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Leon Ford Leon Ford i(A126890 works by) (a.k.a. Leon Willem Ford)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Actor, writer and director Leon Ford was raised in Canberra, where he attended Telopea Park School and Narrabundah College. After leaving school he began establishing his credentials as an actor, working in both theatre and television. After having appeared in a number of minor theatrical and television roles during the late 1990s and early 200s, he was engaged to play the title role in Bell Shakespeare Company's 2003 production of Hamlet.

Ford's television credits include drama series such as Water Rats (1996), Young Lions (2002), McLeod's Daughters (2002), The Crooks (2005), All Saints (2001-02, 2008), East West 101 (2007) and the US production The Pacific (2010). He has also appeared in a number of mini-series and telemovies, notably Changi (2001), Stepfather of the Bride (2006) and Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006). Ford's career as a film actor has seen him play roles in Lost Things (2003), Beneath Hill 60 (2010) and several short films.

In addition to his acting career Ford has written short stories, long fiction and film scripts. In 2010 he wrote and directed the feature film Griff the Invisble (to be released in 2011).

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Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Day Six ( dir. Matt Saville ) Australia : Lingo Pictures , 2019 16969207 2019 single work film/TV
2019 nominated AWGIE Awards Comedy Award Situation or Narrative
form y separately published work icon Upright ( dir. Matt Saville ) Australia : Lingo Pictures , 2019 14352882 2019 series - publisher film/TV

'Lucky Flynn (Minchin) hasn’t spoken to his family in years. He’s broke, distant and damaged. He’s also a gifted pianist, whose talent for music is matched only by his talent for self-destruction. When he learns that his mother has only days left to live, Lucky sets off in a hire car to drive the 4000 kilometres from Sydney to Perth to say goodbye to her, taking with him his only cherished possession in the world – a battered and scarred upright piano. But what should have been a straightforward drive across the Nullarbor soon becomes a test of Lucky’s emotional fitness, when he (quite literally) runs into Meg (Milly Alcock), a hilarious, tough-as-nails teenager, who we soon discover has plenty of scars and secrets of her own.'

Source: Screen Australia.

2020 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
form y separately published work icon No Activity ( dir. Trent O'Donnell ) Australia : Jungleboys Stan , 2016 9394872 2016 series - publisher film/TV detective humour

'An improvised comedy that follows two detectives on a stakeout, waiting for the action to unfold – a look at what happens when nothing is happening. The narrative juxtaposes a snail’s-paced crime story with the rapidly expanding personal stories of the two detectives as they riff on the oddities of life, work, love, family, hopes, regrets and everything in between.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 16/3/2016)

2017 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
2015 shortlisted Logie Awards Most Outstanding Comedy Program
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