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Richard Roxburgh is renowned for his stage and screen work locally and internationally. He is an award recipient for Television (Logies, AACTAS / AFI), Theatre (Helpmanns, Variety, Green Room Awards, Sydney Theatre Critics Awards) and Feature Film (AACTA / AFI, Film Critics’ Circle) performances.
Richard directed his co-written (with Justin Monjo) adaptation of Tim Winton’s That Eye the Sky to critical acclaim at both Sydney and Melbourne International Festivals and it garnered him a Sydney Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Freelance Director in 1994. The 2005 production of Ray’s Tempest (conceived and co-written with Justin Monjo and Steve Rodgers) which he directed for Belvoir was equally applauded.
Richard’s first feature film Romulus, My Father received a then record breaking number of fifteen AFI nominations amounting to three acting wins alongside the AFI for Best Film, 2007. Richard is also the co-creator and co-producer of the televison series Rake in which he stars.
Richard was the creative director of the inaugural Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now Festival spanning Sydney’s public and creative spaces with over 150 exhibitions, gigs and events across music, film, literature, theatre, dance, art and comedy.