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Colin Friels


Monkey GripMonkey Grip (1982)
Dir. Ken Cameron
Feat. Colin Friels, Noni Hazlehurst, Alice Garner
Serious–minded drama set in the bohemian environs of 1980s Melbourne. Focused chiefly on a struggles of a divorcee to free herself from the…
For the Term of His Natural Life (TV Mini-series)For the Term of His Natural Life (TV Mini-series) (1982)
Dir. Rob Stewart
Feat. Colin Friels, Anthony Perkins, Patrick Macnee
Solid dramatisation of the Marcus Clarke novel concerning an Englishman unjustly transported to the harsh penal colony of Tasmania in the 1830s. Good…
Coolangatta Gold, TheCoolangatta Gold, The (1984)
Dir. Igor Auzins
Feat. Joss McWilliam, Nick Tate, Colin Friels
Fair dinkum sports drama in which a father pushes his son to become a champion of the nascent Iron Man competition on the southern Queensland…
MalcolmMalcolm (1986) Aro Favourite
Dir. Nadia Tass
Feat. Colin Friels, John Hargreaves
A simple young man with a genius for things mechanical is coerced into criminal activity by his dodgy new flatmate. Deserved winner of 8 Australian…
KangarooKangaroo (1986)
Dir. Tim Burstall
Feat. Judy Davis, Colin Friels
Thinly veiled autobiographical account of novelist D.H. Lawrence features Colin Friels as 'a British writer' in Australia who gets unintentionally…
High TideHigh Tide (1987)
Dir. Gillian Armstrong
Feat. Judy Davis, Claudia Karvan, Colin Friels
The director of MY BRILLIANT CAREER encores with Judy Davis for this bittersweet exploration of mother–daughter relations at a bleak coastal…
Ground ZeroGround Zero (1987)
Dir. Bruce Myles, Michael Pattinson
Feat. Colin Friels, Jack Thompson, Donald Pleasence
Colin Friels reveals a high–level government cover–up involving radioactive contamination in this brisk Australian thriller. Based on…
Warm Nights on a Slow Moving TrainWarm Nights on a Slow Moving Train (1988)
Dir. Bob Ellis
Feat. Wendy Hughes, Colin Friels, Norman Kaye
A Catholic schoolteacher moonlights as a prostitute to fund her disabled brother’s morphine dependence, later falling under the influence of a…
Grievous Bodily HarmGrievous Bodily Harm (1988)
Dir. Mark Joffe
Feat. Colin Friels, Bruno Lawrence, John Waters
Police thriller from Australia following a school teacher who becomes convinced that his lover did not die in a car accident as officially stated.
DarkmanDarkman (1990)
Dir. Sam Raimi
Feat. Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand, Colin Friels
A superhero emerges from a scientist charred beyond recognition, but able to assume the identity of anyone he chooses. Fun all the way, with the…

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