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Date TimeSeptember 07, 2019
VoiceHe’s made an art form of playing creepy characters and he’s everywhere at the moment. But the Australian actor didn’t plan it that way
From The Nightingale to Charles Manson (twice): why Damon Herriman is the scariest man in film
When discussing the recent work of Australian actor Damon Herriman, one is tempted to deploy that hackneyed turn of phrase “he’s everywhere at the moment”. And indeed, the 49-year-old is popping up all over the place, a concentrated blast of intensely dramatic performances having arrived on our film and TV screens in a short space of time.
The Adelaide-born star’s trademark roles, at least for the time being, aren’t exactly characters noted for their courage and virtue. He has instead made an art form of playing the sort of people you don’t, as they say, take home to mother: gangsters, killers, psychopaths, scoundrels and fiends.

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