MARK Furze, Orange’s homegrown actor and musician, has just put to bed four weeks of filming for the next series of the highly-rated television series Underbelly.
Underbelly - The Golden Mile is set in Kings Cross in 1989 where there is a melting pot of bent cops, criminals, straight cops and colourful characters, brought to the screen by the same writing team which created the previous two hit series.
“Usually when you audition you get a couple of call backs but I didn’t hear anything until a week later when I was told I had a role,” Furze said.
“It was really great to get a role like that in such a high profile series.”
The Nine network hasn’t scheduled the series so far but it is expected to screen in March after the network builds on the success of the two previous series.
There’s been no rest for Furze who continues to work at his music career which is running in tandem with his acting.
“We play gigs all around Sydney at weekends and I’ve just come out of the recording studio again,” he said.
Furze, who developed an interest in drama and music while at school in Orange, juggled his studies with roles in the Outriders and the movie Jessica which was shot at Millthorpe.
When he left school he signed a contract with the Seven Network, and played bad boy Eric ‘Ric’ Dalby in Home and Away for more than a year.
Last year he toured East Timor with his band including Kyle Manning and Travis New who still work regularly at gigs in town.