Friels, Colin 1952–

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FRIELS, Colin 1952


Born September 25, 1952, in Glasgow, Scotland; father, a carpenter; mother, a mill worker; married Judy Davis (an actress), 1984; children: Jack, Charlotte. Education: Attended National Institute of Dramatic Arts, Sydney, Australia.

Addresses: Agent International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Career: Actor. Performed with State Theatre Company of South Australia. Worked in construction and as a factory worker and farm hand.

Awards, Honors: Australian Film Institute Award, best actor in a lead role, 1986, for Malcolm; Australian Film Institute Award nominations, best actor in a lead role, 1987, for Ground Zero, and 1991, for Dingo; Australian Film Institute Award, best actor in a television drama, 1995, for Halifax f.p.: Hard Corps; nomination for Silver Logie, most outstanding actor in a series, Logie Awards, 2000, for Water Rats.


Film Appearances:

Nick, Prisoners, 1981.

Robert, Hoodwink, 1981.

Javo, Monkey Grip, Cinecom International, 1982.

Mike, Buddies, 1983.

Adam Lucas, The Coolangatta Gold (also known as The Gold and the Glory ), 1984.

Richard Lovat Somers, Kangaroo, Cineplex Odeon Films, 1986.

Malcolm Hughes (title role), Malcolm, Vestron, 1986.

Harvey Denton, Ground Zero, Avenue Pictures, 1987.

The man, Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train, Millimeter, 1988.

Mick, High Tide, TriStar, 1988.

Tom Stewart, Grievous Bodily Harm (also known as Bodily Harm ), Fries Entertainment, 1988.

Richard Muir, Weekend with Kate, 1990.

Louis Strack, Jr., Darkman, Universal, 1990.

Michael Grazier, Class Action, Twentieth CenturyFox, 1991.

John "Dingo" Anderson, Dingo (also known as Dingo Dog of the Desert ), 1992.

American preacher, The Nostradamus Kid, Live Entertainment, 1993.

Morgan Leafy, A Good Man in Africa, Gramercy, 1994.

Connor, Back of Beyond, Imagine Entertainment/Live Entertainment, 1995.

Morris Goodman, Angel Baby, Cineplex Film Properties, 1995.

Errol Grier, Cosi, Miramax, 1996.

Wally Mellish, Mr. Reliable (also known as Mr. Reliable: A True Story and My Entire Life ), Gramercy, 1996.

Walenski, Dark City (also known as Dark Empire and Dark World ), New Line Cinema, 1998.

David Myers, The Man Who Sued God, Icon Entertainment International, 2001.

Father Tom Dixon, Black and White, New Vision Films, 2002.

Mark Bryce, Max's Dreaming, 2003.

Missing Tom, Cinemavault Releasing, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Rufus Dawes, For the Terms of His Natural Life, 9 Network (Australia), 1982.

Pride, Seven Deadly Sins, ABC (Australia), 1993.

Sly Morgan, Stark, ABC (Australia), 1993.

Tom Cooper, The Farm, ABC (Australia), 2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Big Toys, ABC (Australia), 1980.

Kevin Tait, Halifax f.p.: Hard Corps, 9 Network (Australia), 1994.

David McKinnon, Marriage Acts, ABC (Australia), 2000.

George Temple, Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story, ABC, 2001.

Bob Inkster, My Husband My Killer, 10 Network (Australia), 2001.

Jack Kempson, BlackJack, 10 Network, 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Lew Campbell, "Reason to Live," Police Rescue, ABC (Australia), 1992.

Television Appearances; Other:

Lieutenant Colonel Fouts, Space: Above and Beyond (pilot), Fox, 1995.

Frank Holloway, a recurring role, Water Rats (series), 9 Network (Australia), between 1996 and 1999.

Roberto Francobelli, Temptation, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

The Temple, 1993.

Macbeth, 1994.

Don Juan, Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney, Australia, 2001.

Also appeared in productions of Hedda Gabler and Sweet Bird of Youth.