5 minutes with……Carl Dixon


Song to groove to: At the moment its ‘Get Innocuous!’ by LCD Soundsystem

Play you’ve seen or acted in: My favourite play I’ve acted in was the first ever performance of Thomas Sainsbury’s ‘The Christmas Monologues’ in a cafe on Carnaby Street in London. My favourite play I’ve seen is a close call between ‘Speed The Plough’ by David Mamet at the Old Vic Theatre in London staring Kevin Spacey and Jeff Goldblum or ‘Niu Sila’ with Dave Fane and Damon Andrews.

Tool of the trade: A good physical and vocal warm up.

Material possession: My box set of all The Beatles albums on record.

Piece of advice: Constantly strive to enlarge your perspective.

New trend in food: Tapas. If you could call that a trend?

Adrenaline rush: A good roller-coaster.

Mood-lifting accessory: iPod

Virtue: Patience.

Vice: A pint.

Can’t live without… Music


Carl is an actor currently appearing in Calendar Girls at The Court Theatre in Christchurch. He received his acting training at UNITEC’s School Of Performing and Screen Arts in Auckland, graduating in 2006. He then went on to play the lead role of Ben Wilson/Captain X in all three seasons of the successful New Zealand children’s television series “The Amazing Extraordinary Friends” while also appearing in the international feature film “The Waterhorse” and the cult New Zealand film “Primary School”. In 2007 he moved to London where he co-founded Last Night Productions as a platform for his work. Since then both in London and now in Auckland, he has been acting, producing and writing, not only with Last Night Productions but also very closely with Fingerprints and Teeth Productions and Catalyst Theatre Company – most recently appearing in their season of Making a Killing at the Musgrove Theatre. He also co-produced/ran the monthly boutique short film festival “Takes”. This is Carl’s first time working with not only The Court Theatre but also with director Alison Quigan, and all members of the cast.

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