Bob Hornery to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

03 December, 2010 by IF

Press release from MEAA

Melbourne theatre legend Bob Hornery will receive the prestigious Equity Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by FOXTEL at a gala award ceremony on Monday night.


More than 200 actors and industry supporters will gather at the Malthouse Theatre in Southbank to celebrate Hornery’s distinguished career, which has spanned more than six decades and seen him work on hundreds of critically acclaimed theatre productions.

Equity national director Simon Whipp said: “Bob’s enduring success on the stage and the screen, here and in the UK, is a tribute to his remarkable talent and exceptional diversity.

Bob is enormously respected amongst his peers, not only because of his achievements as a performer, but because of his dedication to improving industry standards and conditions.”

Hornery, an Equity member since 1953, first trod the boards as an amateur in 1949 and since has starred in everything from Neighbours, Blue Heelers and Mad Max to Don Juan in Soho, Scarlett O’Hara at the Crimson Parrot and The Importance of Being Earnest.

Hornery will reprise his role in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of The Importance of Being Ernest alongside Geoffrey Rush and Jane Menelaus next year.

The MTC’s original production was so popular that it ran from 1988 to 1992 and was televised by the ABC.

“Bob’s name came up time and time again during nominations. He is renowned throughout the industry for his professionalism, talent and mentorship.” said Whipp.