Abe Forsythe

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Abe Forsythe
Abraham Forsythe

(1981-07-26) 26 July 1981 (age 42)
  • Actor
  • director
  • writer
  • producer
RelativesDrew Forsythe (father)

Abraham Forsythe (born 26 July 1981) is an Australian film and television actor, director, writer and producer. He is the son of actor and comedian Drew Forsythe.


He first appeared on the TV series The Miraculous Mellops. He has since appeared as Campbell Todd on the Australian TV series Always Greener, starred in the mini-series Marking Time and starred and directed the 2003 film Ned. He also directed and starred in a parody of The Matrix called Computer Boy. He also starred in the Australian/British television series co-production Tripping Over.

Forsythe has also guest starred in several Australian TV shows, including Blue Heelers, All Saints, Water Rats and Blue Water High.

In 2009, Forsythe wrote and directed the Tropfest short Being Carl Williams. The short won second prize and the Best Comedy award.[1] The 2010 Tropfest saw him win first prize with Shock, a short tribute to radio personality Kyle Sandilands.

In 2012, he played a lead role in one of Australia's most popular TV mini-series ever. Forsythe played John Cornell in the Australian drama Howzat! Kerry Packer's War which was based on Packer's takeover of cricket in 1977, and the establishment of World Series Cricket. Along with directing the second series of Laid (TV series).

In 2016, he wrote and directed the controversial 2005 Cronulla riots inspired black comedy Down Under. Followed in 2019 by Little Monsters a horror/comedy starring Lupita Nyong'o and Josh Gad, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

In November 2019, he was confirmed to direct the next installment of the RoboCop franchise, titled RoboCop Returns.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Forsythe was married to actress Helen Dallimore.[3][4] They separated in 2013.


Short film

Year Title Director Writer Producer Editor
1998 Guided by the Light of the Lord Yes Yes No Yes
1999 Drunken Rumble Story Yes Yes No Yes
Navin Wants to Be a Superhero Yes Yes No Yes
2009 Being Carl Williams Yes Yes Yes Yes
2010 Shock Yes Yes Yes Yes
The Talk Yes Yes No Yes
2012 Prick Yes Yes Yes Yes

Feature film

Year Title Director Writer Notes
2003 Ned Yes Yes
2016 Down Under Yes Yes
2019 Little Monsters Yes Yes Also wrote the songs "Daddy Daddy", "Let's Giggle!" and "Teddy's Lament"


Year Title Director Writer Executive
2012 Laid Yes No No Series 2
2013 The Elegant Gentleman's
Guide to Knife Fighting
Yes Yes No Episode 2
Mr & Mrs Murder Yes No No Episodes "The Art of Murder" and "The Course Whisperer"
2014 Soul Mates No No Yes
2022 Wolf Like Me Yes Yes Yes Also creator;
6 episodes

Acting roles

Year Title Role Type
1991 The Miraculous Mellops Small Boy TV series
1994 Escape from Jupiter Kingston TV series
2000 Computer Boy Agent Smith Short film (parody)
1998 Water Rats Guest role TV series, S2 E6 & E11
Blue Heelers Guest role TV series
All Saints Guest role TV series
Blue Water High Guest role TV series
2001 Always Greener Campbell Todd TV series
2003 Ned Ned Kelly Feature film
Marking Time Hal Fleming TV miniseries
2004 Fireflies Hank Sharp TV series
2005 The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Sam TV miniseries
2006 Tripping Over Nic Kirkh TV miniseries
2010 Laid Charlie TV series
2012 Howzat! Kerry Packer's War John Cornell TV miniseries


  1. ^ "Tropfest 2009 – Winners". Urban Cinefile. 23 February 2009. Archived from the original on 24 February 2013. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  2. ^ "RoboCop Returns lands Little Monsters director Abe Forsythe". Den of Geek. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  3. ^ Wolf, Matt (17 July 2009). "London Notes: Helen Dallimore". Broadway.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  4. ^ "2008 Helpmann Awards Nominations Announced". WireImage. 30 June 2008. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2009. Newly engaged Abe Forsythe and Helen Dallimore attend the nominations for the 2008 Helpmann Awards at Her Majesty's Theatre on June 30, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.

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