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.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside