On the Couch with Guy Simon

Belvoir-Guy-SimonWho is Guy Simon?
Guy Simon was born on Birripi country and was raised in La Perouse on Gadigal country. He graduated from National Institute of Dramatic Art in 2010. His stage credits include Melbourne Theatre Company’s Jacky; Sydney Theatre Company’s The Visitors, The Tempest, Playing Beatie Bow, Grand Horizons, The Harp in the South, The Battle of Waterloo; Belvoir’s Jasper Jones, My Brilliant Career, and Griffin’s Whitefella Yella Tree, First Love is the Revolution. Guy was recently awarded the 2023 Balnaves Foundation Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Fellowship.

What would you do differently from what you do now?
I would probably be an Athlete. A sprinter to be specific.

Who inspires you and why?
It’s very cliche, but my family inspire me. They’re all great storytellers, hard workers and have the best sense of humour.

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Put more Women in positions of power.

Favourite holiday destination and why?
London was pretty cool.

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I would take them to the beaches back home in La Perouse.

What are you currently reading?
I’m not currently reading anything, but the last book I read was Holding the Man (Timothy Conigrave).

What are you currently listening to?
I’ve been listening to a lot of music from the Majestic Casual channel playlists on YouTube. It’s great for finding new music and new artists.

Happiness is?
Found in a Pizza Box.

What does the future hold for you?
Getting out of my comfort zone and doing things that scare me, hopefully doing more film and TV, and getting my skills up as a director.

Guy can be seen in Belvoir’s production of Holding the Man, adapted by Tommy Murphy after the book by Timothy Conigrave, which plays the Upstairs Theatre from 9 March 2024. For more information, visit: www.belvoir.com.au for details.

Image: Guy Simon (supplied)