Speakers Profile - Rob Carlton

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Rob Carlton, a Silver Logie winning actor, has been a professional actor since he was 14 years old. A recognised face in Australia for both comedy and drama, his credits span TV, film and theatre. Rob's breakout role of Kerry Packer in the Paper Giants franchise saw him nominated for an Australian Academy Award on top of winning the Silver Logie for his performance. 2013 sees Rob continuing his association with ABC TV across a number of dramas and Entertainment shows as well as co productions with Fremantle Media and WTFN productions.

Rob won TROPFEST in 2006 with CARMICHAEL and Shane which he wrote, starred in, co-directed and co-produced. He also won best actor that year.

From 2007 to 2009 Rob's television production company, Shadowfax TV, produced 2 series of the award winning comedy, Chandon Pictures, seen on Movie Extra and the ABC. He co-directed the project and also takes creator, writer and acting credits. Chandon Pictures now plays in over 15 territories around the world, including the USA and UK and was nominated for multiple Logie and AFI awards.

As a writer, Rob won an AWGIE award for Chandon Pictures. His play A-Framed was first produced by his production company in 1998 to critical and box office success. A-Framed has since been produced in Sydney and Melbourne by 2 different theatre companies.

Where Rob can, he devotes a proportion of his working year to servicing the corporate clients he has built up over a decade in the corporate hosting environment. His business is typified by repeat work from loyal clients in the Telco, FMCG, Finance, Insurance, Franchising, Retail, Wholesale and Pharmaceutical spaces. 2012 included hosting the sales kick offs and conferences for Microsoft, Woolworths, Parmalat, Optus, AFG and CGU. 2013 continues to be just as busy.

Rob supports a number of charities including but not limited to his Ambassador role with Dymocks Childrens Charities and Redkite. Rob has a strong background in debating and theatresports through his time at the University of Sydney where he studied English and Australian Literature.

While readily recognisable as a 'likeable' guy in many comedies, as a younger actor Rob often played the bad guy in Australian Drama. Since getting his head flushed down a toilet in The Year My Voice Broke Rob's been ...

- Thrown out of Summer Bay by Alf.
- Kicked off E'Street by the Reverend Bob.
- Had his testicles removed in A Country Practice.
- Had his kidney stolen in the feature film Muggers.
- Shot in the heart with an arrow in the U.S series Roar.
- Shot dead as he stalked Water Rats' Frank Holloway.
- Had his heart removed by the side of the road on All Saints.
- Been trampled on by horses and women in Mcleod's Daughters.
- Had his gender swapped in the feature film Strange Bedfellows.
- Blew himself into a thousand pieces on Blue Heelers.
- And killed a granny on Thank God You're Here.

Rob hopes to die on all good Australian dramas.