Pietro Giacomo Porcelli was an Italian-born sculptor responsible for many statues in Western Australia, including the Explorers' Monument, those of C. Y. O'Connor and Alexander Forrest. Born in Bisceglie in the province of Bari, he moved to Sydney with his fisherman father at the age of 8. After initial training at the New South Wales Academy of Art, he furthered his study of sculpture and drawing in Naples, before returning to Fremantle with his father in 1898; that year, he completed his first commission – a bust of Sir John Forrest that now stands in the main entrance hall of Parliament House in Perth. His 1902 statue of Alexander Forrest was the first such statue of a prominent public figure to be completed in Perth, he created the imposing figure which stood atop the seven-storey AMP Chambers at the corner of St George's Tce and William St, completed in 1915, but demolished in 1972. Porcelli completed war memorials in Kalgoorlie, Victoria Park, West Leederville and Moora, numerous headstones in Karrakatta and Fremantle Cemeteries, including that of Sir John Forrest in 1918.
After a period of work in Melbourne in the 1920s, he returned to Perth in 1939, where he died in 1943. He is buried in Karrakatta Cemetery
Anthony Cosmo Callea is an Australian singer-songwriter and stage actor who rose to prominence as the runner-up in the 2004 season of Australian Idol. Callea's debut single, a cover of Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli's song "The Prayer" is the fastest-selling single by an Australian artist, held the No.1 spot on the ARIA Singles Chart for five weeks, a record for the debut single of an Australian Idol contestant, was the second-highest selling Australian single of the last decade. Callea has accumulated a string of awards including an ARIA Music Award, Channel V Artist of the Year, Pop Republic Artist of the Year, MTV Viewers' Choice Award, Variety's Young Entertainer of the Year, MO Award and a Gospel Music Award and is known for his powerful trained voice and his versatility in a range of genres in releases and live performances. All but one of the tracks on his second album A New Chapter were co-written by him. October 2011 saw Callea release his first new music in four years, a single titled "Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh", self-funded and distributed as a independent venture through his own production company, Vox Enterprises.
The dance-pop track was co-written in LA with two-time Grammy-nominated and official DJ for the Black Eyed Peas, Poet Name Life. It signals a departure from the ballads for which he is known and was released in digital format only, his albums, DVD and singles have all debuted in the top 20 of the ARIA Charts with the exception of "Oh Oh Oh Oh", an EP titled Last To Go released in February 2012 and his fourth album released in 2013. However, "Oh Oh Oh Oh" debuted at number 6 on the Official Independent Music Charts AIR Charts, in its first week, peaked at number 17 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Artists Singles Chart. Last To Go reached number 7 on the Independent Distribution Singles Chart. In March 2013, it was announced Callea signed a record deal with ABC Music and would release his third studio album on 26 April 2013; the new release, entitled Thirty, was the first of two albums released that year, were distributed by Universal Music. The second, released on 8 November 2013 was a Christmas album titled This Is Christmas.
In August 2014 Callea released his third album with ABC music but different to previous albums this was a Live DVD/CD "Ladies & Gentlemen: The Songs of George Michael" filmed and recorded at the Palms at Crown Melbourne. The DVD debuted at number 1 on the Australian ARIA Charts. On 5 of August 2016 after three albums with ABC Music Anthony announced that he had re-signed with Sony Music Australia and would be releasing his sixth album Backbone along with an East Coast tour, due to be released in September 2016. In his first venture into television, credited as Anthony De Fazio, appeared in an episode of Funky Squad, "The Wrong Side of the Tracks", in 1995, he trained with the Johnny Young Talent School. He was selected for the final 30 in the television series Australian Idol in 2004. Based on viewer votes, he did not make it through the first round of competition, but was invited back as a "Judge's Choice Wildcard", where his performance earned him a place in the final 12. Over the weeks of the competition, his popularity with the Australian public grew.
During his run on the show, he gave several performances that earned him high praise from the judges, including his rendition of Simon & Garfunkel's "Bridge over Troubled Water", Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" and Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion's duet "The Prayer." Judge Ian'Dicko' Dickson said Callea's performance of the latter was the finest he had seen during his two years with the show. The competition concluded in November 2004 with Callea finishing as runner-up to Casey Donovan, he cited Cosima De Vito as his favourite contestant of the first series of Australian Idol. Callea was the first idol contestant in the competition that had never been included in the bottom three for the contestants who had the lowest votes each week. Melbourne Auditions: "Wishes" by Human Nature Top 30: "Angels" by Robbie Williams Wildcard: "The Reason" by Hoobastank Top 12: Australian Made - "Heaven Knows" by Rick Price Top 11: Pop Night - "Ignition" by R. Kelly Top 10: 60s Night - "Gimme Some Lovin'" - Spencer Davis Group Top 9: Disco Night - "Car Wash" by Rose Royce Top 8: Idol's Choice - "The Prayer" by Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion Top 7: Beatles Night - "I Saw Her Standing There" by The Beatles Top 6: 80's Night - "I Want to Know What Love Is" by Foreigner Top 5: R'n'B Night - "Back at One" by Brian McKnight Top 4: Big Band Night - "Fever" and " Route 66" by Nat King Cole Top 3: 70s Night - "Hold the Line" by Toto and "Bridge over Troubled Water" by Simon and Garfunkel Top 2: "Listen with Your Heart" by Diane Warren, "Walking Away" by Craig David and "Glory of Love" by Peter Cetera Grand Final: "The Prayer" by Andrea Bocelli and Céline Dion Callea was signed to Sony/BMG Records, his first single, "The Prayer" was released in December 2004.
It debuted on the ARIA Singles Chart at number one, remained there for five consecutive weeks. Within seven weeks, it was certified four times platinum, selling in excess of 280,000 copies. In 2010 ARIA named it as the second-highest selling single of the last decade, which made it the second-highest selling Australian artist song of that decade, his next single, the double A-side "Rain"/"Bridge over Troubled Water" spent two weeks at number one. His self-titled album debuted at number one in the week of 4 April 2005, remained at the top of the chart for three weeks, his third single "Hurts So Bad" debuted at number ten on the ARIA Charts, while the album's final single, "Per Sempre" debuted at number five. Callea's DVD Live in Concert was released on 7 November 2005, it debuted at #3 in
Gabriella Lucia Cilmi is an Australian-Italian singer-songwriter. Her debut album, Lessons to Be Learned, was released in March 2008, becoming a moderate international success. Cilmi won six ARIA Music Awards, including Single of the Year and Best Female Artist, in 2008, her second studio album, was released in March 2010. Her third studio album, The Sting, was released in November 2013. Cilmi holds dual Australian-Italian citizenship. Gabriella Cilmi was born in the Melbourne suburb of Dandenong, of Italian family with some Arbëreshë heritage, she attended Sacred Heart Girls College Oakleigh known as SHGC. She moved to London with her family when she was fifteen, where she lives with her parents Paula and Joe and her brother Joseph. At an early age, Cilmi developed an interest in a wide range of pop music acts, including Nina Simone, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Sweet, T. Rex and Cat Stevens, she has cited Suzi Quatro as a particular influence. Despite her natural aptitude and vocal talent, Cilmi was told that she lacked the discipline necessary to pursue a singing career.
Idolising Janis Joplin, during this time she sang with a band covering songs by Led Zeppelin, Jet and others. Cilmi recorded original songs with writer/producers Adrian Hannan of The SongStore. In 2004, Cilmi captured the attention of Warner Music executive Michael Parisi while giving an impromptu rendition of the Rolling Stones' song "Jumpin' Jack Flash" at the Lygon Street Festa, a community festival in Melbourne. At the age of 13, Cilmi travelled to the US and UK with Adrian Hannan and was offered four major US deals, she signed a contract with Island Records UK. The tracks "Don't Tell Me" and "Sorry", co-written with Barbara and Adrian Hannan, appeared on the soundtrack of 2005 Australian film Hating Alison Ashley. Cilmi shared a manager, writer/producers and UK record label with the Sugababes, supported former Sugababe Mutya Buena at the Jazz Café in London in 2007, she made her UK TV debut in December 2007 when she sang her single "Sweet About Me" on Later... with Jools Holland. The same month, Cilmi's song "Sanctuary" featured on its soundtrack.
Cilmi recorded the theme to UK TV series Echo Beach, which aired in early 2008 on ITV1. In February 2008, she supported the Parisian band Nouvelle Vague on their UK tour. Cilmi's first album, Lessons to Be Learned, was written and recorded with hit production team Xenomania and was released in March 2008 in the UK. Cilmi has been compared to Amy Winehouse; the first single, "Sweet About Me", debuted on the UK Singles Chart that month and climbed to number six three months in June. It reached number seventeen on the Irish Singles Chart, peaked at number one on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart; the song was used in a worldwide advertising campaign for the deodorant Sure/Rexona. Cilmi's second UK single, "Save the Lies", was not as successful as "Sweet About Me", peaking at number thirty-three in the UK. In Australia, the second single from the album was "Don't Wanna Go to Bed Now", which reached number twenty-eight; the subsequent single, "Sanctuary", was failed to chart. From March to May 2008, Cilmi supported the Sugababes on their UK Change Tour.
She opened for James Blunt on his June 2008 Australian tour, participated in the October 2008 MTV Greece concert alongside R. E. M. and Kaiser Chiefs. In 2008, Cilmi won six ARIA Music Awards in Australia, taking Best Female Artist, Breakthrough Artist – Single, Breakthrough Artist – Album, Best Pop Release, Highest Selling Single, Single of the Year. Cilmi covered the Connie Francis song "Warm This Winter" a minor hit for Francis in 1962 as "I'm Gonna Be Warm This Winter", for Co-operative's Christmas 2008 advertising campaign. In January 2009, Cilmi was nominated in the International Female category at the BRIT Awards and sang in the Rod Laver Arena before the 2009 Australian Open Men's Final. Cilmi performed at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in March 2009 for Sound Relief, a multi-venue rock music concert in support of relief for the Victorian bushfire crisis; the event was held with a concert at the Sydney Cricket Ground. All the proceeds from the Melbourne Concert will go to the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire relief.
Cilmi made her U. S. television debut in March 2009 and performed on the Pyramid stage at the Glastonbury Festival in June 2009. The following August, she won Grand Prix at Sopot International Song Festival, an international song contest in Poland; the lead single of Gabriella Cilmi's Ten was "On a Mission". It was released on 5 February 2010 on 7 March 2010 in Europe; as soon as the song was broadcast on Australian radios, it reached number-one most added track to Australian radio in its second week of release, getting played 296 times. The song reached number sixteen in Australia; the new album Ten was planned for 22 March 2010 and Cilmi said it would feature "lots of uptempo funk and disco-inspired numbers designed to make people groove", referring to "On a Mission", "Hearts Don't Lie", "Love Me Coz", as well as "some more sexy tracks" referring to "Superhot" and "Invisible Girl". The song "Boys" incorporated a type of yodel into it; the song "Let Me Know" was described as the "Lessons To Be Learned-ish" song of the album.
It featured a new version of "Sweet Ab
Bella Ferraro is an Australian singer most notable for finishing fourth on the fourth season of The X Factor Australia in 2012. Ferraro was raised in Sydney, she began singing as a child. At age five, she became a member of the Australian Girls Choir, who have performed at the annual Carols in the Domain and during Oprah Winfrey's Australian tour. Ferraro left school in Year 12 to pursue a music career. She's of Italian ancestry. Ferraro auditioned for the fourth season of The X Factor in 2012, singing Skinny Love, with a treatment based on the version by Birdy, she was inspired to audition for the show after seeing the success of One Direction on the UK version. During the super bootcamp stage, Ferraro forgot the lyrics to the two songs she performed: Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know" and Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over". For the first live performance show on 17 September 2012, Ferraro sang Matt Corby's "Brother" and received a mixed response from the judges. Mel B said it was not the right song choice, while Ronan Keating disagreed saying that he loved the song choice and describing her performance as "beautiful".
For the second live performance show, Ferraro performed a stripped back version of "What Makes You Beautiful". She received mixed reviews from the judges, who concluded that while the song was an appropriate choice, the arrangement did not match that week's theme, "Party Week", her performance of "What Makes You Beautiful" debuted at number 62 on the ARIA Singles Chart. For the third live performance show, she sang "Big Yellow Taxi" by Joni Mitchell and received a positive response from the judges for her vocals, but mixed reviews over the choreography incorporated into the performance. Keating said the vocals were great but the dancing came in and it wasn't. Ferraro's performance of "Big Yellow Taxi" debuted at number 84. For the fourth live show, she sang "Ray of Light" by Madonna followed by the English version of "99 Red Balloons" from German band Nena for the fifth live show. In week six of the live shows, Ferraro fell into the bottom two alongside Fourtunate but was saved after Mel B, Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Guy Sebastian all opted to eliminate Fourtunate.
For the seventh live performance show, Ferraro sang The Temper Trap's "Sweet Disposition". Her performance of "Sweet Disposition" debuted at number 59. For the eighth live performance show, Ferraro sang "Dreams" by The Cranberries, her performance debuted at number 82. In the semi-finals of the live shows, Ferraro fell into the bottom two alongside The Collective. Ferraro was thus placed fourth in the competition, her performance of "The Last Day on Earth" debuted at number 90. Denotes having reached the ARIA Singles Chart. Denotes having been in the bottom two. After The X Factor ended, Ferraro obtained a recording contract with Sony Music Australia and released her debut single "Set Me on Fire" on 14 December 2012; the song peaked at number 36 on the ARIA Singles Chart on 30 December 2012. Her second single "Forgot You", which features Will Singe of The Collective, was released on 18 October 2013 and peaked at number 75 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Ferraro is no longer signed to Sony Music Australia, but continues to perform around Australia and has attracted fans from around the world.
Ferraro cites Bon Iver, Lykke Li, Crystal Castles and Two Door Cinema Club as her musical influences. Official website
Anthony Norman Albanese is an Australian Labor Party politician serving as Member of Parliament for Grayndler since 1996. Albanese served as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia in the Second Rudd Ministry from 27 June 2013 to 18 September 2013 and Deputy Leader of the Labor Party from 26 June 2013 to 14 October 2013, he served as a Cabinet Minister in the Rudd and Gillard Governments from 2007 and 2013. Albanese was born in Sydney, attended St Mary's Cathedral College before going on to the University of Sydney to study economics, he joined the Labor Party as a student, before entering politics himself worked as a party official and research officer. Albanese was elected to parliament at the 1996 federal election, he was appointed to the shadow cabinet in 2001. When Labor won the 2007 election, Albanese became Minister for Infrastructure, Regional Development, Local Government under Kevin Rudd, was appointed Leader of the House; when Julia Gillard replaced Rudd as prime minister in 2010, Albanese lost the regional development and local government portfolios, becoming Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.
In 2012, he publicly announced. After two previous contests, Rudd won back the party leadership in June 2013. Albanese was elected as his deputy, he was made Minister for Broadband and the Digital Economy. Following Labor's defeat at the 2013 election, Albanese stood against Bill Shorten for the party leadership, but was defeated, he is considered one of the leaders of the Labor Left faction. Albanese was born in the inner Sydney suburb of Camperdown, the son of Carlo Albanese and Maryanne Ellery, his mother was of Irish descent, while his father was from Italy. His parents met on a cruise ship, but went their separate ways. Growing up, Albanese was told, he did not learn the truth. He did not meet his father until 2009, tracking him down with the assistance of the Australian embassy in Italy, he subsequently discovered. Albanese was educated at St Joseph's Primary School in Camperdown and St Mary's Cathedral College in Sydney, he was raised by a single mother in public housing, said she raised him with "three great faiths: the Catholic Church, the South Sydney Football Club and Labor", adding that he had always remained faithful to the latter two.
After finishing school, he worked for the Commonwealth Bank for two years before studying economics at the University of Sydney. There he became involved in student politics and was elected to the Students' Representative Council, it was where he started his rise as a key player in the left faction of the Labor Party. Albanese completed his degree and took on the role of research officer to the Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services, Tom Uren, to become something of a mentor to him. In 1989, the position of Assistant General Secretary of the New South Wales branch of the Australian Labor Party became vacant when John Faulkner was chosen for a Senate seat and Albanese took on the role for the next six years. In 1995, he returned to policy work as a senior adviser to the Premier of Bob Carr; when Jeannette McHugh announced she would not recontest her seat of Grayndler at the 1996 election, Albanese won preselection for the seat. The campaign was a difficult one, with aircraft noise a big political issue following the opening of the third runway at Sydney Airport, the newly established No Aircraft Noise party having polled in the local area at the 1995 NSW election.
Veteran political pundit Malcolm Mackerras predicted. However, NAN's candidate ran third, with less than 14% of the vote. Despite suffering a six-point swing, Albanese was elected with a comfortable 16-point margin. In his maiden speech to parliament, he spoke at length about aircraft noise and the need to build a second Sydney Airport, as well as his support for funding public infrastructure in general, native title, the social wage and childcare, he concluded by saying, "For myself, I will be satisfied if I can be remembered as someone who will stand up for the interests of my electorate, for working class people, for the labour movement, for our progressive advancement as a nation into the next century." In his first year in parliament he continued this theme speaking up on behalf of the Northern Territory's euthanasia legislation, indigenous people in the Hindmarsh Island bridge controversy and entitlement to superannuation for same-sex couples. This latter issue became something of a crusade for Albanese.
In 1998 he unsuccessfully moved a private member's bill that would have given same-sex couples the same rights to superannuation as de facto heterosexual couples. Over the next nine years, he tried three more times without success, until the election of the Rudd Labor Government in 2007 saw the legislation passed. Albanese has since turned his attention to same-sex marriage. In 1998, Albanese was appointed a Parliamentary Secretary, a position which assists ministers and shadow ministers and is a stepping stone to a full ministerial position. In 2001 he was promoted to the opposition shadow ministry with the portfolio of Seniors. A 2002 reshuffle saw him become Shadow Minister for Employment Services and Training and in 2004 he became Shadow Minister for Environment and Heritage, it was during this latter role that prime minister John Howard and science minister Brendan Nelson started raising the idea of nuclear power for Australia. Albanese campaigned against them and elem
Vanessa Joy Amorosi is an Australian singer-songwriter and recording artist. Her combined album and single sales have reached over 2 million worldwide, she is known for her vocal range and her ability to vocally cover various genres of music including pop, blues and gospel. Amorosi rose to fame in 1999 with the release of her debut single "Have a Look", which reached gold status in Australia; the following year, she achieved international success with her debut studio album The Power. She performed at both the 2000 Olympic Games opening ceremony and its accompanying closing ceremony in Sydney, her performance of Heroes Live Forever at the opening ceremony gained international acclaim and recognition due to the enormous live vocal range displayed. Performed at the closing ceremony, Absolutely Everybody, which become an unofficial anthem of the games, went on to be a major hit in Australia and many European countries, including the UK and Germany. After a second studio album, Change, in 2002 and several years from the spotlight, Amorosi returned in 2008 with the release of her third studio album Somewhere in the Real World.
The album's most successful single "Perfect" marked her comeback to the ARIA top 5 singles and was the most played Australian song on Australian radio for 2008. Her fourth studio album, followed in 2009 and is Amorosi's second-best selling album in Australia behind her debut, The Power, it produced her first number one-charting single "This Is Who I Am". In October 2016, Amorosi recorded her fifth studio album at Royal Studios in Memphis, slated to be released in 2019. To date Amorosi has received a total of 16 APRA nominations, she has won an APRA Award with "Shine", a VIVA Comet Award for "Best International Newcomer" and an ARIA No.1 Chart Award with "This Is Who I Am". Amorosi was born in Melbourne, Victoria, in a Roman Catholic family of Italian origin, the daughter of singers Frank and Joy Amorosi; when Amorosi was four, along with her younger sisters and Natasha, she would go to tap and classical ballet classes, which were being run by her uncle. She attended Emerald Secondary College. At the age of 12, Amorosi started to perform in shopping centers and local council concerts under the supervision of her family.
She performed on Young Talent Time. Amorosi was discovered performing at Matrioshka, a Russian restaurant in Carnegie, by Jack Strom and signed a recording contract in 1997. After being signed to MarJac Productions and recording a promo CD titled "Get Here", she secured a deal with Transistor Music Australia. In 1999, Amorosi released her debut single "Have a Look" which became a Top 20 hit and went gold in Australia; this was followed by her second single "Absolutely Everybody", an anthemic dance song, which reached the Top 10. It was certified double platinum and became the longest charting Australian single by an Australian female artist, it remained in the ARIA Top 50 Singles Chart for over six months after its release. "Absolutely Everybody" was released internationally and reached the Top 10 in many European countries including the UK and Germany where it received a gold certification. Amorosi performed at many large events such as the NRL Grand Final, the opening of the Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island and the new millennium on "New Year's Eve" at Darling Harbour.
Following the success of the first two singles Amorosi released two more singles in 2000. "Shine" and the double A sided single "The Power/Every Time I Close My Eyes" became major Australian hits. Both were accredited gold by the ARIA Australian music industry; the rights to create a remixed version of "Shine" were purchased by the airline Ansett Australia, who used this version for a commercial. Amorosi was one of many celebrities to appear in the commercial. In Europe, "Every Time I Close My Eyes" was released as the fourth single from The Power and became her most successful song in Germany behind "Absolutely Everybody". From 29 April to 25 May, Amorosi supported Savage Garden for 16 shows on the Australian leg of their Affirmation World Tour, her album The Power reached number one on the Australian album charts. Amorosi received six ARIA nominations in the year 2000 awards and The Power was nominated for "Best Female Artist" and "Best Pop Release" in the ARIA Music Awards of 2001, her largest audience came in September 2000 with performances at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2000 Sydney Olympics and at the Paralympic Games.
At the opening ceremony of the aforementioned Olympics she sang the Olympic song titled "Heroes Live Forever". Amorosi won the APRA Award in 2001 for "Most Played Song" on Australian Radio with "Shine", received international acclaim in Germany where she won "Best International Newcomer" at the 2001 VIVA Comet Awards; that year she made a special appearance at the Goodwill Games Opening and Closing ceremonies in Brisbane. In 2001, she performed at the AFL Grand Final. In October 2001, Amorosi released Turn to Me, a compilation album with new songs and tracks from The Power, which were unreleased in Australia, it contains the studio version of the Olympic song "Heroes Live Forever". Turn to Me was achieved a top 30 peak; the same titled lead single from the album reached number 80 on the ARIA singles chart. In August 2002, Amorosi traveled to Manchester where she was one of the stars of the Commonwealth Games Hand-Over Ceremony, performing her single "Shine" and a new song written for the event, "I'll Always Be a Melbourne Girl".
On 18 November 2002, Amorosi released her second studio album Change. It was released in Germany only and contains the previous released singles "One Thing Leads 2 Another", which debuted at #67 o
Jonathan LaPaglia is an Australian actor known for his roles as Frank B. Parker in the television series Seven Days, Kevin Debreno in The District and Det. Tommy McNamara in New York Undercover. In April 2016, LaPaglia was announced as the host of Network Ten's revival of Australian Survivor. LaPaglia was born in Adelaide, South Australia, the youngest of three sons of Maria Johannes, a secretary from the Netherlands and Gedio "Eddie" LaPaglia, an auto mechanic and car dealer from Bovalino, Italy, his elder brothers are actor Anthony LaPaglia, Michael LaPaglia, a car wholesaler in Los Angeles. Jonathan LaPaglia lives in California with his wife Ursula Brooks and daughter. LaPaglia graduated from Rostrevor College the University of Adelaide with a degree in medicine, he worked three years as an emergency ward physician in Adelaide and London. Feeling restricted, he decided to follow his brother into acting. In 1994, he moved to New York City, he got his first break in 1996. From 1998 until 2001 he played the role of Lt. Frank B. Parker on the science fiction series Seven Days.
Afterwards, he played Detective Kevin Debreno, on The District from 2001–2004. LaPaglia has guest starred in numerous series including The Sopranos, NCIS, Cold Case and Castle, he appeared in the May 2008 issue of Car Craft magazine with his custom 6.1L Hemi'73 Dodge Challenger. Most he features as the protagonist, Hector, in the TV adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas' novel The Slap produced for ABC TV. Though he is Australian, this is LaPaglia's first appearance in an Australian production. Having lived abroad for so many years, LaPaglia found it necessary to hire a dialect coach to recover his Australian accent, his second role in an Australian production is set to be the title character of real life crime boss Anthony "Rooster" Perish in Channel Nine's Underbelly: Badness, the fifth series of the successful true crime drama series. He starred in the 2014 movie The Reckoning alongside Luke Hemsworth, he is a sports enthusiast and model. Jonathan LaPaglia on IMDb