Sep 4, 2018
John left us wanting more with his artistic portrayal of how Heathcote in Wuthering Heights paved the way for romantic ideals of love and relationships. Co-host Johnathan Colbert and I delved into how films like 50 Shades of Grey set the scene for a new era in the bedrooms of millions. Discussed was the notion that hand cuffs can be a positive for the bedroom if done with awareness and fun. Also discussed were the negative messages that can come from film and be adopted as ‘normal’ in relationships.
O’Hare MFA, BA
John has been nominated as Best Actor in the 2018 Sydney Critics’ Awards for his role as Tommy in 'The Night Alive' by Conor McPherson. As a director John received the Melbourne Green Room Award of Best Production for 'Wolf Lullaby' by Hilary Bell and the Irish Times Critics Award for Much Ado About Nothing, starring Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Inception).
A Graduate of the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, John works as an actor, director, producer and acting teacher in Sydney. John was the Head of Acting at QUT, Brisbane 2000 to 2003 and AFTT, Sydney from 2004 to 2016 where he designed a course which is now a leader in performing arts training in Sydney.
His highlights in theatre include: The Night Alive by Conor McPherson, The Seafarer by Conor McPherson, The Gigli Concert (O’Punksky’s, Sydney Theatre Company and Perth Festival), Plough and the Stars (Hole in the Wall), Much Ado About Nothing (Kilkenny Arts Festival), The Seafarer, Blue Remembered Hills, The Slab Boys, Little Malcolm & his struggle against the Eunuchs, Observe the Sons of Ulster (O’Punksky’s Theatre), Address Unknown (Seymour Centre & Bondi Pavilion), The Cavalcaders & The Faith Healer (Ensemble Theatre), Wolf Lullaby & Stitching (Griffin Theatre), Blue Remembered Hills & Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Belvoir St), The Cripple of Inishmaan, Much Ado About Nothing, Arcadia (Sydney Theatre Company), The Shaugraun (Melbourne Theatre Company), Shakespeare’s R&J (Bell Shakespeare). Wolf Lullaby (Belvoir Street & Griffin Theatre).
Among many radio credits with the ABC Radio National, John’s Film & TV credits include The Sky is Beautiful, A Long Road to Heaven, Child of Air, Storm in a Teacup, and Blackrock, Packed to the Rafters, Cops LAC, Tough Nuts, Blue Healers, Rogue Nation, GP, Home and Away, Heroes II: The Return, and Country Practice.