Daniel Wyllie

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Daniel Wyllie
Dan Wyllie in June 6, 2013.jpg
Wyllie in 2013
Born 1970 (age 47–48)
Other names Dan Wyllie
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990–present
Awards Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: 2004 (for his role in Love My Way)

Daniel Wyllie (born 1970) is an Australian stage, film and television actor. Wyllie began acting on the stage and has a much-lauded body of work in theatre.

Early life[edit]

Wyllie grew up on Sydney's North Shore.[1] He attended North Sydney Boys High School and the University of New South Wales, where he studied arts for two years. Although he took part in amateur productions with the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP), and while his involvement led to professional work, Wyllie considers himself untrained.[1]

When he was 18, Wyllie was involved in a car accident which knocked out his front four teeth and left him with a facial scar to his mouth.[2]

Career[edit]

Wyllie primarily works in theatre, having appeared in many productions over the past two decades. He has performed frequently with the Sydney company Company B Belvoir, having appeared in productions of plays such as The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Pillowman and, creating the role of Fish Lamb in the landmark production of Cloudstreet, which toured both nationally and internationally.[3]

His first major acting role was in the 1992 film Spotswood, alongside Anthony Hopkins, Ben Mendelsohn, Russell Crowe and Toni Collette. Later in 1992, he played neo-Nazi skinhead Cackles in Romper Stomper alongside Crowe, who got Wyllie his first agent. He counts actress Toni Collette as a close friend, and appeared with her in the films Muriel's Wedding and Così.[4]

In 2003 he appeared in the almost Long take video clip for The Sleepy Jackson Good Dancers (2003).

Wyllie's television work includes Bastard Boys, Bad Cop, Bad Cop, Underbelly and The Code. From 2005 – 2007, he had the role of Charlie Jackson in the drama series Love My Way, for which he received a Silver Logie for "Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series" in 2004. He also received Australian Film Institute Awards nominations in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

In 2010, he appeared in the role of Ezra White (one he had previously played in short drama film Ezra White, LL.B.), the central family's lawyer, in the Australian crime drama Animal Kingdom.

In 2011, Wyllie joined the cast of Tangle as a guest star playing Michael Chubievsky in series three.[5]

In 2012 he appeared in Puberty Blues in the role of Roger Knight and in The Straits as Jojo.

In 2013, he appeared in Rake (third series) as Cleaver's sensitive cell mate, Mal, who fears release.

In 2016 he appeared in Foxtel's political thriller, Secret City as Mal Paxton, a minister in the Australian Government.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
1992 Spotswood Frank Fletcher
1992 Romper Stomper Cackles
1992 Drive Nick
1994 Muriel's Wedding Perry Heslop
1994 The Roly Poly Man Aggro Graffitist
1996 Cosi Closed Ward Nurse
1997 The IMAX Nutcracker Frederick
1998 The Thin Red Line Medic No. 1
1999 Redball Ronny Spinks
1999 Holy Smoke! Robbie
2000 Chopper Bluey
2002 Unconditional Love Pete
2003 The Shark Net (3-part TV drama) Eric Cooke
2003 Martha's New Coat Frank
2003 Peter Pan Alf Mason
2004 The Money Brett
2006 Ezra White, LL.B. Ezra White
2007 Lucky Miles Policeman No. 2
2008 You Better Watch Out Balaclava
2008 The Last Confession of Alexander Pearce Robert Greenhill
2009 The Edge of Reality Barry Duvall
2010 Not Even a Mouse Brad
2010 Animal Kingdom Ezra White
2011 Sanctum Crazy George
2011 The Hunter Pool Player
2011 Burning Man Darren
2012 The King is Dead Max
2012 Bait 3D Kirby
2013 The Turning Vic
2013 The Water Diviner Captain Charles Brindley
2017 Jasper Jones Wes Bucktin

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 A Country Practice Danny Coote 2 episodes
1993 Police Rescue Owen 1 episode
1997 Murder Call Rorie Coombe 1 episode
1999 Water Rats Ron Mortlock 1 Episode
2001-2006 Tracey McBean Jake McConnolly Main Cast
75 episodes
2002-2003 Bad Cop, Bad Cop Det. Const. Lou Knutt 8 Episodes
2003 The Shark Net Eric Cooke Miniseries
2004-2007 Love My Way Curtis Jackson Main Cast
30 Episodes
2006 Two Twisted Angus Wilder Season 1 Episode 9
2007 Bastard Boys Brendan Tully Miniseries
2008 Underbelly 'Mad' Richard Mladenich 2 episodes
2009 My Place Victoria's Father Episode: 1988 Victoria
2009 Chandon Pictures Tracks Wilcox Episode: Rockstar
2010 Wilfred Goldy Episode - Dog of a Town: Part 1
2011 SLiDE Joe Episode 8
2011-2013 Bananas in Pyjamas B2 Voice Role
2012 The Straits JoJo Episode: The Trouble with Raskols
2012 Tangle (TV series) Michael Chubievsky 5 episodes
2012−2014 Puberty Blues Roger Knight Main cast
17 episodes
2013 Underbelly: Squizzy Det. Frederick Piggott 6 episodes
2013 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Gerald McNaster Episode: Dead Man's Chest
2014 Rake Malcolm Finnane 2 episodes
2013-2014 It's a Date Kane 2 episodes
2014 The Code Lyndon Joyce 6 episodes
2015 Gallipoli Major Steven Midgely Miniseries, 2 episodes
2015 Deadline Gallipoli Captain Frank Elliot Minseries, 1 episode
2015 The Beautiful Lie Nick Levin Miniseries
2015−2016 No Activity Jimmy 10 episodes
2016 Secret City Mal Paxton 6 episodes
2016 Offspring Dr. Angus Freeman 5 episodes
2017 Blue Murder: Killer Cop Michael Hurley Miniseries
2018 Romper Stomper Vic Miniseries, 6 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Evans, Mel (25 March 2012). "Dan Wyllie: Plays keep me honest". The Telegraph. 
  2. ^ Keenan, Catherine: Getting square, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 2005.
  3. ^ Teiwes, Jack: Nostalgia, Reconciliation or New National Myth?: The Adaptation of Cloudstreet to the Stage, Australasian Drama Studies, Number 48, April 2006.
  4. ^ Bailey, John: Lust for life, The Age, 6 January 2008.
  5. ^ Dan Wyllie joins Tangle TV Tonight, 4 July 2011.

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