Richard Cawthorne

Richard Seymour Cawthorne (born 3 December 1976) is an Australian actor of theatre, film and television.

Richard Cawthorne
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Cawthorne at the AACTA Awards, Sydney Opera House in 2012
Born (1976-12-03) 3 December 1976 (age 43)
Years active2000–present


Cawthorne has appeared in many film and television productions. His credits include Catching Milat, Fat Tony & Co, Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms, The Straits, East West 101, Rush, Noise, Neighbours, Underbelly: Squizzy, Wolf Creek and Killing Time,[1] for which he won the 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA).[2] Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Drama. In 2015, Richard was appointed Ambassador to the National Theatre in Melbourne.

Personal lifeEdit

Cawthorne was born in Hong Kong in 1976, the youngest of two. His mother, Zelda,[3] was a journalist for the South China Morning Post, and his father, Russell,[4] was a Marketing Executive for Hong Kong film company Golden Harvest Studios.

Cawthorne is a first cousin of Australian Labour Minister Martin Pakula.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Razor Eaters Zach
2007 Noise Kermond
2012 10 Terrorists Judge MI6
2016 The Death and Life of Otto Bloom Duane Renaud
2016 Found Carson Short film
2018 Upgrade Serk
2020 The Last Full Measure Young Holt


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Eugénie Sandler P.I. Sammy 3 episodes
2000–2003 Stingers Mick Prentice, Mark "Weasel" Burridge 2 episodes
2000 Halifax f.p. Gary Groom TV movie
2001–2006 Blue Heelers Bradley Eckhardt, Scott Dixon, Bryan McKean 5 episodes
2005 Neighbours Reuben Hausman 11 episodes
2005 The Glenmore Job Officer Danoz TV movie
2006 Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Hot Rod Driver TV movie
2009–2011 Rush Novak, Joe Hadden 4 episodes
2008 Canal Road Greg Manor Episode #1.1
2008 East of Everything Driver Episode: "Save Me Some Scones"
2009 City Homicide Harry Bolingbroke Episode: "Hot House"
2010 The Pacific Perle
2011 East West 101 Sterling Episode: "Behold a Pale Horse"
2011 Killing Time Dennis Allen 4 episodes
2012 Australia on Trial - The Eureka 13 James Harris
2012 Australia on Trial - Massacre at Myall Creek Russell
2012 Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms Foggy 6 episodes
2013 Underbelly: Squizzy Long Harry' Slater 4 episodes
2014 Fat Tony & Co Jarrod Ragg 9 episodes
2015 Catching Milat Detective Paul Gordon 2 episodes
2016 Jack Irish Fraser Boyd 4 episodes
2016 Wolf Creek Kane Jurkewitz 2 episodes
2017 The Doctor Blake Mysteries Angus Reed Episodes: "All She Leaves Behind"
2019 Harrow Paul Haberecht 2 Episodes

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Group Award Film/Show Result
2012 AACTA Awards Best Guest or Supporting Actor in a Television Drama Killing Time Won[2]
2005 Shriekfest Film Festival Best Actor Razor Eaters Won.[5]


  1. ^ Bridget McManus (9 November 2011). "Killing Time". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  2. ^ a b [1] 2012 AACTA Awards Nominees and Winners
  3. ^ a b The Age 9 November 2011 Pakula kills time watching a crook by Suzanne Carbone
  4. ^ IMDb Biography
  5. ^ Shriekfest 2005 Winners - 2005 Archived 17 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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