DAVID WENHAM (Dilios) was already an award-winning star in his native
Australia when he garnered international attention for his work in such
acclaimed features as Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!," with Nicole
Kidman, and the last two installments in Peter Jackson's blockbuster "The
Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Lord of the Rings: The Two
Towers" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King." For
his work in the latter, Wenham shared in the Screen Actors Guild Award,
Broadcast Film Critics Award and National Board of Review Award in the category
of Best Ensemble. He more recently co-starred with Hugh Jackman in the horror
thriller "Van Helsing." Wenham next begins production on the epic
drama "Australia," which reunites him with director Baz Luhrmann and
co-stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman.
Wenham attended the University of Western Australia before starting his
career with small roles on television. He first gained attention for his
memorable turn as an embittered ex-convict in the stage play "The
Boys," and for his role as a pyromaniac in both the stage and screen
versions of "Cosi."
In 1997, Wenham starred in the miniseries "Babies," for which he
won his first Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award. The following year, he
earned dual AFI Award nominations, one for his recurring role in the series
"SeaChange," for which he also won a Logie Award, and another for his
performance in the screen adaptation of "The Boys," for which he also
received a Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Award nomination. Wenham has
since won AFI, FCCA and Australian Comedy Awards for his role in the film "Gettin'
Square"; garnered AFI Award and FCCA Award nominations for the films
"Better than Sex" and "The Bank"; and received an AFI Award
nomination for "Molokai: The Story of Father Damien." He more recently
earned an AFI Award nomination for the telefilm "The Brush-Off," and
won an AFI Award for his performance in the miniseries "Answered by
Wenham's other film credits include "The Proposition,"
"Pure," "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course,"
"Dust," "Russian Doll," "No Escape" and "Greenkeeping."
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