Tom Wright (Australian actor)
|Born||Thomas Michael Wright
22 June 1983
|Other names||Thomas M. Wright|
|Occupation||Actor, producer, writer, director, theatre designer|
Thomas Michael "Tom" Wright (born 22 June 1983) is an award-winning Australian producer, actor, writer, director, and theatre designer. He is the co-founder and director of The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm.
Wright was born in Melbourne, the eldest of three children.
Wright featured as John Mitcham in Jane Campion's series Top of the Lake (2013), for which he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2013 US Critics Choice Awards. He appears as Steven Linder in the U.S. adaptation of Danish series The Bridge. He recently completed the Universal / Working Title feature Everest, a film based on the 1996 tragedy. He played murdered journalist Brian Peters in Balibo (2009) and Thomas Bodenham in Van Diemen's Land (2009).
He has a strong theatre background, and has directed and designed productions for Adelaide Festival, Belvoir St. Theatre, Malthouse Theatre, Queensland Theatre Co. and Brisbane Festival, among others. He has played lead roles for the Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company, and the Sydney Theatre Company production of Baal, directed by Simon Stone.
Wright created The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm in 2006 at the age of twenty two, with fellow writer and director Thomas Henning. Variously described as 'intense', ‘iconoclastic’ and ‘anarchic’, the company has garnered nominations, awards and critical acclaim since its inception and has been hailed as one of the most influential independent companies of the past decade.
Wright was the writer, designer, and director of the theatrical production Doku Rai, created over four and a half years, with a three month rehearsal process on the remote island of Atauro, East Timor. The film sequences in the production were co-directed with Amiel Courtin-Wilson. Doku Rai played to public and critical acclaim at Darwin Festival, Melbourne Arts House, Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival, and Sydney Carriageworks, and has been named one of the best productions of 2013 by Time Out and The Monthly Magazine, as well as being nominated for best production of the year at the 2013 Green Room Awards.
Wright is currently developing a production with The Encircling Sea.
|2009||Van Diemen's Land||Thomas Bodenham|
|2013||Top of the Lake||Johnno Mitcham|
|2013-||The Bridge||Steven Linder|
|2004||51 Ashworth St.||The Boy||Co-writer, co-director, designer|
|2007||The Glass Soldier||Jonas Fink||Melbourne Theatre Company|
|2007||Pimms||Dying Man||Writer, co-director
The Black Lung Theatre
|2008||Love Song||Beane||Melbourne Theatre Company|
|2008||Avast I||The Older Brother||Malthouse Theatre|
|2008||Avast II||Jack Lemmon||Co-director, designer
|2009||Glasson||God||The Black Lung Theatre|
|2010||Furious Mattress||The Exorcist||Malthouse Theatre|
|2011||Baal||Baal||Sydney Theatre Company|
|2011||And They Called Him Mr. Glamour||Director, designer
Belvoir St. Theatre
|2011||I Feel Awful||Writer, director, designer
|2013||Doku Rai||Co-writer, director, designer
The Black Lung Theatre
- "Thomas M. Wright". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 21 June 2013.