Richard Roxburgh, director

Richard Roxburgh has an esteemed career as both screen and stage actor and stage director with success in both classic and contemporary work. Richard’s stage directing experience includes an adaptation of Tim Winton’s THAT EYE THE SKY, which played at the Sydney and Melbourne Festivals and earned him a Sydney Theatre Critic’s Circle Award (STCCA) in 1994. His latest play, RAY’S TEMPEST, which is based on his own original idea, opened in May 2005 to critical acclaim. His numerous stage roles include Hamlet in Neil Armfield’s 1994 production for which he received a STCCA and Lenny in Pinter’s THE HOMECOMING for which he received the 1992 STCCA.

His Australian film credits include MOULIN ROUGE, OSCAR & LUCINDA, THANK GOD HE MET LIZZIE, CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION and for his role in DOING TIME FOR PATSY CLINE, Richard received the 1997 Film Critic’s Circle of Australia and AFI awards for Best Actor. Richard’s international film credits include FRAGILE, VAN HELSING & MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II.

Richard’s television credits include BBC TV’s THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES and the Australian miniseries THE ROAD FROM COORAIN, which won an impressive four Australian Film Institute awards in 2002. He played the notorious Roger Rogerson in ABC TV’s highly controversial 1995 miniseries BLUE MURDER, for which he received a Silver Logie Television Award.

Richard Roxburgh