Hunter Page-Lochard

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Hunter Page-Lochard
Born Hunter Djali Yumunu Page-Lochard
(1993-07-11) 11 July 1993 (age 25)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actor

Hunter Djali Yumunu Page-Lochard (born 4 July 1993) is an Australian actor of both Aboriginal Australian and American descent. Page-Lochard is best known for his roles in The Sapphires (2012), Around the Block (2013) and The Djarn Djarns (2005). As of 2016, he stars as Koen West in ABC's sci-fi drama series, Cleverman.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Page-Lochard is the son of Stephen Page who is from Brisbane and Cynthia Lochard who is from Manhattan.[2] He was born in Sydney. His mother was a dancer for the New York City Ballet[3] and is now a teacher for the Pilates Method. His father was a dancer turned choreographer and became the artistic director for Bangarra Dance Theatre.

In 2012, Page-Lochard graduated from Australian Film, Television and Radio School receiving a certificate in Screenwriting[4] and completed an Actors Residency course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Page-Lochard made his feature film debut in Rachel Perkins’ award winning film, Bran Nue Dae (2010). He appeared in Wayne Blair's The Sapphires, which screened in Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. He also featured as the lead in Sarah Spillane's feature film, Around the Block (2013) alongside Christina Ricci, the film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2013.[5] In 2015, he attended the Toronto International Film Festival for his father's feature film debut Spear (2015).[6] He has also featured in several short films including Adrian Wills Arcadia and Wayne Blair’s Black Talk and The Djarn Djarns (2005), which won the Crystal Bear Award for Best Short Film at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Page-Lochard has appeared in guest roles on Water Rats (2001), East West 101 (2007), directed by Peter Andrikidis and ABC2's Soul Mates (2014).[citation needed] He also appears as the lead in Wayne Blair and Leah Purcell's Genre series, ABC's Cleverman in 2016.[1]

Page-Lochard first appeared on stage at six months old in Yirra Yaken: The Cake Man (1993),[7] then at an older age in Skin (2000), Boomerang (2005) and Blak (2013) for the Bangarra Dance Theatre. He then appeared in Bloodland (2012) for the Sydney Theatre Company and Adelaide Festival.[citation needed] He featured in Wesley Enochs, Black Diggers (2014) a part of the Queensland Theatre Company. He then played the lead in Brothers Wreck (2014) by Jada Alberts at Sydney's Belvoir directed by Leah Purcell.[8] He played a role in ATYP's Sugarland (2014). He won the Sydney Theatre Awards' Best Newcomer Award for Black Diggers, Brothers Wreck and Sugarland.[9] He was nominated for a Helpmann Award in 2015 for Brothers Wreck.[citation needed] In 2015, he starred as Orestes in Belvoir's Elektra/Orestes.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Water Rats Max Bullen 2 episodes
2003 Black Talk N/A
2005 The Djarn Djarns Frankie Dollar
2007 East West 101 Kari King Episode: "Death at the Station"
2009 Bran Nue Dae Peter
2012 The Sapphires Stevie Kayne
2012 Woollo Tradesmen Television film
2013 Around the Block Liam Wood
2014 The Palace That I Live In Jack Short film
2014 Soul Mates Tyrion Episode: "Father Time"
2015 Spear Djali
2015 Shit Creek Baby-Face Berkley
2016–present Cleverman Koen West
2016–2017 Wentworth Shane Butler 6 episodes
2018–present Harrow Callan Prowd
2018 Tidelands Jared

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Company
1993 The Cake Man Baby Bangarra Dance Theatre
2000 Skin Dancer Bangarra Dance Theatre
2005 Boomerang Dancer Bangarra Dance Theatre
2012 Bloodland Runu Sydney Theatre Company
2013 Blak Dancer Bangarra Dance Theatre
2014 Black Diggers Bertie/Ensemble Queensland Theatre Company
2014 Brothers Wreck Ruben Belvoir St Theatre
2014 Sugarland Jimmy ATYP
2015 Elektra/Orestes Orestes Belvoir St Theatre

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