Angus Thorburn

Angus is an Actor, Director and Performance Maker in Brisbane. 2020 marks his second year as a member of QSE, after completing the Apprenticeship in 2019. He then performed with the company as an Associate Artist, playing the gallant Hotspur the mainstage production of Henry IV Part 1 and various supporting roles in the staged reading of The Tragedy of Socrates

Angus has been interested in Acting since he was fourteen years old. He started his training by taking NIDA masterclasses for audition and film acting skills throughout high school. He was also a part of the La Boite Young Actors Company in 2015. His formal training began in 2016 at TAFE Queensland (in partnership with the University of Canberra). There, he spend three rigorous years practising theatre methods, studying plays and harnessing his physical, vocal and mental skills for the stage. He graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Acting & Performance. 

After TAFE, Angus began to practise Directing alongside his Acting. Last year, he produced his directorial debut of Have I None by Edward Bond at the Anywhere Theatre Festival, which received prolific praise from patrons all around. His next Directing project will be a production of Bull by Mike Bartlett for the What Happened? Festival of New Work. 

His theatre credits include: Equus (Ad Astra), where he starred as Alan Strang; Tower of Babel (Baran Theatre and Metro Arts); 13 (TAFE); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (TAFE); O Solo Mio #6 (TAFE); Leaves of Grass (TAFE), and Grimm Fairy Tales (La Boite Young Actors Company at the Festival of Australian Student Theatre). He also co-created and performed in Chair-ish the Moment (Short + Sweet 2019).