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Coleman’s smash hit wedding comedy returns with an all-star line up of grooms all eager to tie the knot...


Rodger Corser
Guest Groom

Rodger graduated from Deakin University in 1996 with a B.A Media Studies (Honors). His breakthourgh role came in 1998 when he was cast in the leading role (from a field of 6000) in RENT, the musical. The show was a box office hit over its Sydney and Melbourne seasons and launched Rodger into a successful career in television. His other theatre credits include Leader of the Pack and Below.

Rodger since has appeared in some of Australia’s most popular series’, including the dramas’ Water Rats, Stingers, McLeods Daughters and Home and Away and the comedy Last Man Standing for which he played one of the lead roles. Rodgers’ US television credits include the NBC miniseries The Starter Wife whose cast included Debra Messing, Miranda Otto and Judy Davis and the US TV series Beastmaster. He also played Sam Thomas in Find815.com, an on-line drama related to the 'Lost" TV series. Which was recently nominated for an Emmy.

Most recently Rodger has gained cult status for his role Detective Steve Owen in Channel Nine’s critically acclaimed series Underbelly, and is currently filming the second series of the Southern Star/Network Ten production, Rush in another law enforcing role as Snr Sgt Lawson Blake.

Marcus Graham
Guest Groom

Award winning actor Marcus Graham has been engaging audiences both on stage and screen since he graduated from Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 1986. Marcus has an impressive list of credits most recently 39 Steps for The Melbourne Theatre Company and the 17th Century satire on religion Tartuffe for the Malthouse Theatre. Other theatre credits include Othello with Bell Shakespeare in the role of Lago, The Glass Menagerie, Three Days of Rain, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Antony and Cleopatra, King Lear, Henry IV, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Rivers of China and The White Devil for Sydney Theatre Company; Tourmaline and Zastrozzi for Black Swan Theatre Company/Festival of Perth; Les Liasons Dangereuses, The Seagull, The Blue Room, and Julius Caesar for Melbourne Theatre Company; Oedipus the King and The Shaughraun for Queensland Theatre Company; The Heartbreak Kid for Griffin Theatre Company; The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the Paul Dainty Organisation; A Number for South Australian Theatre Company; Twelve Angry Men for Arts Project Australia; A Midsummer Night’s Dream for Shakespeare in the Park; and It Just Stopped for Playbox Theatre Company/Company B Belvoir.

Recently Marcus’ television credits include the New Zealand production Time Hackers and Channel Nine’s critically acclaimed hit series Underbelly.
Other television credits include Blackjack – Ghosts, Blue Heelers, Secret Men’s Business, Sins of the City, Good Guys Bad Guys, Blue Murder, Halifax, Stupid Stupid Man, The Battlers, GP, The Flying Doctors, E Street and Charmed.
Marcus’s film credits include Three Blind Mice, Josh Jarman, Horseplay, Nicholas, Point of No Return, Dangerous Game and Mulholland Drive.
Hewas awarded a MO Award for his portrayal of Frank’N’Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show in 1994 and also for his performance in The Blue Room in 2004. Most recently in 2006 he received an AFI Award for Best Guest Actor in the television drama Blue Heelers and he was nominated for a Helpmann Award for his portrayal of Oedipus.

Colin Lane
Guest Groom

Best known as one half of Australia’s favourite comedy double act, Lano and Woodley, Colin Lane has earned the adulation of critics and audiences alike.
In almost twenty years together Lano & Woodley won the coveted Perrier Award for best show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, starred in their own television series and toured sold out shows across the country. Sadly they are no longer, after saying ‘Goodbye’ in 2006 with a national tour that took in 34 markets and sold more than 125,000 tickets.
Since the farewell tour, Colin has appeared in "Don's Party" for the Melbourne Theatre Company, followed by a season with the Sydney Theatre Company. He presented "Wine Me, Dine Me" and "Kings of Comedy" for the Nine Network and has made numerous appearances on ABC TV's "Spicks and Specks" and Channel 10's "Good News Week”.
Most recently he appeared at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in "Two For The Road: The Music of Movie Maestro Henri Mancini", and performed as Pooh Bah in Essgee Productions’ “The Mikado” at QPAC and the Adelaide Festival Centre. Colin is also performing his one-man show “I’m Not Sure About The Music” as part of the 2009 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and will be making his debut on “Thank God You’re Here” later this year.


Dylan Lewis
Guest Groom

Dylan quickly shot to cult fame on ABC TV’s national Saturday morning live music show ‘Recovery’. Dylan hosted ‘Recovery’ for 3 years and his infectious persona brought a new element into Saturday morning television and catapulted the popularity of live music and interviewing up to a new level.  His warmth and individuality aided in attaining artists that would appear exclusively on ‘Recovery’ whilst visiting Australia. 

The year 2000 saw Dylan presenting the national television program ‘The 10.30 Slot’ on Friday evenings, another of ABC TV’s popular music and pop culture extravaganzas.  Dylan's association in the music world was cemented when he became the host of the ‘Pepsi Live’ television program and radio show in 2001.

Dylan's media repertoire is well rounded, he started his radio career at Nova 100 a couple of years ago where he and Cal Wilson host the morning show....and he most recently won an ACRA Award for ‘Best Newcomer’.

One of Dylan’s career highlights was when he appeared (briefly) in ‘Star Wars Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones’.  Continuing on the feature film ride, Dylan landed a role in ‘The Real Thing’ released in Australia in 2002 and has played the lead role in two short films, ‘Like It Is’ and ‘RAY’, as well as many minor film and TV roles.

Samuel Johnson
Guest Groom

Samuel Johnson has established a reputation as one of Australia’s busiest  film and television actors. He is widely recognised for his role as ‘Evan’ over four seasons of the critically acclaimed series The Secret Life of Us. Samuel has also appeared in a number of popular Australian films, including the lead role of ‘Dave’ in Crackerjack, which was the number one Australian film at the box office in 2002 and as ‘Gary’ in The Illustrated Family Doctor. Samuel’s voice has also featured in the stop-motion animated feature film $9.99 with Anthony LaPaglia, Joel Edgerton, Ben Mendelsohn, Barry Otto and Claudia Karvan.

With an extensive list of television credits, Samuel’s performances include ‘Toby’ in After the Deluge, guest roles in Stingers and Blue Heelers, and ongoing roles in Good Guys, Bad Guys, Home & Away and Ocean Girl. His other television credits include Cooper St Sub, Raw FM, The Last of the Ryans, One Way Ticket and Thunderstone. More recently, Samuel had the opportunity to work on Dreamworks’ newest mini-series The Pacific

Samuel has also appeared in a number of stage productions including Hotel Sorrento, The Snake Pit and Mad Woman’s Fountain for the Playbox Theatre and as ‘Danny Rule’ in The Present at La Mama.

Samuel has been widely acknowledged by his peers and the public and was awarded the AFI Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Television Drama Series for The Secret Life of Us in 2001 and was nominated for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for After the Deluge in 2003. His Logie nominations include Most Popular Actor in 2002 and 2003 and Most Outstanding Actor in 2003.

He is currently starring in the new police rescue drama Rush alongside Catherine McClements, Rodger Corser and Callan Mulvey.

Spencer McLaren
Guest Groom

Spencer is a graduate of NIDA and has worked extensively in film, TV and theatre both here and in the UK.  His most recent appearances have been in City Homicide, All Saints, MacLeod’s Daughters and in Fully Committed for which he received 5 star reviews.  Other credits include TV: The Secret Life of Us (Richie),  Green Wing II (UK), Family Affairs, Home & Away, So Now Your Famous,  The Lost World  Theatre:  Footloose (Best Actor nomination), Holding the Man (Workshop), Carousel (BBC UK) , Beauty & the Beast,  Priscilla (workshop) Songs for a New World, Take Flight, Closer than Ever, CATS, West Side Story, Kismet, Call Me Madam, Sunday in the Park with George,  Bye Bye Birdie. Film: Out of Order, Burn (forthcoming).

David Tredinnick
Guest Groom

David Tredinnick has worked with a number of mainstream and fringe theatre companies over the years. Significant productions include the 2005 Australian tour of Weary, Visiting Mr Green (which toured Victoria in 2007), Noises Off, Angels in America Parts I and II (for which he received the 1993 Green Room Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role), The Talented Mr Ripley, Roulette (Portugal and Sydney seasons), and True West (2002 Green Room Award nomination).

He is a member of The Eleventh Hour Theatre Company, performing in their inaugural production in 2002, Brecht Beckett Kane, 2003’s For Each Man Kills the Thing He Loves, and The Shining Sun is Up Parts 1 and 2 (The Crucible and King John) in 2005. In 2006 he appeared in The Winter’s Tale and Endgame, also for Eleventh Hour. In 2007 he performed the solo show The Pilot Version of Something to Die For, for which he received the Green Room Award for Best Solo Performance (Independent Theatre, and also played Iago in Eleventh Hour’s Not What I Am: Othello Retold

He is best known to audiences for playing Simon in The Secret Life of Us over four series. Other television appearances include Bastard Boys, Something in the Air, Blue Heelers, Raw FM, the First World War special Pozieres, City Homicide and Halifax f.p.: Swimming with Sharks, for which he was nominated for an AFI award. He has also worked on a number of short films and a handful of features. In 2008 he appeared in MTC’s production of Frost/Nixon and a remount of Endgame for the Melbourne International Arts Festival. David has voiced a number of radio and television campaigns, and has also narrated over one hundred talking books.

As a writer, David has contributed to Meanjin and Australasian Drama Studies, adapted and serialised non-fiction works for ABC Radio National, and written study guides for VCE English students. As well as completing a couple of screenplays which have been assessed by Fox Studios and Working Title, he has provided dramaturgical assistance on numerous script development workshops for theatre, television and film.


But just who is playing the Groom on which night…? SHHHHHH, it’s a SECRET!