Morley at the 2016 Phoenix Comicon
|Born||Robert Alfred Morley
20 December 1984
Kyneton, Victoria, Australia
|Other names||Bobby Morley|
|Alma mater||La Trobe University|
Robert Alfred "Bob" Morley (born 20 December 1984) is an Australian actor. After appearing in various theatre productions and short films, Morley was cast as Drew Curtis in Home and Away in 2006. For the role, he received a nomination for the Most Popular New Male Talent Logie Award. Morley appeared on It Takes Two in 2007, and following his departure from Home and Away, he joined the cast of The Strip. Morley was cast as Aidan Foster in Neighbours, in 2011, and he starred in the feature film Blinder in 2013. As of 2014, Morley stars as Bellamy Blake on The 100.
Morley is the son of a Filipina mother and an Australian-Irish father, who died when he was young. Morley has two older sisters and one older brother. He grew up on a farm in Kyneton, a small country town in Victoria, and studied drama at school all the way through to Year 11, until he was asked not to continue. Morley told The Age that he was a naughty student and did not take things seriously. After he completed year 12, Morley moved to Melbourne and began an engineering degree. A year later, he decided to enroll in Creative Arts at the La Trobe University and he got himself an agent.
Morley began his career by acting in various university theatre productions, short films and plays including Falling to Perfect and Tale From Vienna Woods. Morley appeared in the 2005 low-budget horror film Dead Harvest directed by Damian Scott and as an extra in the soap opera Neighbours. That same year he got a part in Angels with Dirty Faces and his performance brought him to the attention of the Home and Away casting directors. Morley joined the cast of Home and Away as Drew Curtis in 2006. For his role as Drew, Morley was nominated for the Most Popular New Male Talent Logie Award.
Morley appeared in the second series of the Australian celebrity singing competition series It Takes Two from May 2007. On 12 June 2007, he was voted off after six weeks on the show – even though he received his highest score that night. In 2008, Morley departed Home and Away and he was cast as Tony Moretti in the Nine Network's 2008 action drama series The Strip. The series was cancelled due to low ratings and did not return for a second series. He went on to appear in the 2008 Nine Network's Scorched. Morley was nominated for Cleo magazine's "Bachelor of the Year" award.
In 2009, he starred as Lorca in the play Palindrome for a Dead Poet. The following year, Morley featured in season four of Sea Patrol in the 5th episode titled "Paradise Lost". In 2011, he starred in the Australian thriller Road Train directed by Dean Francis. The picture was released in North America as Road Kill. In June 2011, it was announced that Morley had joined the cast of Neighbours as Aidan Foster, a love interest for Chris Pappas (James Mason). Morley and Mason's characters formed the show's first gay couple. Morley took a ten-week break from the soap to appear in Blinder, a feature film about Australian rules football. He returned to the set of Neighbours in early June 2012.
On 21 February 2013, Philiana Ng and Lesley Goldberg from The Hollywood Reporter reported that Morley had been cast as Bellamy in The CW's The 100. Morley began filming a role for the drama Lost in The White City in June 2013.
|2014||Lost in the White City||Avi||premiered in Cambridge Film Festival|
|2006–2008||Home and Away||Drew Curtis||Main cast; 148 episodes|
|2007||It Takes Two||Himself||7 episodes|
|2008||The Strip||Tony Moretti||Main cast; 13 episodes|
|2010||Sea Patrol||Sean||Episode: "Paradise Lost"|
|2011–13||Neighbours||Aidan Foster||Recurring; 50 episodes|
|2014–present||The 100||Bellamy Blake||Main Role, 58 episodes|
|2016||Winners & Losers||Ethan Quinn||Episode: "Cold Hard Bitch"|
Awards and nominations
|2007||Home and Away||Logie Awards||Most Popular New Male Talent||Nominated|
|2015||The 100||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi||Nominated|
|2016||Teen Choice Awards||Choice TV: Chemistry (shared with Eliza Taylor)||Nominated|
|2017||E! Online||Alpha Male Madness||Won|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor||Pending|
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- Ng, Philiana; Goldberg, Lesley (21 February 2013). "The CW's 'Hundred' Casts Aussie Soap Star and 'Emily Owens' Actor (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
- "Indie Drama 'The White City' Casts Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett & Bob Morley". Deadline.com. (PMC). 25 April 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.