Damian Walshe-Howling

Damian Walshe-Howling runs Brave Studios Scene Studies courses, teaches the Actors Workshop courses and the Advanced Acting course. Damian is one of Australia’s most accomplished actors and has an impressive list of film and television credits.
Damian gained critical notoriety with his performance in Underbelly, one of Australia’s highest ever rating television programmes and the first of the highly successful Screentime produced series. His personification of Melbourne’s most loved murderer, Andrew Benji Veniamin, led to Damian winning an AFI Award in 2008 for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama. Damian also garnered a previous AFI Award nomination for his performance in the highly acclaimed The Secret Life Of Us.
Damian’s extensive list of television credits include East West 101 S2, Rescue Special Ops, Satisfaction, Wilfred, All Saints, Blue Heelers, Halifax F.P., Stingers, the Nine Network telemovie Panic At Rock Island and the Steven Spielberg produced epic series Terra Nova. Recently he appeared in the Peter Andrikidis directed series Brothers In Arms and the ABC drama The Time of Our Lives.
Damian’s film credits include pivotal roles in Macbeth, He Died With A Felafel In His Hand and A Wreck A Tangle as well as Ned Kelly and the award winning short film Saturn’s Return. Damian most recently appeared as the lead in the Andrew Traucki thriller The Reef and won the Best Actor Award 2012 at A Night of Horror International Film Festival.
Damian’s past theatre credits include lead roles in the recent B Sharp production of A View Of Concrete as well as, Danny And The Deep Blue Sea, Mojo, Crave, Fool For Love and Brendan Cowell’s successful Melbourne production of Men.
As a presenter, Damian is the host of Nine Network’s series Customs and for the programme Flickerfest On Extra.
Damian is currently editing his latest short film Suspended which he wrote, produced and directed this year and is expected to hit the film festival circuit very soon.
Damian’s latest short film Suspended which he wrote, produced and directed in 2012 screened at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland after premiering at the opening of the St Kilda Film Festival.
2013 will see Damian in the Ivan Sen directed thriller Mystery Road, starring alongside Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson and Ryan Kwanten, the highly anticipated television series Time Of Our Lives for the ABC, again for the ABC, the series Janet King as well as the feature film Around The Block which also stars Christina Ricci.
He is currently working on another ABC series called OLD SCHOOL with Bryan Brown and Sam Neill.


“Damian is an awesome mentor when it comes to delving deeper into the minds of characters as human beings and exploring the truth of a scene. Completely down to earth and extremely generous with the time and effort he puts into each person in the course so they’re never left unsure of the inner workings of each scene and walk away feeling more confident as a result. An all round great guy.”
~ Alex Cooke

“I found Damien to be a charming, witty and incredibly encouraging. What a great ambassador for the craft.”
~ Anne-Marie Lee