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Henshall at the premiere of
Any Questions for Ben? in 2012
|Born||9 August 1982 (aged 30)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Film and television
He received international acclaim for his performance in Snowtown and was awarded Best Actor at the 1st AACTA Awards. Snowtown screened as part of International Critics' Week at the Cannes Film Festival 2011, where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Special Mention Prize. Upon release the film received positive critical response both in Australia and internationally. Henshall has defended the extreme nature of the film by stating that the audience is intelligent enough to understand the arc of the story. 
His other film credits include Any Questions for Ben?, Not Suitable for Children, Around the Block, The Babadook, and These Final Hours.Television credits include All Saints, Out of the Blue, Rescue: Special Ops, Devil's Dust, Rake II, The Hamster Wheel and Mr & Mrs Murder.
In January 2013 Henshall performed in the critically acclaimed sell-out season of The Secret River, adapted for the stage by Andrew Bovell and directed by Neil Armfield, for the Sydney Theatre Company. The production was part of the Sydney Festival and will go on to play at the Perth International Arts Festival.
His other theatre credits include The Golden Ass for Bsharp at Belvoir St Theatre, The Mechanicals for the Riverside Theatre Parramatta, Belles Line for Tamarama Rock Surfers at the Old Fitzroy Hotel, and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie for Canute Productions at the Seymour Centre.
- 2012 AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for Snowtown
- 2012 Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor for Snowtown
- 2011 International Film Festival of Marrakech Award for Best Actor for Snowtown
- 2011 Valenciennes International Festival of Action and Adventure Films Award for Best Actor for Snowtown