Anthony LaPagliaPresenter

Anthony LaPaglia is a multi-award winning actor who has an extensive and diverse list of credits across film, television and theatre.

Anthony will next be seen starring in the Sydney season of DEATH OF A SALESMAN. He will be reprising the role of Willy Loman, for which he received rave reviews during the successful 2023 Melbourne season.

Anthony was recently seen in the television adaption of Trent Dalton’s iconic novel BOY SWALLOWS UNIVERSE, which reached the Top 3 globally on Netflix, becoming the most successful Australian made series for Netflix. He also starred in Justin Kurzel’s feature NITRAM, alongside Caleb Landry Jones, Essie Davis and Judy Davis, which had its World Premiere in Competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. Anthony also served as an Executive Producer on the film, which received critical acclaim and earned him an AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor.

His other recent credits include the Netflix series FLORIDA MAN alongside Édgar Ramírez, Maziar Lahooti’s debut feature BELOW which premiered at the 2019 Melbourne International Film Festival, David Sandberg’s horror film ANNABELLE: CREATION, the SBS miniseries SUNSHINE alongside Melanie Lynskey, for which he was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama and a Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor at the Monte-Carlo TV Festival, the Sky series RIVIERA with Julia Stiles, the limited series BAD BLOOD, and a guest starring role in season five of the popular ABC series RAKE.

Anthony’s other projects include Walter Hill’s feature THE ASSIGNMENT alongside Sigourney Weaver, which premiered at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, Neil Armfield’s HOLDING THE MAN alongside Guy Pearce, for which he received nominations for an AACTA Award, Australian Film Critics Association Award and Film Critics Circle of Australia for Best Supporting Actor, Marco Serafini’s feature TOY GUN, the critically acclaimed ABC series THE CODE, the BBC telemovie THE EICHMANN SHOW alongside Martin Freeman, A GOOD MARRIAGE, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel and Matthew Saville’s A MONTH OF SUNDAYS for which he was nominated for an Australian Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor.

He starred in the Australian feature BALIBO where he also served as Executive Producer.  His performance as Roger East in the film earned him the AFI Award and Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor.

His other feature film credits include the critically acclaimed LANTANA, for which he was awarded the AFI Award, IF Award and Film Critic Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor, BIG STONE GAP, MENTAL, NEWCOMER, BETSY’S WEDDING, THE HOUSE OF MIRTH, SWEET AND LOWDOWN, THE CLIENT, COMPANY MAN, SUMMER OF SAM, AUTUMN IN NEW YORK, LANSKY, PHOENIX, COMMANDMENTS, BRILLIANT LIES, WINTER SOLSTICE and THE ARCHITECT.

Anthony received widespread critical acclaim for his portrayal of Jack Malone in WITHOUT A TRACE, for which he won a Golden Globe Award and earned an Emmy Award nomination and two SAG Award nominations for Outstanding Male Actor and a SAG Award nomination for Outstanding Ensemble.

His television credits include a recurring role in FRASIER, for which he earned an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Daphne’s brother Simon Moon, the Nine Network’s series HALIFAX: RETRIBUTION, Robert Connolly’s telemovie UNDERGROUND, which tells the story of a young Julian Assange, MURDER ONE and the movies NEVER GIVE UP: THE JIMMY V STORY, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, for which he received a CableACE nomination, and GARDEN OF REDEMPTION.

Anthony has also appeared on stage in Stanley Tucci’s LEND ME A TENOR for the Music Box Theatre and Terry Kinney’s CHECKERS at the Vineyard Theatre.  He was awarded a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance in the Arthur Miller classic A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE. His additional stage credits include THE ROSE TATTOO, which earned him a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play, the Off Broadway productions of BOUNCERS, NORTHEAST LOCAL and ON THE OPEN ROAD and the Off Off Broadway production of THE GUYS, which went on to become a feature film in which he starred with Sigourney Weaver.

Anthony was the 2014 recipient of the Virgin Australia Orry Kelly International Award presented by Australians in Film which recognises his significant international contribution to the Australian film and entertainment industry.


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