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Michael Argus

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Gender: Male
Age Range: 22 - 30
Height: 188cm
Base Location: Melbourne
Available In: Adelaide, Auckland, Australian Capital Territory, Brisbane, International, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Tasmania, Wellington
Skills: Actor, Presenter, Writer
Hair: Dark Brown, Light Brown
Eye: Black, Brown
Ethnicity: Caucasian, East European, New Zealand
Memberships: M.E.A.A
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2014 ST Chris Smith Black Water Theatre, Daniel Frederiksen
2014 ST Les Black Water Theatre, Peta Hanrahan
2013 ST Duffy Sol3, Suzanne Heywood
2013 SF Roach Independent, Kim Farrant
2012 ST Tommy Doppelganger, Lee Mason
2012 C Apprentice Electrician Hub Productions, Peter Carstairs
2011 ST The Drover Australian Classical Theatre, Stewart Morritt
2011 ST Paul Doppelganger, Sarah McCusker
2011 ST Lewis Viscious Fish, Scott Gooding
2010 SF Adam Independent, Sean Lee
2010 C Adam (Hero) Flying Fish (NZ), Gregor Nicholas
2009 TV Stuart Large Channel 10, Chris Adshead
2009 ST Claudio OZACT, Bruce Widdop
2008 ST Malcolm OZACT, Bruce Widdop

Training & Additional Notes

2011 - 2012
2004 - 2007
Michael Argus is a performer with unique range. Capable of playing hardened criminals, white trash and wife beaters as well as soft, fragile, vulnerable young men. Alongside his film and T.V. work, Michael is a passionate theatre maker who is beginning to gain notoriety in the independent theatre scene through producing stimulating works. He is a a co-founder of both Blackwater Theatre Productions and Doppelganger Theatre. Below are some excerpts from critics of recent productions:


EAST by Steven Berkoff (2014)

TheTheatreNerd - "The cast are a wonder...Michael Argus' portrayal is riveting. His performance is focused and perfectly measured."
The Age (4 stars) - "With a control that's scarce in independent theatre...Michael Argus puffs himself up as the difficult Les, with the hulking stance and squinched mien of the skinhead."

Stage Whispers - "Mike (Adrian Auld) and Les (Michael Argus) deal with the lion’s share of the script brilliantly, delivering two outstanding, honest, and at times hilarious, performances that, thankfully, avoid stereotyping on every level. What we have here, instead, is flesh and blood (both of which are described in punishing detail). No one-dimensional East Ender thugs these boys. And when they finally introduce themselves to you by name, you’ll be desperate to remember them."

Australian Book Review - "It is a brave theatre company that takes East on, but Black Water Theatre has tackled the play with gusto...Adrian Auld (Mike) and Michael Argus (Les) clown and swagger, strut and pose, their outward shows of over-confidence giving rise to occasional glimpses of vulnerability. In what Berkoff calls ‘The Motorbike Scene’, sex is nothing more than a ride, with the pair turning themselves into every possible motorbike imaginable, climbing on each other’s shoulders, pumping pistons, digging into the handlebars, convinced that ‘sluts and slags’ will always succumb to a pair of wheels. They are the perfect foil to Dad (Chris Bunworth), with his knockabout comedy, racist rants, and deliberate cruelty to Mum."


Cherry Smoke by James McManus (2013)

Theatre People (5 stars) - "Cherry Smoke is a brilliant showcase for this supremely talented group of actors...Michael Argus plays Duffy torn between looking after his baby brother, and at the same time, being terrified of him. In his capable care, Argus reminds one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s character, Tommy Cahill, from the movie, Brothers.

TheTheatreNerd - "Heywood has directed her passionate and driven cast to a near pitch-perfect performance...As Fish's brother, Duffy, is Michael Argus. Yet another emotionally charged performance. Argus is the ying to Robins yang. They are opposite, yet complement each other. One of the most touching scenes happens between the two brothers, as children, when they are discussing their late father."


The Dreamer Examines His Pillow by John Patrick Shanley

To Dad With Love - "Michael Argus as Tommy — hauntingly reminiscent of Thomas M Wright in Malthouse Theatre’s 2011 production of Baal – delivers a brilliant portrayal of a young man bedevilled by his love for Donna, and by his instinctive compulsion to flee from her grasp."




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Shoe Size: 10.5
Clothing Size: Male - M
Natural Accent: Australian
Accent Skills: American Standard, Australian, Brooklyn, Cantonese, Chinese, Cockney, English, Indonesian, Southern
Hair Length: Bald / Shaved, Short
Hair Style: Bald / Shaved, Straight
Sport & Athletic: Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Horse Riding, Ice Skating, Roller Blading, Snow Skiing, Soccer, Swimming, Water Skiing
Circus: Juggling
Drivers Licence: Car, Motorcycle

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