- Artistic Director of Pangdemonium Theatre (Singapore)
After graduating from Keele University with a degree in Law and Psychology, Adrian did the natural thing and spent the next eight years working as an actor in the UK, where his theatre credits include Hair; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Comedy Of Errors; The Magic Fundoshi (Best Comedy at the London Fringe Theatre Awards); The Mens Womb; A Christmas Carol; Tormented; The Circles of Paradise; One For The Road; Sleeping Beauty; New Territories; Take Away; Leaving Turnpike Lane and Privates On Parade.
His UK television work includes The Fragile Heart;; Arabian Nights; Happiness; Bugs; Call Red; Taggart; The Knock; Trauma and The Bill.
UK film work includes the lead role in Spiralling (Best Film Award at the International Solidarity Festival); SpyGame; Nightwatch; Everybody Loves Sunshine; Peggy Su!; Night Swimmer; Yellow Fever; A Brief Walk; Offending Angels and Second Generation.
During that period, he would occasionally return to Singapore for stage work, most notably in the title role of Hamlet; as well as roles in Little Shop of Horrors; Into The Woods; The Glass Menagerie and They’re Playing Our Song. At that time, he was perhaps best known to Singaporeans for his lead role in the movie Forever Fever.
Re-locating to Singapore with his family in 2001, he found a whole new audience with his work on Singapore TV, including Ah Girl (Winner of Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Asian Television Awards); Red Thread (Winner of Best Actor in a Drama Series at the Asian Television Awards); Polo Boys; The Pupil; Parental Guidance; Maggi and Me; Durian King, Sent and the acclaimed Six Weeks, which he created and co-wrote. His recent film credits include The Faith of Anna Waters; Unlucky Plaza; Blackhat; Bait 3D; Dance Dance Dragon; I Do I Do; Gone Shopping; The Carrot Cake Conversations and The Blue Mansion.
He has been the host of several popular Chinese television variety shows, as well as the game show Deal Or No Deal, and award-winning documentaries Chasing Sleep, Chasing Happiness, Chasing Longevity and Singapore Revealed. He has also hosted numerous ‘live’ events, ranging from corporate functions, to prestigious awards ceremonies, to the National Day Parade.
He has also appeared on stage in the title role of Macbeth; Boeing Boeing; Into The Wood; Twelfth Night; Forbidden City; Barefoot in the Park; A Twist of Fate and God of Carnage. At the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards Adrian earned Best Actor nominations for The Odd Couple, The Pillowman, The Full Monty, Dealer’s Choice, Swimming With Sharks, Frozen, and Next to Normal; and he is a four-time Best Actor Award Winner, for his work in The Dresser, Much Ado About Nothing, The LKY Musical and Rabbit Hole.
Adrian and his wife Tracie are Artistic Directors of Pangdemonium Theatre Company, and they have produced The Full Monty, Closer, Dealer’s Choice, Spring Awakening, Swimming With Sharks, Rabbit Hole, Next To Normal (Winner of Production of the Year at the ST Life! Theatre Awards), Gruesome Playground Injuries, Fat Pig, The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, Frozen, Circle Mirror Transformation, Tribes, Chinglish The Effect, Falling, and Rent. Their 2017 Season is made up of The Pillowman, Tango and Fun Home.