Colin Friels

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Colin Friels (born 25 September 1952) is a Scottish-born Australian actor. Description above from the Wikipedia article Colin Friels, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Black and White (2002)

Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of Appeal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Kerry Fox  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Charles Dance

Australia, 1958. When a nine year old white girl is found murdered, police are quick to arrest illiterate Aborigine, Max Stuart. Under interrogation Max admits to the killing and signs a statement that will send him to the gallows. With no Court of Appeal ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Craig Lahiff
CAST:  Robert Carlyle  •  Kerry Fox  •  Ben Mendelsohn  •  Charles Dance

Dark City (1998)

DarkMind blowingThought provokingIntense

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

Tom White (2004)

Tom White is an architect who chooses to become homeless despite an seemingly otherwise successful life. However, it soon becomes clear that not everything is as it appears at work. Tom chooses a different path and cuts ties with his normal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alkinos Tsilimidos
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Rachael Blake  •  Dan Spielman  •  Loene Carmen

Tom White is an architect who chooses to become homeless despite an seemingly otherwise successful life. However, it soon becomes clear that not everything is as it appears at work. Tom chooses a different path and cuts ties with his normal life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alkinos Tsilimidos
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Rachael Blake  •  Dan Spielman  •  Loene Carmen

Class Action (1991)

A liberal activist lawyer alienated his daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto manufacturer against charges ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Colin Friels  •  Laurence Fishburne

A liberal activist lawyer alienated his daughter Maggie years ago when she discovered his many affairs. Now a conservative corporate lawyer, Maggie agrees to go up against her father in court. To gain promotion, she must defend an auto manufacturer against charges ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Apted
CAST:  Gene Hackman  •  Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio  •  Colin Friels  •  Laurence Fishburne

Malcolm (1986)

Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius, who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills and, with Frank's help, Malcom turns to a life of crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Lindy Davies  •  Chris Haywood  •  John Hargreaves

Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius, who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills and, with Frank's help, Malcom turns to a life of crime.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Lindy Davies  •  Chris Haywood  •  John Hargreaves

The Man Who Sued God (2001)

A lawyer becomes a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was “an act of God”. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and, as God’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Judy Davis  •  Colin Friels  •  Bille Brown

A lawyer becomes a fisherman from frustration. When his one piece of property, his boat, is struck by lightning and destroyed he is denied insurance money because it was “an act of God”. He re-registers as a lawyer and sues the insurance company and, as God’s ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  Billy Connolly  •  Judy Davis  •  Colin Friels  •  Bille Brown

Dingo (1991)

Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. Years later, now a family man and making a meagre living tracking dingoes and playing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Miles Davis  •  Helen Buday  •  Joe Petruzzi

Young John Anderson is captivated by jazz musician, Billy Cross when he performs on the remote airstrip of his Western Australian outback hometown after his plane is diverted. Years later, now a family man and making a meagre living tracking dingoes and playing ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Miles Davis  •  Helen Buday  •  Joe Petruzzi

My Husband, My Killer (2001)

Based on the true story of an Australian woman that was murdered in bed next to her husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Andrikidis
CAST:  Martin Sacks  •  Colin Friels  •  Linda Cropper  •  Craig McLachlan

Based on the true story of an Australian woman that was murdered in bed next to her husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Andrikidis
CAST:  Martin Sacks  •  Colin Friels  •  Linda Cropper  •  Craig McLachlan

The Mystery of Natalie Wood (2004)

Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a childhood actress to serious actress, dating the top names in Hollywood, her life and marriage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Justine Waddell  •  Michael Weatherly  •  Matthew Settle  •  Colin Friels

Uses accounts from family, friends, and acquaintances to tell the story of Natalie Wood and how she started young, acting in the spotlight, making the transition from a childhood actress to serious actress, dating the top names in Hollywood, her life and marriage ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Bogdanovich
CAST:  Justine Waddell  •  Michael Weatherly  •  Matthew Settle  •  Colin Friels

Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1987)

A convent teacher spreads a little happiness and makes enough money to support her crippled brother's habit by selling her favours regularly on a cross-country night sleeper. She makes sure she is in control of each encounter until one client reaches her more than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Ellis
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Colin Friels  •  Norman Kaye  •  John Clayton

A convent teacher spreads a little happiness and makes enough money to support her crippled brother's habit by selling her favours regularly on a cross-country night sleeper. She makes sure she is in control of each encounter until one client reaches her more than ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bob Ellis
CAST:  Wendy Hughes  •  Colin Friels  •  Norman Kaye  •  John Clayton

Mr Reliable (1996)

All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a misunderstanding quickly becomes out of control, resulting Wally, Beryl and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Jacqueline McKenzie  •  Paul Sonkkila  •  Ken Radley

All Wally Mellish, an ex-convict in 1960s Australia, wants to do is live a quiet life with his girlfriend Beryl. Unfortunately when two police officers come around to disturb this, a misunderstanding quickly becomes out of control, resulting Wally, Beryl and her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Jacqueline McKenzie  •  Paul Sonkkila  •  Ken Radley

Back of Beyond (1995)

A garage mechanic out in the middle of the outback gets involved with the girl friend of a jewel smuggler who is on the run.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Robertson
CAST:  Paul Mercurio  •  Colin Friels  •  Dee Smart  •  Aaron Wilton

A garage mechanic out in the middle of the outback gets involved with the girl friend of a jewel smuggler who is on the run.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Robertson
CAST:  Paul Mercurio  •  Colin Friels  •  Dee Smart  •  Aaron Wilton

The Coolangatta Gold (1984)

Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory, and must win The Coolangatta Gold Tri-Aquathon, It is the greatest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Igor Auzins
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Joss McWilliam  •  Nick Tate  •  Josephine Smulders

Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory, and must win The Coolangatta Gold Tri-Aquathon, It is the greatest ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Igor Auzins
CAST:  Colin Friels  •  Joss McWilliam  •  Nick Tate  •  Josephine Smulders

Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)

Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man really. Jack is an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Walker
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Marta Dusseldorp  •  Roy Billing  •  Aaron Pedersen

Jack Irish is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, apprentice cabinet maker, punter and sometime lover - the complete man really. Jack is an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeffrey Walker
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Marta Dusseldorp  •  Roy Billing  •  Aaron Pedersen

The Turning (2013)

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wenham  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Robert Connolly  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Jonathan auf der Heide  •  Tony Ayres  •  Shaun Gladwell  •  Rhys Graham  •  Yaron Lifschitz  •  Anthony Lucas  •  Ian Meadows  •  Ashlee Page  •  Marieka Walsh  •  Jub Clerc  •  Claire McCarthy  •  Stephen Page  •  Simon Stone  •  Justin Kurzel
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Rose Byrne  •  Miranda Otto

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wenham  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Robert Connolly  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Jonathan auf der Heide  •  Tony Ayres  •  Shaun Gladwell  •  Rhys Graham  •  Yaron Lifschitz  •  Anthony Lucas  •  Ian Meadows  •  Ashlee Page  •  Marieka Walsh  •  Jub Clerc  •  Claire McCarthy  •  Stephen Page  •  Simon Stone  •  Justin Kurzel
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Rose Byrne  •  Miranda Otto

Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

Disturbing

Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and family have been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Beattie
CAST:  Caitlin Stasey  •  Rachel Hurd-Wood  •  Phoebe Tonkin  •  Deniz Akdeniz

Ellie Linton, a teen from an Australian coastal town, leads her friends on an excursion to a camp deep in the woods, dubbed "Hell." Upon their return, the youths find that their town has been overrun by an enemy army, and their friends and family have been ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stuart Beattie
CAST:  Caitlin Stasey  •  Rachel Hurd-Wood  •  Phoebe Tonkin  •  Deniz Akdeniz

Mabo (2012)

Mabo tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes - Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Perkins
CAST:  Jimi Bani  •  Colin Friels  •  Ewen Leslie  •  Deborah Mailman

Mabo tells the story of one of Australia's national heroes - Eddie Koiki Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander who left school at age 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Perkins
CAST:  Jimi Bani  •  Colin Friels  •  Ewen Leslie  •  Deborah Mailman

A Heartbeat Away (2011)

A young aspiring rock guitarist is forced to become the musical director of the local marching band when his father is hit by a bus just four weeks before a major competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gale Edwards
CAST:  Sebastian Gregory  •  Isabel Lucas  •  William Zappa  •  Roy Billing

A young aspiring rock guitarist is forced to become the musical director of the local marching band when his father is hit by a bus just four weeks before a major competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Gale Edwards
CAST:  Sebastian Gregory  •  Isabel Lucas  •  William Zappa  •  Roy Billing

Hoodwink (1981)

Hoodwink is based on the true story of an Australian con artist who briefly won the hearts of the media (if not the authorities). John Hargreaves stars as a criminal serving time in a New South Wales prison. He's not partial to the physical labor required of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Whatham
CAST:  John Hargreaves  •  Judy Davis  •  Paul Chubb  •  Max Cullen

Hoodwink is based on the true story of an Australian con artist who briefly won the hearts of the media (if not the authorities). John Hargreaves stars as a criminal serving time in a New South Wales prison. He's not partial to the physical labor required of the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Claude Whatham
CAST:  John Hargreaves  •  Judy Davis  •  Paul Chubb  •  Max Cullen

Matching Jack (2010)

A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Jacinda Barrett  •  Tom Russell  •  James Nesbitt  •  Richard Roxburgh

A woman struggles with her son's illness and her husband's infidelity, but, after a chance encounter with an Irish sailor and his son, her life is turned upside down in a love story that defies explanation and breaks all the rules.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nadia Tass
CAST:  Jacinda Barrett  •  Tom Russell  •  James Nesbitt  •  Richard Roxburgh
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