Brian Lipson

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LADY EATS APPLE Role: God. Dir: Bruce Gladwin. Back to Back Theatre
BACK AT THE DOJO – Role: Dan (older). Dir: Chris Kohn. Belvoir St Theatre
EDMUND. THE BEGINNING Role: Edmund. Dir: Peter Evans. Arts House
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM Role: Theseus/Oberon. Dir: Ben Schostakowski. La Boite
THE TEMPEST Role: Prospero. Dir: John Bell. Bell Shakespeare
WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT – Role: Performer. Malthouse Theatre
THE CRUCIBLE – Role: Danforth. Dir: Sam Strong. MTC
TRIBES Role: Christopher
Dir: Julian Meyrick MTC
THE GOLEM STORY – Role: Rabbi. Dir: Michael Kantor. Malthouse Theatre 2011
LIFE WITHOUT ME Role: Roy Williams. Dir: Peter Evans / MTC. 2010
THE POWER OF YES Role: The Author. Dir: Sam Strong / Belvoir St. 2010
APOCALYSE BEAR TRILOGY Role: Apocalyse Bear (main role). Dir: Brian Lipson & Luke Mullins. Stuck Pigs Squealing/MTC /Melbourne International Arts Festival. 2009
THE DUEL Role: The Mysterious Visitor. Dir: Matthew Lutton /Co-production Sydney Theatre Co & Thin Ice /2009
TWO FACED BASTARD – role: Brian. Dir: Gideon Obarzanek & Lucy Guerin/Chunky Move/Melb International Arts Festival 2008, USA Tour 2009
GRACE Role: Tony. Dir: Marion Potts. MTC /2008
SCORCHED Role: Alphonse. Dir: Neil Armfield/ Company B/2008
THE HISTORY BOYS Role: The Headmaster. Dir: Peter Evans / MTC /2007
BERGGASSE 19 – THE APARTMENTS OF SIGMUND FREUD Role: Lead. Dir: Susie Dee/ Melbourne Int. Arts Festival
GRACE Role; Uncle. Dir: James Brennan / GoD be in my moutH
DINNER Role: Hal. Dir: Julian Meyrick / Melbourne Theatre Company
KRAPP’S LAST TAPE & FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH Role: Krapp & various. Dir: William Henderson & Anne Thompson / Eleventh Hour. 2002
THE GLASS GARDEN Role: Worm. Dir: James Brennan / Next Wave & Sydney Festivals.
THE GOLDBERG VARIATIONS Role: Lead. Dir: Max Gilles / Playbox Theatre
FRED Role: Miles. Dir: Michael Gow / Melbourne Theatre Company
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Role: Mr Gardiner. Dir: Roger Hodgman / Melbourne Theatre Company
ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR Role: Ronald Brewster Wright. Dir: David Latham / Melbourne Theatre Company
HOTEL SORRENTO Role: Edwin. Dir: David Latham / Playbox Theatre
THE HERBAL BED Role: Roche. Dir: Simon Phillips / Melbourne Theatre Company
AND Role: Brian. Dir: Gary Stevens. UK.
BADENHEIM Role: Pappenheim. Dir: Ian Spink / Second Stridee. Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, UK.
IN SAVOY Role: Karl. Dir: Caryl Churchill / Royal National Theatre, London. UK.
THE SKRIKER Role: Black Dog. Dir: Les Waters / Royal National Theatre, London. UK.
CHERYOMUSHKI Role: Baburov. Dir: Lucy Bailey / Lyric Hammersmith, UK.
MOUNTAIN GIANTS Role: Cuccurulo. Dir: Bill Gaskill / Royal National Theatre, London. UK.
THE SCHOOL FOR WIVES Role: Amolfe. Dir: Lucy Bailey / Salisbury Playhouse, UK.
FAST AND DIRTY Role: Edgar Allan Poe. Dir: David Fielding. UK.
SEVEN DOORS Role: Horst. Dir: David Parr / The Gate, UK.
LE BOURGEOIS GENTILHOMME Role: Tailor. Dir: Richard Jones / Royal National Theatre, London, UK.
DON GILL OF THE GREEN BREECHES Role: Camillo. Dir: Lawrence Boswell / The Gate, UK.
THE DOUBLE WEDDING Role: Brown. Dir: Rose English & Julia Bardsley. / Royal Court, UK.
A FLEA IN HER EAR Role: Butler. Dir: Richard Jones / Old Vic Theatre, UK.
AS YOU LIKE IT Role: Le Beaux. Dir: Tim Albery / Old Vic Theatre, UK.
MARY STUART Role: Paulett. Dir: Tim Albery / Greenwich Theatre,UK.
DIFFERENT GHOSTS Role: Cumberland. Dir: Gary Stevens / Edinburgh Traverse, UK.
MENGELE Role: Mengele. Dir: Janeck Alexander / ICA, UK.
THE SUBURBS OF HELL Role: Alan. Dir: Andy Wilson / ICA, UK.
THE PRINCESS OF CLEVES Role: Prince of Cleves. Dir: Tim Albery / ICA, UK.
THE HIDDEN GRIN Role: The Father. Dir: Andy Wilson / Old Red Lion, UK.
CIRCUS LUMIERE Dir: Hilary Westlake / Lumiere and Son / European Tour.
CHICKEN TIKKA Role: Glen Miller. Dir: Andy Wilson / The Space, UK.
THE PRISONER OF ZEN Role: Rudolf / Rudolph. Dir: Peter Godfrey / The Space, UK.


A LARGE ATTENDANCE IN THE ANTECHAMBER Role: Sir Francis Galton. Antechamber Productions
Dir: Lucy Baily, Phelim McDermot Susie Dee, Brian Lipson. Royal Court Theatre Upstairs, Assembly Rooms Edinburgh, Adelaide Festival, Sydney Festival, Spoleto Festival Charleston USA, Festival of the Arts and Ideas New Haven USA, Sydney Opera House, Malthouse Theatre


SONG OF THE BLEEDING THROAT – Director & Designer. Eleventh Hour Theatre 2011
THE HARRY HARLOW PROJECT – Director & Designer. Insite Arts /Full Tilt/Performing Lines National Tour 2011
APOCALYPSE BEAR TRILOGY – Co Director. Stuck Pigs Squealing /MTC/Melb International Arts Festival 2009
BERGGASSE 19 – THE APARTMENTS OF SIGMUND FREUD – Writer & Designer. Melb International Arts Festival 2005
LOVE, DEATH, MUSIC AND PLANTS – A Musical Infringement on the Life of Baron Ferdinand von Mueller – Librettist & Director. Melbourne Botanic Gardens.


NEWTON’S LAW Role: Judge Rob Meldrum. Dir: Jonathan Brough. ABC
JACK IRISH Role: Reverend Dennis. Essential Media/ ABC
THE EX-PM Role: Mr Holly. Dir: Sian David. Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder/ ABC
DEADLINE GALLIPOLI Role: Australian Ambassador. Dir: Michael Rymer. Gallipoli Pictures
GALLIPOLI mini-series: Role: John de Robeck. Endemol Australia
RUSH Role: David Lowitz. Dir: Grant Brown / Southern Star John Edwards.
TANGLE Role: Pharmacist. Dir: Matthew Saville / Southern Star John Edwards /Showcase
ALL SAINTS Role: Timothy Carey. Network Seven
CARLA CAMETTI PD Role: Charles Goodwin. Dir: Ian Watson / SBS
BASTARD BOYS Role: Simon Bornstein. Dir: Ray Quint / ABC
LAST MAN STANDING Role: Kenneth (guest). Burberry Productions
AFTER THE DELUGE Role: Jerry. Dir: Brendan Maher / CoxKnight Productions
RIOT OR REVOLUTION? Role: Governor Charles Hotham. Parham Media
SCOOTER Role: Mr Prescott. Jonathan Schiff Productions
FERGUS McPHAIL Role: Dog Control Officer. Burberry Productions
STINGERS Role: William Brown. Dir: Kevin Carlin / BSLM
MDA Role: Rory Adams. ABC TV / Screentime
THE SECRET LIFE OF US (series 2) Role: Dr Hamish McManus (semi reg). Dir: Cate Shortland/Kate Dennis. Southern Star
CHILD STAR Role: Cobb. Dir: Nadia Tass / Village Roadshow
THE GAMES Role: Neil (guest). ABC TV
ROUND THE TWIST 4 Role: Victor Van Hesling. Australian Children’s TV Foundation
EUGENIE SANDLER P.I Role: Guest. Burberry Productions
BACK BERNER Role: Cardinal Kevin Muldoon. Crackerjack Productions
STINGERS Role: George Papas (guest). Simpson Le Mesurier Films
BLUE HEELERS Role: Robin Summerhayes (guest). Southern Star / West St
GOOD GUYS BAD GUYS Role: Bogdan Wosjahowycz (guest). Simpson Le Mesurier Films
THUNDERSTONE (series 1) Role: Akqua. Jonathan M Shiff Productions
BAD BOY BLUES Role: Mr Thompson. BBC
THE BILL Role: Guest. ITV
YOUNG FREUD Role: Sigmund Freud. Fisher Dike


HOLDING THE MAN Role: Father O’Malley. Dir: Neil Armfield. Goalpost Pictures
SUCKER – Role: The Birdman. Dir: Ben Chessell. Three Card Monte
THE BOOK OF REVELATION Role: James. Dir: Ana Kokkinos
THE TRAGEDY OF HAMLET PRINCE OF DENMARK Role: Polonius. Dir: Oscar Redding / A Poor Theatre Production
THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD Role: the Father. Dir: Ben Chessell / Miramax.
THE DROVER’S BOY Role: Minanla. Yirandi Productions
VITALOGY Role: Thomas. Flaming Heart Productions
CHARLIE CHAPLIN Role: Brompton. Dir: Richard Attenborough
HOWARD’S END Role: Police Sergeant. Dir: James Ivory
THE INNOCENT SLEEP Role: Harris. Dir: James Smith


VOSS Role: Palfreyman. BBC Radio / Producer Janet Whitakker


2016 Green Room Award – Best Writing in Independent Theatre – Edmund. The Beginning (Artshouse)
2016 Nomination for Green Room Award – Best Male Actor in Independent Theatre – Edmund. The Beginning (Artshouse)
2014 Nomination for Green Room Award – Best Actor – The Crucible
2011/2012 Australia Council Fellowship.
2000 Green Room Award – Best Male Actor – A Large Attendance in the Antechamber
2000 Green Room Award – Best Production in Independent Theatre – A Large Attendance in the Antechamber
2001 Green Room Award – Best Ensemble – Inside 01 (Playbox)
1998 Nomination for Green Room Award – Best Male Actor in a feature role, “Hotel Sorrento”

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