William McInnes

William McInnes is one of the most accomplished and popular actors on the Australian landscape today. In 2006 William was awarded the Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald and the Age Australian Star of The Year Award. Equally at home in theatre, film and television, comedy and drama, he has played countless lead and supporting roles in some of the most successful and memorable productions this country has had to offer and has multiple AFI and Logie nominations for this extensive body of work.

In television, William has shone in dramatic lead roles in The Shark Net, My Brother Jack, Blue Heelers, Stepfather of the Bride, Seachange and more recently in the critically acclaimed and ratings success ABC telemovie Curtin, about Australias wartime prime minister and in the hard hitting SBS television series East West 1-0-1

William's work in Australian Cinema is also widely acknowledged, by both industry peers and audience alike. The feature film, Look Both Ways, saw William achieve a nomination for best lead actor by the Australian Film Institute and receive the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor. William received an AFI Award and a Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for his performance in Unfinished Sky. In 2008, William completed filming roles in David Caesar's Prime Mover and Blessed directed by Ana Kokkinos. William is completed shooting Hopes and Dreams in New Zealand in late 2009, directed by Brendan Donovan.

His many lead roles on the stage only further highlight William's remarkable career. His performances include Don Juan for Sydney Theatre Company, Macbeth and Ray's Tempest for Melbourne Theatre Company and Darcy for both companys landmark productions of Pride and Prejudice. Most recently William appeared on stage in Equus for Perth Theatre Co. and My Fair Lady in New Zealand.

William is also the author of three best selling books. A Man's Gotta Have a Hobby, winner of a 2006 Australian Book industry award , Cricket Kings which is a 2007 Australian book industry award nominee And That'd Be Right . He is currently writing his fourth book which is due to be released mid 2010.