David James

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A NIDA graduate, David’s career as an actor spans more than two decades. On stage, he has worked for many of Australia’s leading theatre companies including Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare, Queensland Theatre Company, Black Swan, Griffin and Pork Chop Productions. David’s more recent theatre credits include The Speechmaker (MTC), David Williamson’s When Dad Married Fury (HIT Productions), Australia Day (MTC/STC), All About My Mother (MTC) and Ying Tong (STC/MTC/QTC). He also toured Australia and NZ in the Helpmann Award winning production of the musical Avenue Q.

On television, David is best known for his role in Working Dog’s political satire The Hollowmen and was a presenter of ABC TV’s Playschool for 15 years, also touring nationally as part of its live concert program. Recent television credits include Childhood’s End, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, It’s a Date, Howzat: Kerry Packer’s War, Chandon Pictures, City Homicide and Very Small Business. David’s film credits include Healing, Any Questions For Ben?, The Rage in Placid Lake, Fish ‘n’ Chips and the award-winning Prick.

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