17 October 1965 |
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
director and one of Australia's most successful voice actors. He has narrated many books, including most recently for Nick Earls. He is a speech writer who has written for CEOs, politicians, businesspeople, artists, amongst others.
|Children||Lotte May Muldoon|
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, music, theatre and radio. Since 2012 he has starred as Mark Oliver in House Husbands. He is currently filming The Killing Season for Fox and Dead Lucky for SBS/Netflix.
Muldoon has starred in numerous television roles including “Dead Lucky”, “Rake”, “Secret River”, “Childhood’s End”, “Offspring”, “Jack Irish” , “Valentine’s Day”, “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries”, Bastard Boys, House Husbands, 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. He featured regularly on the ABC news and current affairs programs The Drum and on Sky News. He is currently filming The Killing Season for Foxtel and Dead Lucky for SBS/Netflix.
In film, Muldoon has appeared in the Oscar-nominated film The Saviour (film) (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).
Rhys Muldoon has released 2 albums of Children's music through ABC Music; 'I'm Not Singing' (2012), and 'Perfect Is the Enemy Of Good', (2015). Both albums were co-written and produced by Kram (Spiderbait), and nominated for ARIA Awards.
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. In 2018, he will be playing Sir Isaac Newton in “Nearer the Gods” for Queensland Theatre.
Muldoon has worked on many radio stations, including MMM, Fox, NOVA in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra, as well as ABC national and local radio.
He has written for various publications, including The Monthly, The Spectator, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Jewish News, and Inside Football, where he has had a regular column for a number of years. His essay "A Coup by Any Other Name" was named "an essay of the year". He has also written (with his daughter, Lotte Muldoon) a book on Henri Toulouse Lautrec for the National Gallery of Australia. He has collaborated on a children's book Jasper & Abby and the Great Australia Day Kerfuffle with Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd. He co-wrote (with Wayne Blair) an episode of Lockie Leonard ("Time and Tide"). He has also written many speeches for politicians, CEO's, journalists and businesspeople.
Muldoon grew up in Canberra, attending Scullin Primary School, Belconnen High School and Hawker College. He graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1989. Muldoon is a supporter of the Australian Labor Party. On 24 November 2007, he helped Labor Candidate Maxine McKew to oust the sitting member for Bennelong, former Prime Minister John Howard.
Awards and nominations
- 2015 ARIA Music Awards nomination for Best Children's Album for Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good
- 2012 ARIA Music Awards nomination for Best Children's Album for I'm Not Singing
- 2010 AACTA Nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Lockie Leonard
- 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 Archived 14 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- Bitter and Twisted Review from At the movies
- Soderbergh's surprise
- "I'm Not Singing". ABC Shop. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
- "Perfect Is The Enemy Of Good- Rhys Muldoon". ABC Shop. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
- "Aria Awards - 2015 ARIA Awards Connected By Telstra | Nominated artists revealed". www.ariaawards.com.au. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
- Stuff Happens
- ASC Reviews
- Melbourne Writers Festival Profile Archived 18 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
- Celebrity author Kevin Rudd finds eager audience
- "Celebrating the Achievements of our Past Students", Education Directorate, ACT Government, archived from the original on 21 December 2016, retrieved 30 January 2017
- AFI Nominations 2000