Harrison Gilbertson

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Harrison Gilbertson
Harrison Gilbertson 2012.jpg
Gilbertson in 2012
Born (1993-06-29) 29 June 1993 (age 29)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Years active2002–present

Harrison Gilbertson (born 29 June 1993) is an Australian actor.

Early life[edit]

Gilbertson was born in Adelaide, South Australia, the son of Julie Sloan and Brian Gilbertson.[1]


Gilbertson began acting at the age of six when he played the character of Sorrow in a local production of Madama Butterfly. He made his screen debut in 2002, playing the role of Greggy in Australian Rules.[2] His big break came in 2009 when he landed the lead role of Billy Conway in Accidents Happen. Reviewers commended his performance and acting abilities.[3][4]

His US debut was in the indie Virginia, directed by screenwriter Dustin Lance Black. He won the 2010 AFI Young Actor Award for his performance as Frank Tiffin in Beneath Hill 60.[5] Also in 2014, he appeared in Need for Speed and the thriller ghost feature, Haunt. He appeared in the indie Australian movie My Mistress, a romance about a young man who becomes infatuated with his neighbor, a dominatrix.[citation needed] He appeared as Michael Fitzhubert in the miniseries remake of Picnic at Hanging Rock alongside Natalie Dormer and Samara Weaving.[6] in 2018, Gilbertson played the role of Sean in director Assaf Bernstein's psychological thriller, Look Away, which starred India Eisley, Mira Sorvino and Jason Isaacs.[7]



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Australian Rules Greggy
2009 Accidents Happen Billy Conway
2009 Blessed Daniel
2010 Beneath Hill 60 Frank Tiffin Australian Film Institute Young Actor Award
2010 Virginia Emmett
2011 Bush Basher Weed
2013 Haunt Evan Asher
2013 The Turning Vic Lang
2014 My Mistress Charlie Boyd
2014 Need for Speed Pete Coleman
2016 Fallen Cameron Briel
2016 Hounds of Love Jason
2018 Upgrade Eron
2018 Look Away Sean Originally titled Behind the Glass
2019 In the Tall Grass Travis McKean
2022 Freedom's Path Lewis
2023 Oppenheimer Filming
TBA Where All Light Tends to Go Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Conspiracy 365 Callum Ormond[8][9]
2018 Picnic at Hanging Rock Michael Fitzhubert
2021 Harrow James Reed[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2010 Australian Film Institute Awards Young Actor Award Beneath Hill 60 Won


  1. ^ "Mum's the word, says actor Harrison Gilbertson". The Advertiser. 8 May 2011.
  2. ^ Eccleston, Roymund (13 March 2010). "Why Hollywood's mad about the boy". AdelaideNow. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  3. ^ Kane, Phil Jeng; Smith, Burleigh; Sideris, Liz (25 April 2010). "3 Filmmakers Review ACCIDENTS HAPPEN". Film & Television Institute WA Inc. Archived from the original on 29 March 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  4. ^ Williams, Evan (24 April 2010). "Gilbertson performance worth the Accident". The Australian. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  5. ^ "AFI Award Winners and Nominees". Australian Film Institute. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
  6. ^ Debelle, Penelope (15 February 2018). "Hanging Rock still haunts, says Adelaide star Harrison Gilbertson". Adelaide Now. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  7. ^ "India Eisley in First Trailer for Mirror Image Horror Film 'Look Away'". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  8. ^ Lee, Hannah (20 June 2011). "Conspiracy 365 pay-TV series begins production". Inside Film magazine. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  9. ^ Sobolewski, Helene; Iannella, Antimo (21 June 2011). "Our lad lands major television role". AdelaideNow. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  10. ^ "Harrison Gilbertson". IMDb.

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