Since propulsion to centre stage in the village Christmas pageant as a five year old, Julian has performed in theatre, radio, TV and film, as an on-camera presenter, as a live announcer, compére and MC, and across the broad spectrum of voice-over recording.
His professional career commenced in theatre, performing in Shakespeare productions of “Macbeth” and “Much Ado About Nothing”. He particularly enjoyed being the Big Bad Wolf in a very successful children’s musical adaptation of Little Red Riding Hood.
Film experience has included roles in “Love Me, Leave Me” (Derry Williams/Hazel Adair–UK), “A Slice of Dream” (Jeremy Nathan–Blue Award at London Amateur Film Festival), “Floating Life” (Hibiscus Films Australia and SBS Films) and “Superman Returns” (Warner Bros/dir. Bryan Singer).
TV drama has seen Julian perform in “Just Nuisance” (SATV), “The Cure” (ZDF Germany), “Stolen Lives” (SATV), “Cody” (Southern Star/Channel 7), “Big Sky” (Southern Star/Channel 10), “Murder Call” (Hal McElroy/Channel 9), “Wild Boys” (Southern Star/Channel 7) and “My Place 2” (ABC TV).
As an on-camera presenter, Julian has worked for a wide range of clients including Shell, Mobil, Westpac Bank, Macquarie Bank, Volkswagen, Optus, the NSW Pharmacy Association and the CSIR (South Africa). He has also appeared in a variety of television commercials.
Julian’s voice-over experience incorporates corporate and documentary narration, training and information programs—including technical, medical, financial and scientific productions—and the whole spectrum of advertising and marketing.
While his voice comfortably ranges from a warm intimacy to corporate authority, he is also often called upon for stronger, edgier deliveries in theatre advertising, TV promos, film trailers and retail commercials.
As a voice actor, he offers a range of accents and characters when productions require that extra bit of colour. His ability to speak German, Afrikaans, some French, and a very little Italian and Spanish adds to his appeal. He has even been called upon for Japanese—that is, his pronunciation of someone else’s Japanese…
Julian is widely used around the world in Asia, Australasia, Europe and the United States.