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Richard Roxburgh

Richard Roxburgh, the multiple award-winning National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) graduate, has spent many years working on stage and screen around the world. His screen credits include Moulin Rouge! (which received a 2002 Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture), Van Helsing, Stealth and Mission: Impossible II. He recently completed Matching Jack, for director Nadia Tass, and Ice, co-starring Stephen Moyer, Sam Neill and Frances O'Connor.

Roxburgh is also well known for his work in television, most notably for his award-winning and electrifying portrayal of the notorious Roger Rogerson in ABC's highly controversial miniseries Blue Murder (for which he won the 1996 Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor), as well as the two-part drama series The Silence (for which he received a 2006 Australian Film Institute (AFI) nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama) and the series East of Everything. He recently portrayed former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke in the acclaimed telefilm Hawke, which earned him a 2010 AFI nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama. He recently co-created, produced and starred in the hit Australian series Rake for ABC1 TV.

Roxburgh is also an accomplished theater and film director. His debut feature film, Romulus, My Father, starring Eric Bana, drew critical acclaim, won four AFI awards including Best Film and was nominated for Best Direction when it was released in 2007. In November 2010, Roxburgh played the title role in the Sydney Theatre Company's acclaimed production of Uncle Vanya, with Cate Blanchett.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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Richard Roxburgh Facts

BirthdayJanuary 1, 1962 (60)
BirthplaceAlbury, Australia
Height5' 11" (1m80)  How tall is Richard Roxburgh compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Moulin Rouge
Mission: Impossible II
Fangoria FrightFest Presents
Van Helsing
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
Moulin Rouge!
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
Maya The Bee Movie
Rake: Series 1
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