Love My Way’s Dan Wyllie accused of assaulting wife Shannon Murphy
AUSSIE actor Dan Wyllie has been charged with multiple domestic violence offences and police have taken out an apprehended violence order for his wife against him.
The 50-year-old was arrested at Waverley police station on Saturday and charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and common assault over the alleged domesticrelated incident at a Woollahra home in March.
Wyllie was granted conditional bail and is due to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday. Court records show police successfully applied for the AVO for the protection of his partner of 12 years Shannon Murphy.
As part of the order, Wyllie must not assault, threaten or damage any property belonging to Ms Murphy.
The records state Wyllie was not present in court when the order was made.
A NSW Police spokeswoman said on Monday: “Following an investigation by officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command into an alleged domestic-related assault at a Woollahra home in March 2020, a 50-year-old man was arrested at Waverley Police Station (on Saturday). He was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV), and common assault (DV) before being granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.”
Wyllie’s representative did not respond to requests for comment.
Wyllie is a prolific actor, appearing in some of the biggest Australian television and film productions over the past three decades. His big credits include regular stints in shows such as Love My Way, Underbelly, Tangle, Puberty Blues, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Rake and Offspring.
He appeared in the original Romper Stomper film alongside Russell Crowe in 1992 and subsequently in the 2018 television series. His other films include Animal Kingdom, Muriel’s Wedding and The Water Diviner. Internationally, he was seen in Brad Pitt’s War Machine, which was directed by Australian David Michod.
Murphy is a respected film and television director whose feature Babyteeth was a big success at film festivals around the world. She has also directed episodes of TV series, including Killing Eve, Love Child and Sisters. The extremely private pair have one child together.