Dorje Swallow
About the Performer
Dorje's love of Radio Plays, Film and Theatre began at the age of 10, when he discovered The Goon Show and began rehearsing their scripts with friends. He has been a lifelong fan of Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan since. He was soon passing around self recorded tapes of his self devised radio plays and character voices at school. After being accepted into the acclaimed theatre program at John Curtin College of The Arts at 12, Dorje starred in Tim Winton’s first stage adaptation, Lachie Leonard Human Torpedo for WA Youth Theatre, and the ABC Radio National radio play, Yagan. He was discovered and signed by his first agent at high school, after starring as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream. After completing Law and Film Degrees, Dorje successfully auditioned for the National Institute Of Dramatic Art, where he played Romeo in Romeo and Juliet and was a recipient of the prestigious Mike Walsh Fellowship for Acting. Since graduation he has appeared in such theatre classics as Stoppard’s The Real Thing (Sydney Theatre Company), Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Macbeth (Bell Shakespeare), Chekov’s The Three Sisters (Sport for Jove) and Platonov (ATYP - Mophead), and Marqeuz’s I Only Came To Use The Phone (Darlinghurst Theatre) Other theatre credits include Small Mouth Sounds (Darlinghurst Theatre), Pomona, Dresden, She Rode Horses Like the Stock Exchange, (Bakehouse Theatre), and Hakawati (Sydney Festival). A versatile performer, he played both Mick Jagger and Keith Richards' grandfather in Griffin Theatre’s A Riff on Keef, as well as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Richard Neville in Tamarama Rock Surfers’, Lenny Bruce, and 18 different characters in the Lyrics Theatre’s North By Northwest. On television Dorje’s featured on The PM's Daughter, Appetite, Wonderland, Sea Patrol, City Homicide, and Home & Away. Dorje’s film credits include Spin Out and The Tail Job, the latter winning Best Feature Film at The Edge Festival In LA. Dorje is also the voice of the Australian TV channels SBS (17 years) and NBC Universal Channel (9 years), and narrator of some of the most popular audiobooks in Australia, including Chris Hammer's hugely successful Scrublands (and sequels), which is now a hit TV series. He is also the recipient of an AudioFile Earphones Award for his co-narration of "The Astonishing Chronicles Of Oscar From Elsewhere".
Books From The Performer
The Omega Verse
A Story of Sinners
Grin and Bear It
The Omega Lesson
Bears with Me
The Omega Merger
Bears in Mind
Her Way
Jack Kingsley
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