Logie nomination an honour: Furze

ORANGE'S home-grown Home and Away star Mark Furze is celebrating his nomination among some of the nation's top male actors in this year's TV Week Logie Awards.

Mark told the Central Western Daily yesterday after the nomination celebration breakfast he was thrilled.

“When you look at the people who are in the same category as me it really is an honour,” he said.

“It is very easy when you are working on a series day in and day out for it just to be a job.

“But when a nomination like this comes along it reaffirms what I have been doing,” he added.

Mark first came on screen in the popular series two years ago as 'bad boy' Ric and audiences have watched his character mature and develop since that time.

Mark says he relishes his 'new look' with long hair, which also fits with his new rock star image in his band which does regular gigs in and around Sydney.

“When I was at school (Kinross Wolaroi) I was never allowed to have long hair and I always wanted to,” he said.

Last year Mark was nominated in the Best New Talent category of the Logies.

After appearing in The Outriders series on the ABC and the mini-series Jessica while still at school Mark, who turns 22 next month, secured a contract on Home and Away.

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