There a certain roles many actors hope for the opportunity to play. Edwin has been fortunate enough to have had at least a few of them: Septimus Hodge in Arcadia; Richard III, Tom Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie…and now Astrov in Uncle Vanya.
A graduate of Allen Hall theatre at Otago University, Edwin has been working professionally in theatre, film, and television for close to 20 years. Credits from his time in Dunedin include Closer; One Flesh; and Betrayal.
Based in Auckland he has appeared in several Auckland Theatre Company productions including The Pohutukawa Tree; End of the Rainbow; The Crucible; and The Good Soul of Szechuan.
Screen highlights include Top of the Lake; Operation Overdue; The Roman Empire; Matariki; Turbo Kid; and Slow West. Matariki and Turbo Kid earned him a Best Supporting actor nominations in the Aotearoa Film &Television Awards, and Slow West won the World Cinema Grand Jury prize at Sundance in 2015.
Uncle Vanya marks Edwin’s Court Theatre debut and his first role in a Chekhov play. He is very grateful to once again be working with Shane Bosher. Their previous collaborations have included Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love; Dying City; The Boys in the Band; Take Me Out; and Tartuffe all for Silo theatre.
He will be appearing later this year as part of the Christchurch Arts Festival in the controversial solo piece Manifesto 2083.
- 2017 - Uncle Vanya - Astrov