Speech and Drama – Philip Hayden – 2021

Philip Hayden

Speech and Drama



Philip graduated from drama school in 1999. Since which time he has been a career actor, theatre maker, producer and director.  Amongst many television, film and theatre appearances Philip has performed leading roles on London’s West End, in several feature films (most recently Quanta), in the hit Stan show Romper Stomper, appeared in several shows for the ABC, been a semi regular on children’s television for the BBC and for award-winning Australian theatre company Red Stitch.  Philip has also co-founded several theatre companies, the latest of which (Key Conspirators) is presently focused on developing new Australian writing and produced the hit, sell-out show ‘Quite Drunk, Very Jesus-y’ in 2019.


Outside of performing Philip is also one of the founders and original Directors of the Poppy Seed Theatre Festival.  A pioneering festival designed specifically to support mid-career and emerging theatre makers in Melbourne.


Philip is the Director of the Howard Fine Acting Studio Australia and has led the organization since it began in 2011.







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