Robert Rabiah

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Robert Rabiah
Rabiah AFI 2012.JPG
Robert Rabiah at the 2012 AFI Awards
Robert Rabiah Gharios[1]
Alma materBeverly Hills Playhouse
OccupationActor, writer, filmmaker
Years active2001-present
AwardsAustralian Writers' Guild Award (Monte Miller); Monaco Charity Film Festival Award (Best Actor)
WebsiteOfficial Website

Robert Rabiah[2] (born 1974) is an Australian film actor best known for his roles as Hakim in Face to Face,[3] Nick in Chopper, Dario Mancini in Fat Tony & Co., Spiro Politis on TV soap Neighbours, Mehmet in Deadline Gallipoli, Mohsen in Ali's Wedding, Bilal in Safe Harbour[4][5][6] and Sami Almasi in Secret City (TV series).


In 2000, Rabiah's first role was in the Australian film Chopper, alongside Eric Bana and Vince Colosimo.[7] He got roles in television shows including Stingers, Underbelly, Fat Tony & Co and Neighbours. In 2004, he had a minor role in Evan Clarry's Under the Radar. In 2011, he was cast in Michael Rymer's Face To Face[8]

He later acted in the Australian romantic comedy film Ali's Wedding,[9][10] action film The Shinjuku Five,[11][12] 2018 drama television series Safe Harbour,[13][14][15][16] Deadline Gallipoli,[17] Down Under,[18] and Secret City.[19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ceremony Year Award Nominated work Result Ref.
AACTA Awards 2011 Best Supporting Actor Face to Face Nominated [20][21]
Inside Film Awards 2011 Best Actor Face to Face Nominated [22][23]
Monaco Charity Film Festival 2011 Best Actor in an ensemble cast Face to Face Won [24]
Australian Writers Guild 2006 Monte Miller Award Jericho Won [25]



  1. ^ Hadfield, Shelley (21 February 2009), "Crime doesn't pay for Underbelly actor Fined for Botox bill", Herald-Sun
  2. ^ Groves, Don (3 December 2018). "Robert Rabiah makes a comeback in Below". Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Face to Face Review". SBS Movies. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  4. ^ Cain, Brooke (24 August 2018). "What to Watch on Friday: Hulu's 'Safe Harbour' is high drama on the high seas". The News & Observer.
  5. ^ "[Trailer] Australian Psychological Thriller Series "Safe Harbour" Finds Home On Hulu - Bloody Disgusting". Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Stream It Or Skip It: 'Safe Harbour' On Hulu, A Mystery Surrounding A Refugee Tragedy". Decider. 24 August 2018. Retrieved 6 December 2019.
  7. ^ Groves, Don (18 December 2017), Robert Rabiah’s long journey from ‘Chopper’ to ‘Safe Harbour
  8. ^ McCarthy, Todd (7 February 2011). "Santa Barbara Festival Winner 'Face to Face' Is Feisty, Engaging". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  9. ^ "'Ali's Wedding': Film Review | Sydney 2017". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Review: Ali's Wedding an appealing homemade rom-com to which audiences should say 'I do'". Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Aussie directors prepare Japanese high-octane actioner 'The Shinjuku Five'". IF Magazine. 2 April 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  12. ^ Wheat, Phil (22 January 2018). "The Shinjuku Five gets another cast member". Retrieved 31 December 2019.
  13. ^ Zayat, Iman, Australian mini-series brings migration debate back to the fore, retrieved 15 November 2018
  14. ^ Buckmaster, Luke (7 March 2018). "Safe Harbour review – tense, compelling asylum seeker drama offers no easy answers". the Guardian. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  15. ^ Petski, Denise (6 August 2018). "Australian Psychological Thriller 'Safe Harbour' Heads To Hulu". Deadline. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  16. ^ Greene, Steve (24 August 2018). "'Safe Harbour' Review: Hulu Drama Is an Engrossing Story of Refugees, Privilege, and Regret that Shows the Danger of Isolation". IndieWire. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Nine CEO admits Gallipoli audiences are a 'disappointment' as network prepares to 'burn' drama series - Mumbrella". Mumbrella. 26 February 2015. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Follow the actors onto the red carpet for the AACTAs". 31 January 2012.
  19. ^ "Foxtel's 'Secret City' sequel shines a light on the Australian/US alliance". IF Magazine. 4 February 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  20. ^ "Nominations For Australia's First 'Academy Awards' Revealed - Pedestrian TV". Pedestrian TV. 30 November 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  21. ^ "'The Hunter,' 'Eye of The Storm' Vie for Australian AACTA Awards". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  22. ^ "Jameson IF Awards Sydney announces nominations for 2011". IF Magazine. 11 October 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2018.
  23. ^ Roach, Vicky (2011). "film red dog starring rachael taylor and josh lucas leads nomination for 2011 if awards in november". Daily Telegraph.
  24. ^ "Monaco Charity Film Festival". IMDb.
  25. ^ Kalina, Paul (31 August 2006), "Short Cuts", The Age

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