Brenton Thwaites Biography
Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor known for playing the role of Luke Gallagher in the Fox8 teen drama series Slide (2011), and later Stu Henderson in the soap opera Home and Away (2011–2012).
Since Thwaites moved to the United States, he has had major roles in the films Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), Oculus (2013), The Giver (2014), Gods of Egypt (2016), and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). He currently stars as Dick Grayson in the DC Universe television series Titans.
Brenton Thwaites Age
Thwaites was born on August 10, 1989, in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. He is 29 years old as of 2018.
Brenton Thwaites Family
Thwaites was born and raised by his parents Fiona and Peter Thwaites alongside his sister Stacey in Cairns, Queensland.
Brenton Thwaites Dating / Wife
Thwaites has been dating fellow Australian Chloe Pacey since 2015, after the two had been roommates while Thwaites was filming Pirates in Australia. The couple have two children, born in 2016 and 2018.
Brenton Thwaites Career
Before graduating from the Queensland University of Technology, Thwaites made his first film in Charge Over You, a 2010 independent film. After he graduated, he went on to appear in an episode of Sea Patrol and in the short film, Headsmen.
In November 2010, Thwaites, alongside Adele Perovic, Ben Schumann, Emily Robins, and Gracie Gilbert were cast in a new Fox8 Australian teen drama series, Slide. The show follows five Brisbane teenagers making their way to adulthood. Thwaites believes his character, Luke Gallagher, “stands back a bit. He watches. He’s struggling with family issues. He’s drawn in as it was a chance to find better friends and an opportunity to be part of a group. He’s a cool, accepted kid. Some friends he can love and help him mature.” He made his first appearance on Slide in the series’ premiere episode on 16 August 2011.
In April 2011, after Thwaites moved to Sydney from Cairns, he was given a five-month recurring role of Stu Henderson in the 24th season of Home and Away. He called the show a great learning experience and said his co-stars were easy to work with. In this show, Thwaites made his first appearance as Stu, a member of the River Boys, on 23 August 2011. Tristan Swanwick of The Courier-Mail said Thwaites was a “bit too pretty to be a bad-ass River Boy” but that some fake tattoos would balance that impression. Of his character, Thwaites said, “Stu’s awesome, he has some fights, he gets the girls, it’s awesome fun.”
Following Thwaites’ relocation to the United States, he signed on to play the male lead in the 2012 television film Blue Lagoon: The Awakening opposite Australian actress Indiana Evans. The film received generally mixed reviews, with Zap2it praising both Thwaites and Evans’ “(mostly) believable” acting and The New York Times saying their performances were superior to those of the leads in the first film of the series.
In 2013, Thwaites starred in the psychological /supernatural horror film Oculus, as the male lead Tim Russell. Production of the film started in October 2012 in Alabama, and was completed a few weeks later. The film was first released on September 5, 2013, at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, and received a worldwide theatrical release on 11 April 2014. His performance as Russell was well received by Indiewire, which claimed that he maintained a “credibly frightened demeanor” throughout the film.
In 2014, Thwaites briefly returned to Australia for the filming of a crime thriller Son of a Gun. Primarily shot in Perth, Kalgoorlie, and Melbourne, Thwaites had to audition for the part of JR “up to 10 times before landing the role.” Regarding his character, Thwaites said, “I jumped at the opportunity to audition when this came up and I found the character was a very vulnerable kid amongst strange men that are in some way an inspiration. I just thought that was interesting as a young man myself.”
Thwaites received critical acclaim for his portrayal of JR, with Variety contending that he “makes a suitably keen-eyed, clean-scrubbed lead, retaining a kind of porous naivete even as the character gets his blood up” and The Sydney Morning Herald praising his role as the embattled hero of the plot. The film debuted in Australia on 16 October 2014.
In 2014, Thwaites appeared in Maleficent as Prince Phillip opposite Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. In addition, he starred in The Signal as the male lead, Nic Eastman, opposite Laurence Fishburne and Olivia Cooke. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, seven months after shooting on location in the desert of New Mexico. Thwaites received a positive review by The Plain Dealer, noting that his performance in The Signal was “as a compelling presence in the driver’s seat as things get freakier and freakier around him.”
Later in the year, he also had the lead role in The Giver, portraying Jonas, along with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Primarily filmed in South Africa, the film was met with generally mixed to negative reviews, with The Telegraph criticizing Thwaites’ portrayal for “he [struggled] to give us the layered, conflicted hero this film”.
However, his performance was well received by the Huffington Post, who commended Thwaites’ acting and by The Plain Dealer, which noted that the “fast-rising Thwaites…does a nice job with the lead role.” He was awarded the Australians in Film “Breakthrough Award” for his role in The Giver.
Thwaites starred in Gods of Egypt, along with Gerard Butler and Geoffrey Rush. He played Bek, a human thief. Principal photography on the film started on 20 March 2014 at the Fox Studios in Sydney, Australia, and the film was released worldwide on 26 February 2016.
Thwaites starred in the fantasy-adventure sequel Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which was released on 26 May 2017. Thwaites plays Henry Turner (the son of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley’s characters), alongside Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush and Javier Bardem. Shooting of the film commenced in February 2015, on the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia.
Following Pirates, Thwaites had a leading role in the 2017 Christian film, An Interview with God, playing a young journalist, Paul Asher. In this role, he starred opposite Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn.
Brenton Thwaites TV Shows
Charge Over You
Save Your Legs!
Son of a Gun
That Sugar Film
Gods of Egypt
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
A Violent Separation
An Interview with God
Brenton Thwaites Movies
Home and Away
Blue Lagoon: The Awakening
Brenton Thwaites Awards
AiF Breakthrough Award
EuroCinema Kawananakoa Award
GQ Men of the Year
Teen Choice Awards
Choice Action Movie Actor
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