Jack Friels, the son of acting greats Judy Davis and Colin Friels, has been accused of mistreatment resulting in physical injury
The musician son of the Australian actor greats Judy Davis and Colin Friels is accused of bashing a stranger in a Sydney hotel so much that he broke the trader's eye socket.
Jack Friels is charged with mistreatment with personal injury and can risk up to two years in prison if he is found guilty of the alleged attack.
The 31-year-old was released on bail for being charged with the crime that would have taken place in a pub less than two blocks from his home in Stanmore, inland the city.
The restored detached terrace is listed on court magazines, as his address was purchased for $ 2,050,000 in September 2017 in the names of Friels and Davis.
The parents of Friels have both had an acting career of four decades, which seems to be praised on stage, film and television.
While his 66-year-old father worked mainly in Australia, Davis (64) cycled in Hollywood, while director Woody Allen described her as & # 39; one of the most exciting actresses in the world & # 39 ;.
Their son has had small roles on the screen, including the 2001 film The Man Who Sued God, in which both parents sparkled.
The police claim that Friels beat the carpenter Luke O & Connor, also from Stanmore, in an attack that the 36-year-old father of two left unconscious.
Luke O & Connor suffered a broken eye socket and scrapes in his face when he was allegedly attacked by Jack Friels, son of Colin Friels and Judy Davis, in a Sydney inland hotel
Musician and photographer Jack Friels, pictured with his father Colin Friels, will appear in court on Monday after being accused of mistreatment with personal injury
Friels, the one-time lead singer of the Sydney-indie rock band Underlights, disputes the police version of what happened and the issue will be dealt with at the local Burwood court on Monday.
The alleged attack took place in the front bar of the Salisbury Hotel shortly after 8 p.m. on July 27 last year and according to court documents was fully recorded on CCTV.
Daily Mail Australia understands that Friels had been in a booth with a small group of friends and that Mr. O & Connor was sitting at a table with an older male family member.
It was a Friday night and dinners in the family-friendly pub were meals nearby.
O & # 39; Connor was taken to the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, where he stayed for several hours and was treated in front of a broken right eye socket and cuts into his face.
He refused to discuss the incident prior to the trial in which he is expected to be a witness.
Judy Davis is portrayed with her 2002 Golden Globe for being the best actress in a television film for her leading role in Life With Judy Garland. Davis, 64, is one of Australia & # 39; s most versatile actors
Luke O & Connor, a 36-year-old carpenter and a father of two, spent several hours at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital after being allegedly attacked by Jack Friels at the Salisbury Hotel at Stanmore
When the police went to the hotel that evening, Friels was only arrested three months later on November 8, when he was charged at the Newtown police station.
The officer who gave Friel's bail noted that he was working full-time as a freelance photographer, that his family was in Sydney and that he had been living in the area for more than a year.
Friels shared the Stanmore terrace with three bedrooms and two bathrooms with housemates.
Bail documents also stated the & # 39; nature and severity & # 39; of the alleged crime. & # 39; The crime is of a violent nature & # 39 ;, is stated in the papers.
& # 39; The alleged victim suffered the following injuries: broken eye socket and a scrap on his face. & # 39;
Friels received bail on conditions, including reporting twice a week to the Newtown police station.
His intensely private parents, who have been married for 35 years, are among the most acclaimed entertainment couples in the country.
Davis, who first gained fame in the 1979 film My Brilliant Career, has won two Golden Globes, two BAFTA & # 39; s, two Emmy & # 39; s and eight local AACTA (formerly AFI) Awards.
She has been nominated for Academy Awards for her roles in Woody Allen & # 39; s Husbands And Wives (1992) and A Passage To India (1984).
Judy Davis, featured in the Mystery Road TV series in 2018, has had a celebrated career of four decades on screen and stage. She has been married to fellow actor Colin Friels for 35 years
Colin Friels in perhaps his most famous role as detective Frank Holloway on the TV series Water Rats. Just like his wife Judy Davis, Friels graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art
Friels has two AACTA & # 39; s and won the Logie 1997 for the most notable actor for his best-known role as detective Frank Holloway in the TV series Water Rats.
Davis and Friels also have a long career on stage and both graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), where their daughter Charlotte Friels participated.
Actors including Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett, Luke Hemsworth, Toni Collette, Sam Worthington, Jessica Marais and Hugh Sheridan learned their trade at NIDA.
Friels and Davis have lived long on Louisa Road, Birchgrove, one of the most exclusive streets in southwest Sydney.
In 2002, the police were called to the home of Friels-Davis after a domestic dispute in which Friels-born Friels – a former Play School presenter – reportedly broke a glass table.
An order of violence was subsequently imposed on Friels, who protected his wife for six months.
Jack Friels worked last year as a still photographer on the set of the six-part TV drama series Mystery Road, in which his parents sparkled.
His group Underlights supported The Jezabels and You Am I early this decade, regularly airplayed on Triple J and played the Sydney leg of the Big Day Out in 2012.
The Salisbury Hotel with three floors, located about 100 meters from Stanmore Railway Station, was sold in December last year.
Jack Friels is said to have struck a stranger at the Salisbury Hotel in Stanmore (photo) during a minute-long attack on July 27 last year. He was arrested for no more than three months
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