Lewis Fitz-Gerald was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on November 15th, 1958. He made his dramatic training at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. Today, he prefers to be behind the camera than in front of it. He writes film scripts and let it play of his actor colleague. Lewis can look back at a consider- able career for theatre, film and television. He has got some nominations, as AFI Award and Logie Award for prices.
Being part of the best known series/films in which he played parts: "Five Mile creek" ("Australienexpress"), in which played Liz Burch the leading role 1983, 1989 he played Rhine in "Mission: Impossible". "A Country Practice" must be also for Lewis Fitz-Gerald in 1991 too, he was the Tony Harvey in it. He met us 1993 as Charlie Burke into "Time Trax" and into "Snowy River: The McGregor Saga" he convinced us 1994 as Henry Faulkner. One saw him in "The damnation of Harvey McHugh" in the same year as Trevor Martin. In the series "Big Sky" he could be seen in 1997.
He also has written some stories for this series. 1998 was a good year for Lewis. He was to look into "Good Guys Bath Guys", in "Wildside" and in "Murder call", like also in "G.P.", in "The Gadfly", for this he also wrote the film script. He was seen in "Cop Shop", "The Sullivans", "The restless years". He directed "Twisted valley" and at "Race against prime times".
In 1999 he had a guest role in the series "Stingers" and he was the director in the 21st episode. He could be seen in the films: "Fighting Bake" 1982 ("Schlag auf Schlag"), 1988 with Meryl Streep in "A cry in the dark" ("Schrei in der Dunkel- heit"), 1994 into "Spider & Rose" as Robert Dougherty, 1996 in "Dead heart" ("Tödliche Affäre"), 1998 in "Pitch Black" ("Planet der Finsternis"). In the year 2000 one could see him in the film "Border Patrol", as well as on television in the part of Jules White in "The three Stooges" and in the show "Backberner". He had a part also in "Farscape" in 2001. He directed the series for "Ponderosa", for "Water Rats", for "Aria & Pasta" and for "McLeod´s Daughters" also in 2001.
However, he became well known with us by the series "The Flying Doctors" of course. He played the pilot David Gibson who unfortunately left the series in a very tragic way. He died of the results of a plane crash. Later, he returned in the part of Dr. Sebert Blitho in the spinning off series which was, however, stopped by the RFDS very soon since these episodes had absolutely nothing more to do with the actual RFDS. Lewis was in Bielefeld with Lenore Smith 1995 on a benefit event.
2004 Lewis Fitz-Gerald joined as Dr. Thayer in the TV film "The Mystery of Natalie Wood". In the drama "Dynasty: The Making of a guilty pleasure" he played Winston Fletcher in 2005. 2006 joined in in "Loveproof". Lewis played 2009 in "Underbelly" Gary Jubelin.
Lewis will make 2011 "The Cup" ready and has assumed the role of Sir Michael Smurfit in this drama. In "Crownies" he starred in 22 episodes as David Sinclair. In four episodes of "Home and away", he was seen in the role of Snr. Detective Eaves.
In 2012 he played Dr. McKenzie in "Not suitable for children" and 2013 the role of David Sinclair in the TV series "Janet King" - a spin-off of 2011`s “Crownies”.
2013 Lewis was still seen as Prof. Bradbury in "Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries" and as Alan Reid in "Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story".