Famous Celebrity from Australia Then and Now

In this list, famous TV actors from Australia are listed alphabetically for Aussie fans and lovers of television Down Under. Australia has produced a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Australian TV stars that have ever lived, so if you’re an aspiring Aussie actor or actress, this list probably contains many of your idols. If you’re looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Australia, just keep scrolling down under and you’ll find them.

List TV actors include Gabrielle Fitzpatrick, Patrick Harvey, and many more Australian actors and actresses, some of whom have gone on to Hollywood success. This list answers the questions, “Who are the best Australian TV actors?” and “Which television actors are from Australia?”

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Australia. If you’re a TV junkie, this list of talented Australian actresses and actors will help you find some new TV stars that you don’t already know.

Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Anne Griffiths is an Australian actress and director. She came to prominence with the 1994 film Muriel’s Wedding and her Academy Award nominated performance in Hilary and Jackie. She is best known for her portrayals of Brenda Chenowith in the HBO series Six Feet Under and Sarah Walker Laurent on the ABC primetime drama Brothers & Sisters.

Acted In: Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters, Comanche Moon

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Christopher Lee

Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, is an English actor, singer and author. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of popular Hammer Horror films. His other notable roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun, Saruman in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Hobbit film trilogy.

Acted In: Shaka Zulu, The Colour of Magic, Gormenghast +more

Birthplace: Belgravia, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Isla Fisher

Isla Lang Fisher is an actress who began her acting career on Australian television. She was born to Scottish parents in Oman and raised in Australia. She appeared on the children’s adventure series Bay Cove, and the short-lived soap opera Paradise Beach, before playing Shannon Reed on the soap opera Home and Away. She has since been known for her comedic roles in Scooby-Doo, I Heart Huckabees.

Acted In: Home and Away, Oliver Twist, Paradise Beach +more

Birthplace: Muscat, Oman

Nationality: Oman, United Kingdom

Anna Torv

Anna Charmichael Torv is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe.

Acted In: Fringe, The Secret Life of Us, Young Lions

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Melissa George

Melissa Suzanne George is an Australian-American actress. A former national rollerskating champion in Australia, George began her acting career playing Angel Parrish on the Australian soap opera Home and Away from 1993 to 1996. After moving to the United States, George made her film debut in the neo-noir science fiction feature Dark City and later appeared in supporting roles in Steven Soderbergh

Acted In: Grey’s Anatomy, Alias, In Treatment +more

Birthplace: Perth, Australia

Nationality: United States of America, Australia

Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes, OBE is an English-Australian character actress and voice artist. Her earliest roles were in theatre and after several supporting roles in film and television she won a BAFTA Award for her role in The Age of Innocence and went on to play the role of Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter film series. For many years she has divided her time between Britain and Australia

Acted In: The Black Adder, Tinga Tinga Tales, Monkey +more

Birthplace: Oxford, England

Nationality: United Kingdom, Australia

Dannii Minogue

Danielle Jane “Dannii” Minogue is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence in the early 1980s for her roles in the Australian television talent show Young Talent Time with another known fellow Australian Tina Arena and the soap opera Home and Away, before beginning her career as a pop singer

Acted In: Home and Away, Skyways, Nickelodeon UK Kids Choice Awards +more

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Ray Barrett

Raymond Charles “Ray” Barrett was an Australian actor. During the 1960s, he was a leading actor on British television, where he was best known for his appearances in The Troubleshooters. From the 1970s, he appeared in lead and character roles in a number of Australian films and TV series.

Acted In: Thunderbirds, Emergency – Ward 10, Stingray +more

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Nationality: Australia

Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Roy Rush AC is an Australian actor and film producer. He is the youngest of the few people who have won the “Triple Crown of Acting”: an Academy Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award. He has won one Academy Award for acting, three British Academy Film Awards, two Golden Globe Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is the founding President of the Australian Academy of Cinema

Acted In: Kath & Kim, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Twisted Tales +more

Birthplace: Toowoomba, Australia

Nationality: Australia

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