As an only child Felix spent many hours in front of the mirror making faces and putting on voices. This was the beginning of his love for acting; after being introduced to Shakespeare’s Hamlet for the first time at 18 by his Literature teacher things spiraled from there. He graduated from the National Theatre Drama School in 2014 where he performed as Glen/Patrick in The Secret House, Snake in School for Scandal, Yegor Tremens Rodent in Slavs!, and Warren in This Is Our Youth. Felix debuted with the Australian Shakespeare Company this summer in As You Like It. He began as an understudy but quickly gained the parts of William and The Lion during the rehearsal period and mid season stepped in as one of the Male leads, Orlando. Felix has won the hearts of audiences as the love struck Orlando and now that the As You Like It season is coming to an end, he is looking for what is next!
Before taking on the role of Orlando you were understudying numerous roles- what is the life of an understudy like?
The life of an understudy is a very demanding one. There are high expectations on you to be ready. But it’s just a matter of doing the work and knowing your stuff as well as keeping updated and informed on changes to the text and play. I can’t stress enough the importance of just knowing your stuff.
How have you found taking on the role of Orlando half way through the season?
It was very daunting at first. And especially hard to step in when many of the other ensemble members have found their own rhythms in performance. But it only took a few performances to […]