Q&A - Richard Roxburgh

Actor Richard Roxburgh, B Econ ’84, is well known for his character Cleaver Greene, the mercurial barrister in the popular ABC-TV series Rake.

Less well known is that the genesis of the character came from his student days at ANU – from an eccentric character who hung around the Union Bar.

Roxburgh admits to spending too much time at the bar himself over the course of his economics degree. However, he managed to graduate and then detoured into a successful acting career.

A new venture is writing a children’s book. He has always been drawn to and written stories to entertain himself, but Artie and the Grime Wave is his first book for children.

Roxburgh returned to ANU to talk about his book to an audience at Teatro Vivaldi Restaurant where he took time out to speak to ROSS PEAKE.