Conrad Coleby

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Conrad Coleby
Conrad Coleby 3.jpg
Coleby in January 2012
Born Conrad Julius Taylor
(1979-09-20) 20 September 1979 (age 35)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor
Spouse(s) Brooke Lowther
Children 1

Conrad Coleby (born 20 September 1979) is an Australian actor.

Early life[edit]

Coleby was born in Sydney, and is the son of actor Robert Coleby and brother of actress Anja Coleby. He attended the Mona vale Film and Television school at the tender age of 6 where his passion for screen acting began. It was not long after leaving the Mona Vale school that Conrad performed in his first professional role in the mini series "Tanamera - Lion of Singapore" in 1989. After continuing to study drama at Somerset College on the Gold Coast, finishing school in 1996 with an full "Blue" honours in dramatic art, Conrad decided to carry on his study at the tertiary level completing a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts (Acting) at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane mentored by Leonard Menach. In his third year in 2000, Conrad traveled to Singapore, Los Angeles, New York and Stratford on Avon performing the title role of "Lewis" in Louis Nowra's Cosi as part of the university's first ever world tour.

Career[edit]

In 1999, before leaving drama school, Coleby co-starred with the Irish actor Eoin Moloney in the TV movie "Sabrina Down Under", filmed on Hamilton Island.

Upon graduation Conrad was snapped up by the Sydney Theatre Company to play the role of "Stuey" in Tony McNamara's new play "The Recruit" alongside John Howard, Leanna Walsman and Brendan Cowell directed by Robin Nevin. He was then cast in episodes of Always Greener (2002) and Water Rats (2000) before landing the role of series regular Scott Zinenko on the medical drama All Saints, which he played from 2001 to 2004. Coleby was nominated for a Logie in 2002 for "Best New Talent". During the final years of All Saints he also appeared in the Sydney Theatre Company 's production of "The Club" by David Williamson at the Sydney Opera House and in 2005 sang the principal role of "Lt Cable" in Roger and Hammerstein's "South Pacific" at the Theatre Royale. Coleby portrayed student counsellor and former town resident Adam Wilde on the drama series HeadLand from 2005 to 2006. Coleby also appeared as a front-row footballer called "Billy" in the film The Final Winter (2006). From late 2007 he played Roman Harris on the soap opera Home and Away, his last episode being shown on 11 June 2009.

Coleby also performed the lead role of "Tom" in "The Glass Menagerie" by Tennessee Williams for Queensland Theatre Company. He was nominated for a Matilda Award for his work.

Coleby was in the main cast of the drama series Sea Patrol for the 2010 and 2011 seasons, playing the role of the buffer Dylan AKA "Dutchy" Mulholland.

Presently Conrad can be seen giving Australian actor Hugh Jackman a hefty beer mug to the face as "Red Beard" in the Fox Feature "The Wolverine" 2014 directed by Oscar Winner James Mangold.

Other interests[edit]

Conrad is also a self-taught photographer. His works have featured in a number of exhibitions, including the work "Home", which was a finalist in the 2012 Wilsons Visual Arts Award.

His current online portfolio can be viewed at conrad-coleby.squarespace.com. Some of his works may also be purchased at radimage.com.au

Filmography[edit]

List of acting performances in film and television
Year Title Role Note
1989 Tanamera – Lion of Singapore Benjy No. 3 TV Mini-series
1999 Sabrina, Down Under Jerome Hester Film
2000 Water Rats James St. Clare TV series (2 episodes)
2001-2004 All Saints Scott Zinenko TV series (50 episodes)
2005-2006 headLand Adam Wilde TV series (52 episodes)
2007 The Final Winter Billy Film
2007-2009 Home and Away Roman Harris TV series (285 episodes)
2010-2011 Sea Patrol Dylan "Dutchy" Mulholland TV series (29 episodes)
2011 Underbelly Warton Thompson TV series (8 episodes)
2012 Ryder Country Ben Quaid Film
2013 The Wolverine Red Beard Film
2014 The Time of Our Lives Brad Masters TV series (2 episodes)

Education[edit]

QUT * – Bachelor of Arts Drama (Acting), Leonard Menach 2000 QLD

Awards[edit]

  • 2001 - Logie Awards: Best New Talent - Nominated
  • 2007 - Matilda Award: Best Actor - Nominated

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