Speakers Profile - Simon Burke

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Simon is one of Australia's most accomplished and respected performers.

Since winning the AFI for Best Actor at the age of 13 for his performance in The Devil's Playground he has enjoyed great success both in Australia and the UK in film, television, stage and cabaret.

His credits include Marius in Les Miserables, Billy Crocker in Anything Goes for which he received the Green Room Award for Best Actor in a Musical, Carl-Magnus in A Little Night Music, starring Dame Judi Dench at the Royal Theatre of Great Britain, Brides of Christ, Scales of Justice, Water Rats and as one of the most popular presenters on ABC TV's Play School.

Simon is a brilliant singer and excellent corporate MC. He has hosted a wide variety of events such as the Ignite festival, The Helpmann Awards, Symphony in the Domain and The 2002 Opera House Performing Arts Fair.

Corporate quotes include:

"... Sensitive handling was called for, a combination of fun and gravitas, and this is exactly what Simon provided. He knew when to be formal and when to be a little wild. He did a terrific job and a good slice of the credit for the success of the evening is his."

- Leo Schofield, AM Director, COVE Australia.