Arthur played by Philip Quast
A mysterious figure from Mrs Appleyard’s past, Arthur haunts her, and may hold the key to what happened at the picnic.
More about Philip Quast
Throughout his career Philip has divided his time between London and Australia.
Over the past few years he has appeared in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Janet King and the feature films Hacksaw Ridge and Truth.
Productions in which he has played leading roles include The White Devil, Loves Labour’s Lost (British and Tokyo Tour), The Secret Garden(cast recording), Macbeth and Troilus & Cressida for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The Cherry Orchard, Into the Woods, Coriolanus; Democracy and Waiting for Godot for the Sydney Theatre Company and the International Beckett Season in London, Ghosts, His Girl Friday and The Goat or Who is Sylvia? for the Melbourne Theatre Company.
The Australian Tour of Yes Prime Minister playing Sir Humphrey Appleby, The Original Australian Cast of Mary Poppins (for which he won a Helpmann Award for his performance as George Banks). The Australian Tour of The Secret Garden with Marina Prior and Anthony Warlow (cast recording).
In the West End revival of La Cage Aux Folles for the Chocolate Factory he played the role of George, Peron in Andrew Lloyd Webbers revival of Evita at the Adelphi (cast recording), Javert in the original Australian cast of Les Miserables (cast recording) and also in London Manchester and NZ. (He can also be heard singing the role on The Complete Symphonic Recording and The Dream Cast for The Tenth Anniversary Concert at The Royal Albert Hall).
He won his first Olivier Award playing Georges in The National Theatre’s production of Sunday in The Park with George and a second Olivier Award as Graham in Sam Mendes’ production of the The Fix (cast recording) at the Donmar Warehouse -where he also performed and recorded Philip Quast Live at the Donmar as part of the Donmar’s final Diva Season (CD recording).
Philip appeared in Stuff Happens, A Funny Thing Happens on the Way to the Forum and as Emile de Becque in South Pacific (his third Olivier Award) at The National Theatre, London (cast recording).
His Film and television credits are numerous and include The Devil’s Double, Clubland, Caterpillar Wish, UltraViolet, Brides of Christ and Silent Witness.