Producer, Billy Smedley

A graduate of Ballarat Arts Academy (formally BAPA), Billy has played numerous roles in theatre, most notably Banquo and The Doctor in Macbeth, followed by Lysander and Lion in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Oz Act and performing six seasons of new Australian writing with Fractured Femur theatre company in various lead roles.

His screen credits include playing the guest role of Lieutenant Colonel Roland Claremont in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries for ABC TV, the lead role of Sheriff Sealey in the short film Ransom’s Bribe, the lead role of Bounty Hunter in the vampire short film Spring Cleaning, the guest role of Martin in Salam Café: Chef Rumzee for SBS TV and the lead role of Hawksborn in the much-anticipated Terry Pratchett short film Troll Bridge, amongst others.  Most recently, Billy played Hamlet in the award-winning web series Shakespeare Republic.

Billy is also a presenter and voice-over artist, hosting the educational film The Physics of Light for VEA and voicing the role of “Spy” for a Team Fortressparody musical video, that has to date has gained just over half a million views on Youtube!  He has appeared on several TV commercials including Australian Super and Ballarat University.

In addition to his acting work, Billy is a highly experienced Kung Fu practitioner, has a basic foundation in Parkour and is an ex member of the Australian Defence Forces (Army).

Billy is also Associate Producer for the feature documentary Champion (working title) and is Executive Producer for the web series Shakespeare Republic.

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