Michael Beckley

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Michael Beckley
Born (1963-11-01) 1 November 1963 (age 54)
Occupation Actor

Michael Beckley (born 1963) is an Australian actor primarily of theatre and television soap . He is probably best known for playing Rhys Sutherland, the patriarch of a new family that arrived in Summer Bay, along with wife Shelley (Paula Forrest) and there three daughters Danni, Kirsty and Jade (played by Tammin Sursok, Christie Hayes and Kate Garven respectively) in series Home and Away. Since leaving the soap he has worked extensively in theatre both in Australia and the UK. He now resides in Sydney, Australia.


Beckley trained at the NIDA, graduating in 1990. After appearing in several theatre productions, Beckley told his agent that he wanted to do some television work, and he was soon cast as Rhys Sutherland in the soap opera Home and Away in 2000.[1]


Year Title Character Notes
2013 Raw Peter Mitchell One episode
2000–2004 Home and Away Rhys Sutherland Main cast
2001 The New Crusaders New Crusader Short film
1999 Farscape Hasko Episode: "Rhapsody in Blue"
1996 Water Rats Roger Mulray Episode: "Floater"
1993 Phoenix Youth Episode: "Safe as Houses"
1992 A Country Practice Dr. Peter O'Sullivan Episode: "Heartbreaker Part One"



  1. ^ McCarthy, Joanne (24 July 2004). "Soap on the rope". Newcastle Herald. Retrieved 16 July 2017. 

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