Simon Burke

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Simon Burke
Simon Burke in June 2013.jpg
Burke at The Way Way Back Australian Movie Premiere, State Theatre, Sydney, Australia, 6 June 2013
Born (1961-10-08) 8 October 1961 (age 53)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1976–present

Simon Gareth Burke AO[1] (born 8 October 1961) is an Australian actor. Burke began his acting career as a 13-year-old in the Australian film, The Devil's Playground for which he was awarded Best Actor at the 1976 Australian Film Institute Awards.[2][3][4][5][6]

He has since starred in numerous film, television and theatre productions in Australia and the UK. He starred as Captain Georg von Trapp in The Sound of Music at the London Palladium alongside Connie Fisher and then Summer Strallen. He also played the role of Mr Banks in Mary Poppins in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

Burke was Federal President of Actors Equity Australia 2004–2008.





  1. ^ "Queen's Birthday honours: 519 recipients, with scientists the big winners". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  2. ^ "The devil's in the detail for Simon Burke". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  3. ^ "Simon Burke: from Devil's Playground to gilded Cage". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  4. ^ Giles Hardie. "Devil's Playground is not solely about abuse: Simon Burke". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  5. ^ "Simon Burke and The Devil's Playground demand attention". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  6. ^ Nicole Elphick. "My secret Sydney: Simon Burke, actor". The Sydney Morning Herald. 

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