Josh McConville

Josh graduated from The National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2008.  Since graduating he has
worked extensively in theatre, his credits include Cloud Nine, All My Sons, Midsummer Nights
Dream, Loot, Arcadia, Hay Fever, After Dinner, Cyrano De Bergerac with Richard
Roxburgh, Noises Off (for which he won the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Supporting
Actor), Romeo and Juliet, In the Next Room (for which he was nominated for the Sydney Theatre
Award for Best Supporting Actor), directed by Pamela Rabe, and the much acclaimed Gross Und
Klein, opposite Cate Blanchett and directed by Benedict Andrews all for Sydney Theatre
Company. After a successful season in Sydney the show toured Europe to critical acclaim.

Josh played the lead role of Brett Sprague, the violent and psychopathic brother in the Griffin
Theatre Company production of The Boys (also for the Sydney Festival) directed by Sam Strong
in which he received the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.  Other
productions for Griffin include The Call, directed by Lee Lewis, and Strange Attractor, directed by
Nick Marchand – both of which he received the Sydney Theatre Award for Best Newcomer.

In 2016 Josh toured Bell Shakespeare’s Hamlet nationally in which he was nominated for a
Sydney Theatre Award for Best Actor. He has also toured King Lear nationally, directed by
Marion Potts and performed as ‘Truffaldino’ in The Servant of Two Masters, directed by Darren
Gilshenan, at the Coogee Arts Festival.

His other theatre credits include The Sublime for The Melbourne Theatre Company (which he
was nominated for a Green Room award), A Taste of Honey and The Sugar House for
Belvoir, Death of a Salesman for Black Swan Theatre Company, and Moving Parts where he
performed alongside Colin Friels and Russell Boyd.

Television credits include Southern Star’s production of Wild Boys, Channel Nine’s multi-award
winning drama Underbelly II: A Tale of Two Cities, ABC’s multi-award winning series Redfern
Now and Cleverman, both directed by Wayne Blair, Channel Seven’s The Killing Field, and Home
and Away.

Josh’s film credits include the recently completed M4M and Escape & Evasion. Other film credits
include The Infinite Man which won over audiences and critics at the 2014 South by Southwest
Film Festival, as well as The Turning: Commission alongside Hugo Weaving and directed by David
Wenham, Down Under directed by Abe Forsythe, Sotiris Dounoukos’ Joe Cinque’s Consolation,
and David Michôd’s War Machine. He has three films to be released in 2018: 1% starring
alongside Ryan Corr, Standing Up for Sonny alongside RJ Mitte, and The Merger written by
Damian Callinan.

Josh is a current nominee for the 2018 AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in


Josh teaches Acting Technique on Tuesday nights starting Tuesday 13th November.


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