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Overview (2)

Born in Brisbane, Australia
Height 5' 9" (1.75 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Anthony just completed a leading role in David Michod's War Machine with Brad Pitt. Before this the Dreamworks movie The Light Between Oceans directed by Derek Cianfrance and starring Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz. Anthony Hayes has forged a compelling and award winning career on film and television screens for over 25 years, with film credits including Robert Connolly's The Boys, Phillip Noyce's Rabbit Proof Fence, David Michod's multi award winning debut feature Animal Kingdom and his second film, The Rover alongside Robert Pattinson and Guy Pearce. Bootmen alongside Sam Worthington, Ned Kelly with Heath Ledger and The Square with Joel Edgerton. Anthony's performance as Stevie in the acclaimed Australian feature film The Boys earned him Australian Film Institute (AFI) and Film Critics Circle of Australian (FFCA) nominations as Best Supporting Actor in 1998. He went on to win an AFI award in 2005 for Best Supporting Actor for Look Both Ways, and followed with another win in 2006 for Suburban Mayhem. Other nominations include AFI and FCCA Best Supporting Actor nominations for his role in Nash Edgerton's The Square.

Anthony's extensive body of work in television includes his as Gary in the acclaimed BAFTA nominated ABC series The Slap, alongside Johnathan LaPaglia, Alex Dimitriades and Melissa George, which saw him nominated for Best Actor at the 2012 Festival de Television de Monte Carlo, the ABC mini-series Bastard Boys, the six part ABC series Changi, and guest roles in numerous and well known Australian series including Rush, Sea Patrol, Mcleods daughters, Water Rats and Review with Myles Barlow.

Along with acting, Anthony has developed a career in writing and directing. His debut feature film Ten Empty had its world premiere at the Sydney Film Festival in 2008 and received nominations for Best Screenplay at the Victorian and the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards in 2008 and 2007 respectively. In 2002 Anthony also wrote, produced and directed the short feature New Skin which won several awards including the prestigious Dendy Award at the Sydney Film Festival, and the Independent Film (IF) Award for Best Emerging Director. In 2001 he was also the recipient of a grant from the Gloria Payten and Gloria Dawn Fellowship which enabled him to travel to the UK to spend time with director Mike Leigh.

As a writer Anthony was recently part of the story lining and plotting team for the successful Australian series A Moody Christmas, which has recently been commissioned by CBS studios for the Fox network to be produced as a US remake.

In 2012 Anthony appeared in Network Ten's Brothers in Arms which was based on the true events of the Milperra massacre in 1984, and Channel 9's tele-movie Beaconsfield, the story of the Tasmanian mining disaster in 2006. His portrayal of Bernie Banton, the James Hardie worker who became the public representative in the battle for compensation for employees who suffered asbestosis as a result of working for the company, in the ABC mini-series Devil's Dust won him the 2013 Logie award for Most Outstanding Actor and also earned him an Australian Academy of Cinema Television Arts (AACTA) for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama. He also received a Best Actor nomination at the 2013 Seoul International Drama Awards.

Anthony has recently completed shooting, the ABC telemovie The Broken Shore opposite Don Hany and Claudia Karvan, and the highly anticipated Network Ten series Secrets and Lies opposite Martin Henderson, Network 9's Gallipoli and the last TV movie instalment of Redfern Now.

In 2015 Anthony won most outstanding actor at the Monte Carlo TV awards for his role on Secrets and Lies

- IMDb Mini Biography By: UM

Spouse (1)

Polly Smyth (? - present) (1 child)

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