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 intensively in the theatre and appeared in many minor walk-on parts on television before getting his first "real" break with a guest speaking role as "Heikki" 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 Measor went on to work in local radio and in 1994 he was contracted as an Actor in the role of "Sports Student" in Opera Australia's Production of "Die Meister Singer" Directed by Michael Hampe. Other Opera Australia credits followed including; La Traviata, Peter Grimes, Lucia de Lammermoor, Cosi Fan Tutte and Macbeth.
His feature film debut was in the cult horror-comedy classic "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.
His many Short Film credits include; Occupied, One Day Bliss, Misfit, Stealth Panthers, Cheltenwick City, Life Class, Real Time, The Colour Of Impotence, Ain't Got No Jazz, Kamikazie, Mourning After, Fart Knocker, Sad Sack and Snare, amongst others.
He also played the voice of "Plaaag Warrior" in the children's television series, Pig's Breakfast. (1999)
Dean has suffered a long battle with physical illness, chronic depression and severe anxiety. He has had over 25 major operations, including eleven 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 chronic physical and mental health problems. 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. He also has an eye sight and eye blood pressure illness. His last known stage performance was in "Hot Waxxx" (2005) and his last known film credit was "Commedia dell-Arte: The Story The Style" as Puck.