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Gary Sweet

Gary Sweet

Gary Sweet's career is at a peak. As well as joining the cast of Stingers he is in the spotlight with the movie The Tracker, directed by Rolf de Heer, and he also recently starred in the Melbourne Theatre Company's The Recruit.

Prior to that, he appeared in the short film The Big House, directed by Rachel Ward, which received acclaim throughout Australia. Other films include leading roles in Carl Schultz's Love in Ambush and What The Moon Saw, directed by Pino Amenta; Indecent Obsession for Lex Marinos; The Dreaming for Mario Andreacchio; Fever for Craig Lahiff; The Lighthorsemen for Simon Wincer; and Nightmares.

Perhaps best known for the role of Mickey in the ABC's television series Police Rescue, Gary reprised the role for the feature film, directed by Michael Carson, adapted from the series. Gary played the title role in the telemovie series Cody followed by The Big Sky. He first appeared on television in 1980 as a co-lead on The Sullivans. Notable long form television credits are Bodyline, The Great Bookie Robbery, The Battlers, Blue Murder and Dog's Head Bay.

Recently starring as Paul Burns in the musical Oh! What a Night brought Gary back to the theatre and he surprised audiences as they had not known him as a singer. In 2001, he guest-starred in an episode of the popular series Cold Feet, currently airing in Australia.

This year, Gary has starred in the acclaimed film Alexandra's Project, and Gettin' Square, nominated for a record-equalling 14 AFI awards and filmed on the Gold Coast. He also recently starred in the short film Dust Storm for daughter Sophie.