Australian born Garcia last year won rave reviews and an Oliver nomination for his electric performance as Tony Manero in the West End production of Saturday Night Fever in the UK. The News of the World summarised perfectly with the line: "Travolta exploded to stardom as Tony Manero on celluloid and the devastatingly handsome, stunningly athletic Australian Adam Garcia does the same here. He's brilliant."
Throughout his formal schooling Garcia attended the prestigious Capital Dance Studio in Sydney. A career in the arts appealed more than a degree, and, with his role in the Australian production of Hot Shoe Shuffle, Garcia made his debut in London's West End. Garcia used this show as a shop window for his dance talent, a move which secured him a role in the West End production of Grease. This led to an acting role in the play Birdy also in the West End. It was here that he caught the attention of director Arlene Phillips who cast him in the lead role in Saturday Night Fever. Garcia's other feature film credits include the role of Jones in Wilde, starring Stephen Fry. Television credits include the BBC's Wild House and Dream Team for Sky Television.
Adam first learnt to tap when he was 10 and became a professional dancer when he was 16, Just after I left school I got the role in Hot Shoe Shuffle". I went to London with the show and decided to stay on there and further my career. I haven looked back since - it's been fantastic! He continues: "After five years in London it was wonderful to come home to Australia to make BOOTMEN. I've known Dein for a long time and I committed to the film about two years ago. Working with him again was fantastic - we all had a lot of fun and I think that is reflecting in the film."
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Adam Garcia Facts
|Adam Gabriel Garcia
|June 1, 1973 (50)
|Wahroonga, New South Wales, Australia
|5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Adam Garcia compared to you?