Originally from Tasmania, Matt Charleston trained as an actor at NIDA. Matt has also studied extensively in LA, where he participated in a number workshops with industry heavyweights like Howard Fine, Dee Wallace Stone and Amy Lyndon.
Matt is a dedicated practitioner of Aikido (5th dan blackbelt) and energy arts such as Ki – development (Chu den Blackbelt) and Ki Shiatsu.
Matt incorporates the mind/body/energetic principles underlying the arts, into actor training. Matt has been evolving his unique approach to the teaching of acting technique for 7 years, inspiring many with amazing results.
Quite simply, Matt gets the very best out of everyone he teaches, by individualizing his approach.
Matt is a committed actor and works regularly in the industry. He brings a very impressive CV to Point Break Drama.
In feature film, Matt played lead roles in the award winning: 2 Door Mansion, and The 7th Hunt. He recently completed a lead role in the short film City Limits, which is a collaboration between director Kris Moyes, and fashion designers, Romance was Born. Matt’s Tv credits include: Water Rats, Australians at War, All Saints, Packed to the Rafters, Deadly Women, Underbelly 111, and various commercials.
Matt is currently touring in hit Musical, “Suns of SON”.
Matt is a highly regarded performer in Sydney’s Theatre scene. Here’s a few reviews:
Jonathon Gavin’s – The Return, directed by Augusta Supple.
Saleeba and Charleston have a ball with this very funny material and bounce off each other with superb comic timing.”(Aus Stage Online);
Cleanskin directed by Lou Fischer, as part of the original Stories from the 428
Clean Skin is reliant upon the utterly compelling solo riff of Matt Charleston, who succeeds commensurately, in playing a twitching, posturing passenger, inhabiting the opposite end of the age spectrum…. Someone hand him a Helpmann, or something” (Aus Stage Online)
For New Directions Matt played 3 roles in Fatboy and was the fight director.
Matt Charleston is a triple-treat as the tenant, prosecutor and slave.” (Curtain Call)
Matt was awarded runner-up best actor in the 2011 gala final of Short and Sweet.
…for his stunning portrayal of a man cursed by a superhuman sense of smell in Pete Malicki’s The Devil’s Aftershave.” (Aussie Theatre.com) Matt is represented by Encompass.