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Marshall Napier

Actor

Marshall Napier’s long run of memorable supporting roles includes classic movies Came a Hot Friday and The Navigator. He has starred in BellbirdThe Lie of the Land and teleplay Swimming Lessons. A move to Australia in the late 1980s saw turns in hit movie Babe and TV shows Police Rescue and McLeod’s Daughters. In 2006 Napier took his own play Freak Winds to New York, after a sellout run in Australia.

I've played a ridiculous number of cops and criminals over the years. It just seemed to happen...I was fine with it — they're character roles and I'm a character actor. It's not that I identify with these guys, but there's definitely a cathartic thrill attached to playing some of these parts. Like most actors though, my ultimate goal is to play as wide a range of characters as possible. Marshall Napier