TREADING THE BOARDS. HOLDING THE FLOOR.
I love telling stories that matter. In a polarised world, few places give people the freedom to engage with powerful and confronting stories like theatre and film. As an actor, I have a warm, down-to-earth yet left-of-centre corporate look. I love to go dark and fully commit to playing characters with a real edge who serve a script and concept by representing the uglier elements of humanity while delivering the lessons and hope that all storytelling gives us. And I’m a big fan of comedy too as my new 2021 comedy reel below shows!
You can check out my resumé and credits in Australia and the UK by clicking on the links to my Showcast and Spotlight profiles just under this block of text. A highlight of my career to date is establishing my theatre company Clock & Spiel Productions. We produce two new distinct works each year (at least in non-pandemic years!) for audiences in Australian metro cities and have toured a sell-out show across Australia: The Screwtape Letters.
I’m constantly working on my skills as a performer and I continue to train in Chubbuck Technique, do improv classes through iTS, and recently completed the Larry Moss Masterclass in Sydney.
Key screen credits
* winner Best Feature Film – Runner Up (Christian Worldview Film Festival 2019)
* winner Best Ensemble Cast (AFIN Short Film Festival 2019)
Key stage credits
Yannick Lawry is the perfect Alan Riley, reactionary
when he imagines he’s calm, routined
and domesticated when he imagines he is
Lawry is suitably pompous.. in this adaptation of Metamorphosis from a company that has developed a solid reputation for period-set work (Freud’s Last Session; The Screwtape Letters) and is well worth your time.
There is some truly marvellous acting in this detailed and precise production. As Lewis, Yannick Lawry is upright and soft spoken. He has an Englishman’s lapel pulling stance and a clever use of gesture, especially to travel an idea across the footlights.