Ben Winspear

Ben Winspear

Ben has acted for many of Australia’s leading theatre companies and festivals. He played Pip in Great Expectations (MTC), Frankenstein (in Frankenstein) for Sydney Theatre Company, and Faust (in Faustus) for QTC.  He won the Helpmann for Best Actor in Baghdad Wedding for Belvoir Street, where he has also performed in Elektra/Orestes, and has also appeared in King Lear (as Edmund) for Bell Shakespeare, Long Day’s Journey into Night for Queensland Theatre Company, This Uncharted Hour for Tas Performs and The Sea Project, The Midlands for Mudlark Theatre Co. and Emerald City and Clarke in Sarajevo for Griffin, where he is the current Artistic Associate. Other theatre credits include Love Lies Bleeding, Same Same but Different, Burnt Sonata, and Urfaust. Ben most recently performed in Scenes from a Marriage for Queensland Theatre Co.

On the small screen Ben was nominated for an AFI for his role in the ABC’s My Place and has also had ongoing roles in Underbelly Badness and A Place to Call Home. Guest appearances include Rake, House of Hancock, Panic at Rock Island, Crownies, Old School and Black Comedy.

Ben’s feature film credits include The Babadook, Breeding in Captivity and more recently Bad Girl and The Suitor.

Ben Winspear

Television

HOUSE OF HANCOCK
Role: Con Heliotis. Dir: Mark Joffe. CJZ /Arresting Television / Nine Network 2015
A PLACE TO CALL HOME (SERIES 3)
Role: Rene Nordman (lead cast). Seven Network Operations /Foxtel 2015
BLACK COMEDY
Role: Guest cast. Dir: Craig Anderson, Beck Cole. ABC / Scarlett Pictures 2014
RAKE (SERIES 3)
Role: Sebastian Strong. Dir: Kate Dennis, Rowan Woods. Essential Media / ABC 2014
A PLACE TO CALL HOME (SERIES 2)
Role: Rene Nordman.  Seven Network Operations 2014
OLD SCHOOL
Role: Roger. Dir: Gregor Jordan. Matchbox Pictures / ABC 2014
UNDERBELLY: BADNESS
Role: DSC Tim Browne (lead cast). Screentime / Nine Network 2012
CROWNIES
Role: Dr Preston. Dir: Jet Wilkinson. Screentime / ABC 2011
PANIC AT ROCK ISLAND
Role: Baz Gaha. Dir: Tony Tilse. Rock Island Productions 2011
MY PLACE
Role: Michaelis. Dir: Michael James Rowland.  Matchbox Pictures / ABC 2009

Film

REMEMBERING AGATHA (short)
Role: Bill. Dir: Emma Magenta. See Pictures 2017
PILE (short)
Role: Jovan. Dir: Tony Radevski. Opening Act Films 2017
THE SUITOR
Role: Mr Stappleton. Dir: Kate Riedl. Dragonet Films 2017
PERRY (short)
Role: Leading role. Dir: Matt Day. Strange Matter Films 2016
BAD GIRL
Role: Peter. Dir: Fin Edquist. Kmunnications Productions 2016
BREEDING IN CAPTIVITY
Role: Andrew Breeding. Dir:  Lucien Simon / Mast Films & Screen Tasmania 2015
THE BABADOOK
Role: Oskar. Dir: Jennifer Kent.  Babadook Films P/L 2014
THE LAST GOODBYE
Role: Joel. Dir: Samantha Rebillet 2013
RICOCHET
Role: Oliver. Dir: Laura Scrivano / AFTRS 2012
LOVELESS
Role: Max. Dir: Simon Bossell. 2011
EVERY OTHER WEEKEND
Role: Bart.  Dir: Tim Slade / Vast Productions 2008
HEART TO HEART
Role: Steve. Dir: Kim Farrant / AFTRS

Theatre

SCENES FROM A MARRIAGE
Role: Johann. Dir: Paige Rattray. Queensland Theatre Co 2017
ELEKTRA/ORESTES
Role: Aegisthus. Dir: Anne-Louise Sarks. Belvoir St Theatre 2015
THE MIDLANDS
Role: Jeffrey. Dir: Paige Rattray. Mudlark Theatre 2013
THE SEA PROJECT
Role: Maciek. Dir: Paige Rattray / Mudlark Theatre Co 2012
THIS UNCHARTED HOUR
Role: Adam.  Dir: Robert Jarman / Tasmania Performs 2011
FAUSTUS
Role: Faustus. Dir: Michael Gow. Bell Shakespeare/QTC 2011
BAGDAD WEDDING
Role: Salim. Dir: Geordie Brookman.  Belvoir St Theatre 2009
FRANKENSTEIN
Role: Dr Frankenstein. Dir: Ralph Myers. Sydney Theatre Co 2008
LOVE LIES BLEEDING
Role: Sean. Dir: Lee Lewis. Sydney Theatre Co. 2007
NOW THAT COMMUNISM IS DEAD MY LIFE FEELS EMPTY
Role: Fred. Dir: Max Lyandvert. Playbox 2006
PAN
Role: Hook. Dir: Joseph Couch. B Sharp 2006
SAME, SAME, BUT DIFFERENT
Role: John. Dir: Kate Champion. Force Majeure 2002
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
Role: Pip. Dir: Simon Phillips. MTC / STC 2002
MY HEAD WAS A SLEDGEHAMMER
Role: Young Man. Dir: Max Lyandvert.  B Sharp 2001
URFAUST
Role: Valantine. Dir: Benedict Andrews. Performing Lines 1999-2000
LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
Role:Edmund. Dir: Michael Donald Edwards. Queensland Theatre Co 1999
BURN SONATA
Role: Son. Dir: Nikki Heywood.  Adelaide Festival 1998
CLARK IN SARAJEVO
Role: Various. Dir: Ros Horin.  Griffin Theatre Co 1998
KING LEAR
Role: Edmund. Dir: Barrie Kosky.  Bell Shakespeare Co 1998

Awards

2009 Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a play for Baghdad Wedding

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