Whether the part is large or small, funny or dramatic, a hero or a villain, chances are you’ve seen – and enjoyed – a Chris Haywood performance.
Paul Byrnes talks with Haywood, who has one of the longest and most diverse screen credits of any Australian actor working today. His role as a brutal client in last year’s Sleeping Beauty (2011) was brief but shocking, another memorable example of the 'outsider’ role at which Haywood excels.
'The heroes of any country’s movies are the sort of archetypes, aren’t they? And unless you actually really fulfil that, it’s a bit difficult to become that sort of hero. And if you look at the sort of jobs I do, I’m invariably, perhaps, a character that some of the lead actors might not want to associate themselves with.’
Read the Chris Haywood Portrait. It also includes a stills gallery and Screenography.