Mar 15 2014

Cullen – Max

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Max Cullen is a leading Australian actor with a long career in the visual and performing arts.

Starting out as a painter and sculptor, Max studied acting under Hayes Gordon at The Ensemble Theatre which led to performances in over a dozen plays. Since then he has had a prolific acting career on stage, in film and on television. He has performed in plays such as Emerald City, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, The Cheery Soul, Hamlet, A Street Car Named Desire, As You Like It, Death Of A Salesman, Small Poppies, The Great Man, Scenes From A Separation and The Daylight Atheist

Max’s most recent film credits include Australia, Spider & Rose, Billy’s Holiday, Kiss or Kill, Nugget and Jindabyne. He has also featured in some 50 television programmes such as Skippy, Matlock, Bodyline, Cowra Breakout, The Flying Doctors, A Country Practice, Police Rescue, G.P., The Damnation of Harvey McHugh, McLeod’s Daughters, All Saints, Love My Way and Black Jack.

For his work Max received the 1984 Logie Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Last Bastion, the 1986 Penguin Award for Best Performance by an Actor in The Flying Doctors, the 1990 Sydney Theatre Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor in The Tempest, the 1994 Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in Spider and Rose and the 1994 AFI Award for the same, the 1999 Green Room Award for Best Actor in a Featured Role in Cloudstreet, 2004 Icon Award for Cinema Owners Association of Australia. 2005 nominated AFI award, best supporting actor, Love My Way.

Max Cullen and his wife, artist Margarita Georgiadis, have gradually renovated the old Coronation Theatre in Gunning and it is now known as The Picture House Gallery featuring exhibitions and performances.

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