Angry" Anderson AM is an Australian rock singer, television presenter/reporterand actor. He is best known as the vocalist with the hard rock band Rose Tattoo since 1976 but he is also recognised for his acting roles and his charity work. On Australia Day, 1993, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for his role as a youth advocate.
Julie Anthony is an Australian entertainer. She sang the Australian National Anthem at the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics with Human Nature.Amongst the most awarded of Australian entertainers. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) (1980) and a Member of the Order of Australia (A.M.) (1989) and has been voted by her peers as "Entertainer of the Year" 3 times and "Best Female vocalist" 11 times.
Steve Bisley is an Australian film and television actor.In his youth and continuing to present day he has been close friends with actor Mel Gibson, with whom he attended NIDA and starred in the movies Summer City and Mad Max. The latter role is his best known performance, in which he played "Jim Goose", the best friend and partner to Gibson's character. The Mad Max trilogy has since become a cult classic.
From St.George's Girls High School and at 11 years of age, Tanya Blencowe read a speech as Australia's Olympics ambassador to the International Olympics Commitee. She represented and contributed to Australia's win the bid to host the Sydney 2000 Olympics games.
"Don" Burke OAM is an Australian television personality and author. He is best known as the long time host of Burke's Backyard, a lifestyle program which ran for 17 years from 1987 to late 2004 on the Nine Network. It has returned several times over recent years with a number of Burke's Backyard Specials. The show has now returned again with several segments on Nine's A Current Affair.
Ita Clare Buttrose, AO, OBE is an Australian journalist and businesswoman. She was the founding editor of Cleo, a high-circulation magazine aimed at women aged 20 to 40 that was ground-breakingly frank about sexuality (and, in its infancy, featured nude male centrefolds), and later as the editor of the more sedate Australian Women's Weekly. She is the youngest person to ever be appointed editor of the Weekly, which was then per capita, the largest-selling magazine in the world.
Kate Ceberano is an Australian singer. She achieved success in the soul, jazz and pop genres as well as in her brief forays into musicals with Jesus Christ Superstar and film. She has also achieved success as a songwriter, with the hit "Pash" going gold in 1998. Ceberano launched the debut Berlei Curves Spring Summer 2010 collection as the Berlei Curves ambassador. She will be Artistic Director for the 2012 and 2013 Adelaide Cabaret Festival.
Kimberley Davies is an Australian actress most famous for playing Annalise Hartman on the Australian soap opera Neighbours from 1993 to 1996. She is sometimes credited as "Kimberly Davies". Davies later moved to the United States and played the role of Laura Sinclair in the lavish night-time soap opera Pacific Palisades, made guest appearances on Ally McBeal, Friends, and appeared in the films Psycho Beach Party, The Next Best Thing, The Shrink Is In, Made and South Pacific. In 2005, she returned to Neighbours for the show's twentieth anniversary.
Steady Eddy is the stage name of Christopher Widdows, an Australian comedian and actor with Cerebral palsy. Initially, Widdows used his disability as the basis for his comedy. Having since made a name for himself, he has branched out beyond humour based solely around his disability. Steady Eddy's career began in 1992 with appearances on Australian TV's Nine Network The Midday Show and, days later, Seven Network'sTonight Live with Steve Vizard.
Reynolds Mark "Rennie" Ellis was an Australian celebrity and documentary photographer. At various stages of his life he also worked as an advertising copywriter, seaman, lecturer, and television presenter. He founded Brummels Gallery of Photography, Australia's first dedicated photography gallery, established both a photographic studio and an agency dedicated to his work, published 17 photographic books, and held numerous exhibitions in Australia and overseas.
Gordon Elliott is an Australian journalist and producer, best known for his work on the syndicated 1990s TV talk show program The Gordon Elliott Show. In 2007 he won a daytime Emmy for Best Lifestyle Series for his work on Paula's Home Cooking.Paula Deen won an Emmy for Best Lifestyle Series Host.
Stephan Elliott is an Australian film director and screenwriter. He directed the films, Frauds and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, along with short films Fast and The Agreement. Frauds, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Welcome to Woop Woop were all officially selected to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, with "Priscilla" winning the Prix du public as well as an Academy Award for Best Costume Design, among numerous other accolades.
Lizzy Gardiner is an extremely talented Australian custom designer best known for her work on the movie Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The film received predominantly positive reviews and won an Oscar for Best Costume Design. It was also screened in the Un Certain Regard section of the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and became a cult classic in both Australia and abroad.
Melissa George is an Australian film and television actress who has worked in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. Best known for her role as Angel Parrish on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. Melissa also has appeared in the hit shows Alias and In Treatment. Her film work includes: Dark City, The Limey, Mulholland Dr. The Amityville Horror, Turistas, 30 Days of Night. She has earned critical acclaim recently for her starring role in the psychological horror Triangle.
Nathan Harvey is an Australian television presenter. His work spans from 1994 in 'Level Three', 'The Bob Downe Show', 'Your work animal nightmares', Rough Diamonds and SBS series Pizza.
Wendy Harmer is an Australian author, writer, radio show host, and comedienne was introduced to a comedy group performing at the Flying Trapeze comedy venue. Not long after, Wendy was headlining her own shows at the Last Laugh theatre restaurant. Wendy first appreared on television in The Gillies Report and then went on to host her own show on ABC TV, The Big Gig. In 1993, Harmer joined 2Day FM, hosting the highly rated breakfast radio show The Morning Crew for 11 years.
Trevor Hendy is a former Australian professional surf life saver. Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Hendy dominated Ironman (surf lifesaving) races, winning the Australian Championship 6 times and coming second on 3 occasions. He also won theUncle Toby's Super Series 4 times. He was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 1996 for services to surf life saving, and is a member of the Australian, Queensland, Gold Coast and Australian Surf Lifesaving Halls of Fame.
Derryn Hinch is an Australian media personality best known for his work on Melbourneradio. He is currently the host of 3AW's drive time radio show. He has also been a police reporter, foreign correspondent, newspaper editor, television show host, novelist and vintner.
Alan Jones AO is an Australian radio legend, former rugby union and rugby league coach and administrator. Jones hosts Sydney's most popular breakfast radio program on radio station 2GB. Jones' program (a mixture of talkback, interviews, opinion and commercial endorsements) has made him one of Australia's most highly paid and influential media personalities.
Ian Bruce Carrick Kiernan AO is an environmentalist who organised the Clean Up Australia campaign, and in 1993 a similar Clean Up the World operation which attracted participation from 30 million volunteers in 80 countries. Kiernan's environmental efforts were originally recognised in 1994 with the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). He was awarded Australian of the Year in 1994 and In 1995 he was appointed an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia.
Mary Kostakidis was the first woman appointed to present a national prime time news bulletin in Australia's SBS World News. She is currently a member of the Fred Hollows Foundation Board, the Sydney Theatre Board, the National Library of Australia Council, theResMed Foundation Board, Chair of the Sydney Peace Foundation and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors(NSW).
Paul Lyneham was an Australian journalist and commentator. He worked as a journalist at The Australian and The Canberra Times newspapers before joining the ABC in 1969 and spending a period of time as London correspondent. Lyneham joined commercial television, working for Channel Seven as a foreign correspondent including reporting on the Falklands War. After returning to Australia Lyneham worked on Sydney radio station 2BL with his close friend Andrew Olle. He also reported for The 7.30 Report before joining Channel Nine and 60 Minutes.
Wendy Joan Matthews is an Australian adult alternative pop singer who has been a member of Models and Absent Friends and is a solo artist. Matthews appeared on three series of It Takes Two, Russell Gilbert and John Mangos. On 27 October 2010, Models were inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame by Matthews. She has won six Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Awards. According to rock music historian, Ian McFarlane she provides "extraordinary, crystal-clear vocals a soulfulness that was the mark of a truly gifted singer".
Tony Martin is an Australian actor. Martin is best known by Australian audiences for his portrayal of Detective Bill McCoy in the ABC's television series Wildside and to a lesser extent as Rev Bob Brown in the TV series E Street. He played Bill Southgate in Heartbreak High. He has also gained much acclaim as his portrayal of notorious underworld figure Arthur "Neddy" Smith in the Australian mini-series Blue Murder.
Margie and Don McIntyre
Don and Margie McIntyre courted civilization in 1995 to spend a year in Antartica. In their wake will be memories of 110-mile-an-hour winds, subzero temperatures, wet bunks and frozen pillows, carbon monoxide poisoning, falls on ice and homesickness. In 1990-91, he competed in the BOC Challenge, a yacht race around the world for solo sailors. McIntyre placed second in his class aboard the 50-foot yacht Buttercup.
Mal Meninga AM is an Australian former rugby league test captain. As a player he was a legendary goal-kicking centre, counted amongst the finest footballers of the 20th century. He retired with the most appearances, and most points for the Australian rugby league team, he became the top-point scorer for Queensland in State of Origin history. Meninga has been honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia and has been inducted into the Australian Rugby League Hall of Fame and has also been named at centre in both Queensland's and Australia's rugby league teams of the century.
Paul Mercurio is an Australian actor, dancer and TV presenter who was the star of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom. He is also an accomplished dramatic actor, appearing in popular Australian shows:Blue Heelers, All Saints, Murder Call, Medivac, Heartbreak High, Water Rats and The Day of the Roses
Warwick Moss is an Australian actor, television personality and New South Wales Premier's Literary Award winning writer for the stage. Moss has appeared in Come In Spinner, Scales of Justice, Mother and Son, Police Rescue, G. P., The Flying Doctors, Punishment, Blue Murder, Evil Angels and Danny Deckchair. In 1993 he hosted the national television show The Extraordinary, which ran for four years and was sold to over 70 countries.
Doug Mulray is an Australian comedian, radio and television presenter. Mulray was a former host of the breakfast time slot on Sydney FM radio station 2MMM (Triple M) in the 1980s. After a break from Triple M, he worked for a brief time in the PM drive time slot on 2SM with Peter Fitzsimmons before moving to Sydney radio station 2WS until July 1999. Mulray often referred to himself as Uncle Doug, Doctor Dougie, or the Reverend Doctor Doug and typically signed off with the punning catchphrase "Cop you later".
Mike Munro is an Australian television presenter with a career spanning for over 40 years. He became well known working in '60 minutes' on channel nine Sydney for his interviews with celebrities including Madonna, Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Katharine Hepburn. He is synonymous with the biographical show This Is Your Life, which he has hosted since 1995. He has currently signed a one year contract with Seven Network to be presenter of new current affairs program Sunday Night. In addition to this, he has also substituted for David Koch on the top-rating breakfast show,Sunrise.
Les Murray AM is an Australian sports journalist, football (soccer) broadcaster and analyst. He is the host of The World Game on SBS television and has been inducted into the FFA's Football Hall of Fame. As the country's most prominent TV presenter of football (soccer), Murray has played a major role in the sport's growing popularity in Australia since the 1980s. Murray coined the phrase "the world game", which later became the title of SBS's football programme.
Raymond Myers AM was a well known and respected Australian Opera Baritone. He performed at The Golem as Rabbi Loew and Kerry Henderson as the Golem, Part of Don McMurdo performing arts collection 1976-1998. The Metropolitan Opera New York granted Australia the status of Opera region in its own right. Mr Raymond Myers AM became the first appointed Chairman of the Australian region.
"Bert" Newton AM MBE is an Australian television legend, known for hosting television series such as In Melbourne Tonight, Good Morning Australia and 20 to 1. Newton has also hosted the Logie Awards on numerous occasions through his career. Newton was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, for his service to the performing arts. On 12 June 2006 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia "for service to the entertainment industry as a presenter, actor, comedian, and through support for a range of medical research and charitable orginisations".
Konstantin Borisovich Tszyu Russian-born Australian boxer of mixed Russian, Korean and Mongol descent Tszyu is a four time world Junior Welterweight champion, including a period of time as the Undisputed Junior Welterweight Champion. Kostya Tszyu was the first champion to unify the junior welterweight division in over 30 years. He is considered by many in Australia to be a national sports hero. On 7 December 2010, he was inducted in the prestigious International Boxing Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011.
Jim Waley is an experienced Australian television presenter best known for his work on the Nine Network, an Australian television network. In 1981, Waley was appointed founding presenter of Sunday. In 1986 was invited to be founding presenter of the network's business and finance program Business Sunday. His career spans for decades and has taken him from the trail of Saddam Hussein's hidden fortune to the storm engulfing U.S. President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky
Hugo Weaving is a British-Australian film and stage actor best known for his roles as Agent Smith in the Matrix trilogy, Elrond in the Lord of the Ringstrilogy, "V" in V for Vendetta, and also providing the voice forMegatron in the Transformers trilogy. In 1991, Weaving received the Australian Film Institute's "Best Actor" award. He received international attention in the hit Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in 1994 and he also received the "Best Actor" award from the Montreal Film Festival for his performance in The Interview.
Morris West AO was an Australian novelist and playwright, best known for his novels The Devil's Advocate (1959), The Shoes of the Fisherman (1963), and The Clowns of God (1981). His books were published in 27 languages and sold more than 60 million copies worldwide. Each new book he wrote after he became an established writer sold more than 1 million copies.
Richard Wilkins is a New Zealand born television presenter on the Nine Network in Australia. he hosted the Australian version of Entertainment Tonightand for a decade hosted the Nine Network's New year's Eve Fireworks coverage. Wilkins files daily reports on Today , presents the Nine Network's coverage of The Academy Awards, and covers the Oscars and Golden Globe red carpets and other special events.
John Wood is a Gold Logie Award-winning Australian actor, best known for his role as Senior Sergeant Tom Croydon in theSeven Network's long running police drama Blue Heelers. In 2009, Wood has appeared in the drama The Cut on ABC1, in the historical, dramatised documentary, Rogue Nation, (as Governor Bligh) and in Channel Nine's drama-series Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities playing Murray Farquhar. In 2010, he had a recurring role in Offspring.