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Tim Minchin          

Australian, Musician, Actor, Comedian and Writer

Tim Minchin is an Australian, musician, actor, comedian and writer. He has been performing his unique brand of musical comedy in front of appropriately excitable and ever growing audiences since starting out in South Melbourne’s Butterfly Club in 2005. He won the Director’s Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his break-out show Darkside, and followed this later the same year with one of the most successful debut acts ever at the Edinburgh Fringe – winning the Perrier Award for Best Newcomer. Without wanting to go on and on about it, he’s done some pretty successful live shows since then, often in Australia or the UK, but also on the North American continent (yes that includes you too Canada). But not you Guatemala. Maybe one day.

His current songs span topics such as environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism) and his amour de boobs(ism). In fact it would hardly be over the top to say that his love of boobs would be up there in the back of Plato’s cave in the bit that’s carved out for the most perfect and complete example of the love of boobs. But not in a weird way. During his shows he plays the piano, always nicely and oftentimes wildly and excitingly, whilst looking wonderfully athletic, in a pair of delightfully uncomfortable skinny jeans.

Tim has made many TV appearances: most recently on Good News Week in Australia and in the UK; 8 Out of 10 Cats, Channel 4. Soon to be aired in the UK: Tim hosts an episode of Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC) and appears on Genius (BBC). He’s also performed on radio; his most recent project being Strings, a brand new comedy sitcom pilot for BBC Radio 2, which he both wrote and starred in. His acclaimed 9-minute beat poem, Storm, is being animated for release in October 2010. Tim is currently writing the music and lyrics for the musical Matilda with the Royal Shakespeare Company. This adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic opens in Stratford-upon-Avon in November 2010. Tim also embarks on his first Arena tour of the UK, joined by a 55 piece orchestra, in December 2010. He’ll then take it to Australia, performing with symphony orchestras all over the country and finally to Scotland in 2011.

In 2015, Tim will appear as Northern Irish ex-convict, Smasher Sullivan, in Secret River, an Australian drama mini series directed by Daina Reid for the ABC.

Tim is also currently developing a stage musical adaptation of Groundhog Day, with Danny Rubin (who wrote the original screenplay) and Matthew Warchus. It is likely to open in 2016.

Tim, his wife and two young children, now live in London.

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Tim Minchin's dream works: it's an animated bilby musical comedy
Apr 13, 2014 ... Tim Minchin - not a performer known to play safe - has signed on for what may be his most ambitious project yet. The 38-year-old English-born ...
Tim Minchin stars at UWA Graduation Ceremony | University News ...
Sep 17, 2013 ... Tim Minchin joined 225 graduates receiving their degrees in historic Winthrop Hall, marking one of the highlights of the University's 2013 ...
Tim Minchin Writing 'Groundhog Day' Stage Musical | Rolling Stone
Jan 15, 2014 ... It's so loopy, it just might work: comedian-musician Tim Minchin is planning a stage musical adaptation of 1993's Groundhog Day, the iconic ...
Tim Minchin Q&A – as it happened | Stage | theguardian.com
Jul 16, 2014 ... Tim Minchin can turn his hand to most things, including your questions - read his answers to readers' queries.

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