In 2007, Aboriginal actor Trevor Jamieson won a Deadly for his acclaimed production – a personal, multilingual, family story that he conceived and developed with Scott Rankin and Alex Kelly. The production, titled Napartji Napartji won the category of Outstanding Achievement in Film, TV or Theatre. Now Trevor is starring in a production about the life of the legendary Arrente painter Albert Namatjira for Sydney’s Belvoir Street Theatre, co-directed by Scott Rankin and deadly Actor/Director and Writer Wayne Blair.
Mob: Anangu Pitjantjatjara, Nyoongar, Marlba, Ngadju, Wongi… (Blackfella!)
Nickname: Trev, Rev or Trebba
Siblings (or kids): 6
How long have you been an actor? I’ve been an actor for 18 years, but my favourite sport was always AFL
How did you get interested in acting? Through my Aunty, Lyn Narkle
What do you love about it? You get to travel
What is your best sporting attribute? Track and Field
What has been your best fitness achievement? 100m sprint – my time was 10.36 seconds when I was 15
What does an average training week involve for your fitness? Walking and being physical on stage
What’s your favourite form of training? Body weight training
What does your diet consist of? All five food groups of Bush Tucker
Do you have a favourite cheat food? Noodles (Mi-Goreng)…mmmmmm…
What do you think about drugs and alcohol? It has the potential to destroy families, but there are support groups that can help.
What advice do you have for Deadly Vibe readers on health and sport? Stay true to your dreams and be ordained to your task!