Full Name at Birth
Dean Gary Measor
Date of Birth
Claim to Fame
"Joe Byrnes" in HORSEPLAY. The "Voice" of "Beauville" in BODYMELT.
Other Family Members
Burmese Pussy Cat "Miss Davis" RIP (1999-2011)
Cornish Rex Pussy Cat "Biggles" (2000-Present)
Moggy Pussy Cat "Custard" RIP (1992-1996)
Favorite TV Shows
Cry Cry Cry (Johnny Cash)
Winter Sky (Big Country)
Home Of The Blues (Johnny Cash)
I Still Miss Some One (Johnny Cash)
Hurt (Johnny Cash)
In My Life (Johnny Cash)
Dark As A Dungeon (Merle Travis)
Dark As A Dungeon (Dolly Parton)
Dark As A Dungeon (Johnny Cash)
In My Life (The Beatles-John Lennon)
Sunshine On My Shoulders (John Denver)
I Got Stripes (Johnny Cash)
Turn Around (Devo)
In My Life (Ozzy Osbourne)
Five On A Treasure Island (Enid Blyton)
Tales Of Betsy-May (Enid Blyton)
Well Really Mr Twiddle! (Enid Blyton)
Mr Pink Whistle Interferes (Enid Blyton)
Bramber Castle (Bramber, West Sussex, England)
Mouse Lane (Steyning, West Sussex, England)
Preston (Idaho, USA)
Upper Beeding (West Sussex, England)
A nice cup of tea. A pint of English Ale.
Bacon Sarney. Full English Breakfast.
Very Dark Sun Glasses.
Dean Measor is an English Actor. He was born in Brighton, East Sussex, England on the 3rd of October, 1965. He is best known for his varied work on stage as a "Character Actor."
He has also appeared in Feature Film, Television, Opera, Voice Over and Radio.
Dean Measor is also an Illustrator and Artist.
Dean Measor studied Drama full time at (L.I.S.A) The London and International School
Of Acting, under International Drama Coach and
Principal/Founder-Brian Lidstone. (D.G.G.B)
Patrons of the London and International School Of Acting included: Dame Maggie Smith and Peter O'Toole, amongst others.
Dean Measor also studied Print and Art-Design at the Melbourne College Of Printing and Graphic Arts, where he won three "CLASS AWARDS" in each of his three years of study.
Dean Measor also plays drums, guitar and sings.
His Father worked for the Post Office in Brighton, England. His Mother, a housewife, was a former Book Keeper with a musical publishing company.
After having Dean (their first child) they moved to the country village of Upper Beeding, West Sussex. Dean has one younger sister who was born in Shoreham, West Sussex. The family moved to Australia in 1970, settling in Melbourne. His Father started working for the PMG (Post Master General) and Dean attended school up to the age of sixteen in various State Schools in and around Melbourne.
Through out his school years Dean showed great interest in sports such as Cricket, Basket-Ball and Football. He also showed skill and a keen interest in Art, Drama and Music. Whilst at school Dean played the guitar, drums and also sung. After leaving school Dean studied Printing and Design at the Melbourne College Of Printing & Graphic Arts in Australia. Dean then moved back to England to study Drama at The London & International School Of Acting.
After graduating from Drama School Dean toured for Producers Dale and Gloria Murray in the pantomime, Little Red Riding Hood. Dean Measor then worked for a brief time as a lay-out artist for a West Sussex Newspaper in Horsham. In late 1990, he again moved back to Australia to play drums with his original rock band, The Promise. During this time Dean Measor also worked as a freelance Artist-Designer. (Mainly in the textile printing industry) He also worked in the theatre and appeared in minor walk-on parts on television before getting his first "real" break with a guest speaking role in the Australian soap opera, "Neighbours." (1993)
He then went on to work and tour with "Trebly Productions" in the Australian original stage play, "The College Room" as "Mickey Blotts."
Dean went on to work in local radio and in 1994 Dean was contracted as an Actor in the role of "Sports Student" in Opera Australia's Melbourne Production of "Die Meister Singer" Directed by Michael Hampe. His feature film debut was in "Body Melt" (1993) playing the voice of "Beauville" Dean Measor is best known in Feature Film for his role (alongside the late and legendary Bill Hunter) as champion Jockey "Joe Byrnes" in the Australian black comedy/drama, "Horseplay" (2003) The movie also stars Abbie Cornish. Dean Measor also appeared in the (2002) Award Winning Short Film, "I Can't Get Started" Written and Directed by Charles Williams, playing "The Little Guy." Dean Measor is also credited as playing the original character of "Robert Bright" in the very first production of the (2004) Australian original play "Who Will They Clone Next?" by Writer/Director Kerry Susan Drake.
Dean has suffered a long battle with physical illness and manic depression. He has had over 25 major operations, including nine in a three year period from 2005 to 2008. In 2005, after a major blood clot surgery, Dean suffered a major breakdown. He has continued to struggle in and out of hospital with poor health, manic depression and anxiety. As a result, Dean has had to retire from the Acting Industry. He does not Illustrate/Draw anymore and is not involved in the art profession. In 2009 Dean suffered a stroke. In 2010 Dean had a heart attack. In 2013 Dean was diagnosed with diabetes. His last known stage performance was in "Hot Waxxx" (2005) and his last feature film credit was in "Commedia dell'Arte:The Story the Style." (2007) Dean Measor retired with over 50 major stage credits to his name. He continues to battle poor health and lives a very private life.
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