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Erik Thomson is one of Australia’s most respected actors across film, television and theatre. Erik is currently starring in Australia’s top rating TV drama Packed to the Rafters for which he has received a Silver Logie Award nomination for Most Popular Actor in both 2009 and 2010.
Erik has been nominated five times for the Silver Logie Most Popular Actor Award and in 2003 he won the award for his performance as Dr Mitch Stevens in the television drama series All Saints. His other television credits include The Alice, MDA, Wildside, 13 Gantry Road, Pacific Drive, Hercules and Xena Warrior Princess.
Erik’s theatre credits include Julius Caesar, Twelve Angry Men, All My Sons and Angels in America for the Auckland Theatre Company and School for Scandal, Hamlet and Gypsy for the Court Theatre Christchurch.
His film credits include Scott Hicks’ The Boys Are Back opposite Clive Owen, Cate Shortland’s Somersault with Sam Worthington, The Black Balloon opposite Toni Collette and Accidents Happen with Geena Davis.
For his outstanding performance in Somersault, Erik was awarded the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2004 and was nominated for a Film Critic Circle Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. In 2008, Erik was again nominated for an AFI Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the multi-award winning film The Black Balloon.