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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 25 September 1952Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland, UK
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Colin Friels was born on September 25, 1952 in Kilwinning, Ayrshire, Scotland. He is an actor, known for Water Rats (1996), Dark City (1998) and Darkman (1990). He has been married to Judy Davis since October 30, 1984. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Judy Davis (30 October 1984 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Lived in Kilbirnie, Ayrshire Scotland until he was approx. 12-15 before moving to Australia.
Colin Friels trained at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Arts). His fellow students, during his time at NIDA, included his wife, Judy Davis, as well as Mel Gibson and Dennis Olsen.
Suffered from pancreatic cancer in 1997 and nearly died. He is in full remission.
30 October 2002 - An Australian court ordered Colin to not "assault, harass, or otherwise threaten" his wife, actress Judy Davis, following a domestic disturbance.
Has two children: Jack Friels (born 1987) and Charlotte Friels (born 1997).
Often appears in films opposite his wife Judy Davis, including Hoodwink (1981), Kangaroo (1987), High Tide (1987) and The Man Who Sued God (2001).
Won the 2003 Helpmann Award (the Australian equivalent of the Tony Award) for his performance in "Copenhagen" (Best Male Actor-Play).
Won the 2003 Best Actor-Play Australian Entertainment "Mo" Award for his performance in "Copenhagen," defeating, among others, costar John Gaden.
Won the Peter Finch Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2008 Movie Extra Filmink Awards in Sydney.

Personal Quotes (2)

Acting gives me sleepless nights, pimples, rashes, anxiety. But also a deep satisfaction somehow. It makes you feel more...human. It's a way of making a connection, I guess.
Your kids can be cruel. Jack was sitting at the table and he turns around and asks me, 'Dad, don't you think you've done a bit of over-acting in your time?'

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