Simon Prast: From playing the son to playing the father...
Simon Prast made his television debut in cop drama Mortimer’s Patch. Best known for playing spoilt rich kid Alistair Redfern in Gloss, Prast’s biggest film role was playing a gay man in 1998 movie When Love Comes. He also has a strong background in theatre, and for 11 years ran the Auckland Theatre Company. In this ScreenTalk, Prast talks about:
- Learning how to ‘deliver the goods’ on Mortimer’s Patch
- The satisfying intensity of acting on ground-breaking AIDS drama A Death in the Family
- Auditioning alongside Peter Elliott for Gloss
- Finding the show very urban and fresh
- Enjoying playing a psychopath on Shortland Street
- Love and dignity being at the heart of the film When Love Comes
- The irony of the transition from playing sons to fathers on Go Girls
- Realising that an aging actor can develop new roles
This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.