Gyton Grantley

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Gyton Grantley
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Born July 1980 (age 35–36)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present

Gyton Grantley (born July 1980) is a Logie Award and AFI Award-winning Australian actor, best known for his portrayal of convicted murderer and drug trafficker Carl Williams in the hit Australian television show Underbelly, for which he was nominated for both Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series and Most Popular Actor for the 2009 TV Week Logie Awards and the 2008 AFI award (winning for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series). Grantley won the 2009 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor. Since 2012 he has portrayed Kane Albert in House Husbands.

Early life[edit]

Grantley was educated at the Anglican Church Grammar School in Brisbane, where he graduated in 1997.[1] During his school years, he was a rugby union player and a rower. He was also heavily involved in drama and theatre-sports, and won the Headmaster's Prize for Drama in his senior year.[2] He later attended the Queensland University of Technology.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

Grantley began his television acting career in 2003, starring in Fat Cow Motel. Over the next two years, he had small guest roles in Marking Time, Small Claims and The Cooks. In the summer of 2005 / 2006, he had a role in the short lived series headLand. In 2006, he had a small role in Foxtel's Supernova series and in 2007, had a 10-episode guest role in Home and Away.

In 2008, Grantley shot to fame in the high rating drama, Underbelly, where he played antagonist and criminal Carl Williams. With this role he won the 'Most Outstanding Actor' award at the Logies.

In 2009, he starred in 30 Seconds and season two of East West 101.

As of 2012 Grantley plays Kane in House Husbands.[3]

He was announced in late 2013 that he would be reprising his role of Carl Williams in the sequel/spin-off series Fat Tony & Co. which will not be placed under the Underbelly franchise (due to financing reasons) and will focus on the rise and fall of Tony Mokbel, who also featured in the original series, played by Robert Mammone.

Appearances

Film[edit]

He appeared in two short film entries for the 2009 Tropfest Short Film Festival, including Being Carl Williams where Grantley, playing himself, is abducted by two criminals who mistake him for Carl Williams after his role in Underbelly.

Films

Personal life[edit]

Grantley is actively involved with the Australian organisation, ReachOut.com, which helps and supports youth.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3. 
  2. ^ Mason, James (2011). Churchie: The Centenary Register. Brisbane, Australia: The Anglican Church Grammar School. p. 275. ISBN 978-0-646-55807-3. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ First photos from THE REEF

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