Lindsay Farris | Biography

Lindsay Farris is an Australian born actor, author, musician and entrepreneur.

Lindsay’s theatre credits include the title role in Hamlet (NIDA YAS), The Little Dog Laughed (Ensemble Theatre), Inside Out (CDP), The Keeper (Micah Projects), Blowing Whistles (Focus Theatre/B#), Emergence (Synarcade), One in a Hundred (The Street Theatre),  I’m Not Rappaport (Ensemble Theatre), Seven Little Australians (New Theatre), Love of the Nightingale (NIDA), Hello Dolly (The Production Company) and a national tour with Brainstorm Productions. He most recently appeared in Edward Gant’s Amazing Feats of Loneliness at the Sydney Theatre Company and again in Hamlet for Sport for Jove.

In television, Lindsay’s credits include Rescue Special Ops, My Place, Sea Patrol, All Saints, Marking Time, Blue Water High and The Sleepover Club.

In film, Lindsay has appeared in lead roles in the feature films Twists of Fate, Soul T.V. Drama, On the lurk with Roy and HG, Radio Pirates, Primal, and Bad Behaviour alongside John Jarratt, which had its American premiere at the Cinequest Film Festival and for which he won best actor at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival. He will next appear in the feature film Geography of the Hapless Heart alongside Bonnie Wright, known for the role of Ginny Weasley in the Harry Potter franchise. He has most recently been working on Paradise Lost alongside Bradley Cooper and Casey Affleck, in the blockbuster feature based on the John Milton poem, developed by Legendary Pictures (Inception, Clash of the Titans, The Dark Knight) and Warner Bros directed by Alex Proyas.

Short films include Chicom, Crosshairs, The Ground Beneath and Splintered which both received much acclaim internationally including a number of best actor awards, best film at the Slamdance Film Festival in 2005 and both films were contenders for the 2006 and 2010 Academy Awards.

As a classical pianist and burlesque performer, Lindsay has performed at clubs and venues nationally including the Sydney Opera House, Vanguard, Metro and Spanish Club.

As a writer, Lindsay has seen a number of plays through the workshop process including Sugar Bowl, completed in 2005 and Touch in 2006. As dramaturge, Farris has worked on a number of plays including Growing Up, A little touch of Chaos and Inside Out. Lindsay is currently completing his premiere novel A young actor’s guide to being a Wanker and a film adaptation of Jack Marx’ Moloch.

Lindsay teaches regularly at Newtown High School of the Performing Arts and has been a theatre lecturer at schools nationally and dramatic events including the NSW Riverina School’s Drama Camp, NIDA Young Actors Studio and the NSW State Drama Ensemble. Lindsay also lectures regularly at schools and community centres on acting, drama in education and Shakespeare.

Lindsay is currently Artistic Director of the National Youth Theatre Company.

Lindsay has been a proud member of MEAA since 2002.

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