Thwaites at the premire of Oculus, Toronto Film Festival, September 8, 2013
|Born||1989 (age 23–24)
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Brenton Thwaites (born 1989) is an Australian actor, best known for portraying Luke Gallagher in the Fox8 teen drama series, SLiDE, and Stu Henderson in the soap opera Home and Away. Thwaites will be starring in The Giver as the male lead, Jonas, with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep.
Thwaites was born in Cairns, Queensland, in 1989. He has a sister, Stacy, and his mother's name is Fiona Middleton. He underwent secondary education at Cairns State High School in Far North Queensland, with his senior year held in 2006. Thwaites studied acting at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and he graduated in 2010. He then relocated to Sydney to join the long-running soap opera Home and Away and to pursue his career in acting.
Prior to graduating from the Queensland University of Technology, Thwaites made his film debut in Charge Over You, a 2010 independent feature film. After he graduated, Thwaites went onto appear in an episode of Sea Patrol. In November 2010, it was confirmed that Thwaites, along with Adele Perovic, Ben Schumann, Emily Robins and Gracie Gilbert, had been cast in a new Fox8 Australian teen drama series called SLiDE. The show follows five Brisbane teenagers making their way from teenagers to adulthood. Thwaites believes his character, Luke Gallagher, "stands back a bit. He watches. He's struggling with family issues. He's drawn in as it was a chance to find better friends and an opportunity to be part of a group. He's a cool, accepted kid. Some friends he can love and help him mature." Thwaites made his first appearance on SLiDE in the series' premiere episode on 16 August 2011. In February 2012 FOX8 confirmed the series was not renewed for a second season due to less than impressive ratings.
Shortly after Thwaites relocated to Sydney from Cairns in April 2011, he was given a five–month recurring role of Stu Henderson in the 24th season of Home and Away. Thwaites called the show a great learning experience and said his co-stars were easy to work with. Tristan Swanwick of The Courier-Mail said Thwaites' character is part of a major storyline, which lasts for the rest of the season. Thwaites made his first appearance as Stu on 23 August 2011. Stu is a new member of The River Boys. Swanwick said Thwaites was a "bit too pretty to be a bad-ass River Boy.", but a few fake tattoos would fix that. Of his character, Thwaites said "Stu's awesome, he has some fights, he gets the girls, it's awesome fun."
Thwaites signed on to play the male lead in the television re-make of the 1980 film, The Blue Lagoon entitled Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, which aired on 16 June 2012.  He appeared alongside fellow Australian actor Indiana Evans who also appeared in Home and Away. Filming began in February 2012 in Puerto Rico. In May 2012, it was announced Thwaites had joined the cast of Maleficent as Prince Phillip, acting alongside Angelina Jolie who plays the title role.
|2010||Charge Over You||Sam|
|2011||Headsmen||Max Patterson||Short film|
|2011||Sea Patrol||Leigh Scarpia||Episode: "Black Flights"|
|2011||SLiDE||Luke Gallagher||Regular role; all 10 episodes|
|2011||Rove LA||Himself||Part of the studio audience|
|2011–12||Home and Away||Stu Henderson||Recurring role; 57 episodes|
|2012||Save Your Legs||Mark Cow|
|2012||Blue Lagoon: The Awakening||Dean McMullen||Television film, a 2012 remake of The Blue Lagoon|
|2014||Maleficent||Prince Phillip||Finished filming|
|2014||Son of a Gun||Filming|
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