Portrait of David Tredinnick

David Tredinnick

David Tredinnick is one of Australia’s best known actors best known for his appearance on TV and the stage.

To many TV viewers David Tredinnick is best known as bar owner Simon Trader in the television series The Secret Life of Us.

As a teenager he struggled with anorexia which he covered in an essay for Meanjin in 2002. His first major role as a lead in the Melbourne Theatre Company production of Angels in America in 1993 for which he won a Green Room Award. He went on to appear on stage in The Talented Mr Ripley, Roulette, Dealer’s Choice, Strangers in the Night and Dead on Time.

On the small screen Tredinnick has made guest appearances on All Together Now, Blue Heelers, Something in the Air, State Coroner and Halifax fp (for which he was nominated for an AFI award). In 2001 he took on the role of gay bar owner Simon Trader on The Secret Life of Us and was one of the few characters to appear in all four seasons of the programme.

Tredinnick has narrated several talking books with more than fifty titles to his name. In bot 1998 and 1999 he won the Vision Australia Adult Narrator of the Year Award and in 2001 the Sanderson Young Adult Narrator of the Year.