Tony Briggs

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Tony Briggs

Tony is a Yorta Yorta / Wurundjeri creative who has worked in theatre, film and television as an actor and writer for many years.

Tony’s stage credits include Twelfth Night, Black is the New White, Which Way Home, Stolen, The Memory of Water, The Female of the Species, Jandamarra, Corrugation Road, Yanagai! Yanagai!, Fever and Who’s Afraid of the Working Class?.

His television work includes Rake, Cleverman, Seven Types of Ambiguity, Nowhere Boys, The Slap and Wentworth. Film credits include Healing, The Sapphires, The Djarn Djarns and Bran Nue Dae.

For his hit stage show The Sapphires, Tony received 2 Helpmann Awards for Best Play and Best New Australian Work, a Deadly Lifetime Achievement Award and 2 AWGIE Awards for Most Outstanding Script. The film adaptation won many accolades at the 2013 AACTA awards, including Best Film and Best Feature Film Adaptation.

Tony Briggs

Film

HEALING
Role: Travis. Dir: Rowan Woods. Screen Australia / Pointblank Pictures Pty Ltd 2014
THE SAPPHIRES
Role: Freddie Middleton. Dir: Wayne Blair. Goalpost Pictures 2012
THE OYSTERMAN (Short)
Role: Joe. Dir: Romaine Moreton 2012
BRAN NUE DAE
Role: Scary Black Man. Dir: Rachel Perkins. Bran Nue Dae Film Productions 2009
THE DROVER’S BOY
Role: Actor. Dir: Jean-Pierre Mignon. Yirundi Productions
THE DJARN DJARNS (Short)
Role: Frankie Senior. Dir: Wayne Blair. Goalpost Pictures 2005
AUSTRALIAN RULES
Role: Pretty. Dir: Paul Goldman. Tidy Town Pictures 2002
ON THE NOSE
Role: Michael Miller. Dir: David Caffrey. Scannan Mor Productions 2001
THE ORDER (Short)
Role: Roy. Dir: Aiden Young. Rescued Films 1999
GARGANTUA
Role: Police Chief. Dir: Bradform May. Warner Roadshow 1998
JOEY
Role: Mick. Dir: Ian Barry. Village Roadshow 1997
THE LIFE OF HARRY DARE
Role: Dan. Dir: Aleksi Vellis. Harry Dare Productions 1995
EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS
Role: Tony. Dir: Mal Read. CAAMA Productions 1993

 

Television

ROSEHAVEN (Series 3)
Role: Brian. Dir: Jonathan Brough & Shaun Wilson, Rosehaven Series Three Pty Ltd 2019
RAKE (Series 5)
Role: Greg Peters. Essential Media / ABC 2018
CLEVERMAN 2
Role: Boondee Dir: Wayne Blair / Leah Purcell. Goalpost Pictures / ABC 2017
THE WARRIORS
Role: Stuart Phillips. Dir: Steven McGregor. Arena Media / ABC 2017
SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY
Role: Detective Threlfell. Dir: Ana Kokkinos / ABC 2016
NOWHERE BOYS 3
Role: Brett (recurring). Dir: Rowan Woods. Matchbox / ABC 2016
CLEVERMAN
Role: Boondee (lLeading Cast). Dir: Wayne Blair / Leah Purcell. Goalpost Pictures / ABC 2016
READY FOR THIS
Role: Neville Preston. Dir: Adrian Willis / Tony Krawitz. Big Chance Films 2015
WENTWORTH
Role: Steve Faulkner. Fremantle Media Australia 2014
THE BROKEN SHORE (Telemovie)
Role: Paul Dove. Dir: Craig Monahan. Essential Media 2013
HARD ROCK MEDICAL
Role: Nick. Carte Blanche Films 2013
REDFERN NOW
Role: Paul Macoy. Blackfella Films / ABC 2012
HOWZAT! KERRY PACKER’S WAR
Role:  Clive Lloyd. Dir: Daina Reed. Southern Star / Nine Network 2012
THE SLAP
Role: Bilal. Matchbox Pictures / ABC 2011
THE CIRCUIT
Role: Mick Mathers. Media World / SBS 2009/2010
STINGERS
Role: Agent James Honey. BSLM Productions 2004
ALL AUSSIE ADVENTURES
Working Dog Pty Ltd
WICKED SCIENCE
Role: Coach. Jonathan M. Shiff Productions
EUGENIE SANDLER P.I.
Role: Ice-cream vendor. Burberry Productions 2000
THE GENIE FROM DOWN UNDER 2
Role: Mr Repo. ACTF Productions 1998
OCEAN GIRL
Role: Dave Hartley. Jonathan M. Shiff Productions 1996/1997
PACIFIC DRIVE
Role: Ross. Warner Bros
SNOWY RIVER: THE MCGREGOR SAGA
Role: Toby King. Becker Entertainment 1995
BLUE HEELERS
Role: Tony Dixon. Southern Star 1994
RATBAG HERO
Role: Jimmy Dir: Oscar Whitbread. Ratbag Hero Productions 1993
COMEDY COMPANY
21 Spunk St / Channel 10
NEIGHBOURS
Role: Peter Baxter. Grundy Television 1987/1988
GERRY CONNELLY (Pilot)
Role: Various. ABC TV

 

Theatre

STORM BOY
Role: Fingerbone Bill. Dir: Sam Strong. MTC & QT 2019
BLACK IS THE NEW WHITE (QTC, STC & NSW Tour)
Role: Ray Gibson. Dir: Paige Rattray. 2018 / 2019
WHICH WAY HOME (Sydney Festival)
Role: The Father. Dir: Rachel Maza. Belvoir 2017
BLACK IN THE NEW WHITE
Role: Ray Gibson. Dir: Paige Rattray. Sydney Theatre Company 2017
WHICH WAY HOME
Role: The Father. Dir: Rachael Maza. Belvoir St Theatre 2017
WHICH WAY HOME
Role: The Father. Dir: Rachael Maza. Ilbijerri Theatre Co. 2016
CORANDERRK: WE WILL SHOW THE COUNTRY
Role: Robert Wandon. Dir: Rachael Maza. Ilbijerri Theatre Co.
THE MEMORY OF WATER
Role: Mike. STCSA 2009
FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
Role: Frank. Black Swan Theatre Company 2008
FEMALE OF THE SPECIES
Role: Frank. STCSA
JANDAMARRA
Role: Ellemarra. Black Swan Theatre Co. 2008
WALKABOUT
Role: Various. Dir: Richard Frankland. Chamber Made Opera 2005
K
Role: Security Officer. NYID – European Tour 2002
FEVER
Role: Various. Dir: Julian Meyrick. Melbourne Workers Theatre
SCENES OF THE BEGINNING FROM THE END
Role: Various. NYID – European Tour 2001
YANAGAI! YANAGAI!
Role: Uncle Albert. Playbox 2006
CROWFIRE – Blak Inside Season
Role: Tony. Dir: Jade Milroy & Andrew James. Playbox 2002
ENUFF – Blak Inside Season
Role: Macca. Dir: John Harding. Playbox 2002
THE TRIAL (MTC Workshop)
Role: Various. Dir: David Pledger
THE TORCH
Role: Uncle Shady. Community Theatre
HARRY’S WAR
Role: Various. Dir: Richard Franklin. Court House 1999
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS (National Tour)
Role: Man/ James. Dir: Julien Merrick. Melbourne Workers Theatre 1999
STOLEN
Role: Jimmy. Dir: Rachael Maza Long. Playbox 1998
TWELFTH NIGHT
Role: Curio. Dir: Roger Hodgeman. Melbourne Theatre Company 1998
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
Role: Demetrius. Dir: Noel Tovey. Black Swan Theatre Company 1997
CORRUGATION ROAD
Role: Various. Dir: Andrew Ross. Black Swan Theatre Company 1997
NATHANIEL STORM
Role: Nathaniel Storm. Dir: Tony Knight. NIDA
UP THE LADDER
Role: Young Johnny. Dir: Suzie Dee. Melbourne Workers Theatre 1995
BURNING TIME
Role: Rocks. Dir: Aubrey Mellor. Playbox / Black Swan 1996
NOT JUST BRICKS AND MORTAR
Role: Various. Dir: John Tatoulis. IIbijjeri
NO TROUBLE
Role: School Boy. Dir: Vivieanne Walker. Universal Theatre 1987

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