Australian actor Dan Wyllie has pleaded not guilty to the alleged charge of assaulting his wife, actor and director Shannon Murphy when he appeared before Deputy Chief Magistrate Jane Mottley at Downing Centre Local Court on Aug. 12
Nine Network reporter Airlie Walsh broke the news of Wyllie’s plea on Twitter on Aug. 12.
Police arrested Wyllie on Aug. 8 after an investigation by officers from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command into the alleged assault at a Woollahra home on March 21.
A spokesperson for the New South Wales Police told The Daily Telegraph on Aug. 10: “[Wyllie] was charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm (DV), and common assault (DV) before being granted conditional bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Wednesday.”
Court listings show that a police officer also applied for an apprehended violence order to protect Murphy, whose director credits include two episodes of “Killing Eve,” episodes of “Offspring,” and SBS’s “On The Ropes” miniseries.
The couple who have been married since 2014 have one child together.
Wyllie’s is a well-known face on Australian film and television screens appearing in popular Australian films like Muriel’s Wedding, Romper Stomper and in Australian television series “SeaChange,” Stan’s drama series “Romper Stomper,” and the “Underbelly” series about Australian organised crime figures.
He also voiced the character of B2 in the ABC Kids program Banana’s in Pajamas.