and measured character actor. A masterful MC of corporate and private functions, he has been performing his blistering stand up for over two decades.

Peter is best known as long-suffering husband and pants-man Brett Craig on the hugely successful television series Kath & Kim, reprising this role on the silver screen in 2012 in Kath & Kimderella.

Peter appeared regularly on Thank God You’re Here series 1, 2, 3 and 4, popped up on Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation. He hosted four series of the delightful Can We Help on the ABC. He has had roles in Open Slather, Underbelly: Squizzy, It’s A Date, Timothy, and featured on the SBS genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?

Peter has performed on stage in Black Swan State Theatre Company’s productions of Glengarry Glen Ross, The Importance Of Being Ernest and Laughter On The 23rd Floor. Other theatre credits include The Tempest, Certified Male and The New Rocky Horror Show.

Peter’s film credits include Paper Planes and Looking For Grace and the short film Welcome To Dookie. He recently appeared in the feature film Three Summers, the first Australian movie from British writer and comic Ben Elton.

This year, Peter was revealed as a celebrity contestant on the fourth series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Australia.

Peter Rowsthorn

Television

OPEN SLATHER
Role: Various. Open Slather Productions Pty Ltd 2015
TIMOTHY (TV Short)
Role: Colin Garrett. Dir: Erin White, Quail Entertainment 2014
IT’S A DATE (Series 1)  
Role: Michael. Dir: Jonathan Brough, ABC TV 2013
UNDERBELLY: SQUIZZY
Role: Eric Harrison. Dir: Karl Zwicky, Film Victoria 2013
EXCHANGE STUDENT ZERO (Telemovie)       
Role: Denmead (Voice). Dir: Maurice Argiro & Patrick Crawley, Bogan Entertainment Solutions 2012
MAL.COM
Role: Franky. Dir: David Swann, Animazing Productions 2011
HENRY AND AARON’S 7 STEPS TO SUPERSTARDOM
Role: Magnus. Dir: Maziar Lahooti, Perfectly Adequate 2011
THE JESTERS
Role: Kenny Ford. Dir: Angus Fitzsimons, Return Fire Productions 2011
THE BOUNCE
Role: Various. Seven Network 2010
SNAKE TALES
Role: Jake Johnson. Dir: Various, Westside Films & Television 2009
KATH & KIM (Series 4)
Role: Brett Craig. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2007
DA KATH & KIM CODE (Telemovie)
Role: Brett Craig. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2005
LITTLE OBERON (Telemovie)
Role: Miss Kafka. Dir: Kevin Carlin, Christie Films 2005
KATH & KIM (Series 3)
Role: Brett Craig. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2004
ALL SAINTS
Role: John Morton. Dir: Cath Roden, Seven Network 2004
KATH & KIM (Series 2)
Role: Brett Craig. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2003
ROY HOLLSDOTTER LIVE (Telemovie)
Role: Comic. Dir: Matthew Saville, 2003
KATH & KIM (Series 1)
Role: Brett Craig. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2002
CHUCK FINN (Series 2)
Role: Drake. Barron Entertainment 2000
INTRODUCING GARY PETTY
Role: Dylan. Dir: Matt Cameron, The Comedy Channel 2000
LAW OF THE LAND (Series 4)
Role: Scott. Nine Network 1999
THE GIFT
Role: Ralf. Dir: Various, Nine Network & ABC 1997
EAT MY SHORTS
Role: Happy Clown. Dir: Mark Hanlin, 1995
LET THE BLOOD RUN FREE
Role: Warren Cronkshonk. Dir: John Thomson, Network TEN 1990 – 1992
THE COMEDY COMPANY
Role: Various Roles. Network Ten 1988 – 1990

 

Television – Hosting & Appearances

HUGHESY, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
Guest. Screentime Pty Ltd 2018
I’M A CELEBRITY…GET ME OUT OF HERE! Australia (Series 4)
Contestant. ITV Studios Australia 2018
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? (Series 7)
Guest. Dir: Bruce Permezel & Claire Forster, Artemis International 2015
THE SILIC & LEE SHOW (Series 2)
Guest / Brett Craig. Dir: Dave Lee & Julianne Wilkinson, Dave Lee Productions 2013
TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOUR GENERATION (Series 4)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, Network TEN 2012
BETWEEN THE LINES
Guest. Southern Star Endemol 2011
20 TO 1 (Series 10)
Guest. Nine Network 2011
STATESMEN OF COMEDY
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, McGuire Media 2011
ADAM HILLS TONIGHT (Series 1)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2011
TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOUR GENERATION (Series 2)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, Network TEN 2010
STATESMEN OF COMEDY
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, McGuire Media 2010
SLEUTH 101
Guest Detective. Dir: Jon Olb, Hoodlum Entertainment 2010
TALKIN’ ‘BOUT YOUR GENERATION (Series 1)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, Network TEN 2009
20 TO 1 (Series 8)
Guest. Nine Network 2009
THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE (Series 4)
Guest. Dir: Peter Ots & Rob Sitch, Working Dog 2009
OUT OF THE QUESTION (Series 1 & 2)
Guest. Dir: Peter Lawler, Seven Network 2008
SPICKS & SPECKS (Series 4)
Guest. Dir: Jon Olb, ABC TV 2008
THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE (Series 3)
Guest. Dir: Peter Ots & Rob Sitch, Working Dog 2007
THE NATION
Guest. Dir: Adrian Dellevergin, Molloy Boy Productions 2007
20 TO 1 (Series 2)
Guest. Nine Network 2006
THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE (Series 1)
Guest. Dir: Peter Ots & Rob Sitch, Working Dog 2006
CAN WE HELP?
Host. ABC TV 2006
THE FOOTY SHOW
Guest. Dir: Gary Newnham, Nine Network 2006
BERT’S FAMILY FEUD
Contestant. Grundy 2006
THE FOOTY SHOW
Guest. Dir: Gary Newnham & Jon Olb, Nine Network 2005
TELETHON
Guest. Seven Network Perth 2005
ROVE LIVE
Guest. Roving Enterprises 2005
AUSTRALIA UNITES: REACH OUT TO ASIA
Guest. Dir: Peter Ots, Seven Network 2005
WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE
Contestant. Dir: Mark Horpinitch, Nine Network 2004
SHOW US YOUR ROOTS
Guest. Dir: Jon Kovacs, The Comedy Channel 2003
ROVE LIVE
Guest. Roving Enterprises 2001
ALL STAR SQUARES
Panellist. Seven Network 1999
HESSIE’S SHED
Guest. Dir: Bruce Permezel, ABC TV 1998
SOMETHING HOT BEFORE BED
Guest. ABC TV 1995
TUESDAY NIGHT LIVE: THE BIG GIG
Guest. ABC TV 1989
 

Film

THREE SUMMERS
Role: Tony. Dir: Ben Elton, Three Summers Films Productions Pty Ltd 2017
CRUMBS (Short)
Role: Courier. Dir: Briege Whitehead, 2017
LOOKING FOR GRACE
Role: Steve. Dir: Sue Brooks, Gecko Films Pty Ltd 2015
WELCOME TO DOOKIE (Short)
Role: Ray. Dir: Justin Evans, 2014
PAPER PLANES
Role: Mr Hickenlooper. Dir: Robert Connolly, Arenamedia 2014
CROSSWAYS (Short)
Role: Martin. Dir: Jonathan MacPherson, 2013
KATH & KIMDERELLA                        
Role: Brett Craig. Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions 2012
THE APPLICANT (Short)
Role: Applicant. Dir: Tim Dean, 2011
TAKE AWAY
Role: Barry Burgie. Dir: Marc Gracie, Macquarie Film Corporation 2003
BAD EGGS
Role: Wacka. Dir: Tony Martin, A Million Monkeys 2003
CRACKERS
Role: Bruno. Dir: David Swann, Australian Film Commission 1998
BONZA (Short)
Role: Terry. Dir: David Swann, 1989
*Winner, Best Short Film Award at the AFI Awards*

 

Theatre

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
Role: Shelley Levine. Dir: Kate Cherry, Black Swan State Theatre Company 2015
LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR
Role: Max Prince. Dir: Kate Cherry, Black Swan State Theatre Company 2014
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST by Oscar Wilde
Role: Doctor Chasuble. Dir: Kate Cherry, Black Swan State Theatre Company 2013
QI LIVE!
Guest Panellist. Perth Burswood Theatre 2011
LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
Role: Milt. Dir: Kate Cherry, MTC, 2002
THE TEMPEST
Role: Stephano. Dir: Simon Phillips, MTC, 2001
CERTIFIED MALE
Role: McBride. Dir: Terry O’Connell, Melbourne & Sydney, 1999 / 2000 / 2001
THE NEW ROCKY HORROR SHOW
Role: Riff-Raff & Brad. Dir: Nigel Triffit, Australia & Singapore, 1992 – 99
BOUNCERS
Principal Cast. Dir: Terry O’Connell, Universal Theatre, 1992

 

Live Comedy

WORLD’S WORST CIRCUS WITH ANTHONY MORGAN
Greg Fleet & Andrew Goodone 1989
BLOOD CAPSULE ENSEMBLE SHOW
Le Joke, Melbourne 1989
LET THE BLOOD RUN FREE II ENSEMBLE SHOW
The Last Laugh, Melbourne 1987
PICK A HIT WITH BOB DOWNE & GINA RILEY
The Last Laugh 1986
PETER ROWSTHORN PHONES HOME SOLO SHOW
The Last Laugh 1985
LET THE BLOOD RUN FREE ENSEMBLE SHOW
The Last Laugh 1985
CHRISTMAS ON A STICK WITH GLENN ROBBINS & MARYANNE FAHEY
Le Joke 1984

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