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Melbourne’s acting community turned out in force to help Bob Hornery celebrate his Equity Lifetime Achievement award presented by FOXTEL in early December. Mitchell Butel hosted a jam packed evening at the Malthouse Theatre and Richard Piper, Roger Hodgman and Alison Whyte shared the stage and their stories with Bob to celebrate his extraordinary career. Simon Philips, Caroline O’Connor and Geoffrey Rush joined the party by video, and FOXTEL’s Adam Suckling presented Bob with his award. Geoffrey Rush captured the mood of all those there who gave Bob a standing ovation when he said “Congratulations on this most deserved accolade, a salutary acclaim from your fellow artists and the greatest honour bestowed upon you by your beloved union.”

All photographs by Luis Enrique Ascui.

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