On the Couch with Max Gillies

Max Gillies oncWho is Max Gillies?
A satirical actor.

What would you do differently to what you do now?
Reject every request to answer 10 question quizzes.

Who inspires you and why?
Shaun Micallef, because he maintains his entertaining rage.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Join the twittersphere. Apparently that’s where it’s done.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
The Whitsunday Islands – needs no explanation.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take then to, and why?
A Hawthorn football match. Otherwise I’d be watching from the sofa.

What are you currently reading?
Don Watson’s The Bush. Poetic, encyclopedic, quizzical, ironic, heart-rending, disturbing, amusing, profound.

What are you currently listening to?
Henry Purcell’s King Arthur by the Deller Consort.

Happiness is?
A mental or emotional state of well-being, characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. (Wikipedia)

What does the future hold for you?
Would that one knew.

Actor, comedian and impersonator extraordinaire, Max Gillies is renowned for his satirical impressions of Australian politicians. Max commenced performing satires for stage and television in 1980. He is best known for his shows, such as The Gillies Report and Gillies Republic, which screened on ABC from 1983 to 1986. Since 1987, Max has appeared in a selection of serious and comic roles for theatre.

Max has created a variety of imaginary characters for corporate training videos and his comic impersonations, including Bob Hawke, Malcolm Fraser, John Howard, Bronwyn Bishop, Geoffrey Blainey, Graham Richardson and Jeff Kennett, which are some of the highlights of many political party launches and special events.

Max will performing Once Were Leaders – An Evening with Max Gillies, 13 – 28 March at Arts Centre Melbourne. For more information, visit: www.artscentremelbourne.com.au for details.

Image: Max Gillies