Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

Class of 1987

Nicholas Hope
Nicholas Hope graduated from Flinders Drama Centre in 1987 and has been acting professionally since 1989. His first role in a feature film was as the lead in Rolf De Heer's acclaimed Bad Boy Bubby. The film won various awards including the Venice Film Festival CIAC (popular) award (Best Film), the Australian Film Industry Award (Best Actor in a Feature Film), the Valencienne Festival of Action and Adventure Award (Audience Award), and the Australian Cinematographers Award (Best Actor). His memoir Brushing the Tip of Fame was published by Bantam Books in 2005; in 2006 produced a monologue The Colour Of Panic which played in Sydney at the Sydney Opera House Studio and in Oslo, Norway. His first short film, Complicity, premiered at the Sydney Film Festival 2010. Nicholas has worked around the world in film, television and theatre, and have been published in a variety of mediums.

Nic Hurcombe
  Nic graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) in the late eighties where he majored in Drama and Visual Arts. Since graduating he has appeared in many productions with a variety of theatre companies and arts organisations including twice as an ensemble member of Magpie Theatre, the State Theatre Company for Young People; writing and performing in many productions in festivals, in theatres and schools all around SA and interstate. He has appeared in several productions with the Adelaide Festival Centre Trust, Patch Theatre and The Red Shed Company. Nic has appeared in South Pacific, The Stowaway and The Captains Cat, as Peter the Great in The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Ruysch for Vitalstatistix and in The Last Acre for Oddbodies Theatre Co. Nic is also a consummate MC and singer appearing nightly for the inaugural Cabaret Festival, The Fringe Club and at The Squeezebox for the Adelaide Festival. Nic has also appeared in television and film productions including the feature film Spank and McLeod's Daughters. He is currently a member of Arts SA's Performing Arts Peer Group Assessment Panel. Nic is experienced in stage and graphic designer having designed for arts organisations such as State Theatre Company of SA, Windmill Performing Arts Company, Double Bind Productions, Praxis, Red Shed Co, Cirkidz, AFCT, The Adelaide Fringe Festival, Cameron Mackintosh, NIDA Company, The Really Useful Company, City of Sydney, Company B Belvoir and STC.

Soula Alexander
  Soula Alexander is a professional voice over artist, actor and TV presenter and has been working in the industry for over 2 decades. As a voice artist, Soula has voiced projects both nationally and internationally from TV and Radio ads, to websites, telemessages and IVR's, awards presentations, documentaries, even animations! As a trained actor, she can take direction quickly and easily and receives high praise for her warm, natural and professional approach to all things voice over. Soula is a regular advertorial presenter on Channel 7's The Morning Show, Mornings on Channel 9 and has been the face for Lincraft stores nationwide for many years.

Ian Dixon
  Ian has worked as writer, director and actor, including, film, commercial television and international theatre (he took over from Guy Pearce to play the lead role in Grease). He studied Drama, Cinema Studies and English Literature as well as filmmaking at the VCA where he also completed his PhD in the films of John Cassavetes. Ian's films have won directing awards internationally. Ian is currently writing a screenplay funded by Film Victoria (Captivity Captive with novelist Rodney Hall). Ian has also been funded to write feature films for the AFC. Ian's directing credits include Wee Jimmy (half hour drama for SBS – won director commendation at San Francisco International Film Festival), The Raptor Detail (short), Cut (VCA major film – won Gold at Australian Cinematographers Society Awards). Ian has had extensive training as a director including Film Victoria/AFC assisted traineeships on Neighbours (he went on to direct the series) Blue Heelers , (directed significant portion of episodes), Horace and Tina (directed scenes). Ian has written two novels and has worked as a lecturer in filmmaking at the VCA, Monash and Melbourne University, RMIT, SAE Institute and Open Channel Film School, Holmesglen Institute and Qantm College. He works as an independent producer of film and video and has been assistant to the Artistic Director of the Australia Korea Foundation for the Department of Foreign Affairs. His debut feature film Crushed (writer/director/producer) screened at Cinema Nova in 2009. Ian's acting work can be viewed on Rush, City Homicide, Blue Heelers, Martial Law, Guinevere Jones, Heartbreak High, Struck by Lightning and Shadows of the Heart.

Graham Kelleher
  Graham Kelleher graduated from Flinders Drama Centre in 1987. He is a versatile and entertaining performer with over twenty year's experience. He has been an MC and a corporate entertainer. Whether it's presenting the new product range for Bosch at the Better Homes & Garden Show or playing the Ringmaster for David Clarke's (Macquarie Bank) 60th birthday extravaganza Graham brings a fresh and energetic approach. On stage he performed with Red Shed in Turning The Tables, Buried Child, Road and 'Tis Pity She's A Whore. He has performed with Mainstreet Theatre Company, The State Opera of South Australia and many shows in Sydney with Theatre Of Desire. Graham is also an experienced magician. His TV credits include a guest role on All Saints.

Briony Williams
  Briony Williams studied acting at Flinders University Drama Centre, South Australia, and at the HB Studio in New York. She has worked in Theatre, Film & Television in Australia for the last 20 years, most notably for the SA State Theatre Co, Bell Shakespeare and The Australian Shakespeare Co. For television Briony played Mum, the adult female lead, in two series of the Australian Film Industry & Logie (Australian Television Awards) winning, BAFTA nominated children's television production of Lockie Leonard. Briony was a founding member of the Sydney physical theatre company Theatre of Desire, and her one woman show premiered in New York's Don't Tell Mama cabaret. Her other guest roles on TV include All Saints, Neighbours, Blue Heelers and Packed To The Rafters.

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