Shane Bourne

Recent Role:

Detective Senior Sergeant Stanley Wolfe on City Homicide

Born:

11/24/1949, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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    Birth Name:

    Shane Bourne

    Gender:

    Male

    Birth Place:

    Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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  • Quotes (10)

    • Shane: (asked for his favorite performer and scenario on “Thank God You‘re Here“) There have been so many. In episode one, Frank Woodley was a Roman centurion - it was classic, knockabout stuff. Then you’ve got people like Bob Franklin who are so restrained and contained. Shaun Micallef has been extraordinary. Fifi Box makes me laugh - she always has this amazing look of… bewilderment! It’s a unique thing the way everyone reacts. Hamish Blake is brilliant - it’s as though the show was written for him. Stephen Curry is the same: the show seems to have a direct line to their generation and style of thinking.

    • Shane: (on his "City Homicide" character, Detective Senior Sergeant Stanley Wolfe) Stanley looks after the team on the ground. He could have progressed further politically, but he’s chosen to stay in touch with the crime and not so much with the politics. He has a family and he had a crisis maybe 10 years ago, which was a real wake-up call. So he’s now a teetotaller.

    • Shane: (asked if he could invite anyone to appear on “Thank God You‘re Here“, who would it be) I’d love to see Jim Carrey! He’s pretty wild and you never know which way he’s going to go. Ricky Gervais would have a different, intriguing style. Here’s a wild card - Robert De Niro. Having seen him in Meet The Parents, I think he’s a great comic actor. I’d also love to see Geoffrey Rush - he’s got a mind that’s perfect for the show.

    • Shane: (asked how he juggles “City Homicide“ and “Thank God You‘re Here“) I dedicate one day a week to Thank God You’re Here and the rest of the time I’m doing City Homicide. It’s good; I like the balance of the two shows.

    • Shane: (on doing stand-up comedy around the disappearance of Harold Holt) Everyone had an opinion on this and because it was the Cold War time there would be big spy espionage stories. So it wasn't a far-fetched conspiracy theory to think something had occurred and that maybe he was taken by a Chinese sub. I remember doing routines about it. You'd have Holt tapping on the window of the sub and not being able to mime in Chinese, 'How do you get in?’

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    • Shane’s new show, How The Hell Did We Get Here?, is a retrospective look at the events and culture that have shaped the baby-boomer generation in Australia.

    • Shane was one of Australia’s baby boomers and was 18 when his name went into the ballot to be called up to fight in the Vietnam War.