Actor and producer Les Hill.
Actor and producer Les Hill. Alex Vaughan

Actor Les Hill is dreaming of an Audi sleeper

LES Hill made his television return this month on Wonderland.

Hill has appeared in a range of Australian and international productions, including Underbelly, Scorched, Separation City, Home and Away, Rescue Special Ops, The Great Mint Swindle, House Husbands and Fat Tony & Co. He has also played roles in Steven Spielberg's The Pacific and Terra Nova.

We caught up with him to discuss his motoring past and present.

What was your first car?

A Nissan Exa Turbo was my first car. I think it was a 1986. Black, with racing stripes. The things we do as young people. I'm surprised I lived through that period.

What are you driving now, and what do you love and hate about it?

I moved overseas recently and sold my car. What I hate about it is that I sold it. It was an 2009 Audi A4 Quattro. Awesome machine. I can't speak highly enough about it. Very sexy.

What car did your family have while you were growing up?

Mitsubishi Sigma station wagon, red, with a 1.8-litre petrol engine. I can't remember any quirks, but I think it died a natural death. May it rest in peace…

What is your greatest frustration on the road?

People's inability (or unwillingness) to pay attention. They sometimes seem to be in a bubble, and completely unaware of what is happening outside and around them.

Do you have any preferred driving music?

Not really. I tend to listen to ABC News Radio, catch up on the current issues and whatever is happening that I missed out on. I'm clearly getting old.

If you were to pick anyone in the world to go on a road trip, who would it be?

Tough one. Probably a mate of mine, Rooney. He's always fun to get into trouble with. Nothing to do with driving.

What is your dream car?

Easy. Dark grey, Audi RS5. No badges. Just the rings. A sleeper…


Who: Les Hill.

Born: August 1, 1973.

Resume: The actor and producer launched his career when he joined the cast of Home and Away playing the role of Blake Dean back in 1988. Hill has also been involved in the technical and creative production process for film and television. He has also spent three-and-a-half years in the Australian Defence Force. While working in an infantry-based regiment, he was trained in a wide range of areas, including close quarters combat, unarmed combat and advanced weapons training.

See him: Playing Max in Wonderland, Channel 10, Wednesdays at 8.30pm.

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