Simon Westaway is one of Australia’s most talented screen actors. He has worked with some of the world’s greatest film directors including George Miller and Terrance Malick. Most Australians recognise him as Mick Gatto in the now iconic and hit Australian television series “Underbelly”. Simon is back at Screenwise Studios to guide aspiring actors this September for Screen Acting Intermediate. These acting classes will challenge acting students to bring out their best.
Going beyond the basics of screen acting, Simon continues to receive praise from students for his guidance in exploring their personas in front of the camera. From maintaining performance in a scene to understanding the technical facets of working as an actor on set, Simon leads aspiring actors to a greater understanding of the Film and Television Industry.
This September, Simon will be leading acting students through a range of approaches designed to improve and perfect acting auditions and screen technique. Screen Acting Intermediate runs for six consecutive weeks. Classes are strictly limited to 14 participants so that tutors can focus on each actor on an intimate level.
Simon’s Extended Credits: His extensive list of television credits includes Blue Heelers, Small Claims, White Collar Blue, Temptation, and Stingers. Simon film credits include roles in Australian Rule, Komodo, The Thin Red Line, Babe: Pig In The City, and Cable.
Simon is an accomplished voice artist with an extensive list of commercials to his credit. He was part of director George Miller’s highly successful Happy Feet. He was awarded Best Supporting Actor by the Film Critics Circle of Australia for his performance in the film Australian Rules. Visit Simon’s IMBD Profile here to learn more.