Lincoln Lewis

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Lincoln Lewis
Lincoln Lewis 2012.jpg
Lewis in December 2012
Born
Lincoln Clay Lewis

(1987-10-24) 24 October 1987 (age 31)
OccupationActor
Known forHome and Away
Parent(s)Wally Lewis
Jacqueline Lewis

Lincoln Clay Lewis (born 24 October 1987)[1] is an Australian actor. He is best known for his roles in Tomorrow, When the War Began, Home and Away and Slide.

Early life[edit]

Lewis was born in Brisbane, Queensland. He is the son of Wally Lewis, a former Australian rugby league football captain and sports presenter on Nine News Queensland, and Jacqueline Lewis.[2] Lewis has two siblings, an older brother called Mitchell and a younger sister called Jamie-Lee.[2] He attended St Anthony's Catholic Primary School in Alexandra Hills and Carmel Catholic College in Thornlands.[citation needed] He also revealed that Wally and his brother (Lincoln's uncle) were butchers by trade.[3]

Career[edit]

Lewis began acting at the age of thirteen.[4] Lewis has since continued to appear in television shows such as H2O: Just Add Water, The Sleepover Club, Rescue: Special Ops and Mortified. In 2005 Lewis made his film debut in a bit role in the film Aquamarine. That same year Lewis starred in the low budget Australian Horror film Voodoo Lagoon as Aaron. The film starred John Noble , Natalie Blair and Erika Heynatz and followed a group of college students who take a deadly vacation to a remote exotic island.

In 2007, Lewis was cast in the Seven Network soap opera Home and Away as Geoff Campbell. Lewis made his debut on the series in June 2007 and it is considered his breakout role. In 2008, Lewis won the Most Popular New Male Talent award at the 2008 Logie Awards.[5] In June 2009, Seven announced Lewis would be one of the eleven celebrity contestants in ninth series of Dancing with the Stars. Lewis was eliminated on the 23 of August 2009, finishing in fifth place in the competition.

In September of that year, Lewis announced he was leaving Home and Away to pursue other opportunities. Lewis made his final appearance on 12 February 2010. To date he has appeared in 567 episodes of the show.

Mid-September 2009 Lewis was cast in the Paramount Pictures Action Adventure film Tomorrow, When the War Began. The film, which is an adaptation of the novel series of the same name, began production a week after Lewis' departure from "[Home and Away]". Lewis portrayed the character Kevin Holmes and the film centres on a group of teenagers waging a guerrilla war against an invading foreign power in their fictional hometown of Wirrawee. The film was released in September 2010 to a mixed response from critics, but had large success with public audiences and went on to gross over $13 million in Australia alone. A sequel has been rumoured to be in the development stages and Lewis has expressed interest in returning.[6]

Early 2010 Lewis starred in Nine Network drama Rescue: Special Ops playing Sam Marchello, son of Vince Marchello, played by veteran Australian actor Peter Phelps . Lewis also starred in the Independent Drama film 33 Postcards alongside Guy Pearce and Claudia Karvan. The film went on to be the biggest release of an Australian film in China to date, and receiving critical acclaim. Lewis also received the inaugural "Male Star of Tomorrow" Award at the 2011 Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast. In July 2010, Lewis once again joined the Nine Network to star in Crime Drama television series Underbelly: Razor as Bruce Higgs. The role required Lewis to perform his first onscreen nudity scene.

In October 2010 it was announced that Lewis had been cast in the Australian ensemble Horror film Bait 3D. The film which also stars Xavier Samuel and Sharni Vinson required Lewis to return to his home state Queensland. The film follows a group of people trapped in a supermarket with a group of great white sharks after a freak tsunami. In November 2010 Lewis was cast in a recurring role on the highly successful Foxtel Teen Drama television series SLiDE. Lewis portrayed the role of the temperamental older brother to Brenton Thwaites' character Luke Gallagher.

Lewis in June 2011

In September 2011 Ten Network announced Lewis had signed on to a four-week stint on the soap opera Neighbours. Lewis played the role of Dominic Emmerson, a marine biologist. Lewis received praise for his stint on the series with the Herald Sun saying his performance "brings a wonderful lightness of touch to his Neighbours role". Ten reportedly offered Lewis a one-year deal with the series to continue his role as a regular but Lewis declined.[7]

In November 2011 Lewis was cast in a regular role on the Nine Network Drama television series Tricky Business. The series centres on a family that runs a debt collection business. Lewis plays the role of the womanising Chad Henderson, who usually finds himself in comedic dilemmas when pursuing clients. Nine ordered a 13 episode first season with plans to extend the season depending on the audiences' reception. The series premiere aired on 14 May 2012 to 1.16 million viewers.

In March 2012 it was announced that Lewis had been cast in his first international high-profile role after travelling to the US for the 2012–2013 television pilot season. Lewis appeared in the M. Night Shyamalan film After Earth, which was released in May 2013 and starred Will Smith and Jaden Smith. The film followed a father and son who crash land and explore a planet.

Early during 2013 US Pilot season, Lewis was cast in ABC and Warner Bros. drama television pilot Westside directed by McG. The show revolves around the haves and have-nots of Venice, Los Angeles, and focuses on two rival families battling over the surfing soul of Venice in a classic story of Romeo and Juliet, also starring Jennifer Beals and Bruce Greenwood. Westside however was not picked up to go to series.

In January 2014 it was announced that Lewis had been cast in the third season of Channel 9's highly popular family drama House Husbands and would begin filming in late January. On 3 March 2014 Channel 9 announced that while filming House Husbands Lewis had also been cast and had begun filming the World War 1 epic mini series Gallipoli, directed by Glendyn Ivin which aired in 2015.

In 2017, Lewis appeared as a celebrity contestant on the Australian version of Hell's Kitchen.[8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Title Year Role Notes
2003 The Sleepover Club Extra 2 episodes
2007 Mortified Andre and Talking Shoe Face 2 episodes
2007–10 Home and Away Geoff Campbell 567 episodes
2008 Saturday Disney Himself 1 episode
2008 H2O: Just Add Water School friend Episode: "Three's Company"
2009 Dancing with the Stars Himself, constestant Season 9
2010 Rescue: Special Ops Sam Marcello Season 2
Event TV Himself, presenter
Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation Himself, guest panelist
2011 SLiDE Dylan Gallagher
Underbelly: Razor Bruce Higgs Season 4
Australia's Next Top Model Himself, Celebrity guest model Season 7, episode 8
2012 Neighbours Dominic Emmerson 6 episodes
Tricky Business Chad Henderson 8 episodes
2013 Westside Shealy Carver Pilot
2014 House Husbands Ned 9 episodes
2015 Gallipoli Chook Miniseries
2017 Hell's Kitchen Australia Himself, contestant
Film
Title Year Role Notes
2006 Aquamarine Theo
2005 Voodoo Lagoon Aaron
2010 Tomorrow, When the War Began Kevin Holmes
2011 33 Postcards Carl
2012 Bait 3D Kyle
2013 After Earth Bo
2016 Spin Out Nic
2019 Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan Private Kevin Graham Post-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref(s)
2007 Dolly Teen Choice Awards King of Teen Won
2008 Logie Awards Most Popular New Male Talent Won [10]
2009 Dolly Teen Choice Awards Favourite Aussie Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lincoln Lewis – The Official Site". Lincoln-Lewis.com.au. Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  2. ^ a b Edwards, Amy; Beaumont, Anita (22 June 2007). "Home or away he's marooned". Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Media. p. 14. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Watch Hell's Kitchen Australia S4E11". www.tvnz.co.nz. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ "His website biography". Lincoln-Lewis.com.au. Archived from the original on 9 February 2010. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  5. ^ "2008 TV Week Logie Awards". au.tv.yahoo.com. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 18 September 2010.
  6. ^ "Exclusive trailer: Tomorrow: When The War Began". MovieFix. 31 March 2010. Archived from the original on 22 July 2012. Retrieved 31 March 2010.
  7. ^ Daniels, Colin (24 September 2011). "'Home and Away' star Lincoln Lewis joins 'Neighbours'". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 24 September 2011.
  8. ^ Saw, Amelia (24 March 2017). "The celebrities taking on Marco Pierre White in Hell's Kitchen Australia are named". news.com.au. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  9. ^ Coster, Alice (24 March 2017). "Hell's Kitchen Australia host doesn't know the celebrity contestants". Herald Sun. Retrieved 24 March 2017.
  10. ^ "Logie Awards 2008 - complete list of winners". news.com.au. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 22 June 2018.

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