|Occupation||Actor, Writer, Producer|
Tony Briggs is an Australian actor, writer and producer.
In 1988, Briggs had the recurring role of Pete Baxter on television soap opera Neighbours. This was followed by many roles in television series such as Blue Heelers, Stingers and The Man From Snowy River. From 1997 he appeared in children's television series Ocean Girl as Dave Hartley. From 2009, Briggs appeared in the television series The Circuit as Mick Mathers. In 2011, Briggs played Bilal in The Slap, based on the book by Christos Tsiolkas. He also had a small role in Redfern Now in 2012.
Briggs wrote the Helpmann Award winning play The Sapphires which was first performed in 2004. It tells the story of The Sapphires, a singing group of four Koori women who tour Vietnam during the war. It is inspired by the true story of his mother, Laurel Robinson, and aunt, Lois Peeler, who toured Vietnam as singers in 1968. Briggs adapted the play for the 2012 film The Sapphires.
- Cultural Dissent, Green Left Weekly issue 614 9 February 2005. Black sisters singing up a storm
- Sydney Morning Herald The Sapphires, Company B