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 founded The Black Lung Theatre and Whaling Firm in 2006 - an award winning independent company.
He played the role of Johnno 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 The Bridge.
On film, he featured as Thomas Bodenham in the film Van Diemen's Land (film) (2009), as murdered journalist Brian Peters in Robert Connolly's Balibo (2009), in Matthew Saville's The King: The Story of Graham Kennedy (2007) and in Torn (2010), directed by Eric Manchester.
He has played lead roles for The Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company and in 2011 the The Malthouse Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company production of Baal, directed by Simon Stone. He has directed and designed productions for Adelaide Festival, Malthouse Theatre, Belvoir St. Theatre, Queensland Theatre Co. and Brisbane Festival, and others.
He is the writer, designer and director of Doku Rai a co-production with East Timorese companies Liurai Foer (King Bin) and Galaxie - created over three months on the remote island of Atauro off mainland East Timor. The film sequences in Doku Rai were co-directed by filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson. Doku Rai opened to resounding public and critical acclaim at Darwin Festival, Melbourne Arts House, Adelaide Festival and in late 2013 will continue to Brisbane Festival and Sydney Carriageworks. Doku Rai has been named one of the best productions of the year 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.
|2009||Van Diemen's Land||Thomas Bodenham|
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.