Featured Collaborator: Paul English

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Paul has been in over 25 productions for the Melbourne Theatre Company including The Crucible, Music, Measure for Measure, All My Sons, Shark Fin Soup, The Woman In The Window, Much Ado About Nothing, Present Laughter, No Going Back, Othello, The Dutch Courtesan, Racing Demon, The Taming of the Shrew, Mad Forest, The Tempest, See How They Run, A Respectable Wedding, Twelfth Night and Europe.

He was a founding member of the Keene/Taylor Theatre Project, performing in The Violin, Homeland, Beneath Heaven, What Remains, River, A Glass Of Twilight; and has continued to work with Ariette Taylor and her Company, most notably playing the title role in Chekhov’s Ivanov, Satin in Gorky’s The Lower Depths and last year in Dreamers, all at Fortyfivedownstairs.  Paul co-devised and performed, with Helen Morse and violist Isabel Morse, a program of poetry and music The Power of Love also at Fortyfivedownstairs. For Bell Shakespeare he has performed in King Lear and for Black Swan State Theatre Company in Ninety. At Playbox he appeared in Good Works (and national tour), Salt, Crazy Brave, A Return To The Brink and Rapture, for which he was nominated for a Helpmann Award.  Other theatre work includes Stoppard’s Arcadia, Sydney Theatre Company (and national tour); Cabaret and Closer, STC of SA; Translations, The Ensemble; Rooted, Theatre South; The Department, Theatre A.C.T.; Controlled Crying, Shy Tiger.  Paul worked in Perth in the early 1980s in Ghosts, Hole in the Wall; King Lear and As You Like It, Mason-Miller; and played Hamlet at the Playhouse, Hole in the Wall/NTC co-production.   He played Thomas More in A Man For All Seasons for Complete Works Theatre Company, touring Victoria.  

Paul directed the Malthouse Education Program of Speaking in Tongues in 2005 and was Associate Director on Kate Cherry’s Black Swan production of The Year Of Magical Thinking for the 2009 Perth Festival and tour of WA. 

His TV credits include Love & Fury, The Dr.Blake Mysteries, Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, SeaChange, All Saints, City Homicide, MDA, Curtin and, most recently, Gallipoli.

Paul English was featured in PLEXUS SQUARED: The Launch on 20 May 2015 at Deakin Edge, Federation Square.