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Martin Crewes is an Australian stage, television and movie actor.
Crewes was born in London. He moved to Australia when he was 10 years of age, and attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, in Perth, Western Australia. Since graduating, Crewes has taken part in many stage plays and musical productions, both in Australia and internationally, and has also appeared in various television and movie productions.
Crewes' stage musical theatre roles include Lt. Joe Cable in South Pacific, Marius in Les Misérables, Claud in Hair and Chino in West Side Story. Other stage musicals include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz and Aspects of Love.
For his horse riding role as Jim Ryan in the Australian musical theatre production of The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular, Crewes, who could already ride, was given intensive riding lessons by expert riding teacher Steve Jefferys so that he would not require a body double for the difficult riding feats he had to accomplish in the show. Jefferys also taught Crewes the difficult art of being a horse whisperer. Horse whispering usually takes years to learn, but Crewes was able to master this difficult skill in only two weeks.
Following this in 2012, he performed in The Production Company's season of Chess as Frederick "Freddie" Trumper. Directed by Gale Edwards, and ran for 10 performances (as standard for The Production Company). Crewes was nominated for a Green Room Award for Actor in a Leading Role.
- Winner (2002) for Male Artist in a Leading Role (Claud in Hair)
- Nominee (2002) for Male Artist in a Leading Role (Jim Ryan in The Man from Snowy River: Arena Spectacular)
- Nominee (2012) for Male Artist in a Leading Role (Freddy in Chess)
- Nominee (2002) for Best Male Actor in a Musical (Rik in Oh! What a Night)
- Nominee (2011) for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Pasha/Strelnikov in Doctor Zhivago)
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- "Outside the Arena – Behind the Scenes" — "extras" section of the DVD release of the show
- AussieTheatre.com.au. "Chess Rooked!". Aussietheatre.com.au. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- Starring. "Cast – Chess". The Production Company. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2013.
- "2012 Green Room Awards Nominations". Stage Whispers. 18 February 2013. Retrieved 18 February 2013.
- Green Room Awards Archived 5 January 2008 at the Wayback Machine