Bille Brown


An actor, writer and director, Bille's professional life in the performing arts began with Queensland Theatre Company in 1970 and he has performed for the Company in more than 27 shows including Bill and Mary (which he wrote). Bille has performed for most major Australian theatre companies and in the United States and the United Kingdom where he performed in the West End, with the Chichester Festival Theatre, English National Opera, Dublin Theatre Festival and Royal Shakespeare Company.

Bille's film credits include At Worlds End, Dying Breed, Unfinished Sky, Dirty Deeds, Black and White, The Man Who Sued God, The Beach, Walk the Talk, Serenades, The Dish, Passion, Oscar and Lucinda and Fierce Creatures. His television credits include Three Acts of Murder, Heartbeat, The Hollowmen, Blackjack, White Collar Blue, Indiana Jones Chronicles, Bad Cop Bad Cop, The Farm, All Saints, A Difficult Woman, Big Sky, Medivac and The Kennedys.

Bille has directed John Cleese in his solo show John Cleese: His Lifetimes and Medical Problems, Don Giovanni, Samson and Delilah, Noyes Flood, and various Shakespeare and Moliere productions.

Bille's writing credits include the plays Springle, tuff…, The Swan Down Cloves (which he wrote for The Royal Shakespeare Company), Bill & Mary, The School of Arts and Aladdin for The Old Vic. Bille has received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from University of Queensland, and is the namesake of Queensland Theatre Company's home venue, Bille Brown Studio. Bille died of cancer in January 2013.

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