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18 September 1975
|Known for||Zane Malik in East West 101
Chris Havel in Offspring
Spiros Georgiades in Tangle
|Spouse(s)||Alin Sumarwata (2011–)|
|Awards||AFI (2008, 2009); Logie Award (2008, 2010)|
Don Hany (born 18 September 1975 in Sydney) is an Australian award-winning actor. He is best known for his role in the series White Collar Blue, the film Lucky Miles and in the mini-series East West 101.
Born to an Iraqi father who became a restaurateur, and an Hungarian mother who is a doctor of economics, Hany attended high school in the Netherlands and later completed a degree in Dramatic Arts at the University of Western Sydney Nepean.
In 1998, Hany began his television career, starring in the soapie Breakers. In 2000, he had a small role in Water Rats. In 2002, he had a role in the tele-movie Heroes' Mountain and in the police drama White Collar Blue.
In 2010, he joined the main cast of the Foxtel drama Tangle, playing politician Spiros Georgiades. He also joined Channel Ten's drama Offspring, in the role of paediatrician Chris Havel. Both shows have been commissioned for new seasons in 2011, though it is unclear whether he will be seen again in Offspring. Also returning is East West 101, in its third and final season.
In 2011, Hany starred in the Nine Network movie premiere of Tell Them Lucifer Was Here, reprising his role from Underbelly, Nik Radev. He has also been cast in two telemovies, Jack Irish: Bad Debts and Jack Irish: Black Tide, (based on the books Bad Debts and Black Tide by Peter Temple), which will air on the ABC in 2012.
In 2013, Don Hany took the lead role of Sam Callaghan in the HBO Asia production Serangoon Road. In February 2014, Hany appeared in The Broken Shore, a telemovie which aired on the ABC. He will also star in the mini-series Devil's Playground.
Don is a twin, his brother being Roger Hany. They both attended primary school and high school on the Central Coast of New South Wales.
Film and television appearances
- The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce (2008)
- Lucky Miles (2007)
- Sleep in Heavenly Peace (2007)
- The TV Set (2006)
- California King (2006)
- Big Top (2006)
- Winning the Peace (2004)
- Tell Them Lucifer Was Here (2011)
- Healing (2014)
- Serangoon Road (2013)
- Tangle (2010–present)
- Offspring (2010 main cast, 2011 special guest star)
- Legend of the Seeker (2009)
- Chandon Pictures (2009)
- False Witness (2009)
- Dirt Game (2009)
- Rush (2008, one episode)
- Underbelly (2008)
- East West 101 (2007–2011)
- White Collar Blue (2002)
- Heroes' Mountain (2002)
- Flat Chat (2001)
- Water Rats (2000, one episode)
- The Monster (1999)
- Breakers (1998)
Awards and nominations
|2005||Method Fest Independent Film Festival||Best Actor||Winning the Peace||Won|
|2008||Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actor||East West 101||Nominated|
|2008||AFI award||Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama||East West 101||Nominated|
|2009||AFI award||Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama||East West 101||Nominated|
|2010||Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actor||East West 101||Won|
|2011||Logie Award||Most Popular Actor||Tangle and Offspring||Nominated|
|2011||Astra Award||Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male||Tangle||Nominated|
|2012||AACTA Award||Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama||East West 101||Nominated|
|2012||Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actor||East West 101||Nominated|
|2012||Equity Award||Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||East West 101||Won|
- Lucky Miles – Cast
- "Offspring - Don Hany". Network Ten. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
- "Jack Irish goes into production". Encore Magazine. Retrieved 21 October 2011.
- The Advertiser 6 December 2011, page 25.
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