Ian Stenlake
Peter Lalor

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 Music Hall.

Ian's television 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.

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