More David Wenham Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Van Helsing)Best know internationally as Faramir in the Lord of the Rings films The Two Towers and The Return of the King, David Wenham is one of Australia's most respected actors. Recent accolades include the 2003 Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) and Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards for Best Actor for Gettin' Square. Indeed, Wenham has starred in some of Australia's best-loved films, including The Bank, Better than Sex, Moulin Rouge! and Cosi. For his haunting portrayal of the psychopathic Brett Sprague in the 1998 release The Boys, Wenham received FCCA and AFI nominations for Best Actor in 1998. The film, which he also associate-produced, went on to receive four AFI Awards that year.
Wenham's recent international credits include Pure and Dust, opposite Joseph Fiennes. He will shortly re-team with the producer of The Boys, Robert Connolly, on Three Dollars, in which he will star alongside fellow Australians Sarah Wynter and Frances O'Connor.
Wenham is well-known to Australian television audiences as the lovable Diver Dan in the award-winning ABC-TV series SeaChange, a role which earned him an AFI Award nomination in 1998. He won the same award the previous year for the critically acclaimed ABC-TV miniseries Simone de Beauvoir's Babies. He has recently concluded filming on the Sam Neill-directed telemovie The Brush Off.
Bio courtesy Universal Pictures for "Van Helsing" (17-Jun-2004)
Biography #3David Wenham is critically acclaimed in Australia for his diverse performances in film, theatre and television.
A five-time nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, Wenham won the honor in 1997 for his role in the television drama series Simone De Beauvoir's Babies.
He is best-known (and best-loved) in Australia as Diver Dan, the laconic fisherman in ABC TV's comedy-drama series Seachange, a role which earned Wenham one of his AFI nominations. He was again nominated for an AFI for his menacing portrayal of criminal Brett Sprague in the feature film The Boys - a part he first played on stage in the Griffin Street Theatre Company production. Wenham, who also received a Film Critics' Circle of Australian Best Lead Actor nomination for The Boys, was associate producer on the film.
Wenham's other nominated film credits include the techno-thriller The Bank and the relationships comedy Better Than Sex. He has also appeared in Moulin Rouge, Russian Doll, Idiot Box, A Little Bit of Soul and Cosi, and will be seen in 2002 in Dust and as Faramir in the second and third films in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings trilogy. He also appeared in the feature film Damien (Director Paul Cox) in the role of Father Damien and has just completed the UK feature Pure under the direction of Gillies McKinnon.
His stage credits include Art (with Tom Conti) and Tartuffe for the Sydney Theatre Company; Hamlet, The Tempest, Cosi and The Headbutt for the Belvoir Street Theatre; and That Eye the Sky for Burning House.