Francis Greenslade

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Francis Greenslade
Born (1962-10-03) 3 October 1962 (age 56)
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide

Francis Greenslade (born 3 October 1962 in Honiara, Solomon Islands)[citation needed] is an Australian comedic actor. He also teaches acting.

Early life[edit]

In the 1980s, Greenslade studied at the University of Adelaide where he first met Shaun Micallef, they performed together in the university's Footlights Club.[1] Greenslade was the President of the South Australian Debating Association (SADA) in 1992 and represented University of Adelaide at the World Universities Debating Championship where he was the Best Speaker in 1988.[2]


Greenslade has performed with Micallef in many television shows including The Micallef Program, Welcher & Welcher, Micallef Tonight and Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell, they both also appeared in Full Frontal.[citation needed]

Greenslade has also appeared on children's comedy Pig's Breakfast, SeaChange, Blue Heelers, Water Rats, The Games and Marshall Law as well as in the 2003 Australian feature film Take Away (with Stephen Curry), he stars as Brian Gross in the Seven Network show Winners & Losers alongside Denise Scott who plays his on-screen wife Trish.[1]

Greenslade has appeared in numerous productions for the Malthouse Theatre, the Melbourne Theatre Company, Playbox Theatre, State Theatre Company of South Australia and the Magpie Theatre Company.[3]

Greenslade teaches acting including drama at The National Theatre Drama School[4] and at the Film & Television Studio International[5]

Community work[edit]

Greenslade was a guest host at The Impossible Orchestra: 24 Hour Concert where Australia and New Zealand musicians played a world-first 24-hour symphony concert to raise awareness of the Care Aware campaign.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Greenslade and his wife, Louise, have three children,[1] he plays a range of musical instruments; clarinet, keyboard, accordion, guitar, ukulele and recorder.[1] He is also a debater and has won various awards.[4]





Greenslade is a narrator of audio books including:-

  • Death Delight by Gabrielle Lord
  • The Gizmo by Paul Jennings
  • 48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls
  • The Art of War for Executives by Sun Tzu; Donald G. Krause
  • The Book of Secrets by Tom Harper
  • Lost temple by Tom Harper
  • Bachelor kisses by Nick Earls
  • Walter wants to be a werewolf! by Richard Harland
  • Lethal factor by Gabrielle Lord
  • HMAS Sydney by Tom Frame
  • Backs to the Wall by G.D. Mitchell


Melbourne Theatre Company

Sydney Theatre Company

  • Navigating


  • Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee
  • Waking Eve
  • Competitive Tenderness
  • Babes in the Wood


State Theatre Company (SA)

Magpie Theatre

  • Funerals and Circuses
  • Chutney
  • Snap
  • Prince of Knumbskulls
  • Radio Dazef

Arena Theatre Company

Red Shed


  • Evensong for Antarctica

The Marat Pack

  • The Ages of Man
  • Bishop Takes Knight
  • As Time Goes By
  • Not One But Two



In 2017, Greenslade's portrait by artist/animator Phil Meatchem was a finalist in the Archibald Prize; the 153 x 117 cm portrait has him sitting on a couch dressed in a suit, looking out at the viewer, that Meatchem said was "inspired by the elegant Oscar-night celebrity portraits by photographer Mark Seliger."[7]


  1. ^ a b c d Francis Greenslade profile,, 18 June 2012; retrieved 6 April 2013.
  2. ^ "World Universities Debating Championships Top Speakers". World Debating News. 5 January 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ Welcher and Welcher. ABC | Retrieved 11 April 2013
  4. ^ a b "Staff. The National Theatre Drama School | Retrieved 5 April 2013". Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
  5. ^ The Team. Film & Television Studio International | Retrieved 5 April 2013
  6. ^ What's On - The Impossible Orchestra. Arts Centre Melbourne | Retrieved 11 April 2013
  7. ^ Phil Meatchem: Aah yeah, that guy, Archibald Prize finalists, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2017-07-20

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