Ever since completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting) at NIDA, Julian has balanced a love for actor training; coaching actors regularly with NIDA (Open) and The Factory (Brisbane); and masterclasses with the students of QUT Fine Arts (Acting), Toni Higginbotham Casting and MEAA. Private clients are current regular and recurring actors across Australia and the U.S with networks including Netflix, ABC (Australia) and CBS.
Julian’s philosophy is about demystifying and simplifying your acting process. At the center of the work is always you and your point of view. It is your life experiences and stories that should aide your script analysis to create real and unique characters that no-one else can. Through deep self-evaluation, we discover what holds us back and more importantly what can propel us forward. He asks his students to stay inquisitive, accept feedback with humility and be authentic - the messier the better. As an actor, he just finished filming ‘The Battle of Bushy Run’ (2021) and made his directorial debut with ‘Just Deal With It’ (2022).
Stage credits include his Matilda winning performance as Austin in 'True West' (Brisbane Powerhouse), ‘Dead Devils of Cockle Creek’, ‘The Glass Menagerie’ (Laboite), ‘Gallipoli’ and ‘Embers’ (STC), ’25 Down’ (QTC) ‘Savage in Limbo’ (Big Scary Animal), 'Magpie' (Playlab Theatre), ‘Shakespeare’s R&J’ (Riverside National Tour), ‘Harriers’, 'Cock' (Metro), ‘Something to Declare’ (QAC), ‘Wuthering Heights’ (Shake & Stir) to name a few. Television credits include 'The Hopsters' (WB animation pilot), ‘A Knight’s Heart’ (TBS pilot), 'Adam Ruins Everything' (TruTV), 'Acting Out' (MTV), ‘Spooked’ (HULU), ‘Dance Academy’ (ABC), ‘The Britishes’ (Direct TV), ‘Rescue Special Ops’ (NINE), ‘East West 101’ (SBS), ‘Legend of the Seeker’ (Disney) and MOW ‘Twister Warning’ (ION). He has appeared in films 'Poster Boy', 'Wish Man', ’48 Shades’, ‘The Middle’, ‘Last Call In The Doghouse’ and ‘Captured’; and past Screen QLD/NSW shorts ‘For a Good Cause’, ‘Italian Fair’, ‘The Killing Room’ and ‘A Burning Thing’. He has appeared in New Media content for companies including College Humor, Geek & Sundry and Rise TV; and video games ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘Final Fantasy'. Julian won the Marten Bequest Award for Acting in 2012.
As a writer, JULIAN CURTIS has been produced twice by Screen Queensland: Power the Kid and And the Winner Is – where he was flown with the creative team to Los Angeles for the Screamfest 2018 premiere. Tallest Poppies, a web series he wrote and acted in, was a finalist at Just for Laughs Montreal in 2013. The play Legacy started life commissioned by the University of Queensland before being accepted into the National Workshop via Playwriting Australia. It went on to be performed at LaBoite Theatre Company in 2019.