Chris Lilley is known globally for his irreverent characters popularity, the now six critically – acclaimed television series which he has created, written, produced, directed, performed and composed.
His most recent series, Lunatics, which was the highest rated Australian show on Netflix in 2019, introduced audiences to a whole new set of keenly observed personas.
In 2005, Chris received international acclaim for his first creation, We Can Be Heroes, a mockumentary series which won Chris the international Rose d’Or Award for Best Male Comedy Performance, a Logie Award for Most Outstanding New Talent and Best Comedy Series, and the NSW Premiers Literary Award for Best Script. The series received four AFI nominations, including Best Comedy Series, Best Screenplay for Television and Best Lead Male Actor. His next series, Summer Heights High, became the highest-selling series of all time in Australia and earned Chris the AFI Award for Best Comedy Series, Best Performance in a Television Comedy and the Byron Kennedy Award, which celebrates outstanding creative enterprise within the film and television industry and is awarded (by jury) to an individual whose work embodies innovation and relentless pursuit of excellence.
Chris’ third series, Angry Boys, premiered in 2011 on ABC, BBC and HBO, winning an ADG Award for Best Direction in TV Comedy and an AACTA Award for Best Performance in TV Comedy. This was followed by Ja’mie: Private School Girl and Jonah from Tonga, with Ja’mie earning Logie Award nominations for Most Popular Actor, Most Popular Light Entertainment Program and Outstanding Actor.
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