Foxtel remembers Robin Williams

Next week Foxtel remembers Robin Williams with two specials to mark one year  since his passing.

The occasion begins with a two hour Inside the Actors Studio Special.

Robin Williams almost single-handedly paved the way for comedians who wanted to take their comedic timing and successfully turn it towards the world of drama. After his cinematic debut in Robert Altman’s Popeye, Williams proved to the world time and time again that he is a dramatic force with which to be reckoned, turning in Academy Award nominated performances in Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poet’s Society, The Fisher King and Good Will Hunting (for which Williams won the Oscar). Through it all, Williams kept his audiences rolling with laughter, whether it was on-stage in his Emmy nominated HBO special Live ON Broadway, on the silver screen with critically acclaimed roles in films such as Man Of The Year or simply behind the scenes for exhausted film crews.

Monday August 10 at 8.30pm on Bio.

Meanwhile there is another special set for the first anniversary of his death.

On the first anniversary of his death we look at the career of the wild, outrageous, and frantic actor-comedian who became one of the entertainment world’s most loved faces. Soaring to stardom with the hit TV show Mork and Mindy and the movie Good Morning, Vietnam, Williams’ prolific up and down film career included roles in the acclaimed Good Will Hunting, the corny Patch Adams, and dark dramas like One Hour Photo. We’ll look at his work on behalf of the homeless, and his seemingly inexhaustible energy.

Tuesday August 11 at 8.30pm on Bio.