Alex Williams

Actor | Ambassador

A 2011 graduate from West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA). Immediately upon graduating Alex secured the lead role of Julian Assange in Matchbox/Network 10/NBC’s Underground, a telemovie based around the early life of Assange. The telemovie was written and directed by AFI Award winning filmmaker Robert Connolly (Balibo, The Slap) and produced by Helen Bowden (Producer), and Tony Ayres (Executive Producer) of Matchbox Pictures. Featuring a stellar cast opposite Alex including Golden Globe winner Rachel Griffiths and Emmy Award Winner, Anthony LaPaglia. Subsequently Alex was nominated for a prestigious 2013 TV Week Logie Award for Best New Talent for his work in Underground. In 2013 Alex filmed a lead role in John V. Soto’s The Reckoning opposite Luke Hemsworth and Johnathan LaPaglia, before filming the highly anticipated mini-series, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS, appearing as Kirk Pengilly for Network Seven/Shine Australia. In 2014 Alex starred in the feature film, Paper Planes alongside Sam Worthington and Anthony La Paglia, directed by Robert Connelly, before filming a supporting role in telemovie Catching Milat for Shine Australia. Alex was also a 2014 finalist for the Heath Ledger Scholarship. In 2015 Alex filmed a role in channel 10’s Peter Brock mini series. Alex made his debut with The Bell Shakespeare Company in the title role of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, directed by Peter Evans. He then went on to play the role of Damis in Tartuffe, directed by Kate Cherry for Queensland Theatre Company in conjunction with the Black Swan State Theatre Company. Alex has just recently finished shooting The Underbelly Files: Chopper and is currently voicing various characters, including leads ‘Dangles’ and ‘Kray Kray’ in ABC’s new animation Spongo, Fuzz and Jalapena.