Previous paid speaking roles
- New Zealand
- South African
- UK Cockney
- UK English
- UK Posh
- UK Scottish
- UK Welsh
- USA Boston
- USA California
- USA New York
- USA Southern
Peter McAllum is represented in Australia by Leigh Whittemore at WHITTEMORE MANAGEMENT: http://whittemoremanagement.com.au/
Peter trained at London's Westminster Theatre, and has worked extensively in Australian and New Zealand theatre, film and television.
Theatrical credits include Wild Honey (NIDA Studio Theatre), his critically-acclaimed portrayal of Edward Damson in Gift of the Gorgon (Phoenix Theatre Company), the merelyplayers production Birth, Death and Everything in Between (Tap Gallery), Navigating (New Theatre) and The Balmain Jesus (SBW Stables Theatre). He played Leonato in the Shakespeare Under the Stars production of Much Ado About Nothing at Coogee.
Peter performed in back-to-back Aus/NZ tours with Topol in the hit musical Fiddler on the Roof, and the NY-based production of Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, while back in Sydney he squeezed in The Night Heron (SBW Stables), Terrorism (Darlinghurst Theatre), Redheads (Old Fitzroy), Honeymoon Suite (New Theatre), Away (Impulse Theatre).
He also performed in Light Bites and Tasty Treats at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Peter launched into 2010 playing Egeon in The Comedy of Errors - Shakespeare on the Green (Balmain and Waverton), followed by the role of Pozzo in a critically-acclaimed, sell-out production of Waiting for Godot (New Theatre, Sydney, April/May 2010) and Golden Soil at the NIDA Parade Space. He kicked off 2011 with a new play from the UK, Canary, again at the New Theatre, and has subsequently performed in Conor McPherson's beautiful Irish play The Weir. In 2013, he had roles in a number of plays - Martin McDonough's The Pillowman, the epic Jerusalem, by Jez Butterworth, Cristina in the Cupboard by Paul Gilchrist (Subtlenuance Theatre) and John Patrick Shanley's New York classic, The Dreamer Examines His Pillow.
The critics were enthusiastic in their praise of his work in all four!
He played himself (!) in the Subtlenuance Theatre production, High Windows Low Doorways (March 2014), Sergeant Ray Armstrong in Hilary Bell's challenging and confronting play, Wolf Lullaby, and Joe Ryan in the hit season of When the Rain Stops Falling at the New Theatre.
His most recent theatrical involvement was the inaugural season of the Hunter Valley Summer Theatre late in 2016, where he played a variety of roles in a reprise of the aforementioned (Edinburgh), successful Light Bites and Tasty Treats programme.
TV appearances include Home and Away, the telemovie Joanne Lees – Murder in the Outback, All Saints, Criminal Investigation Australia, Packed to the Rafters, Rake, Crownies, Deadly Women and NZ's favourite soapie, Shortland Street.
He featured in several independent feature films - Fragment, Hobby Farm, These Days, Submerged, The Tunnel, Deceit - and had a lead role in the horror feature, Bedlam. He also played drag queen Bugsy in a TV pilot, Eldest of None!
He has won best actor awards for his performance in the short film, Life's a Drag, and just prior to the Covid-19 craziness he completed shooting for two wonderful new feature films, The Flood (Wagtail Films) and Streets of Colour (still in post-production).
Peter has a wealth of experience in the corporate area, including presenting, narrating, character and role-play work.
Peter's IMDb profile can be found at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0564012/
He is also listed on Showcast and AT2.
His full, detailed resumé is available on request.
Peter is one of Australasia's foremost voice-over artists, with decades of professional experience in corporate narration, radio and TV commercials, TV documentary series narrations, and as animated characters in TV series and feature films.
Voice Agent: Kathryn Scott/Heidi Young - Scout Voice Management - https://scoutmanagement.com.au/