Richard Wilson (Australian actor)

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Richard Wilson
Born (1984-10-23) 23 October 1984 (age 30)
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Richard Wilson (born 23 October 1984 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England) is a British-born Australian actor.

Richard Wilson and Guy Pearce in Nick Cave's The Proposition
Richard Wilson in The Proposition
Richard Wilson as Mike Burns in The Proposition

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Richard Wilson moved from the UK to Sydney, Australia when he was six years old, and currently resides in Sydney.[1] He and his younger brother, Andrew, were raised in the Blue Mountains by their parents. He attended the academically selective Penrith High School and the University of Sydney.

Acting career[edit]

Wilson is best known internationally for his role as Mike Burns, younger brother to Guy Pearce's Charlie Burns, in the 2005 epic Australian classic The Proposition.

Richard played the lead role in the 2006 Australian film 48 Shades, based on the book 48 Shades of Brown by Nick Earls.

He has won and been nominated for numerous awards, most notably for his critically acclaimed performance in the 2007 film Clubland for which he received an AFI Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actor. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation described Wilson's portrayal of a mentally handicapped teen as "a tour de force performance".[2]

Academia[edit]

In 2008, Richard decided to take an extended break from performance to complete an honours degree at the University of Sydney.[1] It is understood that he will return to the industry in late 2013.[citation needed]

Awards[edit]

2008 Film Critics Circle of Australia, Nominated, Best Actor – Supporting Role, Clubland (2007)

2007 Australian Film Institute Awards, Nominated, AFI Award, Best Supporting Actor, Clubland (2007)

2006 FILMINK Magazine Awards, Winner, Best Australian Newcomer, The Proposition (2005) and Deck Dogz (2005)

2006 St Kilda Film Festival, Winner, Best Actor, for Debut (2006 short film)

2005 Australian Film Institute Awards, Nominated, Young Actor's Award, Out There (2003) TV

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Richard Wilson Biography". IMDb. amazon.com. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Clubland - Film Review from Nightlife". ABC. 2009-08-03. Retrieved 2011-10-30. 

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