David Knijnenburg

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David Knijnenburg
Born David Albertus Trelawney Knijnenburg
(1967-04-03) 3 April 1967 (age 50)
Brisbane, Australia
Years active 1988–present

David Albertus Trelawney Knijnenburg (/kəˈnnənbɜːrx/; born 3 April 1967)[citation needed] is an Australian stage, television and film actor, best known for playing Alfred Hitchcock in his stage production Hitchcock & Herrmann[citation needed] and in assorted roles in Twelfth Night Theatre's numerous stage adaptations of classic BBC television series such as Dad's Army and 'Allo 'Allo![citation needed]. He is notable for his height – he is two metres (six-foot seven inches) tall.

He was one of dozens of names mentioned during the media speculation over the casting of the eleventh Doctor Who after David Tennant announced his resignation.[1][2][3]

Born into a theatrical family of Dutch descent (his mother was actress and model Jann Freeman)[citation needed], Knijnenburg began his career at the World Exposition of 1988 as a television presenter hosting a live show for NHK Japan – Japanese Television[citation needed]. He has performed on stage alongside Lucky Grills, Gorden Kaye, Sue Hodge, Guy Siner, Katy Manning, Jason Gann, Chloe Dallimore, Steven Tandy, Jon English, Lewis Fiander and Tony Bonner[citation needed].

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Director
2008 Awake William Skevos Mavros
2008 Daybreakers Vampire Commuter Michael Spierig and Peter Spierig
2007 Deadline Detective Steve Jackman Dean Francis
2004 Wendy's Christmas Narrator Johannes Knijnenburg
2003 Counterstrike Secret Service Agent Jerry London
2003 About Face Peter David Knijnenburg
2003 Timmy's Christmas Narrator Johannes Knijnenburg
2002 Other People Football Player Keiran Galvin
2002 Scooby-Doo Traveller Raja Gosnell
2001 No Man (Or Woman) Is An Island Doorman Linton Vivian
2001 The Gift Rupert David Knijnenburg
2000 Walk The Talk Bank Manager Shirley Barrett
1998 Deep Impact Refugee Mimi Leder
1996 Jackie Chan's First Strike Man in China Town Stanley Tong

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2003 (s)truth Pieter van Flaschen Directed by Stephen Irwin for SBS Television
2000 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World Tribal Trader Season 2, Episode 3 – Tourist Season
2000 Stepsister From The Planet Weird School Teacher Directed by Steve Boyum for The Disney Channel
2000 Virtual Nightmare Police Deputy Directed by Michael Pattinson for UPN Pictures

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Other notes
2009 Tassie Talent Time Reg Masters / Kermit the Frog Directed by Brett Budgeon (Bass Strait Productions)[citation needed]
2009 The Brett Budgeon and Darryl Beaton Big Band Variety Show MC / Kermit the Frog / Susan Boyle Directed by Brett Budgeon (Bass Strait Productions)[citation needed]
2009 Ye Olde Britannia Music Hall Chairman Directed by Brett Budgeon (Bass Strait Productions)[citation needed]
2008 The Night Before Christmas Godfather Drosselmeyer / Mouse King / Woodsman Directed by Tama Matheson (4MBS Classic Players)[citation needed]
2008 Piccadilly Old Time Music Hall Chairman Directed by Kate Peters (Top Hat Productions/ NARPACA)[citation needed]
2008 Much Ado About Nothing Friar Francis / Sexton Directed by Tama Matheson (4MBS Classic Players / Shakespeare on Oxford Festival)[citation needed]
2008 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Chief Bromden Directed by Tony Bonner (Jally Productions)[citation needed]
2007 Concert with the Stars Co-Host and Soloist Directed by Brett Budgeon[citation needed]
2007 Carousel David Bascombe Directed by Tony Alcock (Twelfth Night Theatre)[citation needed]
2007 Three Little Pigs Dame Prudence Trotter Directed by Kate Peters (Top Hat Productions)[citation needed]
2007 A Midsummer Night's Dream Francis Flute Directed by Tama Matheson (4MBS Classic Players / Shakespeare on Oxford Festival)[citation needed]
2007 Cats Bustopher Jones / Gus the Theater cat Directed by Tim O'Connor (Harvest Rain Theatre Company)[citation needed]
2007 'Allo 'Allo! Officer Crabtree Directed by Peter Farago (Twelfth Night Theatre)[citation needed]
2007 Lexie Turns To Stone Lonny Directed by Amy Ingram (Judith Wright Centre)played opposite Liana Werner-Gray[citation needed]
2006 Hitchcock & Herrmann Alfred Hitchcock Directed by David Knijnenburg and Jesse Rosenfeld (Melbourne Fringe Festival/ Darling You Were Marvellous Theatre Company)[citation needed]
2005 Run for Your Wife Detective Sergeant Troughton Directed by Peter Farago (Twelfth Night Theatre)[citation needed]
2005 Charlotte's Web Mr Zuckermann Directed by Lynn Pelgrave[citation needed]
2005 Dad's Army The Vicar Directed by Chris Betts (Bruce Mason Centre NZ)[citation needed]
2005 The Taming of the Shrew Gremio, The Tailor and Vincentio Directed by Mark Conaghan (Harvest Rain Theatre Company)[citation needed]
2005 Hitchcock & Herrmann Alfred Hitchcock Written and directed by David Knijnenburg (Shrine Pictures)[citation needed]
2005 Robin Hood And His Merry Men Friar Tuck Directed by Kate Peters (Top Hat Productions)[citation needed]
2004 The Rocky Horror Show Doctor Scott Directed by Tony Alcock (On The Boards Theatre Company)[citation needed]
2004 Piccadilly Old Time Music Hall Chairman and Soloist Directed by Kate Peters (Top Hat Productions)[citation needed]
2004 Dad's Army The Vicar Directed by Peter Williams (Twin Towns)[citation needed]
2004 Wit! Ensemble Directed by Jack Bradford (Bunbury Theatre Company)[citation needed]
2004 Dad's Army The Vicar Directed by Peter Williams (Twelfth Night Theatre)[citation needed]
2004 The Soldier's Tale The Devil (Collusion/ Queensland Conservatorium)[citation needed]
2003 Brave New World Order Barry Jumper Directed by Brett Heath (Brisbane Powerhouse)[citation needed]
2002 S.C.Superstar Bernard, Santa's Head Elf Directed by Damian Lee (Stage Door Dinner Theatre)[citation needed]
2002 Wit! Technician 3 Directed by Jack Bradford (La Boite Theatre D-Lab)[citation needed]
2002 La Bamba The Great Cummerbundini (La Boite Theatre)[citation needed]
2002 Annie Daddy Warbucks Directed by Jack Bradford (Brisbane Junior Theatre)[citation needed]
2002 La Bamba – Honk if you love... Fritz Eberhardt von Kurfurstendam (La Boite Theatre)[citation needed]
2002 Cole Porter's Can-Can Boris Adzinidzinadze Directed by Robert Young (Gold Coast Arts Centre)
2002 Annie Daddy Warbucks Directed by Jan Patterson (Ipswich Musical Theatre)[citation needed]
2002 La Bamba – Sunday Night Fever Old Codger (La Boite Theatre)[citation needed]
2002 Brave New World Order Ensemble Directed by Brett Heath (Brisbane Powerhouse)[citation needed]
2002 You Can't Take It with You Paul Sycamore Directed by Steven Tandy (Gold Coast Little Theatre)[citation needed]
2002 Salome Herod Antipas Directed by Leah Huxley (Nash Theatre)[citation needed]
2001 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Potiphar, Naphtali Directed by Robbie Parkin (Harvest Rain Theatre Company)[citation needed]
2001 My Fair Lady Zoltan Karpathy, Harry Directed by Robert Young (Gold Coast Arts Centre)[citation needed]
2001 Oliver! Mr Sowerberry Directed by Jack Bradford (Harvest Rain Theatre Company)[citation needed]
2001 Agatha Christie's Murder on the Nile Simon Mostyn Directed by Lynn Wright (Starbuck / QPAC)[citation needed]
2001 Bye Bye Birdie Ed Sullivan, Company Directed by Robbie Parkin (Harvest Rain Theatre Company)[citation needed]
2000 Whodunnit Perkins, the Butler Directed by Alex Lanham (Brisbane Arts Theatre)[citation needed]
2000 Les Misérables Student / Company Directed by Robert Young (Gold Coast Arts Centre)[citation needed]
2000 Portrait -A Musical of Oscar Wilde's A Picture of Dorian Gray Lord Fermor, Victor the Butler Directed by John Wikman (A.P.I. Theatre Company)[citation needed]
2000 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Naphtali / Pharaoh's Guard Directed by Robbie Parkin (Harvest Rain Theatre Company)[citation needed]
1999 The Importance of Being Earnest Merriman, Lane, Oscar Wilde Directed by Jack Bradford (Harvest Rain Theatre Company)[citation needed]
1977 Deidre the Dog Deidre Directed by Catherine Owen-Chandler (Lady of Lourdes Theatre Company)[citation needed]

Awards and nominations[edit]

In 2007 David was the voted "Best Dressed Male" for Style Magazine's Melbourne Cup Fashions on the Field.

Stage awards[edit]

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