With six major upcoming films, Australian actor Brenton Thwaites is cemented as one of the biggest breakout talents to watch this coming year.
Thwaites’ ascension began when he won the lead role in the Lifetime Channel’s 2012 television movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening. His standout performance gained him critical acclaim and helped secure him the highly sought-after role of Prince Charming in Maleficent. The Walt Disney live action remake of Sleeping Beauty, in which he stars alongside Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, is set for a July 2, 2014 release.
Thwaites has commenced production playing the iconic role of Jonas, opposite Jeff Bridges, in Weinstein Co.'s film adaptation of Lois Lowry's The Giver. It was recently announced that he would be the lead role in Gods of Egypt, where he will star alongside Gerard Butler, Game Of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Geoffrey Rush.
Fans enjoyed Thwaites' debut at Toronto Film Festival in the psycho thriller, Oculus, slated for wide release by FilmDistrict in February 2014.
He will soon be seen co-starring as Ewan McGregor's protege in crime-thriller, Son of a Gun, followed by sci-fi pic, The Signal, opposite Laurence Fishburne. He also just wrapped production, starring in the Helen Hunt-directed romantic comedy, Ride.
His versatility, talent and infectious charm has made Thwaites one of the most watched and casted young actors in Hollywood.
He began his career on Australian television series' Home and Away, SLiDE and Sea Patrol.
A graduate of Queensland University of Technology, he made his film debut in the independent film Charge Over You. He currently resides in Los Angeles.