Tony Briggs

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Tony Briggs

Tony is an acclaimed writer, producer and actor for film, television and theatre. In an acting career that spans over 20 years he has many theatre credits to his name including Which Way HomeStolen and Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country for Ilbijerri, The Memory of Water and The Female of the Species for State Theatre Co of South Australia; Jandamarraand The Female of the Species for Black Swan Theatre; Yanagai YanagaiFever, Who’s Afraid of the Working Class, Up the Ladder for Melbourne Workers Theatre and Stolen for Playbox. His Music Theatre credits include Nathaniel Storm for the NIDA Company; Walkabout for Chamber Made and Corrugation Road for Black Swan. Tony has also been a member of the NYID Physical theatre company of actors for which he has performed in various national and international productions.

Television credits include a leading role in the internationally acclaimed television series Cleverman, as well as Seven Types of AmbiguityNowhere Boys 3, Ready for This, Broken Shore, Redfern Now and The SlapFilms include The Oysterman, Healing, The Sapphires, Bran Nue Dae, The Drovers Boy, The Djarn Djarns, Australian Rules, On the Nose, Gargantua, The Order, Joey and The Life of Harry Dare.  

Writing credits include the Helpmann Award-winning play The Sapphires, which was performed at both MTC and Belvoir St theatres before embarking on a national and international tour; the play was also adapted into a hit film in 2012. Other writing credits include The Warriors, an 8 part-series (Arena Media) for ABC TV as Creator, Writer and Executive Producer.

Tony is the recipient of 2 Helpmann Awards for Best Play and Best New Australian Work, a Deadly Lifetime Achievement Award and 2 AWGIE Awards for Most Outstanding Script and Best Feature Film Adaptation, all for The Sapphires.

Tony Briggs

Film

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

Television

ROSEHAVEN (Series 3)
Role: Brian. Dir: Jonathan Brough & Shaun Wilson, Rosehaven Series Three Pty Ltd 2018
RAKE (Series 5)
Role: Greg Peters. Essential Media / ABC
CLEVERMAN 2
Role: Boondee Dir: Wayne Blair / Leah Purcell. Goalpost Pictures / ABC
THE WARRIORS
Role: Stuart Phillips. Dir: Steven McGregor. Arena Media / ABC
SEVEN TYPES OF AMBIGUITY
Role: Detective Threlfell. Dir: Ana Kokinos/ ABC.
NOWHERE BOYS 3
Role: Brett (recurring). Dir: Rowan Woods. Matchbox / ABC
CLEVERMAN
Role: Boondee (lLeading Cast). Dir: Wayne Blair/ Leah Purcell. GPTV Productions / ABC
READY FOR THIS
Role: Neville Preston. Dir: Adrian Willis / Tony Krawitz. Big Chance Films
WENTWORTH
Role: Steve Faulkner. Fremantle Media Australia
THE BROKEN SHORE (Telemovie)
Role: Paul Dove. Dir: Craig Monahan. Essential Media
HARD ROCK MEDICAL
Role: Nick. Carte Blanche Films
REDFERN NOW
Role: Paul Macoy. Blackfella Films / ABC
HOWZAT! KERRY PACKER’S WAR
Role:  Clive Lloyd. Dir: Daina Reed. Southern Star/ Ch9
THE SLAP
Role: Bilal. Matchbox Pictures/ ABC
THE CIRCUIT
Role: Mick Mathers. Media World / SBS
STINGERS
Role: Agent James Honey. BSLM Productions
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
THE GENIE FROM DOWN UNDER 2
Role: Mr Repo. ACTF Productions
OCEAN GIRL
Role: Dave Hartley. Jonathan M. Shiff Productions
PACIFIC DRIVE
Role: Ross. Warner Bros
SNOWY RIVER: THE MCGREGOR SAGA
Role: Toby King. Becker Entertainment
BLUE HEELERS
Role: Tony Dixon. Southern Star
RATBAG HERO
Role: Jimmy Dir: Oscar Whitbread. Ratbag Hero Productions
COMEDY COMPANY
21 Spunk St/ Channel 10
NEIGHBOURS
Role: Peter Baxter. Grundy Television
GERRY CONNELLY (Pilot)
Role: Various. ABC TV

Theatre

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
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
FEVER
Role: Various. Dir: Julian Meyrick
SCENES OF THE BEGINNING FROM THE END
Role: Various. NYID – European Tour
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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