A graduate of Federation University (formally BAPA), Billy Smedley has played numerous roles in theatre, most notably Banquo and The Doctor in Macbeth, followed by Lysander and Lion in A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Oz Act and performing six seasons of new Australian writing with Fractured Femur theatre company in various lead roles.
His screen credits include playing the guest role of “Lieutenant Colonel Roland Claremont” in Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries for ABC TV, the lead role of “Sheriff Sealey” in the short film Ransom’s Bribe, the lead role of “Bounty Hunter” in the vampire short film Half Blood, the guest role of “Martin” in Salam Café: Chef Rumzee for SBS TV, the lead role of “Hawksborn” in the prequel to the much-anticipated Terry Pratchett short film Trollbridge, “Henry V” and “Hamlet” in the multi-award-winning Shakespeare Republic and “Prince Hal” in the award-winning Speaking Daggers, opposite Scott Major, amongst others.
Billy is also a presenter and voice-over artist, hosting the educational film The Physics of Light for VEA and voicing the role of “Spy” for a Team Fortress parody musical video, that has to date has gained just over half a million views on Youtube. He has appeared on several TV commercials including Australian Super and Ballarat University.
In addition to his acting work, Billy is a highly experienced Kung Fu practitioner, has a basic foundation in Parkour and stunt work and is a former member of the Australian Defence Forces (Army). He is also one third of the producing team behind the award-winning production business, Incognita Enterprises, producing new screen and theatre content in Melbourne, Australia.