Bobby Morley

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Bobby Morley
Born Robert Morley
(1984-12-20) 20 December 1984 (age 29)[1]
Kyneton, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 2005–present

Robert "Bobby" Morley (born 20 December 1984) is an Australian actor.

Early life[edit]

Morley is the son of a Filipino mother and an Australian-Irish father, who died when he was young.[2] Morley has two sisters and one brother, he is the youngest child.[1] Morley grew up on a farm in Kyneton, a small country town in Victoria.[2] He studied drama at school all the way through to Year 11, until he was asked not to continue.[3] Morley told The Age that he was a naughty student and did not take things seriously.[3] After he completed year 12, Morley moved to Melbourne and began an engineering degree.[2] A year later, Morley decided to enrol in Creative Arts at the La Trobe University and he got himself an agent.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Morley began his career by acting in various university theatre productions, short films and plays including Falling to Perfect and Tale From Vienna Woods.[1][3] Morley appeared in the 2005 low-budget horror film Dead Harvest directed by Damian Scott[1] and as an extra in the soap opera Neighbours. That same year he got a part in Angels with Dirty Faces and his performance brought him to the attention of the Home and Away casting directors.[3] Morley joined the cast of Home and Away as Drew Curtis in 2006.[3] For his role as Drew, Morley was nominated for the Most Popular New Male Talent Logie Award.[4]

Morley appeared in the second series of the Australian celebrity singing competition series It Takes Two from May 2007. On 12 June 2007, he was voted off after six weeks on the show – even though he received his highest score that night. In 2008, Morley departed Home and Away and he was cast as Tony Moretti in the Nine Network's 2008 action drama series The Strip.[5] The series was cancelled due to low ratings and did not return for a second series. He went on to appear in the 2008 Nine Network's Scorched.[2] Morley was nominated for Cleo magazine's "Bachelor of the Year" award.

In 2009, he starred as Lorca in the play Palindrome for a Dead Poet. The following year, Morley featured in season four of Sea Patrol in the 5th episode titled "Paradise Lost".[6] In 2011, he starred in the Australian thriller Road Train directed by Dean Francis.[7] The picture was released in North America as Road Kill. In June 2011, it was announced that Morley had joined the cast of Neighbours as Aidan Foster, a love interest for Chris Pappas (James Mason).[8] Morley and Mason's characters formed the show's first gay couple.[8] Morley took a ten-week break from the soap to appear in Blinder, a feature film about Australian rules football.[9] He returned to the set of Neighbours in early June 2012.[9]

On 21 February 2013, Philiana Ng and Lesley Goldberg from The Hollywood Reporter reported that Morley had been cast as Bellamy in The CW's The 100.[10] Morley began filming a role for the drama "The White City" in June 2013.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Morely dated his former Home and Away co-star Jessica Tovey, who played his on screen girlfriend Belle Taylor, until March 2008.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Dead Harvest
2006–08 Home and Away Drew Curtis Regular role
2007 It Takes Two Himself
2008 The Strip Tony Moretti
2008 Scorched Brendan
2010 Sea Patrol Sean Episode: "Paradise Lost"
2010 Road Train Craig
2011–13 Neighbours Aidan Foster
2013 Blinder Nick
2014 The White City Avi
2014-present The 100 Bellamy Blake Main cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Bobby Morley". Yahoo!7. Archived from the original on 6 January 2007. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Kalina, Paul (9 October 2008). "An actor going through a stage". The Age. p. 16. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Gallagher, Heather (13 August 2006). "Yak Attack – Bobby Morley, 21, actor". The Age. p. 29. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Logie Award nominations". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 April 2007. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Ellis, Scott (21 September 2008). "Star sheds teen image". The Sun-Herald. p. 5. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 
  6. ^ Creepy, Uncle (2009-11-05). "AFM: Take the Road Train to Terror". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  7. ^ Creepy, Uncle (2010-07-07). "New Clip and Stills from Road Kill". Dreadcentral.com. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  8. ^ a b Dennehy, Luke (19 June 2011). "TV soap introduces new gay character". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Bob Morley nurses sharper hair cut". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). 11 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  10. ^ Ng, Philiana; Goldberg, Lesley (21 February 2013). "The CW's 'Hundred' Casts Aussie Soap Star and 'Emily Owens' Actor (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Indie Drama 'The White City' Casts Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett & Bob Morley". Deadline.com. (PMC). 25 April 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  12. ^ "Bobby Morley's Home and Away used me as a 'meat puppet' rage". The Daily Telegraph. 3 October 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2011. 

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