Peter Rowsthorn

Peter Rowsthorn

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

On television, Peter appeared regularly on Thank God You’re Here series 1, 2, 3 and 4, popped up on Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation and hosted 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 is probably 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 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. This year, Peter will appear in the feature film Three Summers, the first Australian movie from British writer and comic Ben Elton.

Peter Rowsthorn

Television

OPEN SLATHER
Role: Various. Open Slather Productions Pty Ltd 2015
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
Guest. Dir: Bruce Permezel & Claire Forster, SBS Television 2015
TIMOTHY
Role: Colin Garred. Dir: Erin White, Quail Television 2014
IT’S A DATE

Role: Michael. Dir: Jonathan Brough & Peter Helliar. Princess Pictures 2013
UNDERBELLY: SQUIZZY
Role: Eric Harrison. Screentime Productions 2013
EXCHANGE STUDENT ZERO (TV Movie)
Role: Denmead (Voice). Dir: Bruce Kane, Bogan Entertainment 2012
TALKIN BOUT YOUR GENERATION
Guest. Network Ten, 2012
HENRY AND AARON’S SEVEN STEPS TO SUPER STARDOM
Guest Perfectly Adequate, 2011
THE JESTERS
Role: Kenny Jesters Production Pty Ltd, 2010
CELEBRITY MASTERCHEF
Contestant Network Ten, 2009
TALKIN BOUT YOUR GENERATION
Guest Network Ten, 2009
CAN WE HELP?
Presenter ABC TV, 2006 / 07 / 08 / 09 / 10
THANK GOD YOU’RE HERE (Series 1, 2, 3, 4)
Regular Guest Working Dog 2006 / 07 / 08 / 09
SNAKE TALES
Role: Jake Johnson Westside Films, 2008
OUT OF THE QUESTION
Guest Panelist Jigsaw/Channel 7, 2008
KATH & KIM (Series 4)
Role: Brett Craig Riley Turner Productions, 2007
20 to 1
Guest Nine Network, 2006
DA KATH & KIM CODE – Telemovie
Role: Brett Craig Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions / ABC TV, 2005
LITTLE OBERON
Role: Miss Kafka Nine Network, 2005
KATH & KIM (Series 3)
Role: Brett Craig Dir: Ted Emery, Riley Turner Productions / ABC TV, 2004
ALL SAINTS
Role: John ‘The Pole’ Morton Seven Network, 2003
WORLD COMEDY UNPLUGGED
Stand up Granada / Nine Network, 2003
KATH & KIM (Series 2)
Role: Brett Craig Dir: Ted Emery, ABC TV, 2002
KATH & KIM (Series 1)
Role: Brett Craig Dir: Ted Emery, ABC TV, 2001
ROVE [LIVE]
Guest interview Roving Enterprises, Network TEN, 2001
SUNDAY ROAST
Host Fox 8, 1999
GONGED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Host Nine Network, 1998 / 99
RECOVERY
Stand up ABC TV, 1998
HEY HEY IT’S SATURDAY
Guest host Nine Network, 1998
HESSIE’S SHED
Stand up ABC TV, 1998
IMT
Stand up Nine Network, 1997
THE GIFT
Role: Raf Nine Network / ABC, 1997
BEST OF HEY HEY STAND UPS
Stand up Nine Network, 1996
AUSTRALIAN COMEDIANS IN CONCERT
Stand up Seven Network, 1996
DENTON
Guest interview Seven Network, 1995
SOMETHING HOT BEFORE BED
Stand up ABC TV, 1995
TONIGHT LIVE
Guest host Seven Network, 1993
THE BIG GIG
Various appearances ABC TV, 1991 / 92 / 93
LET THE BLOOD RUN FREE
Role: Warren Cronkshonk Network Tem, 1990 / 91 / 92
THE COMEDY COMPANY
Role: core cast Network Ten 1988 / 89 / 90
MIDDAY WITH RAY MARTIN
Stand up Nine Network, 1988

 

Live 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

 

Radio

GET THIS! WITH TONY MARTIN
Guest Triple M – National, 2006 / 2007
THE SHEBANG
Regular guest Triple M, 2003 / 04 / 05
THE CAGE
Role: Richard Fitzmein (weekly) Triple M Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, 2004
FRIDAY SHOUT Weekly National Drive Program
Co-hosted with Judith Lucy Austereo Network, 2003

 

Film

THREE SUMMERS
Role: Tony. Dir: Ben Elton, Three Summers Films Productions Pty Ltd 2017
LOOKING FOR GRACE
Role: Steve. Dir: Sue Brooks, Looking For Grace Pty Ltd 2014
PAPER PLANES
Role: Mr Hickenlooper. Dir: Robert Connolly, Arenamedia 2014
WELCOME TO DOOKIE (Short)
Role: Ray. Dir: Justin Evans, 2013
KATH & KIMDERELLA

Role: Brett Dir: Ted Emery RTP Film Productions 2012
CRACKERS
Role: Bruno Dir: David Swann, Beyond Films, 1998
BONZA
Lead role Dir: David Swann, 1988
*Winner, Best Short Film Award at the AFI Awards*

 

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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