Richard Roxburgh

Actor, Director, Playwright
Known primarily in his native Australia for playing the leading man, actor Richard Roxburgh gained recognition with U. S. audiences for his scenery-chewing performances in several delightfully villainous roles. Roxburgh ... Read more »
Born: 01/01/1962 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (34)

Maya the Bee Movie 2015 (Movie)

Flip (Voice)

Ice 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Turning 2013 (Movie)

Vic Lang (Actor)

Sanctum 2011 (Movie)

Frank McGuire (Actor)

Matching Jack 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Fragile 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Murderous Intent 2006 (Movie)

Inspector McKenzie (Actor)

Stealth 2005 (Movie)

Keith Orbit (Actor)

The Silence 2005 (Movie)

Richard Treloar (Actor)

Van Helsing 2004 (Movie)

Count Vladislaus Dracula (Actor)

Van Helsing: The Man and the Monsters 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

The Hound Of The Baskervilles 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003 (Movie)

M (Actor)

The One & Only 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Touch 2002 (Movie)

Karl (Actor)

Blonde 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

Duke of Worcester (Actor)

Mission: Impossible 2 2000 (Movie)

Hugh Stamp (Actor)

The Last September 2000 (Movie)

Daventry (Actor)

Doing Time for Patsy Cline 1999 (Movie)

Boyd (Actor)

Passion 1999 (Movie)

Percy Grainger (Actor)

Thank God He Met Lizzie 1998 (Movie)

Guy Jamieson (Actor)

Children of the Revolution 1997 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

In the Winter Dark 1997 (Movie)

Laurie Jacob (Actor)

Oscar and Lucinda 1997 (Movie)

Mr Jeffris (Actor)

Billy's Holiday 1996 (Movie)

Rob (Actor)

Talk 1995 (Movie)

Jack/Detective Harry (Actor)

Crime Broker 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Tracks of Glory: The Major Taylor Story 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead to the World 1990 (Movie)

Johnny Tremain (Actor)

Fear in Fun Park (TV Show)

Actor

The Diplomat (Movie)

(Actor)

The Road From Coorain (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (2)

Rake 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Romulus, My Father 2008 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Music (1)

Moulin Rouge 2001 (Movie)

("Like a Virgin") (Song Performer)
Director (1)

Romulus, My Father 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

Known primarily in his native Australia for playing the leading man, actor Richard Roxburgh gained recognition with U. S. audiences for his scenery-chewing performances in several delightfully villainous roles. Roxburgh won critical acclaim for his based-on-fact portrayal of a corrupt cop in the miniseries "Blue Murder" (Australian Broadcasting Association - ABC, 1995), as well as his feature film performance in "Doing Time with Patsy Cline" (1997). Despite his homegrown success, it would be a supporting role as a sadistic henchman in the Tom Cruise action sequel "Mission: Impossible 2" (2000), followed by his sniveling, dastardly turn as the rodent-like Duke in Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge" (2001) that brought Roxburgh international attention. Temporarily finding his forte in Victorian-era genre fare, he took on a string of iconic characters in the films "The Hound of the Baskervilles" (PBS, 2002), "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" (2003), and "Van Helsing" (2004). Roxburgh also established himself as a talented director on the award-winning biographical drama "Romulus, My Father" (2008). As he moved freely from Australian-produced film and TV projects to major Hollywood studio feature films, Roxburgh proved himself an exceptionally dexterous performer, able to deliver equally impressive performances in the role of leading man or supporting character.

Relationships

Silvia Colloca Actor

Companion
Met while working together on Van Helsing (2004) married September 25, 2004

Miranda Otto Actor

Companion
no longer together Appeared together in "Doing Time for Patsy Cline" (1997)

Raphael Roxburgh

Son
Born in February 2007 mother, Silvia Colloca

EDUCATION

National Institute of Dramatic Art

1986

Australian National University

Milestones

2008

Directed first film, "Romulus, My Father"

2006

Co-starred in the Australian/UK co-production "Like Minds" written and directed by Gregory J. Read

2004

Cast as Dracula opposite Hugh Jackman in "Van Helsing"

2002

Starred as the father in the Australian TV-movie "The Rood from Coorain"

2002

Appeared opposite Michelle Yeoh in "The Touch"

2001

Had co-starring role in the CBS miniseries "Blonde"

2001

Offered strong melodramatic turn as the villainous Duke of Monroth in "Moulin Rouge!"

2000

Directed a Sydney production of "Twelfth Night"

2000

Co-starred in the elegiac "The Last September"

2000

Portrayed one of the villains in "Mission: Impossible 2"

2000

Acted alongside David Wenham in the Sydney production of "Closer"

1999

Delivered a strong performance as real-life turn-of-the-century concert pianist Percy Grainger in "Passion"

1997

Played Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia, in the TV film "The Last of the Ryans"

1997

Won plaudits for performances in the Australian films "Doing Time for Patsy Cline" and "Thank God He Met Lizzie"

1997

Had supporting role in "Oscar and Lucinda"

1997

Co-starred in the historical Australian miniseries "Frontier"

1996

Cast as Judy Davis' grown son in "Children of the Revolution"

1995

Starred in the controversial Australian miniseries "Blue Murder"

1994

Acted in episodes of "Halifax h.p."

1994

Directed and co-wrote (with Justin Monjo) the play "That Eye, The Sky"; also acted in production

1993

Cast as Gluttony in a TV version of "The Seven Deadly Sins"

1991

Feature acting debut, "Dead to the World"

1989

Played supporting role in "Fear in Fun Park" a syndicated TV-movie featuring the character of "The Saint"

Acted and directed stage productions in Australia with the Sydney Theatre Company and the Melbourne Theatre Company

Made TV acting debut in the 1980s in "An Ordinary Man"

Born and raised in Albury, Australia

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