Lachy Hulme is an Australian-born actor and screenwriter born on 1 April 1971. He has written several films and has appeared in a number of successful Australian and US film and television productions.
Lachy Hulme completed his secondary-schooling at Melbourne’s Wesley College, graduating with honours in drama, appearing in school theatrical productions such as South Pacific and Rover in 1988. His early career included appearances in theatre productions such as Rinaldo 441 and Sexual Perversity in Chicago and roles in Australian TV shows such as Blue Heelers, Stingers and White Collar Blue.
Lachy Hulme Career
Hulme’s first film role was starring in the Australian 1994 thriller The Intruder, directed by Richard Wolstencroft but the film was not released due to the sudden closure of the production company Boulevard Films. In 1997, Hulme wrote the screenplay for the Canadian action-thriller Men with Guns directed by Kari Skogland.
Lachy Hulme appeared in the Australian thriller Four Jacks, directed by Matthew George in 2000. Hulme received the prize for best actor at that year’s Melbourne Underground Film Awards. The following year, Hulme re-teamed with George when the latter directed the controversial film comedy Let’s Get Skase which Hulme both co-wrote and starred in.
In 2003, Lachy Hulme scored roles in the sequels to the smash-hit science-fiction film The Matrix. He played the role of Sparks, one of the free-born crew-members of one of the hover-ships in the films The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both films shot in Sydney. In 2006, Hulme played the role of MacDuff, alongside Sam Worthington in Geoffrey Wright’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, in which the play was set amongst Melbourne’s criminal underworld.
In 2006-2007, on a number of occasions, Hulme appeared as a guest co-host on the Triple M radio comedy show Get This which starred Tony Martin and Ed Kavalee, a show that he was both a fan and vocal supporter of and on which he revealed his extensive knowledge of and passion for cinema.
In 2012, Hulme also appeared in the comedy film Scumbus, written and produced by, and starring, Ed Kavalee, the film airing on Channel 10 in November. In 2013, Hulme starred in Channel 9’s prequel to Howzat!, a mini-series called Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch War. Hulme played the role of another member of the Packer dynasty, Sir Frank.
In March 2014, Hulme was cast in the Nine Network’s eight-part drama series, Gallipoli to be telecast in 2015 and in which he will play Lord Kitchener.