Sebastian Gregory

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Sebastian Gregory
Born (1990-03-03) 3 March 1990 (age 27)[1]
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actor, musician
Years active 2004–present

Sebastian Gregory (born 3 March 1990) is an Australian actor and musician. He is a self-taught guitarist, drummer and songwriter, who formed a band called Menace when he was thirteen. After being spotted in his own music video, Gregory was signed to an acting management agency. He has appeared in a number of short films, commercials and theatre productions. He made his first television appearance in a 2004 episode of Blue Heelers. Two years later he landed a recurring role in the soap opera Neighbours. Gregory made his feature film debut in Acolytes. This was followed by a role in 2009 film Beautiful and a regular role in children's television series The Elephant Princess. Gregory's next film roles were in comedy films Accidents Happen and A Heartbeat Away. In April 2012, Gregory joined the cast of Neighbours for a second time.

Early life[edit]

Gregory was born in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1990s.[2] He was given a drum kit when he was ten years old and he made the first of his guest appearances at hotels and clubs when he was eleven.[3] Gregory is a self-taught guitarist, drummer and songwriter.[3][4] He formed a band called Menace when he was thirteen.[5] The band was later taken to London by Xenomania and they were offered a recording contract.[5] Gregory's acting talent was discovered after he was spotted in his own music video.[5] He was then signed to an acting management agency.[3]

Career[edit]

Gregory has appeared in a number of short films, commercials, theatre, television productions and films.[5] In 2004, he appeared as Rohan Shanley in an episode of Blue Heelers.[4] Two years later Gregory landed a recurring role in the long-running soap opera Neighbours.[6] He played Garrett Burns, a love interest for Rachel Kinski (Caitlin Stasey).[6]

Gregory made his feature film debut in Jon Hewitt's Acolytes.[4] He played Mark, a teenager who becomes involved in murder and violence.[4] Principal photography on the film began in April 2007 in Queensland.[4] Gregory's band, Menace, had two songs featured on the soundtrack.[7] Shortly after, Gregory was cast in Beautiful a film by writer-director Dean O'Flaherty.[2] Of his role as Danny in the film, Gregory told Sacha Molitorisz of The Sydney Morning Herald "I always seem to be playing a weird, freaky kid. But there's something really beautiful about Danny."[2] Molitorisz said Gregory "delivers a powerfully understated performance in the film."[2] For his portrayal of Danny, Gregory earned a nomination for Best Young Actor at the 2009 Australian Film Institute Awards.[8]

Gregory was cast in the regular role of JB Deekes in the children's television series The Elephant Princess in 2008.[4][9] His Menace bandmates made a cameo appearance in episode seven of The Elephant Princess and one of their tracks was also featured.[3] In June 2008, a writer for Variety reported Gregory had joined the cast of Accidents Happen, a dark comedy film based on a semi-autobiographical screenplay by Brian Carbee.[10] Gregory auditioned for the role of Billy, but the filmmakers thought he would be perfect for the role of Doug Post instead.[5] Accidents Happen was shot in Sydney and released in 2009.[10][11]

Gregory's next film role came about in 2011 when he starred in A Heartbeat Away, an Australian musical comedy.[12] On 10 April 2012, it was announced Gregory had joined the cast of Neighbours again as "mathematics genius" Ed Lee.[6] He had a four-month guest contract with the soap and began appearing from 8 June 2012.[6][13] Gregory filmed a role in Return to Nim's Island in the Gold Coast during August 2012.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Blue Heelers Rohan Shanley Episode: "Happily Ever After"
2006 Neighbours Garrett Burns
2008 Acolytes Mark
2008 Buses and Trains Young Chef Short film
2008–09 The Elephant Princess JB Deekes
2009 Beautiful Danny
2009 Accidents Happen Doug Post
2011 A Heartbeat Away Kevin Flack
2012 Neighbours Ed Lee
2013 Return to Nim's Island Frankie
2017 American Satan Dylan James

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sebastian Gregory". Showcast. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c d Molitorisz, Sacha (20 February 2009). "Paranoia avenue". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d "The Elephant Princess – Cast". Jonathan M. Shiff Productions Pty Limited. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Acolytes – Press release". Australian Film Institute. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Accidents Happen – Press release" (PDF). Red Carpet Productions Pty Limited. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d Kilkelly, Daniel (10 April 2012). "'Neighbours' casts Sebastian Gregory as maths genius Ed Lee". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Moran, Jonathon (26 April 2009). "Lisa Mitchell's cheesy smile". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 16 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "2009 Samsung mobile AFI Awards nominees & winners". Australian Film Institute. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  9. ^ "The Elephant Princess". MSN Entertainment. Microsoft. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  10. ^ a b "Quintet finds 'Accidents Happen'". Variety. Reed Business Information. 12 June 2008. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  11. ^ Truman, Greb (15 May 2009). "Brand Down Under". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  12. ^ "Weekend planner". Newcastle Herald. Fairfax Media. 19 March 2011. Retrieved 30 April 2012. 
  13. ^ Brygel, Jackie; Scott, Gavin (2–8 June 2012). "Soap Diary". TV Week. ACP Magazines (22): 46. 
  14. ^ Swift, Brendan (7 August 2012). "Nim's Island 2, starring Bindi Irwin, begins filming in Queensland". If Magazine. The Intermedia Group. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 

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