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McLaren in April 2009
3 November 1988 |
Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia
Angus McLaren (born 3 November 1988) is an Australian actor who is best known for his roles in the television series Packed to the Rafters as Nathan Rafter and H2O: Just Add Water as Lewis McCartney.
McLaren was born in Wonthaggi, Victoria and grew up on a dairy farm near Leongatha. He is the drummer of the band Rapids and also plays bass guitar in the band Bogey Lowensteins. His parents are both Scottish.
After appearing in a number of amateur productions for the Leongatha Lyric Theatre, as well as school productions, McLaren made the leap to professional work with a recurring role on the ABC series Something in the Air, when he was 12 years old. Several further TV credits followed, including the children's series Worst Best Friends, The Saddle Club and Fergus McPhail, guest roles on Blue Heelers, Comedy Inc and a recurring role on Neighbours.
McLaren's first main cast role came in 2004 with the children's series Silversun, which aired on both the Seven Network and the ABC. His feature film debut followed in 2005 with the low budget Melbourne feature Court of Lonely Royals, directed by Rohan Michael Hoole. 2005 also saw McLaren work on Last Man Standing, and achieve a solid footing on the advert voiceover circuit. In 2006, McLaren began working on the children's series H2O: Just Add Water, appearing from series one through midseason of series three as the character Lewis McCartney. From 2008, he appeared in Packed to the Rafters in the role of Nathan Rafter.
|2000–2002||Something in the Air||Jason Cassidy|
|2002||Shuang Tong||St. Louis Murder Victim|
|2002||Worst Best Friends||Eddie|
|2002–2003||Neighbours||Michael Toohey/Jamie Clarke|
|2003||The Saddle Club||Danny|
|2003||CrashBurn||Ben – Aged 15|
|2005||Last Man Standing||Brendan Delaney|
|2003–2005||Blue Heelers||Max Harrison / Brendan Delaney|
|2006||Court of Lonely Royals||Unknown|
|2006–2010||H2O: Just Add Water||Lewis McCartney|
|2008||All Saints||Angus Wilson|
|2008 – 2013||Packed to the Rafters||Nathan Rafter|