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Noah Taylor

Noah Taylor, one of Australia's most talented and prolific actors, is best known for his acclaimed performance as Danny Embling in The Year My Voice Broke and its sequel, Flirting, both directed by John Duigan.

He began his career at the St. Martin's Youth Theatre in Melbourne. His stage performances include leading roles in such productions as The Seagull, Pierrot Lunaire, Bloody Mama, Alien in the Park, The Grim Reaper, The Advertisment, Baron in the Trees and Eric and Verna.

Taylor's television appearances include A Long Way From Home, Bangkok Hilton, Inspector Morse, in the episode Promised Land, and Jon's Jury.

On screen, Taylor has appeared in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Menno Meyjes' Max, Simon West's Lara Croft: Tomb Raider and Lara Croft: Cradle of Life, Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky and Almost Famous, Guy Jenkins' The Sleeping Dictionary, Richard Lowenstein's He Died With A Felafel in His Hand, Ben Hopkins' Simon Magus, Scott Hicks' Shine, George Whaley's On Our Selection, Geoffrey Wright's Lover Boy, Ian Pringle's The Prisoner of St. Petersburg and Bob Ellis' The Nostradamus Kid. He will next be seen in Terrence Malick's The New World.

Taylor was nominated for Best Actor by the AFI for his performance in The Year My Voice Broke and Best Supporting Actor for On Our Selection. He has won the Sydney Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor three times: in 1988 for The Year My Voice Broke, in 1991 for Flirting and in 1993 for The Nostradamus Kid.

For his outstanding performance as the young David Helfgott in Shine, he received a Best Supporting Actor Award from the Film Critics Circle of Australia and a Best Actor Award by the Fort Lauderdale Film Festival, as well as nominations for Best Supporting Actor from the Australian Film Institute and the Screen Actors Guild.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.
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Noah Taylor Facts

BirthdaySeptember 4, 1969 (54)
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.