Category:Male actors from Sydney
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1. Russell Crowe – Russell Ira Crowe is an actor, film producer and musician. Although a New Zealand citizen, he has lived most of his life in Australia, Crowe appeared as the tobacco firm whistle blower Jeffrey Wigand in the 1999 film The Insider, for which he received five awards as best actor and seven nominations in the same category. Crowe is also the co-owner of the South Sydney Rabbitohs, an Australian National Rugby League team. Crowe was born on 7 April 1964 in the Wellington suburb of Strathmore Park, Crowes maternal grandfather, Stan Wemyss, was a cinematographer who was named an MBE for filming footage of World War II. Crowes paternal grandfather, John Doubleday Crowe, was from Wrexham, Wales, Crowe also has English, German, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Scottish, Swedish, and Welsh ancestry. He is a cousin of former New Zealand cricket captains Martin Crowe and Jeff Crowe, Russell has built a cricket field named for his uncle. When Crowe was four years old, his family moved to Sydney, Australia, the producer of the Australian TV series Spyforce was his mothers godfather, and Crowe was hired for a line of dialogue in one episode, opposite series star Jack Thompson. Crowe also appeared briefly in the serial The Young Doctors, Crowe was educated at Vaucluse Public School but later moved to Sydney Boys High School. When he was 14, his family moved back to New Zealand where, along with his brother Terry, he attended Auckland Grammar School with cousins Martin Crowe and Jeff Crowe. He then continued his education at Mount Roskill Grammar School. Crowe began his career as a musician in the early 1980s, under guidance from his good friend Tom Sharplin. He released several New Zealand singles including I Just Want To Be Like Marlon Brando, Pier 13, Shattered Glass and he managed an Auckland music venue called The Venue in 1984. When he was 18, he was featured in A Very Special Person, a promotional video for the theology/ministry course at Avondale College, a Seventh-day Adventist tertiary education provider in New South Wales. Crowe returned to Australia at age 21, intending to apply to the National Institute of Dramatic Art, I was working in a theatre show, and talked to a guy who was then the head of technical support at NIDA, Crowe has recalled. I asked him what he thought about me spending three years at NIDA and he told me itd be a waste of time. He said, You already do the things, you go there to learn and youve been doing it for most of life, so theres nothing to teach you. From 1986 to 1988, he was given his first professional role by director Daniel Abineri and he played the role of Eddie/Dr Scott. He repeated this performance in a further Australian production of the show, in 1987, Crowe spent six months busking when he could not find other work
2. Errol Flynn – Errol Leslie Flynn was an Australian-born actor who achieved fame in Hollywood after 1935. He was known for his romantic roles in Hollywood films, as well as frequent partnerships with Olivia De Havilland. Errol Leslie Flynn was born in a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania and his mother was born Lily Mary Young, but shortly after marrying Theodore at St. Johns Church of England, Birchgrove, Sydney, on 23 January 1909, she changed her first name to Marelle. Flynn described his mothers family as seafaring folk and this appears to be where his lifelong interest in boats, both of his parents were native-born Australians of Irish, English, and Scottish descent. Despite Flynns claims, the evidence indicates that he was not descended from any of the Bounty mutineers and his formal education ended with his expulsion from Shore for theft, and, he later claimed, for a sexual encounter with the schools laundress. He spent the five years oscillating between the New Guinea frontier territory and Sydney. In January 1931, he engaged to Naomi Campbell-Dibbs, the youngest daughter of Mr and Mrs R Campbell-Dibbs of Temora and Bowral NSW. Chauvel was looking for someone to play the role of Fletcher Christian, there are different stories how Errol Flynn was cast. According to one, Chauvel saw his picture in an article about a wreck involving Flynn. The most popular account is that he was discovered by cast member John Warwick, the film was not a strong success at the box office, but it was the lead role and seemed to ignite Flynns interest in acting. In late 1933 he returned to Britain to pursue a career in acting, Northampton is home to an art-house cinema named after him, the Errol Flynn Filmhouse. He performed at the 1934 Malvern Festival and in Glasgow, in 1934 Flynn was dismissed from Northampton Rep. after he threw a female stage manager down a stairwell. Asher cast him as the lead in Murder at Monte Carlo, the movie was not widely seen ), but Asher was enthusiastic about Flynns performance and cabled Warner Bros in Hollywood, recommending him for a contract. Executives agreed, and Flynn was sent out to Los Angeles, on the ship from London, Flynn met Lili Damita, an actress five years his senior whose contacts proved valuable when Flynn arrived in Los Angeles. Warner Bros publicity described him as an Irish leading man of the London stage and his first appearance was a small role in The Case of the Curious Bride. Flynn had two scenes, one as a corpse and one in flashback and his next part was slightly bigger, in Dont Bet on Blondes, a B-picture screwball comedy. Warner Bros were preparing a big budget movie, Captain Blood, based on the novel by Rafael Sabatini. They originally intended to cast Robert Donat but he turned down the role, Warners considered a number of other actors, including Leslie Howard and conducted screen tests of those they had under contract, such as Flynn
3. Mel Gibson – Mel Colmcille Gerard Gibson AO is an American actor and filmmaker. He was born in Peekskill, New York, and moved with his parents to Sydney, Australia and he studied acting at the Australian National Institute of Dramatic Art. During the 1980s, he founded Icon Entertainment, a company which independent film director Atom Egoyan has called. Director Peter Weir cast him as one of the leads in the critically acclaimed World War I drama Gallipoli, the film also helped to earn Gibson the reputation of a serious, versatile actor. He later directed and produced the successful and controversial, biblical drama film The Passion of the Christ. He received further critical notice for his work of the action-adventure film Apocalypto. Gibson was born in Peekskill, New York, the sixth of eleven children, and the son of Hutton Gibson, a writer. One of Gibsons younger brothers, Donal, is also an actor, because of his mother, Gibson retains dual Irish and American citizenship. Mel was twelve years old at the time, Gibson was educated by members of the Congregation of Christian Brothers at St Leos Catholic College in Wahroonga, New South Wales, during his high school years. Gibson gained very favorable notices from critics when he first entered the cinematic scene. In 1982, Vincent Canby wrote that Mr. Gibson recalls the young Steve McQueen, I cant define star quality, but whatever it is, Mr. Gibson has it. Gibson has also likened to a combination Clark Gable and Humphrey Bogart. Gibsons roles in the Mad Max series of films, Peter Weirs Gallipoli, later, Gibson expanded into a variety of acting projects including human dramas such as Hamlet, and comedic roles such as those in Maverick and What Women Want. He expanded beyond acting into directing and producing, with, The Man Without a Face, in 1993, Braveheart, in 1995, The Passion of the Christ, in 2004, jess Cagle of Time compared Gibson with Cary Grant, Sean Connery, and Robert Redford. Connery once suggested Gibson should play the next James Bond to Connerys M. Gibson turned down the role, Gibson studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. The students at NIDA were classically trained in the British-theater tradition rather than in preparation for screen acting. As students, Gibson and actress Judy Davis played the leads in Romeo and Juliet, and Gibson played the role of Queen Titania in an experimental production of A Midsummer Nights Dream. After graduation in 1977, Gibson immediately began work on the filming of Mad Max, but continued to work as a stage actor, and joined the State Theatre Company of South Australia in Adelaide
4. Jai Courtney – Jai Stephen Courtney is an Australian actor and former model. He started his career with roles in films and television series before being cast as Charlie in the action film Jack Reacher. He then went on to star in A Good Day to Die Hard and I, Courtney had a recurring role as Varro in the television series Spartacus, Blood and Sand. He played Eric in the science fiction action film Divergent, and in 2015, he reprised the role in the sequel, Insurgent, Courtney also played DC Comics villain Captain Boomerang in the 2016 film Suicide Squad. Courtney was born in Sydney, New South Wales, and grew up in Cherrybrook and his father, Chris, worked for a state-owned electricity company, and his mother, Karen, was a teacher at Galston Public School, where Courtney and his older sister were students. He then attended Cherrybrook Technology High School and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, courtneys first role was in a controversial 2005 short film titled Boys Grammar which also starred Daniel Feuerriegel and Adam J. Yeend. In 2008, Courtney had a role in the Australian series Packed to the Rafters, then a guest lead in the popular All Saints, in 2014, he appeared in the film I, Frankenstein as Gideon, leader of the gargoyle army and in Felony as Jim Melic. Courtney played Eric, one of the leaders of the faction Dauntless, later, he starred in Unbroken, where he played Hugh Cup Cuppernell and The Water Diviner as Lt. Col. Hughes. He reprised his role of Eric in the sequel The Divergent Series, Insurgent, Courtney played one of the leads, Kyle Reese, in the science fiction action film Terminator Genisys. Filming on Terminator Genisys began in April/May 2014, and the film was released on 1 July 2015, Courtney worked on Terminator and Insurgent concurrently. Courtney provided backing vocals on the Pinch Hitter song All of a Sudden from their debut album, in March 2015, Courtney signed on to play Captain Boomerang in the DC Comics film Suicide Squad, alongside Will Smith, Jared Leto and Margot Robbie. Filming began in April 2015 and the film was released in August 2016, as of November 2012, Courtney lives in Los Angeles, California. He was in a relationship with actress Gemma Pranita from 2006 to 2013, Courtney is in a relationship with Mecki Dent. Jai Courtney at the Internet Movie Database
5. Alex Dimitriades – Alex Dimitriades is an Australian film and television actor. Dimitriades was born in Sydney, as Alexander Dimitriades and he is the son of first generation Greek immigrants, and is the youngest of three siblings. He has a brother, George, and a sister, Melinda and he grew up in Earlwood, a suburb of Sydney. His parents divorced when he was twelve and his mother worked as a legal secretary. She raised the children as a single mother, Dimitriades first attracted national attention for his co-starring role in the 1993 Australian film The Heartbreak Kid, for which he received positive reviews and acclaim. In 1998, he played the protagonist Ari in the controversial Ana Kokkinos film Head On, Dimitriades performance in the role was critically acclaimed and earned him an AFI Award nomination. The film was controversial for its violence, sex scenes and LGBT subject matter. It screened at dozens of festivals around the world, including the Directors Fortnight at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. His other film roles include the Australian comedies Lets Get Skase and La Spagnola, the Greek film To Gamilio Party, Wog Boy 2, Kings of Mykonos and he has also had roles in the Hollywood films Ghost Ship and Deuce Bigalow, European Gigolo. In 2015, he co-starred in Ruben Guthrie alongside Patrick Brammall, after making his acting debut in the film The Heartbreak Kid, he starred in a television spin-off, Heartbreak High, in which he played Nick Poulos. He went on to play underworld figure, Warren Lanfranchi, in the 1995 drama television series Blue Murder, in 1997, he took on a role in the police drama Wildside. In 2002, he appeared in Young Lions, in years to follow, he had small guest roles in the Australian soap Neighbours and the science fiction series Farscape. In 2008, Dimitriades played assassin Victor Brincat in the drama series Underbelly, in 2011, he featured in the TV adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas novel The Slap. He was awarded the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama for his role as the protagonist, in 2015, he starred in The Principal, a SBS four-part crime drama screened over two weeks in October, for which he won a Logie Award. The series has received reviews and various accolades, including several nominations from the Australian Film Institute in 2016. Dimitriades, a collector of vinyl records, has stated that his love of music started in childhood. He has a passion for hip hop and dance music and has stated he is inspired by Kings Go Forth because of their 70s sound. He works as a DJ professionally across Australia, often referred to as DJ Boogie Monster, Dimitriades has headlined and performed at numerous events, including Derby Day and as the headline act for the relaunch of the popular South Melbourne nightclub, Motel
6. Leslie George Cole – Leslie George Les Vante Cole, known professionally by the stage names Levant, Levante, The Great Levante and Magician Cole, was an Australian illusionist. He is regarded as one of the greatest magicians in the world and he is also credited with creating the Impaling illusion. Leslie George Vante Cole was born 5 March 1892 in Alexandria, Sydney, Australia to Sydney-born couple George Cole, a driver and Sarah Catherine and his family later moved to Wangaratta, Victoria where the elder George Cole bred and sold pigs trotters and operated a dairy farm. Cole was educated within Wangaratta, having been raised there, Cole was already involved in magic in as early as 1907, when he founded what is now the fourth oldest magical society in the world, the Australian Society of Magicians Incorporated. In 1909, Cole, then aged 17, travelled to Melbourne, there, he marked billiards and tended the hotels bar. It was at the hotel where he encountered showman Tom Selwyn, during World War I, Cole briefly acted in military propaganda films and helped recruit soldiers. After the war Cole worked under the handles Les Cole and Magician Cole, in 1920, at Coles proposal, an Australian Society of Magicians branch was set up in Melbourne. Six years after the birth of his daughter Esme in 1927, the Cole family, during which they travelled out of Australia to the Philippines, Malaya, Borneo, India, Russia, China, Japan and England. The world tour, which was Coles first, lasted till 1940, while in England, he came up with the idea for a magic show which would have comedic elements, singers and animals. It was to be known as Hows Tricks and it had a cast of forty, in 1939, the International Brotherhood of Magicians elected him as the worlds number one magician. He returned to Australia in November 1940, entertaining troops in Queensland. A financial member of the Variety Artists Federation of Great Britain, he continued to tour and in 1954. In recognition of his contributions to magic, the Academy of Magical Arts awarded him the Performing Fellowship, on 7 June 1919, Cole married Gladys Pretoria Costin, a clerk, whom he first met on 11 November 1918. They wed with Methodist rites at her father Kelvin Groves home and they had one daughter, Esme, who at 5, was already performing with Cole. On 15 November 1941, Esme Cole married another member of Coles magic show, Robert Butt, Cole enjoyed trout-fishing, playing chess and exposing spiritualists as frauds. He was also a reader and artwork collector. Over his lifetime, he collected as many as sixty paintings and engravings, in his later years, Cole frequently toured around Australia, occasionally travelling to England. Cole died on 20 January 1978 at his house located in Bellevue Hill, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
7. Joel Edgerton – Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor and filmmaker. He has appeared in such as Star Wars, Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Warrior, The Thing, Zero Dark Thirty. Edgerton will soon star as Nathaniel Nash in an adaptation of Jason Matthews book Red Sparrow. Edgerton was born in Blacktown, New South Wales, the son of Michael, a solicitor and property developer and he graduated from The Hills Grammar School in 1991. He attended the Nepean Drama School at the University of Western Sydney, before moving on to stage productions. He played Will on The Secret Life of Us, for which he won an AACTA Award in 2002, in 2005, he lent his voice to the title character of The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello, an Academy Award-nominated animated short film. The same year, he appeared as the son of a shoemaker in the British comedy Kinky Boots. He also appeared in Smokin Aces, Edgerton appeared in the film Whisper, The Square, Acolytes, and Separation City. In 2009, he starred alongside as Stanley in the Sydney Theatre Companys acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire and he appeared in a production of the same play at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in December 2009. He starred as fictional MMA fighter Brendan Conlon in the MMA film Warrior, in February 2010, Edgerton was cast in Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. s 2011 prequel to The Thing, portraying helicopter pilot Sam Carter. He played Tom Buchanan in Baz Luhrmanns 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby and he was honoured for his work in international roles with the 2011 Australians in Film Breakthrough Award. In 2014, Edgerton starred in the biblical film Exodus, Gods and Kings, as Ramesses II, Moses adoptive brother, Edgerton directed, starred in, wrote, and produced the thriller The Gift, which was released on August 7,2015. He co-starred in the 2015 film Black Mass as John Connolly, FBI contact, in 2016, he starred in the Jeff Nichols films Midnight Special and Loving. He will star with Jennifer Lawrence in Francis Lawrences upcoming film, Red Sparrow and he will play Nathaniel Nash, the CIA agent. In 2012, he visited Nepal, where he saw sight restored first hand and he has described social activism and his involvement with The Fred Hollows Foundation as an escape from the materialistic life that often surrounds an actor. Edgertons brother, Nash, is a stuntman and filmmaker, joel Edgerton at the Internet Movie Database
8. Leon Errol – Leon Errol, was an Australian-born American comedian and actor, popular in the first half of the 20th century for his appearances in vaudeville, on Broadway, and in films. According to his petition for naturalization, he first came to the United States in 1898, by 1905, in Portland, Oregon he managed a touring vaudeville company troupe, giving an early boost to the career of a young comedian named Roscoe Arbuckle. In 1908, he made the United States his home, by 1911 Errol had graduated to the New York big time in the 1911 Ziegfeld Follies on Broadway, notably in two skits with the legendary Bert Williams. Errols sister, Leda Errol was a friend of Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice. He appeared every year in the Follies through 1915, when he is credited as director of the show that included W. C. Fields, Ed Wynn, as well as Marion Davies as one of the Ziegfeld Girls, Errol made his first film, a comic short subject called Nearly Spliced, in 1916, for pioneering east-coast producer George Kleine. By 1930 hed left Broadway and turned his attention to movies. The box-office for that film was disappointing, but overall Errol made a transition to films in a variety of comedy roles. His comic trademark was a wobbly, unsteady walk, moving as though on rubber legs, Errol starred in a long string of two-reel comedy shorts, which began at Columbia Pictures in 1933. Moving to RKO Radio Pictures in 1934, he continued to make six shorts per year until his death in 1951, monogram signed Errol to appear as fight manager Knobby Walsh in the eight entries of their Joe Palooka sports comedies. Leon Errols most famous appearance is in the nonsensical comedy feature Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, starring fellow vaudeville. On February 4,1950, Errol appeared on television as a guest on The Ed Wynn Show, Errols next-to-last film, Lord Epping Returns in 1951, reprised his famous characterization from Mexican Spitfire. Footage from Errols short subjects was incorporated into RKOs compilation features Variety Time, Make Mine Laughs, Footlight Varieties, RKO kept Leon Errol in the public eye by reissuing his older comedies through the mid-1950s. His RKO shorts soon became a staple of syndicated television, Errol married Stella Chatelaine in Denver, Colorado in 1906. She died on November 7,1946 in Los Angeles, five years later Errol suffered a fatal heart attack, on October 12,1951, aged 70
9. Michael Falzon (actor) – Michael Falzon is a Sydney born Australian musical theatre/rock tenor actor, and producer, running his own production company, Good Egg Creative. Through to arena performances in Jeff Waynes Musical Version of The War of the Worlds, both in Australia and in Europe. He has performed in the Queen/Ben Elton musical We Will Rock You throughout Australia, Asia and Europe, Falzon is also known for TV and film roles including the cult short film Computer Boy. He appeared in the Australian leg of The Music of Queen, Rock and Symphonic Spectacular in Sydney, Falzon is producer and a founding member of Swing on This. Falzon is third of six born to a Maltese father. He attended Kelvin Grove High School in Brisbane, known for its drama department. Upon graduation, he intended studying English and Psychology at University of Queensland and he credits the Harry M. Miller arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring John Farnham and Jon Stevens in 1992, as inspiring him to a career in musical theatre. Falzon would have the opportunity to perform in Jesus Christ Superstar, Falzon lists his first leather jacket as one of his favourite possessions. He wore the jacket to his audition for We Will Rock You. He took the role of Galileo in the Edinburgh Playhouse production of We Will Rock You in part because he had not been to Edinburgh before, Falzon started singing professionally in Brisbane with VocalPoint, an 8-part group specializing in close harmony, and performing both nationally and internationally. It was through his work with VocalPoint that he was invited to audition for The Pirates of Penzance in 1994, falzons appearance in the QPAC & EssGee Entertainment production marked the start of his professional career and he toured with the company to New Zealand. He returned to EssGee as a sailor in HMS Pinafore, understudying the role of Ralph, Falzon also toured internationally with The Really Useful Company production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Both HMS Pinafore and Pirates of Penzance were recorded for DVD. In 2000 he starred in the short film Computer Boy, a parody of the successful film The Matrix for Abe Forsythe, Falzon played the role of Neo, and won a Melbourne Underground Film Festival for Best Actor. He styled the character after The Matrixs actor, Keanu Reevess portrayal of Ted from Bill, during this period, Falzon began a production company with entertainer colleagues providing event entertainment packages all over the world. He currently splits his time performing and managing his production company Good Egg Creative. In 2003, Falzon was cast in the role for the Australian production of We Will Rock You. The show had opened in the West End in 2002, and was followed by Melbourne in August,2003 before touring the rest of Australia in 2004/2005. Featuring the music of Queen and book by Ben Elton, the production allowed Falzon to combine his love of music with his career as a stage actor
10. Luke Anthony – He then worked for the ABC series Head Start, which aired in Australia and in France. His stage work includes Aristophanes Birds at the iconic Sydney Opera House for the Olympic Arts Festival and his film work was highlighted with his lead role in the film Luna and the Moon, which was financed by Screen Australia. The film then sold to Movieola in Canada and received an international broadcast credit, luke has also worked in the UK on two film projects that were overseen by Academy Award nominated director Mike Leigh. Luke is also a set decorator working predominantly on the highest rating television show in Australian history MasterChef Australia. This show was the template for the format that has since sold to 30 countries internationally. Luke is also a writer and director, having been funded by New South Wales Film. This went on to screen in France, Germany and in Australia where it won the SBS Broadcast Award at Flickerfest and it proceeded to be purchased for broadcast by SBS in Australia. His other short film Composure was funded by Screen Australia and screened at São Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil, luke Anthony at the Internet Movie Database
11. Christian Antidormi – Christian Antidormi is an Australian actor. He is known for his roles in television productions, including As The Bell Rings, Home and Away. Antidormi was born and raised in Sydneys southern suburbs and he played soccer for 14 years and actively participated in karate, swimming, and tennis. Antidormi discovered his love of arts and hip hop dancing at the age of 15. Antidormis passion for the arts led him to take on singing, in 2009, Antidormi landed his breakout television role starring in Disney Channels locally produced short-form comedy series As The Bell Rings. Antidormi starred in Series 3 and 4 that aired on Foxtel/Austar in 2010/2011 and he appeared in two short films, I Spy and Pride and was cast as a recurring guest in the Seven Networks soap opera television series Home and Away as Jaden Post. Antidormi also appeared in the Seven Network drama television series Packed to the Rafters in 2012. In July 2012, Antidormi played the role of Tiberius, the son of Marcus Crassus in the fourth and final season of the American historical action television series Spartacus and he was photographed for a coffee table book titled In The Tub. All proceeds from the coffee table book go to the Breast Cancer Foundation - Release 2013, christian Antidormi at the Internet Movie Database