French born-Australian, Julia Zemiro is an acting graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (1993).
Arguably best known as the host of the long-running SBS hit TV program RocKwiz, Julia’s success continues in Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery for the ABC, now in its sixth series, which she also co-produces. Her co-hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest (2008-2016) for the SBS lead to an unprecedented success. She has been host for international touring artists such as Stephen Fry, documentary-maker Louis Theroux, medical guru Michael Mosley – Australian Tour 2017. Julia was also the BBC UK choice for the exclusive Australian television interview with Peter Capaldi on his worldwide press tour for Dr Who. She also co-hosted Stargazing Live with Brian Cox for ABC/BBC this year. Julia will also be hosting All Together Now on Channel 7 which will premiere on our screens soon. Guest appearances include QI, Room 101, Agony Aunts, Thank God You’re Here, co-hosting What A Year with Bert Newton, and the title of Australia’s Brainiest TV Star. She appeared in the award winning film An Accidental Soldier, directed by Rachel Ward and the acclaimed television series Conspiracy 365.
Julia also works as a corporate host and MC for a wide variety of charity and corporate events.
John Wood has been a part of the Australian entertainment industry for over 40 years, earning him a long list of credits for varied roles on stage and screen.
His TV career was launched in 1976, playing “Sugar Renfrey” in the ABCTV Production of POWER WITHOUT GLORY, for which he won his first Logie as Best Supporting Actor. In the 1980’s he went on to star in the hit drama, RAFFERTY’S RULES as Magistrate “Michael Rafferty; which saw him become a well know and much admired television actor, taking out the Most Outstanding Actor Logie’s two years running.
From 1994 and for the next 12 years, he played the role of “Tom Croydon” in BLUE HEELERS, one of our highest ever rating TV drama’s. It culminated in John winning the prestigious Gold Logie in 2006, after 10 consecutive nominations as most popular person on Australian Television. His more recent television role is as the semi-regular “Patrick Tyneman” the baddie everybody loves to hate, in ABC’s THE DOCTOR BLAKE MYSTERIES. His stage career has included everything from Shakespeare to Williamson and a few Musicals in between, again winning a number of Best Actor awards along the way.
John has been a proud patron of the VABT for many years and continues to lend his popularity to assist in raising the profile of the VABT.