In recent years SULLIVAN STAPLETON has emerged as an actor of
international renown, having recently starred in Warner Bros 300: RISE OF AN
EMPIRE, the latest film in the 300 franchise.
After working extensively in film and television in Australia, it was Sullivan'
compelling performance as Craig Cody in David Michod's ANIMAL KINGDOM that
proved to be his breakthrough role and garnered him international recognition.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010 and received numerous
awards and nominations, including a nomination for Sullivan as Best Supporting
Actor at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) awards.
Following the success of ANIMAL KINGDON, Sullivan was cast in the Ruben
directed film GANGSTER SQUAD alongside Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and
Emma Stone. In the same year he was cast in a leading role in the SKY (BSkyB)/Cinemax/HBO
television series STRIKE BACK which is currently moving into its fourth series.
Prior to Sullivan'
s international career he appeared in numerous local film and
television productions including the hugely popular Channel 9 franchise series
UNDERBELLY, Network Ten'
s RUSH and THE SECRET LIFE OF US, Foxtel's SATISFACTION,
s CARLA CARMETTI PD.
s Australian screen credits include the coming-
age film DECEMBER
BOYS with Daniel Radcliffe, and THE HUNTER alongside Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill,
and this year'
s Tony Ayres-
directed CUT SNAKE.
In 2013 Sullivan was awarded the Breakthrough Award at the Australians in Film
event in Los Angeles.