What has Julian McMahon been doing since “Nip/Tuck”?
—Anika Young, Shreveport, Louisiana
After six seasons playing plastic surgeon Christian Troy on “Nip/Tuck,” McMahon, 45, was in a position where he could take a break and wait for material to come along that he found enticing.
One such project is the new DirecTV series, “Full Circle,” in which he plays Stanley, a charismatic entertainment attorney, in the 10-episode drama, which examines relationships through a series of conversations.
The fact that is a relatively unique format for television with only two characters as the focus of each episode, the writing by Neil LaBute, and the fact that each episode shot in a day, all added up to an appealing project.
“I feel I have done stuff that has pushed the envelope quite a lot,” the Sydney, Australia-born actor says. “You never know how fans are going to react. I have a pretty strong TV fan base that has followed me through a variety of different things. I can’t see them not enjoying this.”
In addition, McMahon has appeared in several films, including this year’s “Paranoia,” as well as “Bait,” and “Fire with Fire.” And while he doesn’t have another project on his schedule currently, it wouldn’t be surprising if he makes a return to TV.
“Television is just an extraordinary place right now,” he says. “I think creatively, television is a great place to be at. I have been in the business 20-something years, and I have never seen it so ripe for opportunity to do great work. It is like independent films were in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, so it has that entrepreneurial, forward-thinking behind it.”
On the personal side, earlier this year, McMahon returned to his native land. He says, “I was there for a few months at the beginning of the year. [When I returned to the States], I had to go back to my voice coach to get not so Australian. I hadn’t been back in Australia for longer than two weeks for about 20 years. It was a lot of fun.”