Appearing in The Seagull, The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya and many other plays, Alex Menglet is one of Australia’s most respected stage actors.
Raised in a Russian theatrical family, Alex studied at the Moscow State Institute of Drama and performed on various Moscow stages before immigrating to Australia. His most recent appearances for MTC include Rock ‘n’ Roll, The Madwoman of Chaillot, The Seagull, Cyrano de Bergerac, Julius Caesar, Waiting for Godot, The Woman in the Window, When She Danced, The Selection, The Marriage of Figaro and The Taming of the Shrew. For Anthill Theatre, his work includes The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, The Imaginary Invalid, The Three Sisters, The Crimson Island, The School for Wives, Mother Courage and The Immigrants.
He has performed for most of the major theatre companies including Malthouse (Goodbye Vaudeville Charlie Mudd), STC (Don Juan, Miss Julie, for whom he also co-translated Uncle Vanya), Belvoir Company B (The Seagull, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, for whom he also co-translated The Little Cherry Orchard). He featured in Queensland Theatre Company’s The Forest, Victorian State Opera’s The Abduction from the Seraglio, Church Theatre’s If Winter Comes and most recently in the successful revival of 12 Angry Men for which he won a 2005 Green Room Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Alex has also directed various productions including Crime and Punishment and The Red and The Black for the Stork Theatre, and Rites of Passage, Yellow Moon, Jack Goes Boating and Playing the Victim for Red Stitch Theatre.
His extensive credits in Australian television include playing Petrov in The Petrov Affair, Alexi in High Flyers, Krzysztof in Seachange and Vlad in House Rules. Other credits in series and mini-series include Wilfred II, City Homicide, False Witness, Kick, Kath & Kim, Shock Jock, Janus, Phoenix, Bordertown, Carson’s Law, The Anzacs and The Dunera Boys.
On screen, Alex was most recent work was in Kin, Salvation and The Book Of Revelation; other films include Josh Jarman, He Died with a Falafel in his Hand and Children of the Revolution. Alex works frequently for ABC radio drama and the Russian Language Program on SBS radio, and as a director and translator.