Regular TV panelist
The Einstein Factor
Russell was a regular and popular panelist for the entire run of The Einstein Factor, (hosted by Peter Berner,) where his skills both as an actor/performer and TV quiz champion came to the fore.
Russell gained kudos as a panelist for Critical Mass, the Arts Programme hosted by Jonathan Biggins for ABC Television.
He reviewed such events as theatre for the Sydney Theatre Company, The Sydney Biennale and the Harry Potter Films.
Sale of the Century
He DID win THE LOT – AND became Champion of Everything, on SALE of the CENTURY, becoming a hero of national television, and a Suburb-Celebrity in every suburb of Australia..!
…all things to most people…!
Directing – Circus Oz
Creative lab, creation and direction of their world-touring show
Including writing, creating and directing “The Flying-Trapeze-Cockatoos”
“This is Circus Oz’s best show for years, an exhilarating ride, full of sexy performers with extraordinary skills. Even more fun, and what makes it so much better than the glitzy, globalised circus that has been plaguing us recently (yes, I’m talking about Cirque du Soleil) is that it has attitude, personality and a wonderful feeling of community.”
“…a flock of galahs performing the funniest flying trapeze act I have seen. Well, they’re not really galahs…”
John MacCallum – The Australian
“The cockatoo aerial act is an absolute joy. Dressed in white costumes, with feather-like bursts of yellow on their heads, a family of raucous acrobats squawk and shriek as they swing through the air. Matt Wilson’s optimistically wobbly baby cockatoo is delightful.”
Lenny Ann Low – SMH
Acting – Sydney Theatre Company
Directed by Barrie Kosky, (with David Wenham, Jacek Koman, Paul Blackwell)
“Russell Cheek’s performance in this role is magnificent” – Jame Waites, SMH
the Government Inspector
Directed by Neil Armfield, (with Geoffrey Rush.)
A Month in the Country
Directed by Lindy Davies (with Geoff Morrell, Angie Miliken. No pic)
The Castanet Club – a Movie you can Dance to!
Directed by Neil Armfield.