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Lewis in December 2012
|Born||Lincoln Clay Lewis
24 October 1987
Lewis was born in Brisbane, Queensland. He is the son of Wally Lewis, a former Australian rugby league football captain and sports presenter on Nine News in Brisbane. Lewis has two siblings, an older brother called Mitchell and a younger sister called Jamie-Lee. He attended St Anthony's Catholic Primary School in Alexandra Hills and Carmel Catholic College in Thornlands.
Lewis began acting at the age of thirteen. Lewis has since continued to appear in television shows such as H2O: Just Add Water, The Sleepover Club, Rescue: Special Ops and Mortified. In 2005 Lewis made his film debut in a bit role in the film Aquamarine. That same year Lewis starred in the low budget Australian Horror film Voodoo Lagoon as Aaron. The film which starred Natalie Blair and Erika Heynatz and followed a group of college students who take a deadly vacation to a remote exotic island.
In 2007, Lewis was cast in the Seven Network soap opera Home and Away as Geoff Campbell. Lewis made his debut on the series in June 2007 and it is considered his breakout role. In 2008, Lewis won the Most Popular New Male Talent award at the 2008 Logie Awards. In June 2009, Seven announced Lewis would be one of the eleven celebrity contestants in the ninth series of Dancing with the Stars. Lewis was eliminated on the 23 of August 2009 finishing at fifth place in the competition.
In September 2009 Lewis announced he was leaving the series to pursue other opportunities. Lewis made his final appearance in July 2010. To date he has appeared in 567 episodes of the show.
Mid September 2009 Lewis was cast in the Paramount Pictures Action Adventure film Tomorrow, When the War Began. The film which is a film adaptation of the novel series of the same name begun production a month following Lewis's elimination on Dancing with the Stars. Lewis portrayed the role of Kevin Holmes and centers on a group of teenagers waging a guerrilla war against an invading foreign power in their fictional hometown of Wirrawee. The film was released in September 2010 to a mixed response from critics but generated large success from public audiences and went on to gross over $13 million Australia alone. A sequel has been said to be in development stages in which Lewis has expressed interest in returning.
Early 2010 Lewis starred in Nine Network drama "Rescue: Special Ops" playing Sam Marchello, son of veteran Australian actor Peter Phelps . Lewis also starred in the Independent Drama film 33 Postcards alongside Guy Pearce and Claudia Karvan. The film went on to be the biggest release of an Australian film in China to date going on to receive critical acclaim. Lewis also received the inaugural "Male Star of Tomorrow" Award at the 2011 Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast. In July 2010 Lewis once again joined the Nine Network to star in Crime Drama television series Underbelly: Razor as Bruce Higgs. The role required Lewis to perform his first onscreen nudity scene.
In October 2010 Lewis was announced to have been cast in the Australian ensemble Horror film Bait 3D. The film which also stars Xavier Samuel and Sharni Vinson required Lewis to return to his home state Queensland. The film follows a group of people trapped into a supermarket with a group of tiger sharks after a freak tsunami. In November 2010 Lewis was cast in a recurring arc on the highly successful Foxtel Teen Drama television series SLiDE. Lewis portrayed the role of the temperamental older brother to Brenton Thwaites character Luke Gallagher.
In September 2011 Ten Network announced Lewis had signed on to a four-week stint on the Soap Opera Neighbours. Lewis portrayed the role of Dominic Emmerson a marine biologist. Lewis received praise for his stint on the series with Herald Sun saying his performance "brings a wonderful lightness of touch to his Neighbours role". Ten reportedly offered Lewis a one-year deal with the series to continue his role as a regular but Lewis declined.
In November 2011 Lewis was cast as a regular role on the Nine Network Drama television series Tricky Business. The series centers on a family that runs a debt collection business. Lewis plays the role of the womanizing Chad Henderson who usually finds himself in comedic dilemmas when pursuing clients. Nine ordered a 13 episode first season with plans to extend the season depending on the audiences reception. The series premiere aired on May 14, 2012 to 1.16 million viewers.
In March 2012 Lewis was announced to have been cast in his first international high profile role after travelling to the US for the 2012-2013 television pilot season. Lewis appeared in the M. Night Shyamalan film After Earth, which was released in May 2013 and starred Will Smith and Jaden Smith. The film followed a father and son who crash land and explore a planet.
Early during 2013 US Pilot season, Lewis was cast in ABC and Warner Bros. drama television pilot "Westside" directed by McG. The show revolved around the haves and have-nots of Venice, Los Angeles, and focuses on two rival families in a classic story of Romeo and Juliet also starring Jennifer Beals and Bruce Greenwood. "Westside" however was not picked up to go to series.
In June 2012, Lincoln confirmed a split with Rhiannon Fish after a two-year relationship. Only days earlier, she was filmed in a passionate kiss with Reece Mastin in the video for the song Shout It Out.
|The Sleepover Club||2003||Extra||Various episodes|
|H2O: Just Add Water||2006||School friend||Various episodes|
|Mortified||2007||Andre and Talking Shoe Face||Two episodes|
|Home and Away||2007–10||Geoff Campbell||567 episodes|
|Saturday Disney||2008||Himself||One episode|
|Dancing with the Stars||2009||Himself, constestant||Season 9|
|Rescue: Special Ops||2010||Sam Marcello||Season 2|
|Event TV||2010||Himself, presenter|
|Talkin' 'bout Your Generation||2010||Himself, guest panelist|
|Underbelly: Razor||2011||Bruce Higgs||Season 4|
|Australia's Next Top Model||2011||Himself, Celebrity guest model||Season 7, Episode 8|
|Neighbours||2012||Dominic Emmerson||6 episodes|
|Tricky Business||2012||Chad Henderson||8 episodes|
|Tomorrow, When the War Began||2010||Kevin Holmes|
Awards and nominations
- Won: Most Popular New Male Talent (2008)
- Won: King of Teen (2007)
- Nominated: Favourite Aussie (2009)
- Won: 2011 Male Australian Star of tomorrow award (2011 Australian international Movie Convention)
- "Lincoln Lewis – The Official Site". Lincoln-Lewis.com.au. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
- Edwards, Amy; Beaumont, Anita (22 June 2007). "Home or away he's marooned". Newcastle Herald (Fairfax Media). p. 14. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
- "His website biography". Lincoln-Lewis.com.au. Retrieved 2010-09-18.[dead link]
- "2008 TV Week Logie Awards". au.tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2010-09-18.
- "Exclusive trailer: Tomorrow: When The War Began". MovieFix. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
- Daniels, Colin (24 September 2011). "'Home and Away' star Lincoln Lewis joins 'Neighbours'". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
- "Lincoln Lewis' sex tape was not as bad as having cancer, says mum". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- "Actor Lincoln Lewis talks about split with former Home and Away co-star and girlfriend of two years Rhiannon Fish". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
- "Singer Reece Mastin in passionate kiss with Home and Away actress Rhiannon Fish for video to single Shout It Out". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2012-07-09.
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