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Oliver Ackland : biography

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Oliver Ackland (born 9 November 1979) is an Australian actor. In 2012, Oliver will be seen in the comedy horror film, 100 Bloody Acres, directed by Colin and Cameron Cairnes, Richard Gray’s feature Blinder and the ABC telemovie, The Mystery of a Hansom Cab.

Most recently, he appeared as ‘Toby Raven’ in the highly acclaimed mini-series realisation of Tim Winton’s Cloudstreet, directed by Matthew Saville, and as ‘Rhys’ in The Slap, adapted from the multi award winning novel by Christos Tsiolkas. Oliver’s other television credits include All Saints, Always Greener, Young Lions and Outriders. He also appeared in the telemovie Emerald Falls and co-starred in the miniseries Jessica, both directed by Peter Andrikidis.

Oliver starred in Ben Lucas’ Wasted on the Young, which premiered at the 2010 Sydney Film Festival and screened at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival. His other feature film credits include Roger Scholes’ Cable and John Hillcoat’s highly acclaimed feature The Proposition.

Oliver has also appeared in numerous short films including Damian Walshe-Howling’s The Bloody Sweet Hit and Eve directed by Hannah Hilliard.

In 2009 he was awarded the inaugural Heath Ledger Scholarship by Australians in Film.


Year Title Role Notes
2005 The|Proposition}} Patrick Hopkins
2006 Eve Jack Short film
2007 The|Bloody Sweet Hit|nolink=1}} Dylan Short film
2009 Emergence Adam Short film
2010 Wasted on the Young Darren
2011 50-50 Charlie Short film
2011 Tinman Jim Short film
2012 100 Bloody Acres James
2013 Blinder Tom Dunn Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Outriders Vince Frasca 26 episodes
2002 Young Lions Liam Quinlan Episode: "Serial Killer: Part 1"
2003 Always Greener Matt Payne Episode: "Great and Not So Great Expectations"
2003 Home and Away Steven Ross Episode: "1.3479"
2003 Pirate Islands Mars 26 episodes
2003 Out There Peter Logan Episode: "Peggy"Episode: "Some Wombats Have All the Luck"
2004 Jessica Jack Thomas TV movie
2005 Cable Pauli TV movie
2008 Emerald Falls Steve Landers TV movie
2011 Cloudstreet Toby Raven TV miniseries
2011 The|Slap|The Slap (TV series)}} Rhys Episode: "Hector"Episode: "Anouk"
2012 The|Mystery of a Hansom Cab}} Brian Fitzgerald TV movie
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