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Cast Announcement: Shakespeare Republic welcomes new cast member – Christopher Kirby!

We are thrilled to welcome new Republic Member and our first American cast member: Christopher Kirby!

Meet Chris …

Chris is probably best known for his roles in numerous blockbuster films such as Daybreakers, Predestination, the Matrix sequels, Iron Sky, Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith and many more.

Chris began his career in his native USA before moving to Australia in the late 1990’s.  US television roles include the series Quantum Leap, Space: Above and Beyond, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Lost World, BeastMaster, The Burning Zone, Nightmares & Dreamscapes and The Starter Wife, as well as the television special Blockheads for HBO. Australian credits include Marshall Law, Neighbours, Ocean Girl, Flipper and The Games.

Chris’ film credits also include Queen of the Damned with Stuart Townsend, the comedy Crackerjack with Mick Molloy, Visitors, penned by the late, great Everett de Roche and directed by Richard Franklin, the Michael Caton and Paul Hogan comedy Strange Bedfellows, Macbeth, directed by Geoffrey Wright, the Chi Cao dramatic adaptation Mao’s Last Dancer and the iconic The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revloutes with Keanu Reeves.

Christopher Kirby as James Washington with  Julia Dietze as  Renate Richter in "Iron Sky"
Christopher Kirby as James Washington with Julia Dietze as Renate Richter in “Iron Sky”

But Chris is no stranger to theatre either. He has played roles in such diverse professional stage productions as The Speechmaker for MTC opposite Nicholas Bell and Lachy Hulme, Twelfth Night for the Australian Shakespeare Company, the Green Room Award nominated This is How it Goes as well as Lobby Hero for Red Stitch Theatre, Transit for La Mama Theatre, The Sapphires for Company B, The Rocky Horror Picture Show with Craig McLachlan and the WW2 touring drama production Boundary Road.

Recent screen credits include the sci-fi motion picture Predestination with Ethan Hawke, the cult classic Iron Sky and the upcoming Aussie sci-fi must-see, Arrowhead. TV credits include Hunter, Camp and The Divorce. As of April 2016, Chris is currently shooting the feature film We Were Tomorrow with Gyton Grantly.

Chris will be appearing in Season Two of the webseries and we are thrilled to welcome him on board and to get to play some Shakespeare with him!

More news coming soon, but in the meantime – Welcome to the team Chris!

‘Till next time … see you anon …

Team Republic
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia