William McInnes is a multi-talented and highly acclaimed Australian film and television actor, who became a household name with roles in Australian dramas Blue Heelers and Sea Change. On top of his successful acting career, William has gone on to become a bestselling author, columnist and guest speaker.
William won two Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Actor for My Brother Jack in 2002 and Sea Change in 2000, and both an AFI Award and Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Unfinished Sky in 2008. He was also awarded the Sydney Morning Herald, Sun Herald and The Age Australian Star of the Year Award. He has a long list of television roles and feature films include titles such as The Shark Net, My Brother Jack, Stepfather of the Bride, Curtin, East West 101 and Look Both Ways.
To add to his repertoire, William has published 10 books – five reaching the best seller list. A Man’s Gotta Have a Hobby won a 2006 Australian Book Industry Award, Cricket Kings was a 2007 Australian Book Industry Award nominee, and Worse Things Happen at Sea, co-written with his late wife Sarah Watt, was awarded the 2012 Indie Non-Fiction Book of the Year.
William graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from CQUniversity in 1986 and was honoured in 2010 with an Honorary Doctor of Performing Arts.