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Rob Carlton — Biography

Rob Carlton, a Silver Logie winning actor, has been a professional actor since he was a teenager. 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. 2014 sees Rob continuing his association with ABC TV across a number of dramas and entertainment shows.

Rob is also a regular presenter at the AACTA’s and Logies awards nights.

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 portion of his working year to his corporate clients. His business is typified by repeat work from loyal clients in the Telco, FMCG, Finance, Insurance, Franchising, Retail, Wholesale and Pharmaceutical spaces. Recent sales kick offs and conferences include working with Microsoft, Woolworths, Parmalat, Optus, AFG and CGU. 2014 continues to be just as busy.

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.


Recognition and Awards

Paper Giants — Birth of Cleo

As Kerry Packer
Logie: WON the Silver logie for most outstanding Performance by an actor in a leading role.
AACTA: nominated for best performance by an actor in a leading role.


Winner 2006. Carmichael and Shane.
Best Actor 2006 for Carmichael and Shane

Chandon Pictures Season 1, 2008

AFI Nomination: best comedy.
AFI nomination: best performance in a comedy (Rob Carlton)
AWGIES 3 nominations of - Best Comedy
ADG Nomination Best comedy.
ASTRA Nomination best original production.

Chandon Pictures Series 2, 2009

AFI nomination. Best comedy.
AWGIE Nomination. Best comedy.
ADG Nomination. Best comedy.
APRA Nomination. Best song composed for the screen.
LOGIE Nomination 2010. Most Outstanding Light Entertainment.

International business for Shadowfax TV

Lionsgate International are international distributors of Chandon Pictures.
Chandon Pictures Series 1 and 2 premiered Prime Time in 2010 on the SUNDANCE CHANNEL in the USA and premiered on UKTV in the United Kingdom.

AFI (Australian Film Institute)
AWGIES (Australian Writers Guild)
ADG (Australian Directors guild).
APRA (Australian Performing Rights Association)
ASTRA (Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association)

Rob’s current corporate clients include but aren’t limited to:

Mitsubishi Electric
Thorn Group

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Rob Carlton as Kerry Packer (Courtesy of ABC TV)

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