BOX TV | Most Popular Actors Finalists
We’re moving from programming to the stars as the Most Popular Actor category is ready for an inside look this weekend.
With all of the programming categories out of the way, only six are left looking at the iconic faces we recognize on TV.
The five finalists chosen by you in the Most Popular Actor star of the category in some of the most acclaimed Australian programs of the year.
MOST POPULAR ACTORS FINALISTS
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ANNA TORV (The News Reader, Fires – ABC)
Known for her role as Olivia dunham on American science fiction series Fringe, Anna torv appeared in an episode of the ABC drama Fires, and in the lead role of Helene Norville in The news reader.
Torv has won several awards for his work in Fringe, which lasted for five seasons. She also won the Logie Award for Best Actress in 2017 for her role in the Australian political thriller, Secret city.
About his character in The news reader, Torv said, ” I wanted to do [Helen] just not yetâ¦ I just needed her to be just volatile and outwardly, in all areas “.
Torv is currently filming in a recurring role for HBO The last of us series, the first season of which is slated to debut next year.
RAY MEAGHER (Home & Away – Seven)
Ray meagher has become a household name since he got the role of Alf stewart in At home and away back in 1988.
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As the only cast member to stick with the show since its inception, Meagher holds a Guinness World Record for Longest-serving Actor in an Australian Series.
He won the coveted Golden logic in 2010, and also won the Logie Most Popular Actor Award in 2018, with nominations in 2010, 2012 and 2019.
With such a beloved role on Australian television, Meagher has always been one of Summer Bay’s favorites, somehow surviving all the troubles the soap opera faced. He will also be one of the favorites of the TV Boxies.
CELIA PACQUOLA (Rosehaven – ABC)
Playing and writing in the comedy series Rosehaven contrary Luke McGregor, Celia Pacquola has proven to be much more capable of taking on roles in the entertainment industry than just being an actress.
Pacquola co-wrote every episode of the five seasons of Rosehaven with McGregor, the couple strictly keeping their platonic characters for the series. About this, Pacquola said, “Particularly in our age group, in our thirties, people often think that it is not possible to have a platonic man-woman relationship, but this is our real experience.”.
Despite concluding the series earlier this year, Pacquola attends various other programs throughout the year, such as Did you pay attention?, The project and Hughesy, we have a problem.
With a landmark acting role under his belt, Pacquola’s acting career is just the beginning and could be marked by a TV Boxie if successful in the Most Popular Actor category.
STEPHEN PEACOCKE (The News Reader – ABC, RFDS – Seven, Five Bedrooms – Paramount +)
With three shows on the clock for this nomination for Stephen peacocke, the popular actor continues to be successful on Australian television.
Landing his escape role from Darryl Braxton in At home and away, Peacocke won four awards for his role in the soap opera, including three Logie Awards.
About the casting and success of Five bedrooms, Peacocke said, “The cast is amazing, they are only top peopleâ¦ The scripts are smart, witty and natural and if you start with a good script then you are on a winner”.
As one of the Most Viewed Actors nominated in this category, Peacocke will be a strong contender in the Most Popular Actor category at TV Boxies.
NICOLE KIDMAN (Perfect Nine Strangers – Amazon Prime Video)
Without a doubt the biggest name in this category, Nicole kidman is an international sensation and in high demand for several roles in film and television.
This year Kidman starred in the Hulu miniseries (Amazon Prime Video in Australia) Nine Perfect Strangers, playing the role of Macha Dmitrichenko, the founder of a wellness center called Tranquillum House.
The former Oscar and Emmy winner had chosen to remain in the character throughout production of the series, which took place in Byron Bay, as a method of acting.
In an interview earlier this year, Kidman said: “I still approach acting with such vigor after so many years because I stretchâ¦ I can literally change because of a role”.
You can now vote in the Most Popular Actor category. And don’t forget to vote in all other categories before the TV Boxies presentation on November 28th.