Lincoln Lewis

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Lincoln Lewis
Lincoln Lewis 2012.jpg
Lewis in December 2012
Born Lincoln Clay Lewis
(1987-10-24) 24 October 1987 (age 26)
Brisbane, Australia
Occupation Actor
Relatives Wally Lewis

Lincoln Clay Lewis (born 24 October 1987)[1] is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles in Tomorrow, When the War Began, Home and Away and SLiDE.

Early life[edit]

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.[2] Lewis has two siblings, an older brother called Mitchell and a younger sister called Jamie-Lee.[2] He attended St Anthony's Catholic Primary School in Alexandra Hills and Carmel Catholic College in Thornlands.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Lewis began acting at the age of thirteen.[3] 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 John Noble , 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.[4] 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 on 12 February 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 week following Lewis' departure from "[Home and Away]". 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.[5]

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.

Lewis in June 2011

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.[6]

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 14 May 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 battling over the surfing soul of Venice 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.

On 29 January 2014, it was announced that Lewis had been cast in the third season of Channel 9's highly popular family drama House Husbands and would begin filming in mid January. On March 3rd 2014, Channel 9 announced that while filming "House Husbands" Lewis had also been cast and begun filming in their World War 1 epic mini series "Gallipoli" directed by Glendyn Ivin to be aired 2015.

Filmography[edit]

Television credits
Title Year Role Notes
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
SLiDE 2011 Dylan Gallagher
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
Westside 2013 Shealy Carver Pilot
House Husbands 2014 Ned Series 3
Gallipoli 2014-15 Mini Series
Film credits
Title Year Role Notes
Aquamarine 2005 Theo
Voodoo Lagoon 2005 Aaron
Tomorrow, When the War Began 2010 Kevin Holmes
33 Postcards 2011 Carl
Bait 3D 2012 Kyle
After Earth 2013 Bo

Awards and nominations[edit]

Logie Awards

  • Won: Most Popular New Male Talent (2008)

Dolly Teen Choice Awards

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lincoln Lewis – The Official Site". Lincoln-Lewis.com.au. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Edwards, Amy; Beaumont, Anita (22 June 2007). "Home or away he's marooned". Newcastle Herald (Fairfax Media). p. 14. Retrieved 13 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "His website biography". Lincoln-Lewis.com.au. Retrieved 18 September 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "2008 TV Week Logie Awards". au.tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 18 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive trailer: Tomorrow: When The War Began". MovieFix. 31 March 2010. Retrieved 31 March 2010. 
  6. ^ Daniels, Colin (24 September 2011). "'Home and Away' star Lincoln Lewis joins 'Neighbours'". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 24 September 2011. 

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