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22 May - Gary Sweet, Hit Australian TVs with gusto.

Unread postPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 12:02 am
by Max ADU
Australian Birthday Today
22nd May

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Gary Sweet was born 22 May 1957 in Melbourne, Victoria. Sweet is an Australian film and television actor known for his roles in Alexandra's Project (2003), Police Rescue, Cody, Big Sky, The Battlers, Bodyline and Stingers.

From the beginning acting was in blood
He grew up in Warradale, South Australia and attended Brighton high school in Adelaide. He later obtained a teaching degree and whilst at Sturt Teachers' College took up drama.

Sweet became recognisable through the on-going role of Leslie 'Magpie' Maddern in the Crawfords television series The Sullivans.

In 1984, Sweet had his first major role as Donald Bradman in the Network Ten miniseries Bodyline, the story of the 1932–33 Test cricket series between England and Australia

The award-winning 1987 Australian TV movie "The Great Bookie Robbery" was a gritty true-crime story seeing Sweet's character "Chico white" playing the inside man trying to infiltrate the close-knit bank robbers.

Between 1990 and 1996, Sweet starred in many other drama series Police Rescue as Sgt. Steve "Mickey" McClintock and Inspector Luke Harris in the police drama series Stingers. Gary performances lead him winning several major television awards.

Sweet also starred in Big Sky as Chris Manning, and, starred in Dog's Head Bay as Alex

As of 2012, Sweet stars in the Nine Networks drama/comedy House Husbands.

  • “The Most Popular New Talent” Logie, one his role in The Sullivans in 1982
  • The Australian Film Institute's Award for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” in a Television Drama for his performance in 1991 and 1992.
  • The Variety Club Heart Award for “TV Actor of the Year” (1993).
  • Two TV Week Silver Logie Awards for “Most Popular Actor” and “Most Outstanding Actor” (1992, 1994).

    In 2003 and 2004, was nominated for “Most Outstanding Actor” for his role in Stingers.
  • In 2011, Sweet was initiated into the Australian Film Walk of Fame on 13 March, as part of the closing night celebrations of the Australian Film Festival.

A young Garry Sweet (with hair) in Police Rescue - 1990
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Re: 22 May - Gary Sweet, Hit Australian TVs with gusto.

Unread postPosted: Fri May 22, 2015 7:57 pm
by Max ADU