Nathan Phillips (actor)
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Phillips in 2008
|Born||Nathan Peter Thomas Phillips
16 January 1980
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nathan Peter Thomas Phillips (born 16 January 1980) is an Australian actor who is currently based in Los Angeles. He is perhaps best known for his role as backpacker Ben Mitchell in Wolf Creek, for his American film debut, Snakes on a Plane, opposite Samuel L. Jackson, in 2006 and for the recent Chernobyl Diaries (2012) and These Final Hours (2014).
Life and career
His professional acting career began in 1999, with a role on the popular Australian soap opera Neighbours. His television career was later followed by roles in Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story, Blue Heelers, Something in the Air and The Saddle Club.
In 2002, he made his feature film debut with a role in Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao (Kevin Smith and Shedrack Anderson III, Nina Liu). His next role, the lead in Australian Rules, earned him a nomination for the Film Critics Circle of Australia's Best Actor award, alongside David Gulpilil, Guy Pearce and Vince Colosimo.
Phillips has since enjoyed a thriving film career, starring in movies such as Take Away (with Rose Byrne), Chernobyl Diaries, One Perfect Day (Abby Cornish) and Under the Radar. In 2005, hit horror film Wolf Creek introduced him to an international audience, helping to launch his career in the United States with roles in Snakes on a Plane, Redline and Surfer, Dude.
Phillips portrayed Tom Wills, Australia's first significant cricketer and father of Australian rules football, in a docudrama about the tragic sportsman's life. It was first screened publicly in 2014 and had its television debut in 2016.
|1999||Neighbours||John "Teabag" Teasdale||TV series|
|2001||The Saddle Club||Red O'Malley #1||TV series|
|Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story||Hugh||TV movie|
|2002||Australian Rules||Gary "Blacky" Black|
|Warriors of Virtue: The Return to Tao||Ryan Jeffers|
|2004||Under the Radar||Brandon|
|One Perfect Day||Trig|
|2005||Wolf Creek||Ben Mitchell|
|You and Your Stupid Mate||Philip|
|2006||Snakes on a Plane||Sean Jones|
|2008||Surfer, Dude||Baker Smith|
|2014||The Bridge||Jack Dobbs||TV series|
|These Final Hours||James|
|Tom Wills||Tom Wills|
|2016||Hunters||Flynn Carroll||TV series|
- Nathan Phillips on filming in Tasmania's wilderness
- Flanagan, Martin (5 August 2016). "Tom Wills one hell of a story", The Age. Retrieved 5 August 2016.
- In the running