The Info List - Kelton Pell

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Kelton Pell is an Indigenous Australian
Indigenous Australian
stage, TV and film actor, perhaps best known for his role as the court liaison officer, Sam Wallan in the SBS legal drama The Circuit set in north-western Australia. Pell is from Western Australia.


1 Career 2 Screen career 3 Awards 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Pell has been a stage presence in the theatre since 1985, performing for the Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre, the Black Swan Theatre Company and the Sydney Theatre Company. Many of these performances were of plays which grew from indigenous themes.[1] In 2000 Pell along with Ningali Lawford and Phil Thomson wrote a show for the Yirra Yaakin Noongar Theatre called Solid, whose premiere performance was at the Perth International Arts Festival. Because of its sensitive indigenous subject matter, before the premiere the play was performed for, and to the approval of, 2000 Indigenous Australians.[2] Recently Pell performed in several productions of the Stephen Page directed Bloodland, a play with a Romeo and Juliette type story. The play features traditional languages and Pidgin English, as well as song and dance.[3] As to versatility, he has even been in performances of Twelfth Night
Twelfth Night
and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Kelton Pell is a familiar face on Australian television, having been seen in the young TV show Bush Patrol and the SBS series, The Circuit, a legal drama set in the Kimberley. In 2012 he starred in an episode of the highly regarded TV series, Redfern Now, as a well-to-do Indigenous Australian
Indigenous Australian
living in Redfern, whose life seems to be exemplary, though he has been receiving government benefit money fraudulently.[4] Screen career[edit]

Year Program Role Notes

1993 Blackfellas Willice film

1996 The Adventures of the Bush Patrol    Wazza TV series cast member

2001 One Night the Moon Albert Yang, the tracker musical non-feature film   

2002 Confessions Of A Headhunter Vinnie, the artist short film

2002 Australian Rules Tommy Red film

2007 September Michael Parker, Paddy's father film

2007-2010   The Circuit Sam Wallan, a court liaison officer    TV series cast member

2009 Last Ride Lyle, a park ranger film

2011 Mad Bastards Mad Dog film

2011 Cloudstreet Bob Crab TV mini-series

2012 Redfern Now Raymond TV series (1 episode)

2013 The Gods of Wheat Street Odin Freeburn Mini-series

Awards[edit] Pell has won the following awards:

In 1991 WA Aboriginal Artist of the Year Award. In 1994 Swan Gold Award for Best West Australian Actor. In 1996 Contemporary Performing Arts Award for Best Collaboration.[5]


^ "Kelton Pell" (PDF). Sue Barnett & Associates. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ Andrea Mitchell (26 October 2000). "Interview with Phil Thomson, SOLID's director". Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ "Bloodland". QPAC. Archived from the original on 13 April 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ " Redfern Now
Redfern Now
- Raymond". the ABC. Retrieved 24 November 2012.  ^ "Meet the Cast: Kelton Pell". SBS. Retrieved 24 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

Kelton Pell on IMDb

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Equity Award for Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

Rake, series 1 (2010): Box; Brazier; Carter; Cormack; Day; Dykstra; Joyce; Le Marquand; Morrell; Pickering; Roxburgh

East West 101, series 3 (2011): Farinacci; Fa'aoso; Hany; Lim; Nable; Porter; Roc

Redfern Now, series 1 (2012): Blair; Flanagan; Mailman; McGrath; Pell; Purcell; Rose; Sebbens; Yovich

Redfern Now, series 2 (2013): Blair; Clarkson Jones; Dingo; Flanagan; Hazlehurst; Madden; Page; Pistorius; Williscroft; Wyatt; Yovich

Rake, series 3 (2014): Allsop; Box; Brazier; Cormack; Day; Dykstra; Garvey; Joyce; Kaczmarek; Le Marquand; Lemon; Malcolm; Pickering; Roxburgh; Sacks

The Principal (2015): Adams; Coco; De Nawi; Denkha; Demitriades; Dimitriades; Foulkes; Hanna; Lekwape; Matangi; Romahn; Xanthis; Young; Zahalka

(2016): Page-Lochard, Briggs; Collins; Corr; Dawson; Glen; Hick; Mailman; O'Connor; Towney; Walton.

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 71347094 LCCN: nr2005014480 ISNI: 0000 0000 5192