Henri Szeps

Henri Szeps

Oct. 2nd, 1943
Born in
Lausanne, Switzerland

Henri Szeps' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Homicide (AU) TV Show
Homicide (AU)
Mother and Son (AU) TV Show
Mother and Son (AU)
Chopper Squad (AU) TV Show
Chopper Squad (AU)
City West (AU) TV Show
City West (AU)
Daily At Dawn (AU) TV Show
Daily At Dawn (AU)
Escape of the Artful Dodger (AU) TV Show
Escape of the Artful Dodger (AU)
Flat Chat (AU) TV Show
Flat Chat (AU)
Misleading Cases (UK) TV Show
Misleading Cases (UK)
Palace Of Dreams (AU) TV Show
Palace Of Dreams (AU)
Spyforce (AU) TV Show
Spyforce (AU)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Henri was born in Lausanne, Switzerland, brought up in Paris, and migrated to Australia at the age of 8. He gained degrees in science and electrical engineering at the University of Sydney while studying acting at the Ensemble Theatre. He had a successful theatre and TV career for four years in Australia before going to the UK in 1971. There he worked extensively on stage in productions such as Tony Richardson's I CLAUDIUS, the Prospect Theatre Company's tour of international festivals around the Mediterranean and Russia, (1973-4), with Derek Jacoby, and on TV in productions such as COLDITZ (with Robert Wagner), MISLEADING CASES, and STRAUSS FAMILY. Since returning to Australia in the mid-seventies he has gained a strong theatre following with performances including THE GOOD DOCTOR (1975), Saul in TRAVELLING NORTH (1979), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (1986), THE DOUBLE BASS (1990) and SKY (1992). The last two are solo plays which played Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth, and attracted extraordinary public and critical acclaim. He later repeated the role of Saul in the film of TRAVELLING NORTH with Leo McKern (1986). Other films include YOU CAN'T SEE AROUND CORNERS (1967), THE PLUMBER (TV-1978, Director Peter Weir), EDGE OF POWER (TV-1986), RUN REBECCA RUN (TV-1981), THE RETURN OF CAPTAIN INVINCIBLE (1981), 'Les Patterson' SAVES THE WORLD (1987).

  • RUN REBECCA RUN won the Ruby Slipper (best children's film) in L.A. in 1983
  • Gives occasional acting courses at the Actors Centre, Sydney, and at the National Institute of Drama Art (NIDA).
  • Won Penguin Award for best actor in a mini-series 1985 for PALACE OF DREAMS.
  • Father of Amos, born 17th December 1973 and Josh, born 22nd November 1977.
  • He has become known throughout Australia, Canada, Holland, Spain and many other countries for his role of Robert the despicable dentist in the long running ABC TV sit-com, MOTHER AND SON.

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