James Stewart (Australian actor)

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James Stewart
Born (1975-10-21) 21 October 1975 (age 41)
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actor
Partner(s) Jessica Marais (2009–15)
Children 1

James Stewart (born 21 October 1975) is an Australian stage, television and film actor, best known for his appearances in the television series Breakers and Packed to the Rafters.[1] He has also made an appearance in the popular Australian drama Sea Patrol.

In 2007, Stewart played Jim O'Connor in the Queensland Theatre Company's production of The Glass Menagerie.[2] He won the 2008 Matilda Award for Best Supporting Actor and was nominated for the Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play.[3][4]

In 2010, Stewart received a Logie award nomination for Most Popular New Male Talent for his role as Jake Barton in Packed to the Rafters.[5] He was engaged to co-star Jessica Marais, until they separated in 2015.[6] Marais gave birth to their daughter, whom they named Scout Edie Stewart, on 9 May 2012.

In 2015, Stewart starred in the ABC-TV drama series Hiding, about a family that is forced to go into the federal witness protection program and relocate to another city when the father (Stewart) is arrested after a failed drug deal.[7] In 2016, Stewart joined Home and Away as Justin Morgan.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Adventures of Skippy Sam Season 1, Episode 24 – "Skippy and the Vandals"
1995 Trapped in Space 2nd Tugman Television film
1998–99 Breakers Alex Markham Seasons 1 & 2 (9 episodes)
2000 The Lost World Prisoner #1 Season 2, Episode 2 – "Amazons"
2000 BeastMaster Han Season 2, Episode 6 – "Ghosts of the Forest"
2001 Hildegarde Festival Announcer Feature film
2006 H2O: Just Add Water Fruit Delivery Guy (uncredited) Season 1, Episode 15 – "The Big Chill"
2006 Monarch Cove Davey Monroe Season 1 (9 episodes)
2006 Voodoo Lagoon Craig Feature film
2007 Mortified Mr. Listerman Season 2, Episode 5 – "Taylor's Self Portrait"
2007 The Condemned Belarus Scout Feature film
2008 Sea Patrol Zan Season 2, Episode 3 – "Takedown"
2009 Subdivision Brett Feature film
2011 Virulent 291088 Short film
2009–13 Packed to the Rafters Jake Barton Season 2–6 (83 episodes)
2015 Gallipoli Billy Sing Miniseries – episode "The Deeper Scar"
2015 Hiding Troy Quigg/Lincoln Swift Season 1 (8 episodes)
2016 Tomorrow When the War Began The Colonel Series debuts 23 April 2016
2016– Home and Away Justin Morgan Main Role

References[edit]

  1. ^ "James Stewart reveals his motoring history". The Queensland Times. 10 March 2015. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Munro-Wallis, Nigel (13 July 2007). "The Glass Menagerie". ABC. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  3. ^ O'Keeffe, Anne (1 April 2008). "Winners: Matilda Awards 2008". ABC. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Past nominees and winners". Helpmann Awards. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Logies nominations – see the full list". News.com.au. Australian Associated Press. 29 March 2010. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Clarke, Jenna (20 May 2015). "Jessica Marais and James Stewart confirm their separation". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Cronin, Seanna (5 February 2015). "James Stewart steps back in the spotlight for ABC's Hiding". The Northern Star. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 

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