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Nationalité AustralieNaissance 8 octobre 1961
Simon Gareth Burke AO (born 8 October 1961) is an Australian actor.
Burke began his career at the age of 13 when he starred in Fred Schepisi’s acclaimed feature film 'The Devil's Playground' for which he won the AFI Award for Best Actor at the Australian Film Institute Awards. He remains the youngest person ever to be honoured with this award. Since then he has enjoyed great success both in Australia and internationally in film, television, stage, concert appearances and cabaret.
In 2014, Simon starred in Matchbox Pictures/NBC-Universal’s highly acclaimed mini-series Devil’s Playground in which he reprised the role of Tom Allen that he created as a 13 year old. He is the co-creator and executive producer of the project, which this year won both the AACTA and Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Telefeature or Mini-Series.
He has since starred in numerous film, television and theatre productions in Australia and the UK. He starred as Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music at the London Palladium alongside Connie Fisher and then Summer Strallen. He also played the role of Mr Banks in Mary Poppins in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland.
Burke was Federal President of Actors Equity Australia 2004–2014. He is currently a Vice President of the International Federation of Actors (FIA), a global federation of performers’ trade unions, guilds and professional associations.
On September 10, 2015, at the Queens Birthday Honours ceremony presided over by the Governor of New South Wales, His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd), Simon was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) with the following citation:
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