Rodger Corser announced as TV WEEK Gold Logie Nominee

The Doctor Doctor star has his third consecutive nomination!

By Tamara Cullen
Rodger Corser has been announced as one of seven nominees for the Gold Logie Award at the 2019 TV WEEK Logie Awards.
The long-time actor and Doctor Doctor star says he's "excited" to be nominated, alongside Amanda Keller, Costa Georgiadis, Eve Morey, Sam Mac, Tom Gleeson and Waleed Aly.
Rodger, 46, is not only nominated for the coveted Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television, but is also up for Most Popular Actor for his performance on Doctor Doctor.
The hit series, which will enter its fourth season in 2019, has also been nominated in the category of Most Popular Drama Program. The Nine Network drama has been nominated twice previously in 2017 and 2018.
While Rodger delights in the acknowledgement and celebration, he isn't treading new ground. This is the third time he has been nominated for the coveted Gold Logie.
"I never thought I'd be nominated for a TV WEEK Logie Award – let alone multiple," the surprised star said at last year's event. "I feel fortunate that I've been able to provide for my family and do what I love."
Rodger's recognition isn't an overnight success – its decades of mesmerising performances and incredibly hard work.
After making his debut appearance in fantasy series Beastmaster in 2000, Rodger quickly became a permanent fixture on our screens. He went on to appear in some of Australia's biggest productions; Water Rats, Stingers, Home and Away, McLeod's Daughters and Underbelly, to name just a few.
But despite earning his stripes in a two decade-long career, Rodger admits he was hesitant to take on a leading role of Dr Hugh Knight in Doctor Doctor.
When the script landed in his lap in 2016, Rodger reveals he didn't need any convincing of its compelling content. But inside, he couldn't shake his nervousness.
"There was fear taking on this role," Rodger admits. "I was nervous. You don't know how well it will go and we had limited promotion when we launched, so we were so fearful."
As the production prepares to deliver its fourth season in 2019, that fear has went and truly slipped away.
Away from his stellar career, Rodger spends quality time with his wife Renae Berry and their three children; Budd, Cilla and Dustin. The actor also has a daughter, Zipporah, with former partner Christine Anu.
While all the accolades are humbling, Rodger admits that he couldn't do any of it without the support of Renae.
"She makes it possible for me to do what I'm passionate about," he gushes.
Meet the full list of nominees here.

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