Tom Wright (Australian actor)
|Born||Thomas Michael Wright
22 June 1983
Tom Wright (born 22 June 1983), also known as Thomas M. Wright, is an award winning designer, producer, actor, writer and director. 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.
He 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 is currently filming the US adaptation of Danish series The Bridge, about the US / Mexican border cities of El Paso and Juarez. He recently completed filming the feature Everest, a film based on the 1996 'Into Thin Air' tragedy for Universal Studios and Working Title Films, opposite John Hawkes, Jason Clarke and Josh Brolin.
Wright is considered a theatre veteran and has directed and designed productions for Adelaide Festival, Malthouse Theatre, Belvoir St. Theatre, Queensland Theatre Co. and Brisbane Festival, and others - and has played lead roles for The Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company and in 2011 the Sydney Theatre Company production of Baal, directed by Simon Stone.
He founded The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm in 2006 - an award winning independent company.
He was the writer, designer and director of Doku Rai - a co-production with East Timorese companies Liurai Foer (King Bin) and Galaxie. The production was created over three months on the remote island of Atauro off mainland East Timor. Doku Rai has been presented at numerous major international arts festivals. The film sequences in Doku Rai were co-directed with award-winning filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson. Doku Rai played to resounding public and critical acclaim at Darwin Festival, Melbourne Arts House, Adelaide Festival, Brisbane Festival and Sydney Carriageworks. Doku Rai has been named one of the best productions of 2012 and 2013 by Time Out and The Monthly Magazine, and nominated for Best Production of the year at the 2013 Green Room Awards.
He is developing a production with The Encircling Sea.
|2015||Everest||Michael Groom||Baltasar Kormakur|
|2010||Torn||Tim Strauss||Eric Manchester|
|2009||Van Diemen's Land||Thomas Bodenham||Jonathan Auf Der Heide|
|2009||Balibo||Brian Peters||Robert Connolly|
|2007||The King||Alfie||Matthew Saville|
2009|| " the Zequel" || Orion
|2013||Top of the Lake||Johnno Mitcham||Jane Campion / Garth Davis||See Saw Films / BBC / Sundance Channel|
|2013||The Bridge||Steven Linder||Gerardo Naranjo||FX|
The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm
|2006 to 2013||The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm||Co Director, Co Founder, Producer|
|2013||Doku Rai||Director, Co Writer, Designer||-||The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm|
|2011||Baal||Baal||Simon Stone||Sydney Theatre Company|
|2011||And They Called Him Mr. Glamour||Director, Designer||-||Belvoir St. Theatre, The Black Lung Theatre|
|2011||I Feel Awful||Director, Designer, Writer||-||Brisbane Festival, QTC, The Black Lung Theatre|
|2010||Furious Mattress||The Exorcist||Tim Maddock||Malthouse Theatre|
|2009||Glasson||God||Thomas Henning||The Black Lung Theatre|
|2008||Love Song||Beane||Craig Illot||Melbourne Theatre Company|
|2008||Avast I||The Older Brother||Thomas Henning||Malthouse Theatre, The Black Lung Theatre|
|2008||Avast II||Jack Lemmon / Codirector, Designer||-||Malthouse Theatre, The Black Lung Theatre|
|2007||The Glass Soldier||Jonas Fink||Simon Phillips||Melbourne Theatre Company|
|2007||Pimms||Dying Man / Co Director, Writer||-||The Black Lung Theatre|
|2005||Hamlet||Laertes||Oscar Redding||Beggars Theatre|
|2004||51 Ashworth St||The Boy / Co Director, Co Writer, Designer||-||51 Ashworth St|
- "Thomas M. Wright". IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 21 June 2013.