Paul Mercurio

One of Australia's most accomplished and recognised television personalities, Paul Mercurio has explored and succeeded in his pursuits of dance, choreography, acting, television presenting, cooking, beer brewing and writing.

Many will know Paul from his early dancing endeavours and his role in Baz Luhrmann's critically acclaimed film, 'Strictly Ballroom'. Since then, Paul has carved out an impressive dance and acting resume, performed in 14 feature films, countless Australian television shows, choreographed over 30 dance works for stage and screen and performed in various theatre productions. Paul has been nominated for both a Logie and an AFI award.

Later in his career, Paul began to follow his passion for food and beer brewing while he was a judge on the Seven Network's popular and long-running 'Dancing with the Stars' for seven series. Paul has hosted several successful cooking shows, including his own show, 'Mercurio's Menu' for four consecutive seasons – 52 episodes seen in over 48 counties around the world.

He has taken his passion for food and beer into writing, having authored two cookbooks, with his latest book, 'Cooking With Beer', being declared the 4th best beer book in the world by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in 2012. It is currently selling in eight countries and in four languages.