2016 is proving to be yet another busy year for Roy.
He has travelled to Chile and New Zealand to visit family and friends and went pheasant shooting for the first time with Kiwi friends in NZ’s South Island during May. More trips are planned this year to New Zealand, Hong Kong and South America.
Earlier in the year he was involved in a dramatised documentary about the controversial Pike River mining disaster on NZ’s West Coast. He played Australian mine manager, Peter Whitall.
Roy’s also been working on other TV shows still to be screened including a telemovie about notorious Australian entrepreneur Alan Bond, a role in the popular series HOUSE HUSBANDS, and a guest role in the upcoming horror feature film BEAST NO MORE. Other projects are in the pipeline.
He’s recently been seen on local TV in the six part JACK IRISH series, (one of ABC’s most successful dramas), and RAKE.
He continues to record many voiceovers for TV and radio commercials, including his ongoing role as Kimmy’s Dad in the popular and very successful Crimsafe radio campaign.
Roy’s charity work continues. He was recently involved in a fund raising video for the Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation, of which he is patron. Roy is also patron of the Vision Splendid Film Festival held in the outback town of Winton each year.
He continues to work tirelessly on behalf of the Australian screen industry. Roy has become the industry spokesperson in lobbying Government to deregulate the current outmoded restrictions (requiring unnecessary, but compulsory, union consultation) on producers’ abilities to import “name” foreign actors who can attract much needed private investment to top up Government subsidised local productions.
He is still very concerned with issues relating to copyright theft.
Roy still finds time to follow his sporting interests and is a regualr at Randwick and Rosehill racecourses; Sydney Swans Aussie Rules football games at the Sydney Cricket Ground; and Clay Target shotgun competitions at the NSW Gun Club in Sydney’s Terrey Hills.