Australian actors & actresses destined to shine in 2014

by leos_monkey | created - 19 Jan 2014 | updated - 13 Jun 2014 | Public

1. Hanna Mangan Lawrence

Actress | Bed of Roses

Hanna Mangan Lawrence was born on March 5, 1991. She is an actress, known for Bed of Roses (2008), X (2011) and Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010).

Check out upcoming film The Reckoning

2. Jessica Marais

Actress | Packed to the Rafters

Jessica Marais was born on the 29th January 1985 in South Africa and moved to Perth Australia at a young age. Recently she moved to Sydney where she has a TV role as Rachel Rafter in the Australian comedy series Packed to the Rafters. She has also recently appeared in the new Australian film Two ...

Her role as transsexual showgirl Carlotta in ABC tele movie of the same name should definitely give Jessica Logie nomination and AACTA nomination.

3. Luke Arnold

Actor | Black Sails

Rising star Luke Arnold is a graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He began his acting career with Australian television, staring in the series McLeod's Daughters, Rush, Rescue: Special Ops, City Homicide, and Steven Spielberg's The Pacific.

His first feature film role was...

His role as Michael Hutchence in INXS the untold story will make him a household name.

4. Anna McGahan

Actress | Underbelly

Anna McGahan was born on May 2, 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. She is an actress, known for Underbelly (2008), 100 Bloody Acres (2012) and Project Eden: Vol. I (2017).

Her role in Anzac Girls on the ABC is a must for those who are interested in Australian war stories.

5. Krew Boylan

Actress | Primal

Krew was born in Sydney Australia and started acting at the age of 13.

She has been seen in numerous television series including Wild Boys (2011), All Saints (1998), At Home with Julia (2011), Steinlager, Double Take, and Rescue Special Ops (2009). Krew is also the voice of 'Grubby' in the ABC's ...

Starring as Schapelle Corby in Nine's Schapelle.

6. Robert Mammone

Actor | The Condemned

Robert Mammone was born in 1971 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for The Condemned (2007), The Matrix Revolutions (2003) and The Matrix Reloaded (2003).

The real sequel to Underbelly.

7. Don Hany

Actor | East West 101

Don has worked extensively in Australian television since the late 90's. His American television credits include Childhood's End, the ABC pilot Warriors and he has just completed shooting NBC's medical drama Heartbeat. His latest Australian works include Devil's Playground, The Broken Shore, ...

Starring in Peter Temple's book The broken shore as Joe Cashin and Devil's Playground.

8. Matthew Le Nevez

Actor | Man-Thing

Matthew Le Nevez is an actor, known for Man-Thing (2005), Offspring (2010) and The Tender Hook (2008).

Starring as Damien Parer who was a photographer during WWII.

9. Anthony Hayes

Actor | Animal Kingdom

Anthony just completed a leading role in David Michod's War Machine with Brad Pitt. Before this the Dreamworks movie The Light Between Oceans directed by Derek Cianfrance and starring Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz. Anthony Hayes has forged a compelling and award winning career on film and ...

Playing a detective in Channel ten's Secret & Lies.

10. Anna Bamford

Actress | Wonderland

Anna Bamford is an actress, known for Wonderland (2013), Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012) and Home and Away (1988).

Plays Miranda Beaumont on Wonderland and the subject bet that if Tom (Michael Dorman) sleeps with her within 12 months he gives his precious car to his best mate Steve (Tim Ross).

11. David Berry

Actor | A Place to Call Home

David Berry grew up in Australia and spent his early years as a singer and violinist, attending school on a music scholarship. After high school he attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), graduating in 2010. His first acting role in television was in 'Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries'...

Plays James in A Place To Call Home- set in the 1950's and struggling to come to terms with his homosexuality

12. Abby Earl

Actress | A Place to Call Home

Abby Earl is known for her work on A Place to Call Home (2013), Bella the Ballerina (2010) and The Great Mint Swindle (2012).

plays Anna in A Place To Call Home and is in love with Gino an Italian.

13. Aldo Mignone

Actor | A Place to Call Home

Aldo was born in Adelaide and moved to Sydney to study acting, landing a role in the award winning drama series A Place To Call Home in 2012. Featuring on stage and screen over the years his most recent role is working on the SBS crime thriller Dead Lucky set to air in 2018.

plays Gino in A Place To Call Home

14. Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood

Actress | A Place to Call Home

Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood is an actress and producer, known for A Place to Call Home (2013), The Filmmaker (2010) and Underbelly (2008).

plays the suffering wife of James in A Place To Call Home

15. Patrick Brammall

Actor | No Activity

Patrick Brammall is an actor and writer, known for No Activity (2015), Glitch (2015) and Ruben Guthrie (2015).

Starring in two ABC shows Upper Middle Bogan and The Moodys

16. Asher Keddie

Actress | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Asher Keddie was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is an actress, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Offspring (2010) and Love My Way (2004). She has been married to Vincent Fantauzzo since April 9, 2014. They have one child. She was previously married to Jay Bowen.

Starring as Nina Proudman in Offspring and Ten's Party Tricks.

17. Marta Dusseldorp

Actress | A Place to Call Home

Marta Dusseldorp was born in 1973 in Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for A Place to Call Home (2013), Janet King (2014) and Jack Irish (2016). She is married to Benjamin Winspear. They have two children.

Starring in the title Janet King on the ABC and starring in A Place To Call Home alongside David Berry.

18. Indiana Evans

Actress | Home and Away

Indiana Rose Evans born 27 July 1990 is an Australian actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Home and Away as Matilda Hunter, H2O: Just Add Water as Bella Hartley, and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening as Emmaline Robinson. Evans had an interest in performing since the age of five, ...

Surprising Blue Lagoon The Awakening didn't open many doors for Indiana to work in the US like her co-star Brenton Thwaites. But she is reprising her Crownies character Tatum Novak in the spin off Janet King.

19. Andrea Demetriades

Actress | Janet King

Andrea Demetriades is an actress and director, known for Janet King (2014), Alex & Eve (2015) and Around the Block (2013).

Reprising her Crownies character Lina Badir in Janet King.

20. Hamish Michael

Actor | Janet King

Hamish Michael was born on March 18, 1980 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an actor and composer, known for Janet King (2014) and Crownies (2011).

Also reprising in the Janet King spin off.

21. Ella Scott Lynch

Actress | Shine

Ella Scott Lynch was born on September 27, 1982 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and writer, known for Shine (1996), Janet King (2014) and Home and Away (1988).

As well as starring in Janet King will be starring in Love Child.

22. Adelaide Clemens

Actress | Silent Hill: Revelation

Born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. Daughter of a British father. Clemens began working as an actress on Australian television while in high school. She guest-starred in a 2006 episode of Blue Water High as Juliet, and in 2007, she starred in the children's series Pirate Islands: The Lost ...

Starring alongside Matt LeNevez in Parers's War and Aden Young in SBSone Rectify.

23. Rachael Taylor

Actress | Transformers

Rachael Taylor grew up in Tasmania, Australia, with her parents Nigel and Christine Taylor. She began modelling during her teens, working for the Skye-Jilly International agency. She competed for Miss Teen Tasmania, as well as the Miss Universe/Miss World state finals. She moved to Sydney to ...

Starring alongside Gillian Anderson in Crisis.

Last seen as Julian Assange in Underground and this year in INXS The Untold Story on Channel 7 and starring alongside Hanna Mangan-Lawrence in the film The Reckoning.

25. Viva Bianca

Actress | Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Viva Bianca, daughter of Polish composer Cezary Skubiszewski, was born in Australia on November 17, 1983. Now a writer and filmmaker, having graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Viva began her career as an actress.

Bianca is probably best known for her role as the ...

Starring alongside Jonathan LaPaglia who play detectives who are finding two runaway teenagers who left behind video footage that can identify a cop killer.

26. Jonathan LaPaglia

Actor | Seven Days

Jonathan is the youngest of three brothers. Older brother, Anthony LaPaglia, is also an actor. Middle brother, Michael, is a car wholesaler in Los Angeles. His parents are, Eddie LaPaglia, an Australian auto dealership owner, and Maria, a secretary. He initially wanted to pursue fine arts as a ...

Starring in Love Child with Jessica Marais and The Reckoning.

27. Luke Hemsworth

Actor | Westworld

Luke Hemsworth is known for his work on Westworld (2016), Thor: The Dark World (2013) and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). He has been married to Samantha since 2007. They have four children.

Star of The Reckoning

28. Tom O'Sullivan

Actor | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Tom O'Sullivan is an actor, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Fool's Gold (2008) and Underbelly (2008).

Appeared in Wonderland as Miranda's fiance and starring in The Reckoning alongside Jonathan LaPaglia, Viva Bianca, Luke Hemsworth, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence and Alex Williams.

29. Margot Robbie

Actress | Suicide Squad

Margot Robbie was born on July 2, 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist, and her father, is Doug Robbie. She comes from a family of four children, having two brothers and one sister. She graduated from Somerset College in Mudgeeraba, Queensland, a ...

30. Richard Roxburgh

Actor | Moulin Rouge!

Richard Roxburgh was born on January 23, 1962 in Albury, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and writer, known for Moulin Rouge! (2001), Van Helsing (2004) and Rake (2010). He has been married to Silvia Colloca since September 25, 2004. They have two children.

Coming back on ABC is season 3 of Rake!!!

31. Mark Coles Smith

Actor | Last Cab to Darwin

Mark Coles Smith is an actor, known for Last Cab to Darwin (2015), Pawno (2015) and Beneath Hill 60 (2010).