Actor

I could be an actor. Sure; Why not?

It all started as a joke.

“Let’s audition for Snow White, it’ll be funny!” said Shaun Cordy.

“Sure,” replied Shane, “they’ll never cast us anyway…”

And before you could say poisoned apple, Shane was onstage in a full length velvet gown, in 6 inch heels and with football socks stuffed down his chest. And the crowd loved it!

The acting bug had bit. It would take a few more years to get the juices properly flowing, but by the time Shane had reached La Trobe University, he knew what he had to do.

“I think we’ve found your career,” said an old High School teacher, after a performance of A Clockwork Orange.

Based in Melbourne, Shane has appeared in a wide range of roles on stage and screen, from Snow White to the notorious Bushranger Dan Kelly.

Shane has appeared in Neighbours as Felix Benson, as a Mobile Tyre Shop technician, and will feature in the upcoming Road to Boston: 1947.

His career as an actor leaped to new heights with his first solo-performance.

He wrote, produced and performed in Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux, a solo theatre show that followed the journey of a reluctant volunteer to the nightmarish trenches of the Western Front in WW1. The show enjoyed a successful full-season at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2019).

Shane is also an avid writer – he has another play set to debut in 2021, and is currently working on a spec screenplay for a TV series – and photographer – specialising in headshots and portrait photography.

Shane is represented by Bedford & Pearce.

Double Black
Double Black
My Friend, My Enemy
My Friend, My Enemy
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Astray
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Neighbours - Felix Benson
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As a screen actor, Shane has appeared as the Bellboy in Road to Boston, 1947 – a Korean-Australian production; telling the story of the 1947 Boston Marathon.

He played Lt Harry Morgan in My Friend, My Enemy – a WW2 drama set during the Allied invasion of Normandy, written and directed by Stringybark’s Ben Head.

My Friend, My Enemy was recently announced as an official selection for the St. Kilda Film Festival (2020).

He also played Michael in Double Black – the VCA graduating film written and directed by long-time friend and frequent-collaborator Andrew Kirkman, which has been selected for a number of film festivals, including the Switzerland International Film Festival.

An award winning screenplay, Double Black is a (very) dark drama/comedy/sports film about mountain bikes, masculinity and modern man.

Double Black 2019

Shane wrote, produced and performed Echoes of Villers-Bretonneux, a solo show through the eyes of George Stephenson, a reluctant volunteer to the AIF in WW1, who journeys across the world and into the horrors of the Western Front.

The show debuted at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe Festival, and then enjoyed a successful full season at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which included a number of sold-out shows and 4-star reviews. 

He also appeared in the historical feature film Stringybark as Dan Kelly, and made his TV debut in Neighbours, as Felix Benson.

Shane has performed in over 20 short films, including Ruby Tuesday, which screened at the St Kilda Film Festival & the Arkansas Food and Wine Festival. Shane played on stage in Loose Teeth at La Mama Theatre, and The Helendale Nude Footy Calendar at Gasworks Theatre.

Shane has appeared in a number of short films, including Workforce and Choker, which you can watch via the links.

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“My Friend, My Enemy” – 2019 Photographer: Ben Cook
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“Stringybark” – Dan Kelly Photographer: Josh Charles Dawe
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“Double Black” – Michael