PATRICK MAGEE [ Doctor Tom Gray ]
Patrick Magee’s career began at the age of 3, when he decided to become an international sex symbol. He soon abandoned this dream and concentrated on acting instead.
Since then, he has performed in a number of amateur and community theatre productions (including Amadeus, The Lion in Winter, and A School for Scandal) and been heavily involved with improvised theatre. He is currently studying creative writing and English literature at Macquarie University.
Gene-X is his first film role.
AYSE TEZEL [ Nurse Casey Gordon ]
Ayse studied acting for two years intensively at New Zealand’s prestigious South Seas Film & Television School. After graduating at the top of her class, she went on to have numerous lead roles in both short films and theatre productions before landing a guest role on the hospital drama “Shortland Street”. Soon after this, Ayse scored her first supporting role in the American feature film Meet Me In Miami. Following this, she starred in the NZ romantic comedy feature Big Time Love.
She has since relocated to Sydney to pursue acting on the world stage. Ayse relishes delving into diverse roles: from a Maori farm girl to a Jewish princess. She lives for her craft.
PETER ASTRIDGE [ Professor Karl Magnusson ]
Peter’s Australian film credits are The Russian Doll, For Love Alone, and Rebel. He has appeared on many of Australia’s best-known TV series, including “All Saints”, “Home & Away”, “Water Rats”, “Neighbours”, “Marshall Law”, and “A Country Practice”. His US appearances include roles in The Mystery of Natalie Wood and “Farscape”.
He is the director of his own theatre and film production company Hair of the Dog, Inc. Its films have won the Byron Bay Film Festival, become finalists at Tropfest, and gained European distribution through Canal+ in France.
Peter heads to the US in September before returning for further film work in December.
WAYNE BASSETT [ Doctor George Boehlmer ]
Wayne took his first acting class in 2001, with eccentric Polish theatre director Andrew Siedlecki. He then found himself in a production of Peter Weiss’s play Marat/Sade and, subsequently, in an independent feature film The Spectre.
Since then he has become involved with NAFA and continued to pursue his acting dream, with varied roles in further plays (including a stage adaptation of The Breakfast Club), feature films (The Edge of the World and The Sum of Existence) and many shorts (most notably The McGuffin Of Love, his first lead, for which he received the Best Performance Award at NAFA Action-Fest 2004 at Fox Studios, Sydney).
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Photographs by KMD Photography