Flinders Drama Centre Graduates        

International Graduates


Ken Yamamura

  Ken Yamamura is one of the few Asian actors who are on the verge of making it big in Hollywood. He is best known for playing young Ichirō Yashida in the Hugh Jackman-starrer The Wolverine (2013). Ichirō, aka Silver Samurai, was a negative role shared by Ken and Haruhiko Yamanouchi. He also portrayed the character of Takashi in the 2014 remake of Godzilla that starred Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Ken, who is from Japan, started his career with the Australian film Double Happiness Uranium in 2013. Since then, he has appeared in a number of Japanese movies such as The Hybrid: Nue no ko (2015) and Sekigahara (2017), apart from English movies such as The Wolverine and Godzilla. He has also appeared in Japanese TV shows such as Massan (2014) and Kaze no Tôge: Ginkan no Fu (2015). In 2016, he appeared in an episode of science-fiction series Black Mirror. The future of this young Japanese actor looks promising.

Guy Petersen
  Whist at Flinders Drama Centre Guy performed in the productions Mnemonic directed by Tait Muller, The Rivers of China directed by Ali Gordon-Gillespie and Loot directed by James Aubrey. After graduating he performed with Windmill Performing Arts in The Green Sheep for the Come Out Youth Arts Festival. He also appeared on screen in the movie Wolf Creek as a Swedish backpacker.

James Aubrey

  James Aubrey completed an MA in Drama at Flinders University, South Australia. Whilst studying at the Drama Centre he directed several student productions such as Europe, Twelfth Night, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, Cooking With Elvis, Mnemonic and Loot. He also starred as the Narrator for Der Lindberghflug and The Second Hurricane for the Adelaide Festival of Arts in 2000 at Adelaide Town Hall. He was discovered by film director Peter Brook while he was living in Jamaica in 1960 and played the role of Ralph in the classic film The Lord Of The Flies. He went on to study acting at the Drama Centre in London and has worked on numerous major UK TV dramas such as Heartbeat, The Bill, Casualty, Inspector Morse, Emmerdale and many theatre roles. After seeing him perform in The Glass Menagerie, playwright Tennessee Williams sent a copy of his memoirs to him with the following inscription. "To James Aubrey, The Best Tom Wingfield anywhere, ever?". He was due to appear in the film, Shadows of a Stranger (2014), playing the main character David, as well as working on the casting and coaching of other actors. However, he died before filming had begun. Jimmy was loved by all at the Drama Centre and he will be missed dearly.

Lily Carrodus
  At the Drama Centre Lily performed in Play - a digital puppetry project directed by Wojciech Pisarek, Cooking with Elvis directed by James Aubrey, a self-devised project entitled Women's Briefs, Mnemonic directed by Tait Muller, After Dinner directed by Toni Main and The Blue Room directed by Tessa Leong. In 2005 Lily performed in The Auxiliary in Melbourne as Gasworks Theatre with Phrankly Theatre Company directed by Rachel Baring.

Saumya Liyanage
  Saumya is a Sri Lanka actor who completed his MCA at Flinders in 2003.  He was the first recipient of MCA at Flinders and currently working as a lecturer in drama and theatre at the Department of Drama, University of the Visual & Performing Arts in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  Saumya has won several Best Actor Awards and nominations at the national theatre and film festivals.  Best actor awards for theatre include The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter in 1994, Mata Erehiwa Mama in 2001, and The Typist at the State Drama Festival in 1999.  He won a Golden Award for Best Actor for the film Me Mage Sandai at the SIGNIS Film Awards in 2003.  In 2005 he received a Special Jury Award for the same film at the Presidential Awards again.  The films he played lead roles in won international awards.  These include Woosak , awarded best film at the Jeonju International film festival S. Korea 2001/Cinefan award-best feature, Cinefan international film festival-Delhi 2001, and Young cinema award-best feature Singapore 2001 for the film Me Mage Sandai.  In 2005 his movie Forsaken Land won the Camera D, Or at Cannes and the Best Film Award at the 3rd World Film Festival of Bangkok. He completed his PhD at LaTrobe University in Melbourne.

Sazali Othman
  Sazali Bin Abu Othman received his training at Flinders University Drama Centre, Australia and graduated with a BA (Honours) in Drama. Since then, he has worked and collaborated with various companies throughout Singapore and Australia. As an actor, Sazali has appeared in a number of theatre and television shows in both Australia and Singapore. His acting credits include Memory Museum (commissioned by South Australian Centenary of Federation Committee), Savvy TV (Channel 9, South Australia), Panca Tantra (3.14), Midsummer Night's Dream (Teater Ekamatra), Ma Goes Home (Action Theatre), and Fish and Snakes, which was brought to Seoul, Korea by ACT 3 International. Sazali has also directed and written scripts for several local plays for both television and theatre. Among his credits are Cinta Q (Eaglevision for Suria Channel), Dimensi (Eaglevision for Suria), Rama-Rama Hinggap di Jendela (Teater Artistik) and Say No to Violence (Dramaplus Arts). In addition, he has directed many theatre plays for LASALLE College of the Arts and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Wishing to share his knowledge, talents and experience with aspiring artistes, Sazali has taught subjects such as Directing and Performance, Acting, Improvisation, Semiotics of Drama, Voice, Creative Lab, Theatre in Education, Understanding Performance and Theatre Sports at Republic Polytechnic, NAFA and LASALLE College of the Arts.

Samantha Scott-Blackhall
Samantha returned home to Singapore in 2002 after obtaining a First Class Honours Degree from Flinders University of South Australia, majoring in Drama and Directing. Awarded Singaporean Eurasian Director, Samantha has directed over 50 professional theatre productions in the last 12 years. She has worked with several theatre companies in Singapore and continues to cast her net with film Production companies and Advertising companies alike. In 2012, to full houses, presented by Esplanade Theatre's On The Bay and her own company Blank Space Theatre, Samantha directed the Asian Premiere production of Freud's Last Session and received nominations for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Set Design and Best Sound Design at the inaugural Life! Theatre Awards in Singapore. The production won Best Actor and Best Sound Design. At the Life! Theatre Awards 2005 Samantha was awarded Best Director for The Physicists, and at the 2006 Life! Theatre Awards Luna-id was awarded Best Production of the Year for Quills, which was also directed by Samantha. Her most recent directing credits include 8 Women, produced by Sing'Theatre and Tony Award-winning script Red produced by Blank Space Theatre in collaboration with Esplanade Theatre Studios.

Katie Herron Robb
  Katie Herron Robb began her journey with Pangea World Theater in 2000 as an artistic and administrative intern and has worked administratively with Pangea since then. A graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and minor in Mathematics, Katie has also trained extensively as an actor with the Flinders Drama Centre in Adelaide, Australia and DAH Teatar in Belgrade, Serbia. For Pangea, Katie has acted in Oedipus el Rey, Conference of the Birds, Strange Voyage, From the Ashes, Entrances and Exits, In the Mirror, Breaking the Silence (formerly Journey to Safety), Breath, Momentum, and Shattered Images. She has created Mirror, Mirror, a solo performance for the Naked Stages program at Intermedia Arts through the Jerome Foundation, and is creating another solo piece, SoloFlight , with Meena Natarajan, in the coming year, as well as continuing to perform and tour in Praxis International's Will You Hold My Child... She sits on the Executive Committee of the Minnesota Association for Experiential Learning (MAFEL), currently as Treasurer (previously Membership Coordinator).