The Info List - Roy Billing

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Roy Harwood Billing OAM (born 1947) is a New Zealand
New Zealand
television actor, now based in Sydney, Australia. He was brought up in Ruawai, Northland, New Zealand.


1 Career 2 Awards 3 Charity 4 References 5 External links

Career[edit] Billing has starred in many television shows and had main roles on Bad Cop, Bad Cop, Dossa and Joe and Hell Has Harbour Views. Billing also had a recurring role on Blue Heelers
Blue Heelers
as Senior Constable Ian Goss, on Always Greener
Always Greener
as Eddie McGill, in Packed to the Rafters
Packed to the Rafters
as Ron Barrett, and in Under the Mountain. In 2000 he featured in the film The Dish, portraying the Mayor of Parkes in a comedy about the moon landings. He also appeared as part of the ensemble on the 2006 season of Thank God You're Here. He has had a guest role on All Saints. He played Harry Strang in the Jack Irish television drama series and television movies adapted from the detective novels by Peter Temple. In 2009, Billing played Griffith drug lord Robert Trimbole in the high-rating drama series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities, starring alongside Matthew Newton. He also starred in the film Charlie and Boots. Roy played the part of Chief Dufflepud in the 2010 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader as well as a recurring character in the Nine Network
Nine Network
police drama Cops L.A.C.. He started acting with Theatre Corporate, Auckland in the late 1970s. Early roles in New Zealand
New Zealand
were in Sea Urchins
Sea Urchins
a 1980-84 New Zealand TV series, the 1982 films The Scarecrow and Beyond Reasonable Doubt, the 1985 film Came a Hot Friday, and as Captain Gordon Vette
Gordon Vette
in the 1988 miniseries Erebus: The Aftermath. In 2013 he appeared in the New Zealand
New Zealand
television comedy Agent Anna, for which he agreed to be paid at New Zealand
New Zealand
rates. Awards[edit]

Billing's plaque at the Australian Film Walk of Fame, Ritz Cinema, Randwick, Sydney

In 1999, Billing was nominated in the 'Best Actor in a Supporting Role' award at the AFI Awards for his role in Siam Sunset. In 2009, Billing won the 'Best Actor in a Television Drama' award at the AFI Awards, and was nominated for the 'Outstanding Actor' award at the 2010 Logies
for his role in Underbelly. Billing's career achievements were honoured in 2009 when he was inducted into the Australian Film Walk of Fame.[1] On 26 January 2015, Billing was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for "service to the performing arts, particularly as an actor, and to the community".[2][3] Charity[edit] Billing is a national ambassador for the cancer charity Dry July and has supported the charity for over 4 years.[4] References[edit]

^ "Putting on the Ritz". Southern Courier. Retrieved 23 June 2011.  ^ "Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia
Order of Australia
in the General Division" (pdf). Official Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia. 26 January 2015. p. 15. Retrieved 26 January 2015.  ^ "Australia Day honours: NSW residents recognised with Orders of Australia". ABC News. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 26 January 2015.  ^ http://www.dryjuly.com

External links[edit]

Roy Billing
Roy Billing
on IMDb Roy Billing
Roy Billing
at NZ On Screen Courting With Justice documentary [1] Interview from New Zealand
New Zealand
Listener of 2 August 2003, pages 12-13 Photo of Roy Billing
Roy Billing
(right) in Underbelly Roy Billing
Roy Billing
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AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama

Simon Chilvers (a) and Peter Kowitz (b) (1986) Nicholas Eadie (a) and Steve Jacobs (b) (1987) Ed Devereaux
Ed Devereaux
(a) and Ernie Dingo
Ernie Dingo
(b) (1988) Peter Kowitz (a) and Bill Hunter (b) (1989) Frankie J. Holden (c) (1990) Gary Sweet
Gary Sweet
(1991) Gary Sweet
Gary Sweet
(1992) Peter Phelps
Peter Phelps
(1993) Aaron Blabey (1994) Colin Friels and Steven Vidler (1995) Tony Martin (1996) David Wenham
David Wenham
(1997) Stephen Dillane
Stephen Dillane
(1998) Jeremy Sims
Jeremy Sims
(1999) Geoff Morrell and Andy Anderson (c) (2000) Samuel Johnson and David Field (c) (2001) Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton
(2002) Shane Bourne
Shane Bourne
(d) (2003) Abe Forsythe (d) (2004) Shane Bourne
Shane Bourne
(e) (2005) David Wenham
David Wenham
(2006) Stephen Curry (2007) Gyton Grantley (2008) Roy Billing
Roy Billing
(2009) Richard Roxburgh
Richard Roxburgh
(2010) Alex Dimitriades
Alex Dimitriades
(2011) Richard Roxburgh
Richard Roxburgh
(2012) Lachy Hulme
Lachy Hulme
(2013) Ashley Zukerman (2014) Joel Jackson (2015) Samuel Johnson (2016)

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