ScreenTalk: Stephen Lovatt

Stephen Lovatt
Stephen Lovatt’s acting career has taken him from ancient Rome to Ramsey Street.


Stephen Lovatt’s acting career has taken him from ancient Rome to Ramsey Street. Aside from five years acting on Neighbours in Australia, he has played everything from reliable and unreliable Dads to Hades, Lord of the Dead in shows like Go Girls, Being Eve, Marlin Bay, Shortland Street, and Xena: Warrior Princess.

He has also appeared in a number of features — including acclaimed 2013 movie Fantail.

In this ScreenTalk, Lovatt talks about:

  • Witnessing his screen debut on Shark in the Park
  • Onscreen chemistry with Theresa Healey on the ‘wild’ set of Savage Honeymoon
  • How Australian soap Neighbours reminded him of working in the theatre
  • Sustaining an injury doing his own stunt on Being Eve
  • Doing ‘unacceptable’ things on Go Girls
  • Not having to take his shirt off in Spartacus
  • Being “a highly paid extra” on Top of the Lake
  • The impressive style of Oscar Kightley cop show Harry
  • Being proud of low budget feature Fantail
  • His bemusement at getting more lead roles internationally than in New Zealand

This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.

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