Portrayal of Genesis Earns Cliff Curtis Best Actor Accolades
Cliff Curtis has won best actor at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards for his portrayal of Genesis Potini in The Dark Horse, ahead of veteran Australian actor David Gulpilil, who won the prize for best actor at Cannes this year for his role in Charlie’s Country.
The Brisbane ceremony, hosted by Australian actor Aaron Pedersen, was streamed live over the Internet.
Curtis also took home the best actor award at this year’s New Zealand Film Awards. The Dark Horse won best picture, director (James Napier-Robertson), best score and screenplay prizes.
The Dark Horse has been scheduled for a worldwide theatrical release in early 2015.
Rotorua-born Curtis, 46, has been cast as the male lead in American post-apocalyptic horror drama Walking Dead companion series, Cobalt.
Original article by Pip Bulbeck, The Hollywood Reporter, December 11, 2014.