2014 National Spokesperson: Brenton Thwaites

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.

About

YALSA created this Ning Network.

Join this site!

Join this Teen Read Week website for great resources and opportunities such as:

  • A low-res download of the 2018 TRW themed logo (found under the planning tab - must be signed into account)
  • Free access to archived TRW related webinars
  • Alerts about grant opportunities
  • More perks to come so be sure to register and check back for updates!

Why is TRW Important?

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Teen Read Week on the YALSA Blog

Call for Volunteers for the Reenvisioning TRW/TTW Taskforce

On September 24th the YALSA board approved a Board Document that calls for the formation of a taskforce to reenvision the Teen Tech Week and Teen Read Week initiatives and create a larger advocacy/awareness campaign to promote the importance of year-round teen services. If you are interested in being a… Continue reading

Teen Read Week: Planning a School-Wide Read Program

When I read Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds for the first time last year, I was completely overwhelmed–this story was about my students! So many of them have lost family and friends due to gun violence, and many of them have been faced with similar emotional tragedies in their… Continue reading

Teen Read Week: Board Game Collection Encourages English Language Learners To “Read For the Fun of It”

Every year the Teen Read Week Committee selects the recipients of the Teen Read Week grants funded by contributions from YALSA and Dollar General.   Cynthia Shutts at the White Oak Public Library (IL) was awarded one of this year’s Teen Read Week grants to create a circulating board game collection… Continue reading

Badge

Loading…

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All

American Library Association

© 2018   Created by YALSA.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service