Nathan Page

Nathan Page (born 25 August 1971) is an Australian actor, best known for his commercial voice-over work and his role as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.

Nathan Page
Born (1971-08-25) August 25, 1971 (age 49)
Australia
NationalityAustralian
OccupationActor, voice actor
Spouse(s)Sarah-Jayne Howard
Children2

Early lifeEdit

Page grew up in an Air Force family and moved around Australia frequently as a child.[1] A former cyclist, Page attended the Australian Institute of Sport[2] with Stuart O'Grady and competed in Europe with Lance Armstrong.[3][4] He retired from professional cycling at the age of 19 due to various injuries and because he could not remain competitive in Europe without performance-enhancing drugs.[5] He recalled "It was an era that was plagued by drugs and it was very hard to see your way through to a long career... because I stayed clean, you could beat them some of the time, but not all of the time."[3]

Describing his decision to take up acting after ending his cycling career, Page has said "I went into a wilderness for a while and had nothing to fall back on, then I decided to do something that was going to scare me".[3] He began with "a little Tuesday night drama class"[6] and graduated from the Centre for Performing Arts, Adelaide (now the Adelaide College of the Arts) in 1996.[7]

CareerEdit

In the first years of his acting career, Page primarily worked in theatre productions in Adelaide.[8] He appeared in the films Strange Fits of Passion in 1999 and Sample People in 2000.[7] In 2003, Page had a recurring role in the third series of The Secret Life of Us as Charlie, Richie Blake's boyfriend.[7] In 2009, he was lauded for his performance as Ray "Chuck" Bennett in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities.[4]

In 2011, he played Alasdair "Mac" Macdonald, the husband of Ita Buttrose in Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, an ABC mini-series about Buttrose's life. After the series aired, Macdonald sued the ABC for defamation for erroneously depicting him as deserting his family. Scenes of Page's performance in Paper Giants were played in court as evidence. The ABC later issued a formal apology to Macdonald.[9]

In 2012, Page co-starred as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson in the first series of Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries opposite Essie Davis, with whom he had appeared in a stage production of MacBeth in Adelaide in July 1998.[10] Miss Fisher has been very successful, with an average of more than 1.5 million viewers per episode in Australia and global distribution in more than 120 territories.[11] The ABC aired the second and third series of Miss Fisher in 2013 and 2015.

In 2013, Page played Henry Stokes in Underbelly: Squizzy on Nine Network. In 2015, he played Koz Krilich in Hiding on the ABC.

In 2016, Page returned to the stage for the first time in ten years.[12] He played Vinnie in The Distance with the Melbourne Theatre Company and starred as Robert Hannay in The 39 Steps with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in Adelaide.[12][13]

A photograph of Page, titled The Chameleon IV, 2015 by Sydney-based photographer Sam McAdam-Cooper, was a finalist for the National Photographic Portrait Prize in 2016. Finalist photographs were displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra and were exhibited throughout Australia in 2016 and 2017.[14]

Page also works as a voice actor. He has voiced numerous television commercials for such companies as BMW, Kubota Tractor Corporation, and ASICS, as well as the Royal Australian Navy.[15]

2020 sees Nathan as the leading man in the much anticipated feature film "Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears" opposite his costar from the TV Series Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Essie Davis. The film is set to open in Australian cinemas on 27 February 2020 and in limited theatrical release in the United States in March. Further distribution is still to be determined. It had its world premiere at the Palm Springs International Film Festival to sold-out crowds with Nathan Page and Essie Davis both in attendance.

He is also in the thriller film Escape from Pretoria, filmed in Adelaide in March 2019.[16] It was released on 6 March 2020.

Personal lifeEdit

Page lives outside of Adelaide with his wife, New Zealand dancer and choreographer Sarah-Jayne Howard,[17] and their two sons, Duke and Frankie.[18]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 The Hunting Sam 4 episodes (mini-series)
2015 Hiding Kosta "Koz" Krilich 8 episodes
2012–2015 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries[19] John "Jack" Robinson 34 episodes
2013 Underbelly: Squizzy Henry Stokes 4 episodes
2012 Redfern Now Homicide Detective episode "Pretty Boy Blue"
2011 Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo Alasdair "Mac" Macdonald 2 episodes (mini-series)
2009 All Saints Paul episode "Safe Haven"
2007 Home and Away Colin Marshall episode # 1.4532
2009 Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities Ray "Chuck" Bennett 3 episodes
2003 The Secret Life of Us Charlie 12 episodes
2002 White Collar Blue Rick Calliope episode # 1.4

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2020 Escape from Pretoria Mongo with Daniel Radcliffe, Daniel Webber and Mark Leonard Winter
2020 Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Detective Inspector Jack Robinson with Essie Davis, Miriam Margolyes and Ashleigh Cummings
2013 Vote Yes Howard short – with Mirrah Foulkes, Miranda Tapsell and Hamish Maclennan
2011 Sleeping Beauty Businessman with Rachael Blake, Chris Haywood, Michael Dorman, Ewen Leslie and Mirrah Foulkes
2011 Panic at Rock Island Matthew Cross with Zoe Cramond, Vince Colosimo, Damian Walshe-Howling, Viva Bianca, Anna Hutchison and Marshall Napier
2010 Wicked Love: The Maria Korp Story Detective Bradley with Rebecca Gibney, Vince Colosimo, Renae Berry, Jessica Tovey and Clarissa House
2009 The Boys Are Back Headbutter with Clive Owen, Emma Booth, Chris Haywood, Erik Thomson, Lewis Fitz-Gerald and Emma Lung
2009 Accidents Happen Sexy Man[7] with Joel Tobeck, Erik Thomson, Geena Davis, Damien Garvey, Viva Bianca and Sebastian Gregory
2008 Scorched Gavin with Rachael Carpani, Georgie Parker, Vince Colosimo, Les Hill, Brittany Byrnes and Bobby Morley
2007 Noise Nigel Gower with Brendan Cowell, Dennis Coard, Nicholas Bell and Katie Wall
2006 Alex's Party Traficante de Drogas short – with Bob Baines, Emma Booth, Aaron Davison, Zachary Garred and Rebel Penfold-Russell
2000 Sample People Len with Kylie Minogue, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Simon Lyndon, Justin Rosniak and Rhett Giles
1999 Strange Fits of Passion Simon with Samuel Johnson, Anni Finsterer, Bojana Novakovic, Rob Carlton and Jack Finsterer

TheatreEdit

Year Work Character Director Theatre Notes
2019 The 39 Steps Richard Hannay Jon Halpin Dunstan Playhouse, Merrigong Theatre Company,[20] Canberra Theatre, and Geelong Arts Centre with Anna Steen, Tim Overton and Charles Mayer
2018 After Dinner Stephen Corey McMahon Dunstan Playhouse with Elena Carapetis, Jude Henshall, Ellen Steele, and Rory Walker[21]
2016 The 39 Steps Richard Hannay Jon Halpin Dunstan Playhouse with Anna Steen, Tim Overton and Charles Mayer
2016 The Distance Vinnie Leticia Cáceres Southbank Theatre, The Sumner with Nadine Garner, Katrina Milosevic and Martin Blum
2007 Nightcafe Gavin Webber with Kate Harman, Alice Hinde and Kyle Page
2006 Peribanez Neil Armfield Seymour Theatre with Leeanna Walsman, Socratis Otto and Nathaniel Dean[22][23]
2006 Been So Long Syd Brisbane with Evan Jureidini, Hannah Norris and Brendan Rock
2005 Already Elsewhere Kate Champion Drama Theatre with Fiona Cameron, Kirstie McCracken and Byron Perry
2004 A Midsummer Night's Dream Benedict Andrews Belvoir St. Theatre with Jacek Koman, Tim Draxl, Anthony Phelan and Socratis Otto
2003 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? David Field with Loretta Brades, Rosalba Clemente and Peter Kowitz
2002 Same But Different Kate Champion with Brian Harrison, Shaun Parker and Byron Perry
2001 Design for Living Rodney Fisher Playhouse Theatre with Josephine Byrnes, Narjic Fogerty, Patrick Frost and Rhys Muldoon
1998 Macbeth Rodney Fisher with Laurence Coy, Essie Davis, Jeremy Sims and John Walter
1997 Features of Blown Youth Benedict Andrews The Queens Theatre with Valerie Berry, Syd Brisbane and Richard Kelly
1997 Mercedes/In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields The Queens Theatre with Rebecca Harvey and Frank Whitten
1996 The Lower Depths Rosalba Clemente Price Theatre with Jody Anderson, Pamela Graham and Jane Walker
1996 Anger's Love Peter Dunn The Street Theatre with Josh McIntyre, Gabrielle Reilly and Sean Weatherly
1995 The Fairy Queen Jack Edwards Scott Theatre with Catriona Barr, Pamela Graham and Samantha Rogers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Nathan Page from Squizzy". 4BC. 5 September 2013. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ Sams, Christine (1 September 2013). "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries: partners in crime". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ a b c Sams, Christine (6 September 2013). "Actor recycles history of staying clean". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Underbelly star Nathan Page out of work". The Courier Mail. 8 May 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Nathan Page Cyclist". TV Week. 23 May 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Nathan Page almost missed role". Herald Sun. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d "Nathan Page". Showcast. 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Nathan Page". The Australian Live Performance Database. AusStage. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  9. ^ Hall, Louise (30 April 2012). "ABC apology to Buttrose's ex-husband read in court". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  10. ^ "Macbeth". The Australian Live Performance Database. AusStage. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  11. ^ "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries back for a third season". IF Magazine. 13 June 2014. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Nathan Page: Stepping up for 39 Steps". Adelaide Now. 12 August 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  13. ^ Herbert, Kate (11 March 2016). "Theatre review: The Distance, Melbourne Theatre Company". Herald Sun. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Current and previous exhibitions, National Portrait Gallery". www.portrait.gov.au. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  15. ^ "Nathan Page". Scout Voice Management. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  16. ^ "Daniel Radcliffe-starrer 'Escape From Pretoria' kicks off in South Australia". if.com.au. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  17. ^ "No pauses for this pregnant woman". Daily Telegraph. 4 January 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  18. ^ "Auckland Arts Festival: Moving Wright along". 3 March 2011. ISSN 1170-0777. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  19. ^ Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Official Website
  20. ^ [1]
  21. ^ https://statetheatrecompany.com.au/shows/after-dinner/
  22. ^ Armfield gives 'Spain's Hamlet' its Aussie premiere at the University's York Theatre
  23. ^ Theatre Review :: Peribanez

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