If you’re wondering why the Border Force-style commander in this year’s Australia Day ad has a particularly dodgy Australian accent then wonder no more – it’s because he’s English.
His name is Huw Higginson and he was a stalwart on British police serial The Bill (which almost every British actor has had a part in at some point) – playing PC George Garfield for 15 years.
However Higginson has been making several appearances on Australian screens in recent years including cameos in Home & Away, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Deadline Gallipoli.
Good to see MLA and The Monkeys looking outside of white Australia for its male actors.
And for fans of 1990s police drama here’s the opening and closing credits to The Bill, which also features a cameo from Higginson.