17 October 1965 |
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Rhys Muldoon (born 17 October 1965 in Newcastle, New South Wales) is an Australian actor, writer and director who has worked extensively in film, television, theatre and radio.
Muldoon has starred in numerous television roles including Bastard Boys, Play School and the high rating Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler, the BAFTA nominated Lockie Leonard based on the books by Australian writer Tim Winton, Blackjack with Colin Friels, the multiple AFI award winning Grass Roots (series 1 and 2) as the scheming general manager, Greg Dominelli, Secret Life of Us, Big Sky, and The Genie From Down Under. Rhys has more recently featured regularly on the ABC news and current affairs program The Drum. Rhys has recently starred in House Husbands in additional a small recurring role in Rake alongside Richard Roxburgh.
In film, Muldoon has appeared in the Oscar-nominated film The Saviour (2006), Ladykiller (1993), Gristle (1998), Mumbo Jumbo (1999), Danny Deckchair (2003), The Crop (2004), Second Chance (2005), The Extra (2005), Valentine's Day (2007), the hit of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, Bitter & Twisted and Steven Soderbergh's "Secret Film Project" (2010).
Steven Soderbergh's Tot Mom for the Sydney Theatre Company (2009/10), Gethsemane by David Hare for Belvoir St Theatre (2009). Muldoon starred as British Prime Minister Tony Blair in the play Stuff Happens by David Hare in Sydney and Melbourne. In 2005, he was Cooley in Don's Party in 2006/7 for the MTC/STC. He starred in Decadence by Steven Berkoff, as Mozart in a production of Amadeus, as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet and as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Muldoon has worked on many radio stations in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, as well as ABC national and local radio.
He has recently collaborated on a children's book Jasper & Abby and the Great Australia Day Kerfuffle with Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. Jasper, the Rudd's cat, died on 25 October 2012.
On 24 November 2007, Muldoon helped Labor Candidate Maxine McKew to oust the sitting member for Bennelong, former Prime Minister John Howard.
He is married and has a young daughter, Lottie. He lives in Katoomba, NSW, a town west of Sydney.
Awards and nominations
- 2000 AFI Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Grass Roots
- 1997 Best Actor Award Short Film and Video Awards
- 1995 Green Room Award Nomination Best Actor for Decadence
- 1995 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award for Best Actor – Decadence
- 1991 Green Room Award nomination for 3 Guys Naked From the Waist Down
- Playing by the Aussie Rules
- Doco makers high on ideas, low on funds
- Lockie Leonard on TV
- The Way we Were
- Australian Screen Office
- Profile at Big Screen 2008
- Bitter and Twisted Review from At the movies
- Soderbergh's surprise
- Stuff Happens
- ASC Reviews
- Melbourne Writers Festival Profile
- Celebrity author Kevin Rudd finds eager audience
- Ireland, Judith (26 October 2012). "Rudd announces death of family cat". smh.com.au. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
- "RHYS Muldoon has drawn on his own experience for his role in a "cheating scandal" plot in Nine's House Husbands.". Herald Sun.
- AFI Nominations 2000
- Rhys Muldoon at the Internet Movie Database
- Greg Dominelli/Rhys bio on Grassroots website
- Jasper + Abby and the Great Australia Day Kerfuffle
- Rhys Muldoon on Twitter