Bryan Probets BRYAN PROBETS

BIOGRAPHY

 

Born in England in 1971 Bryan Probets was raised in Brisbane, Australia. From an early age Probets had a passion for performing, starting classical dance at age three with his two sisters.

Probets continued to train in dance into his early teens, and whilst he loved his dance he discovered a strong passion for acting during his high school years. Following graduation and after completing a degree in Humanities at Griffith University graduating with Honors he further pursued this passion by studying acting at the University of Southern Queensland graduating with a Bachelor of Creative Arts in 1995.

His studies have lead to a strong career in film, television and theatre. In 2003 Probets was a member of Queensland Theatre Company's emerging actors' ensemble winning the Equity award for best emerging actor for that year.

His credits with Queensland Theatre Company include The Importance of Being Earnest, Private Fears in Public Places, A Christmas Carol (playing the role of Scrooge), Mano Nera, The Cherry Orchard, The Venetian Twins, Scapin, The Lonesome West, and The Road to the She-Devil's Salon. Other theatre credits include Wishing Well, The Danger Age, The Year Nick McGowan Came to Stay, Operator, Creche and Burn, Way Out West and Milo's Wake (La Boite Theatre), The Man Who Sold the World (Zen Zen Zo) The Woman in Black, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like it (Harvest Rain Theatre), and The Legend of King Omalley (On Giant's Shoulders).

Probets has also been recognized further for his theatre work receiving the Matilda Award Commendation for his work for in The Lonesome West and The Road to the She-Devil's Salon.

His film credits include The Proposition, Nim's Island, Subdivision, Daybreakers, The Horseman, Hildegarde and Triangle. Television roles have included Love Weights, The Pyjama Girl, Fat Cow Motel, The Starter Wife and Monarch Cove,

Bryan is not only known for his stage and film talent, he is also a well versed voice over artist, used regular in radio and most notably the international CGI series Farmkids playing a Geriatric Rooster and a megalomaniac Goldfish.

Bryan is also a singer and guitarist and in this capacity toured in the La Boite Theatre/ Performing Lines production of Milo's Wake in 2002.

In his spare time he enjoys the company of his wife and three lovely children and is a great lover of jazz.

FILMOGRAPHY

2007
• NIM'S ISLAND Aussie Tourist Feature Film / Film Farm / Dir: Jennifer Flackett & Mark Levin
• DAYBREAKERS Carl Feature Film / Lionsgate / Prod: Chris Brown / Dir: Michael and Peter Spierig
• PUNISHMENT David Independent Feature / Dir: Danny Matier

2006
• THE HORSEMAN Walters Feature Film / Dir: Steven Kastrissios

2004
• THE PROPOSITION Officer Dunn Feature Film / Dir: John Hillcoat

2000
• HILDEGARDE Postman A Duck Film Pty Ltd / Dir: Di Drew
• THE PYJAMA GIRL Policeman Short Film / Dir: Mary-Ann Lynch

1998
• MAFIA Mr Luciano Short Film / Angie Field / Rebecca Evans

1996
• THE BIRTHDAY Party Guest Short Film


THEATRE
2008
• THE DANGER AGE Policeman,Broadcaster,President La Boite Theatre / Dir: Ian Lawson
• THE WISHING WELL Ensemble La Boite Theatre / Matrix Theatre /Dir: Michael Futcher
• THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST John Worthing Queensland Theatre Company / Dir: Michael Gow

2007
• THE YEAR NICK MCGOWAN CAME TO STAY Dad / Angus / Record Singer La Boite Theatre Company / Dir: Sean Mee
• PRIVATE FEARS IN PUBLIC PLACES Stewart Queensland Theatre Company + interstate tour / Dir: Michael Gow

2006
• OPERATOR Jake La Boite Theatre / Dir: Sean Mee
• HERMES AND THE NAKED FLAME Hermes / Henry Queensland Arts Council / La Boite Theatre / Dir : Scott Witt

2005
• CRECHE & BURN Robert La Boite Theatre / Dir: Ian Lawson
• CREDO - THE INNOCENCE OF GOD Speaker Queensland Music Festival / Dir: Andrea Molino
• A CHRISTMAS CAROL Scrooge Queensland Theatre Company / Dir: Scott Witt
• MANO NERA Sgt Collyer Queensland Theatre Company / Dir: Jean-Marc Russ

2004

• LIFE X 3 Henri QTC Rehearsed Reading / Sunshine Coast Tour / Dir: Leticia Caceres
• THE AMAZING MAGICIAN GOES TROPPO Narrator Queensland Ballet
• THE CHERRY ORCHARD Trofimov Queensland Theatre Company / Dir: Michael Gow
• THE VENETIAN TWINS Lalio Queensland Theatre Company / Dir: Michael Gow
• THREE BELLS: THE 1954
• COLLINSVILLE MINING

2003
• QTC ENSEMBLE 2003 Queensland Theatre Company
• LONESOME WEST Father Welsh Queensland Theatre Company / Dir: Jon Halpin (Matilda Award Commendation)
• ROAD TO THE SHE-DEVIL'S SALON Les/String/Lickerford Queensland Theatre Company / Dir: Scott Witt (Matilda Award Commendation)
• THE WORKS Various Queensland Theatre Company
• SCAPIN Octave Queensland Theatre Company / State Theatre Company of South Australia / Dir: Scott Witt

2002
• MILO'S WAKE Band Member La Boite Theatre / Performing Lines National Tour / Dir: Andrew Buchanan
• THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD Rosser Zen Zen Zo / Dir: Simon Woods

2001
• JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT Pharaoh Harvest Rain
• LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Sir Nathaniel Harvest Rain / Andrew Buchanan
• WAY OUT WEST Various La Boite Theatre / QPAT / Dir: Sean Mee

2000
• AS YOU LIKE IT Corin Harvest Rain / Dir: Jennifer Flowers
• THE LEGEND OF KING O'MALLEY Billy Hughes, Ensemble On Giants' Shoulders
• KING LEAR Edgar Trocadero Productions

1999
• MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Balthazar, Verges Harvest Rain / Dir: Andrew Buchanan
• THE CREATURES ARE STIRRING 2 Various Harvest Rain / Dir: Andrew Buchanan
• THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Jack Worthing Harvest Rain
• HAMLET Rosencrantz, Marcellus, ostrich Matrix/QPAT / Dir: Lewis Jones
• THE WOMAN IN BLACK The Actor The Edge/Harvest Rain / Dir:Jennifer Flowers

1998
• THE CREATURES ARE STIRRING Various / Dir: Andrew Buchanan
• KING HENRY VI PART I Vernon Grin & Tonic
• OH WHAT A LOVELY WAR Various Harvest Rain
• EASTER LIVE '98 Herod Joint Venture
• THE ZOO STORY Jerry QUT Arts Festival
• A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Oberon The Groundlings 1997
• THE SINGER The Singer Harvest Rain
• LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST King Ferdinand The Groundlings

1996
• A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Richard Rich Harvest Rain
• GODSPELL Jeffrey Harvest Rain
• EASTER LIVE '96 Judas Joint Venture

TELEVISION

2006
• MONARCH COVE Motel Clerk US Series / Freemantle Media
• THE STARTER WIFE Vernon USA Network/Hay Pop Pty Ltd / Dir: Jon Avnet
• BANK OF QLD "LUKE POWER" Bank Teller TV Commercial / Clemenger BBDO / Taxi Film

2005
• FARMKIDS Voice Actor (US Accent) International Children's Animation Series

2004
• DISASTER Newsreader Genesis Productions / Dir: Craig Proudley

2001
• LOVE WEIGHTS Husband SBS / Dir: Anthony Mullins