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Ingle Knight: Actor

Crystal ClearKickstarting his career with a three year season as Joseph in his school Nativity Play, Ingle Knight has since appeared in over forty professional theatre productions. Highlights include:

David Allen's Cheapside in which the extraordinary difference between his performances as Christopher Marlowe and Shakespeare prompted the Sunday Times critic to suggest that he be treated for advanced schizophrenia.

Crystal Clear: for which he was nominated for a Gold Swan Award.

Of his performance as Antonin Artaud in Artaud at Rodez the National Times said 'he achieves greatness'.

And in Terry Johnson's Dead Funny (brought back to the Regal Theatre for a second season by public demand) he took off all his clothes; which for some reason caused hilarity among the thousands of people lucky enough to see it.

TV appearances include roles in Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years and Prisoner, in which, as 'Grub' the bikey drug-pusher, he initiated a major break-out.

He was a regular on the ABC's Maths Break playing dozens of characters from thick-witted cavemen to Pythagorus and even Australia's greatest super-hero: 'Captain Koala'.

And another dim-witted character: Kawolsky, the useless security guard, for 26 episodes of Barron Film's Ship to Shore.

Despite all these achievements Ingle is probably most recognisable as the coconut-dodging accident-prone tourist in the long running HBF travel insurance commercials.


Ingle has performed in more than fifty professional theatre productions, including:

Uncle Vanya (Black Swan Theatre)

The Crucible (Black Swan Theatre)

Amadeus (Perth Theatre Company)

Hedda Gabler (Perth Theatre Company)

Under Milk Wood (Perth Theatre Company)

Crystal Clear (Perth Theatre Company)

Dead Funny (Perth Theatre Company)

Silly Cow (Perth Theatre Company)

Third World Blues (Perth Theatre Company)

Alice in Wonderland (Barking Gecko)

Don Quixote (Barking Gecko)

The Emperor's New Clothes (Barking Gecko)

Golden Valley (Barking Gecko)

He was nominated for the 2003 Melbourne Green Room award for best performance in the fringe for The Getaway Bus.

Television appearances include roles in some of Australia's favourite television shows:

Sons and Daughters

The Restless Years

Prisoner (as “Grub” the bikey drug-pusher, he initiated a major break-out)

A regular on the ABC’s Maths Break playing dozens of characters from thick-witted cavemen to Pythagorus and Australia’s greatest super-hero - “Captain Koala”.

The Sleepover Club (Southern Star Productions)

Professor Giffin in the acclaimed television series Wormwood

Ingle Knight has had many plays and musicals professionally produced—including these.

Dolphin Talk: produced and toured across Australia, Canada and theatre festivals worldwide.

Wicked: The Australian Critics' choice for the 1996 Best New Play of the Year in WA.

Bullyfruit: nominated for 1997 Gold Swan Award.

Milk and Honey: winner of the 1999 Premiers Book Award, script category.

Wrote and performed in 52 episodes of Let's Have Music for ABC Radio, teaching kids across Australia to enjoy and appreciate music.

Most recent writing for TV was two episodes of The Gift for Barron Films.

In 1998 the first participant in the inaugural WA/South Africa Playwright's Exchange.

Lectured in scriptwriting at Murdoch University and was a script consultant for Perth Theatre Company and the WA Playwright's Consortium.

yearproductionroleproduction company
1978The Empire BuildersFatherWA Theatre Company
1989Alex, or The Automatic TrialAlexGriffin Theatre Company
1980The Threepenny OperavariousNSW Theatre of the Deaf
1981Artaud at RodezArtaudGriffin Theatre Company
BallboysRupertGriffin Theatre Company
PygmalionFreddyWA National Theatre
1982Cheap ThrillsJim MorrisonGriffin Theatre Company
Sweeney ToddDr LupinMagic Mirror Theatre
1983Son of ManPontius PilateP3 Theatre Company
The KidvariousWinter Theatre
1984SexualityvariousSWY Theatre Company
1985The Theatrical IllusionMagicianFata Morgana Theatre Company
Dialogue with TypewriterThe WriterPlastercast Theatre Company
1986Great ExpectationsHerbert PocketWA Theatre Company
Some Other TownGeorgeWinter Theatre Company
Funny PeculiarVariousManford International
1987CheapsideMarlowe/ ShakespeareSWY Theatre Company
Bedroom FarceTrevorManford International
Golden ValleyUncle DiWA Theatre Company
Circus AristophanesvariousFestival of Perth
1988A Chorus of DisapprovalIan HubbardWA Theatre Company
PaddyVariousDeckchair Theatre Company
1990Under Milk WoodvariousSWY Theatre Company
Crystal ClearRichardSWY Theatre Company
1991Hotel SorrentoEdwinWA Theatre Company
A Night in the Arms of RaeleenMoxySwy Theatre Company
1993Hedda GablerTesmanPerth Theatre Company
1994Alice in WonderlandMarch Hare/ Mock TurtleBarking Gecko
1995Dead FunnyRichardPerth Theatre Company
1996Ship to Shore (TV)KowalskiBarron Entertainment
1997The Emperor's New ClothesEmperorBarking Gecko/Festival of Perth
Dead Funny (rerun)RichardRegal Theatre
1998Silly CowSidney SkinnerPerth Theatre Company
1999Third World Blues (David Williamson)NevillePerth Theatre Company
2000The Getaway Busall3D/Fairweather
Exploding Breakfast allPerth Theatre Company/Effie Crump
GaspingPerth Theatre Company
Don QuixoteBarking Gecko
AmadeusPerth Theatre Company
The Crucible Black Swan Theatre Company
Uncle Vanya Black Swan Theatre Company
Twelfth NightAndrew Aguecheek Black Swan Theatre Company
2003Educating Rita Frank Black Swan Theatre Company