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Biography #2 (for Van Helsing)Award-winning Australian actor Richard Roxburgh will soon be seen starring in the upcoming Stealth for director Rob Cohen (XXX) and also starring Josh Lucas, Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel.
Perhaps best known as the villainous Duke in the Academy Award-nominated Moulin Rouge!, Roxburgh's other film credits include Mission: Impossible II with Tom Cruise; The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen with Sean Connery; The Touch; Passion; The One and Only; Children of the Revolution; the Academy Award-nominated Oscar and Lucinda; and Doing Time for Patsy Cline (for which he received an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role). He has been awarded the Sydney Theatre Critics' Circle Award for Best Actor for his performance in Hamlet, and as a director he won the Sydney Theatre Critics' Circle John Tasker Award for Freelance Director for That Eye the Sky.
Roxburgh was a drama student at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia. Following his training at NIDA, he honed his craft at various theater companies in Australia, playing everything from Shakespeare (Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet) to Oscar Wilde (Lord Goring in An Ideal Husband) to Lanford Wilson (Pale in Burn This) to Harold Pinter (an acclaimed turn as Lenny in The Homecoming). He has numerous television credits to his name, some of which include The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Last of the Ryans and the controversial Australian miniseries Blue Murder.
Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Van Helsing" (17-Jun-2004)
Biography #3Richard Roxburgh most recently completed THE ROAD TO COORAIN and MISSION IMPOSSIBLE II. His other films include the Oscar-nominated OSCAR AND LUCINDA, PASSION, CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION, THANK GOD HE MET LIZZIE, and DOING TIME FOR PATSY CLINE, for which Roxburgh won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor and an Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
In late 2000, he directed TWELFTH for Company B, Australia's most cutting-edge theater producers. Roxburgh's theatre credits also include Neil Armfield's production of THE SEAGULL, and HAMLET, for which Roxburgh received the Sydney Theatre Critics' Circle Award for Best Actor. Roxburgh has also starred in CLOSER for director Marion Potts, THE HOMECOMING directed by Rodney Fisher, and BURN THIS directed by Wayne Harrison, all for the Sydney Theatre Company. Roxburgh's direction of the adaptation of the novel THAT EYE THE SKY, for Burning House Theatre Company, won the Sydney Theatre Critics' Circle John Tasker Award for Freelance Director. He won a Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series and an AFI nomination for Best Actor for his critically-acclaimed lead performance, based on the legendary corrupt Sydney cop Roger Rogerson, in the television drama BLUE MURDER.