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Francis Greenslade : biography

3 October 1962 -

Francis Greenslade (born 3 October 1962 in Honiara, Solomon Islands) is an Australian actor specialising in comedy roles. He also teaches acting.

Body of work

Movies

  • Keeper
  • Introducing Gary Petty
  • Theatre Sports
  • Fergus McPhail

Television

  • East of Everything
  • Winners & Losers
  • The Bazura Project
  • The Librarians
  • All Saints
  • City Homicide
  • Newstopia
  • Bastard Boys
  • Marshall Law
  • Micallef Programme
  • Micallef Tonight
  • Pig's Breakfast
  • Blue Heelers
  • SeaChange
  • Water Rats
  • The Games
  • Full Frontal
  • Critical Mass

Greenslade also appeared in Red Faces during 1987 on Hey Hey It's Saturday

Narration

Greenslade is a prolific narrator of audio books including:-

  • Death Delight by Gabrielle Lord
  • The Gizmo by Paul Jennings
  • 48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls
  • The Art of War for Executives by Sun Tzu; Donald G. Krause
  • The Book of Secrets by Tom Harper
  • Lost temple by Tom Harper
  • Bachelor kisses by Nick Earls
  • Walter wants to be a werewolf! by Richard Harland
  • Lethal factor by Gabrielle Lord
  • HMAS Sydney by Tom Frame
  • Backs to the Wall by G.D. Mitchell

Theatre

Melbourne Theatre Company

  • The Madwoman of Chaillot
  • Urinetown
  • Things We Do for Love
  • Man the Balloon
  • Blabbermouth

Sydney Theatre Company

  • Navigating

Playbox

  • Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee
  • Waking Eve
  • Competitive Tenderness
  • Babes in the Wood

Malthouse

  • Optimism
  • The Odyssey
  • Tartuffe

State Theatre Company (SA)

  • The Club
  • School for Scandal
  • Cosi
  • The Tempest
  • Accidental Death of an Anarchist
  • Marat/Sade
  • The Comedy of Errors

Magpie Theatre

  • Funerals and Circuses
  • Chutney
  • Snap
  • Prince of Knumbskulls
  • Radio Dazef

Arena Theatre Company

  • The Emperor's New Clothes

Red Shed

  • Desert

Patch

  • Evensong for Antarctica

The Marat Pack

  • The Ages of Man
  • Bishop Takes Knight
  • As Time Goes By
  • Not One But Two

Community work

Greenslade was a guest host at The Impossible Orchestra: 24 Hour Concert where Australia and New Zealand musicians played a world-first 24-hour symphony concert to raise awareness of the Care Aware campaign. Care Aware highlights the significant contribution Australia’s unpaid family carers make to the community.

Early life

In the 1980s, Greenslade studied at the University of Adelaide where he first met Shaun Micallef. They performed together in the university's Footlights Club starting a professional and personal connection that still exists. Greenslade now lives in Melbourne with his family.

Personal life

Greenslade is married and he and his wife, Louise, have 3 children.

He enjoys listening to music and he also plays a range of musical instruments; clarinet, keyboard, accordion, guitar, ukulele and recorder.

He is also an accomplished debater and has won many awards.

Teaching

Greenslade also teaches acting including drama at The National Theatre Drama School and at the Film & Television Studio International

Television

Greenslade has performed with Shaun Micallef in many television shows including The Micallef Program, Welcher and Welcher, Micallef Tonight and Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell. They both also appeared in Full Frontal.

Greenslade has also appeared on children's comedy Pig's Breakfast, SeaChange, Blue Heelers, Water Rats, The Games and Marshall Law as well as in the 2003 Australian feature film Take Away (with Stephen Curry).

He currently stars as Brian Gross in the Seven Network show 'Winners and Losers' alongside Denise Scott who plays his on-screen wife Trish.

Theatre

Greenslade has extensive theatre experience, appearing in numerous productions for the Malthouse Theatre, the Melbourne Theatre Company,Playbox Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia and the Magpie Theatre Company.

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