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Henry Nixon is an Australian actor.
Nixon was born at St Margaret's Hospital in the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills. As a child he lived in Elanora Heights, Paddington and Wollstonecraft in Sydney with his father, Gerald Nixon, a Recording Engineer and his mother, Vanessa, a Nurse. After their divorce Nixon relocated (with his mother and step father) from Sydney to the Burra Valley, near Canberra. He was educated in Canberra at AME School, Red Hill Primary, Canberra Grammar School and then Narrabundah College, where he studied drama.
He graduated from the Australian National University with an Arts degree, majoring in Anthropology, Sociology and English, and was going to continue in the world of Academia but opted instead to pursue an Acting career. He auditioned for three Drama Schools: WAAPA, VCA and NIDA and was accepted into all three but decided to attend the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney.
Since graduating from NIDA in 2000 Nixon has worked extensively in film, television and theatre.
In 2002 he played the character Chris King in the popular Channel 5 TV serial Don't Blame Me (or Don't Blame the Koalas). He is known for his work as Sterlo McCormack on All Saints, an Australian hospital drama. His film work includes Matthew Saville's NOISE (2007), Cate Shortland's Somersault (2004), Triangle (2009) and Julia Leigh's Sleeping Beauty (2011).
Nixon was flown from Sydney to Los Angeles in 2007 to audition personally for Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg for the role of Leckie in the HBO/Playtone/DreamWorks Co production of The Pacific. The role eventually went to James Badge Dale and Nixon ended up portraying 2nd LT Hugh Corrigan.
Nixon played the role of Snr Constable Fergus Mcfadden in the mini-series The Kettering Incident in 2016 for which he received the coveted Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actor at the 2017 Logie Awards.
Nixon divides his time between Sydney, Australia and Los Angeles, California. He is a keen skipper and outdoor enthusiast.
- The Lost World (2002) (or Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World) (Episode: "Tapestry"), as Bartholomew Thorne
- Home and Away (2002) (Season 1, Episode 3270), as Steve McLaren
- Don't Blame Me (or Don't Blame the Koalas) (2002) as Chris King
- Somersault (2004), as Nick
- All Saints (2003–2004), as Sterling (Sterlo) McCormack (52 episodes) Season 6 - Season 7
- Safety in Numbers (2005), as Nigel
- McLeod's Daughters (2001–2006), as Greg Dawson (6 episodes)
- Happy Feet (2006) (as live action cast)[clarification needed]
- Feeling Lonely? (2007), as Drew
- Noise (2007), as Craig Finlay
- The Black Balloon (2008), as Trevor
- $9.99 (2008), as Drazen/beanbag/radio announcer (as voice only)
- Nightwalking (2009), as Dad
- Triangle (2009), as Downey
- Squid: The Movie (2010), as Alan or Uncle Fester
- The Pacific (2010), as Lt. Hugh (Ivy League) Corrigan
- Cold Sore (2010), as Guy
- Scumbus (2011), as Adam
- Sleeping Beauty (2011), as Mark
- Little Monsters (2019), as Security Guard Bob
- Bastow, Clem (9 June 2016). "The Kettering Incident review – Tasmanian gothic thriller par excellence". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 June 2016.