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Actor Rob Collins 'Territory Proud' after Logies win for best new talent

Actor Rob Collins accepts his Logie awardPHOTO: Rob Collins spoke in the Tiwi language when he accepted his Logie for best new talent. (Supplied:

Darwin actor Robbie Collins says he is thrilled and relieved after winning the Logie for best new talent in Australia. "I am feeling pretty over the moon, slightly relieved and just ecstatic," he said last night following the win. "There has been a considerable amount of people that have helped me along that road." Collins said he was "Territory Proud" when he accepted the award. "To all the Territorians watching at home, thank you," he said.

'This award here is ours'

Collins has undertaken a variety of roles during his career, including as King Mufasa in a stage production of The Lion King and as Waruu West in the ABC science-fiction production Cleverman.

He said part of Cleverman's appeal was that it was an Indigenous story with a great cast and crew, Indigenous directors and an Indigenous creator.

By Xavier La Canna (ABC Darwin)

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