2014 Bachelor of Dramatic Art graduate, George Zhao, has been nominated for a Silver Logie in the category “Best New Talent”
George has performed his way towards his first TV week Logie nomination for his portrayal of the big brother, girl chasing, music loving Andrew Law in the new SBS sitcom The Family Law.
George is nominated for a Silver Logie under “Best New Talent”. This is the shows second nomination as it is also up for a silver logie in the category “Best Entertainment Program”.
The Family Law is a sitcom following the awkward, dysfunctional and humorous story of a Chinese-Australian Family. Written by Benjimin Law and Mareke Hardy, the story is told through the lens of the youngest child, Ben Law. Since the show first aired on Jan 14th it has been warmly received by the public and is earning great critical success.
George says in a article by Suzy Wrong; “I’ve been incredibly blessed to work with all the people on this production, they are all incredibly loving and willing to help those around without a second thought”.
We spoke to George about working on The Family Law; “As an Australian Asian actor, these role are a dream come true. As the public will see these are ‘Asians’ you see aren’t Kung Fu experts or super nerds but just an ordinary family with its own quirks and complications. This diversity is lacking in Australian television and only in recent history has that begun to change”.
George is a humble young man and has been diligently working hard in d his career as an actor. At the beginning of the year he performed with Opera Australian in their production of Aida and appeared recently in the theatre play of The Screwtape Letters by C.S Lewis, adapted and directed by fellow Alumni Hailey McQueen.
“It takes tenacity as well as talent to carve out a successful career as an actor and we are so proud of what George has achieved. We’ll be voting for him.” Jo Carne, Drama Coordinator.
We would love to encourage all reading this to take the time to vote for George in his Logie nomination. Go to www.tvweeklogieawards.com.au and search for George Zhao in the category Best New Talent. Voting Closes December 18.
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