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Erroll Shand


New Zealand-born Erroll Shand majored in acting at the University of Southern Queensland, then returned home in the early 2000s after early roles on Australian television. Shand has gone on to carve out a memorable gallery of bad guys — from drug kingpin Terry Clark in Underbelly: Land of the Long Green Cloud and the dodgy boyfriend in witness protection tale Safe House, to terrifying gangleader ‘Chocka’ Fahey in cop drama Harry. The roles haven't all been criminal. In movie The Z-Nail Gang he was a surfer and family man, while 2017 series Dear Murderer saw him playing a crown prosecutor.     

I have enjoyed all my roles, and I guess one main reason I have enjoyed the ones you have mentioned is that their actions drive change and cause reaction within the stories. They ain’t dull and they are certainly driven individuals. It makes for an exciting day at work. Erroll Shand on being cast as the so-called 'bad guy', Get Frank website, August 2013