IAN STENLAKE has
developed a reputation as one of Australia's most versatile
actors, working consistently in film, television and theatre
since graduating from NIDA in 1996. Ian's decision to pursue a
career in acting came after a chance encounter with several
actors in Rome led to his appearance in Francis Ford Coppola's
film The Godfather 3.
Since then Ian
has toured with the Grin & Tonic Theatre Troupe performing
Shakespeare, appeared in EHJ's production of Romeo and Juliet in Sydney's Botanic Gardens and performed with the Royal
Shakespeare Company in a one-off Vaudeville production of
credits include the ABC TV series Children's Hospital, Murder
Call and most recently in the Nine Network drama series
Stingers playing the popular lead role of Constable Oscar
Stone. He has also appeared in the hit English film The
Dingles Down Under and worked as assistant to director Bille
Brown on an adaptation of A Christmas Carol, which later was
staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In 2003, Ian
completed a national tour of IMG's production of Cabaret playing the role of Clifford Bradshaw, for which he was
nominated for a Victorian Green Room Award. It was however his
performance as Vernon Gersch in They're Playing Our Song, which saw him win the 2003 Green Room Award for Best
Male Artist in a Leading Role.
Ian has just scored another Green Room nomination as Best Actor for his portrayal of Peter Lalor in Eureka.