Richard Roxburgh was born 23 January 1962. He is an Australian actor who has starred in many Australian films and television series, he has also appeared in supporting roles in a number of Hollywood productions, usually as villains. Roxburgh with his wife, Silvia Colloca are happily blessed with kids.
Roxburgh was born in Albury, New South Wales, to John (died July, 2011) and Mary Roxburgh; he youngest of six children. John the father was a successful accountant. Richard played Willy Loman in the Albury High School production of Death of a Salesman in 1978.
Roxburgh studied economics at the Australian National University in Canberra, where he resided at Garran Hall and graduated with a B.Ec. in 1984. After graduating from ANU, he decided to become an actor and was admitted to the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) on his second audition attempt.
Richard began working with the Sydney Theatre Company as soon as he graduated from NIDA. He became popular for his portrayal of New South Wales Police Force detective Roger Rogerson in the 1995 television miniseries Blue Murder. Through the 1990s, he appeared in several Australian film and stage productions including a critically acclaimed turn as Hamlet alongside Geoffrey Rush, Jacqueline McKenzie and David Wenham in the 1994 Company B production at the Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney.
In December 2007 he played the lead character, Roland Henning, who suffered writer’s block in Michael Gow’s play, Toy Symphony, at the Belvoir St Theatre, winning the 2008 Helpmann Award for best male actor in a play.
In 2000, Roxburgh appeared in the first of several international blockbuster films when he appeared as henchman Hugh Stamp in the John Woo-directed Mission: Impossible 2, which was filmed in Sydney. Also filmed in Sydney was Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! (2001), in which Roxburgh played the Duke of Monroth.
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