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6' 3" (1.91m)
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Agnosticism and it’s important
Might want kids
Has cats
English (Fluently)
My self-summary
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Big question. Small space... Let me ponder this for a moment...


Right. Well that filled three lines. I suppose I can address the topic at hand now...

I am a student. I am a student of far too many things. My first year at Uni was made up of eight papers ranging from Shakespeare, through Formal Logic, through Biochemistry, Greek Mythology, Astronomy and Computer Science...

As is fairly evident I had no idea what I was looking for...

So in second year I decided to do something that would help me understand myself better. So I took a far more focussed year in Psychology, Japanese Culture, Japanese and Sex, Death and Salvation in Asian Religions...

It wasn't until I realised I was piking off my lectures in favour of rehearsals and performances for every show that fell into my lap that I realised where I should be... I left University to do what I wanted to do instead of what I'd always been told I should be doing...

A while back now I graduated from the well renowned (in New Zealand at least, tiny wee place that it is) Hagley Theatre Company. I then went on to study as a full time dance student with the Hagley Dance Company, to expand my skill base as a performer. Because, at heart, that's what I am... a performer, actor, dancer, singer... but don't ever call me a Thespian... I despise that word. Reeks of pretention and lack of dedication to the craft.

I'll have to rephrase that actually. I am an actor in that it's what I do, and what I love, it doesn't however encompass much in the way of what I am.

That said, one is always in need of a fallback option. The acting industry is notoriously unreliable as a source of income after all. Therefore, I went back to uni and got myself a BSc in Philosophy (started in Biochemistry, did one paper and got hooked), just to make sure I have my bases covered. I spent a year as a tutor with the Philosophy Department and then went on to do Honours. I'm now in that strange interim stage between having finished studying and finding where to go next. Work, acting, or a doctorate?

If you've managed to wade through all that... I'm impressed! Patience is, after all, a virtue...

In conclusion, and in brief, because I've waffled on quite enough... I am a philosopher, an artist (Not the drawing kind. I wish I was, but it's just beyond me), a hopeless romantic, and, if I'm going to be completely honest about it, a bit of a geek.

I am honourable, creative, and intellectual
What I’m doing with my life
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Study, study, study with a healthy dash of teaching... and acting as often as I can. I'm developing a nice little sideline as a stagefighting instructor as well.

So yes, philosophy, theatre, stagefighting, the occasional short film, and a side dish of constructive geekery...

That about sums it up.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I hate this question. As I hate auditions, self-written bios and immodesty.

Have at thee, arrogance!

(Bonus points if you can pick the reference) :)
The first things people usually notice about me
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At the current moment? The eyepatch. Other than that...

The Accent From Nowhere... I've lived in New Zealand all my life, but people keep asking me where I'm from...

The mad professor hair... I've been long now for years... Mainly because in the six major plays I performed in at the Theatre Company, every director told me not to cut my hair. By the time I left it qualified as "distinctive" and hence an asset for someone seeking to stand out amongst the hordes of aspiring actors out there...

The inherent strangeness. I'm an actor. Get used to it. But I have always believed that a little creative insanity helps to keep one sane...
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Books... I'm a fantasy nut. Tolkien of course... Raymond E. Feist, most especially Magician, but the Riftwar and Empire Sagas are both great. Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle's Robin Hood, Belgarath the Sorceror and, topping the list, and somewhat predictably for an actor... almost anything Shakespeare... except As You Like It...

Movies... The Lord of the Rings, The original Star Wars trilogy, most movies with really talented actors in them like Kevin Spacey, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Ian McKellan or Edward Norton in them, including, but not limited to Seven, American Beauty, any of the Hannibal Lecter movies, The World's Fastest Indian, Apt Pupil, Fight Club, The Wrong Man, Stranger than Fiction, Titus Andronicus, American History X...and good Martial arts films... Bruce Lee rocks, God rest his soul... Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Hero, Unleashed, Romeo Must Die... Jet Li is cool too, and is turning into quite a decent actor, above and beyond the five time world martial arts champion thing...

Music... I like music that I can lose myself in, or choreograph to... Evanescence's softer songs, Enya's Pax Deorum, Goo Goo Dolls' Iris, most of Live's stuff, the occasional Radiohead or Muse... I tend to like cruisy chillout kind of music, or decent Musical music (read Les Miserables). And Pentatonix. Can't forget them. I also have an insatiable taste for clever comedy songs, guys like Tim Minchin or Tripod, but I'll listen to most things and have favourites in a lot of style's... except Hiphop... don't like Hiphop...

Foods... Anything Italian, Mexican, or Chinese... as well as sushi, bento, hot indian and chocolate... lots of chocolate... cliche I know, but I was a dancer and nearly every dancer has a thing for chocolate... so there.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Theatre. Music. Quiet time to myself so I can think. Honour. The ability to walk (I've come to value this more since the knee surgery)...

And my own private world... (yes, it's mapped and planned and I can tell you a thousand stories about it's legends and history. As I've mentioned, I'm a geek, and it's a world I use in games and stories, not just for my own gratification)
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
The aforementioned world. What's going to happen next year. How a global solar network created from photosynthetic polymers (solar panel paint, effectively) painted onto our road surfaces (it's just waste space at the moment, isn't it?) would solve all the world's soon-to-be-chronic energy problems...

I spend a lot of time watching people to learn new mannerisms and habits I can use in acting. New ways to walk, talk and portray oneself. Have you ever watched to see what people do while they're waiting for a bus? It's really quite fascinating...

I'm also currently working on a theory based on a revision of Jean-Paul Sartre's existentialism that's looking to resolve the conflict between the three standard normative ethical theories... But that's Metaethics, and unless you're into that kind of thing, the questions can seem kind of fluffy and pointless (It's okay if you smile and nod. I really don't mind)...
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Looking for a job, at the moment. That is necessarily a temporary state of affairs though...

Under normal circumstances, you'll find me at home, perhaps with a few friends for a movie night or something.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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Despite the exhibitionist tendencies required to participate in my chosen field, I'm really an intensely private, abjectly shy person. It takes a bit, usually (though there is one notable case in which it took less than thirty seconds or so), to get through the outer layer of performance for the public, to get to the guy underneath.

So, in answer to the question, I would say the thing that scares me more than anything else is singing in public. I have a good voice apparently, but singing is soooooo much more intimidating than acting or dancing. Dancing is easy, it's just getting out there and doing the choreography. It was described to me once as being 'paint on someone else's canvas', which is quite apt really. Acting is slightly harder, but if you're doing it right, you're not you at the time, and whoever you are has no earthly reason to be embarrassed.

Singing, though, is the most intensely personal thing I've ever had to do. Singing in front of an audience is like stripping your soul naked for the casual perusal of any random passerby. It's hard. Enough said.
You should message me if
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If you can write without succumbing to txt form... I can't stand it... If it's not worth the time to say it properly, it's not worth saying at all. Just ask the Ents.

If you believe that chivalry and honour are only dead to those who have willingly forsaken them. If you're interesting, fun, slightly nutty, or mildly eclectic and still feel like talking to someone who was bored enough to type the essay you just survived the ordeal of reading...

Basically if you're not intensely boring, don't have creepy secrets that would make me run screaming as soon as I found them out, and feel like exchanging pleasantries, witticisms and outlooks on such things as morality, magic and the fate of mankind...

Go ahead, I'll be around every so often...