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David Wenham

David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for 300 (2006), The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003). See full bio »

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 2016/I Lion (completed)
John Brierley
 2017 Iron Fist (TV Series)
Harold Meachum
 2016 Goldstone
 2016 The Legend of Gavin Tanner (TV Series)
The Narrator
 2015 Blinky Bill the Movie
Jacko (voice)
 2015 Force of Destiny
 2014/I Paper Planes
 2013 Better Man (TV Series)
Julian McMahon
- A Lost Lamb (2013) ... Julian McMahon
- The Last Dance (2013) ... Julian McMahon
 2013 Top of the Lake (TV Series)
- Episode #1.7 (2013) ... Al
- Episode #1.6 (2013) ... Al
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Al
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Al
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Al
 2012 A Cautionary Tail (Short)
Narrator 2 (voice)
 2012 Dripping in Chocolate (TV Movie)
Detective Bennett O'Mara
 2010 Glenn Owen Dodds (Short)
Glenn Owen Dodds
 2009 Pope Joan
 2007 Married Life
John O'Brien
 2006 300
 2006 Answered by Fire (TV Movie)
Mark Waldman
 2005 Three Dollars
Eddie Harnovey
 2004 The Brush-Off (TV Movie)
Murray Whelan
 2004 Stiff (TV Movie)
Murray Whelan
 2004 Van Helsing (Video Game)
Carl (voice)
 2004 Van Helsing
 2004 Van Helsing: The London Assignment (Video short)
Carl (voice)
 2003 Basilisk Stare (Short)
 2003 After the Deluge (TV Movie)
Alex Kirby
 2002/I Pure
 2001/I Dust
 2001 The Bank
 2001 Moulin Rouge!
 2001 Russian Doll
 1998 A Little Bit of Soul
Dr. Richard Shorkinghorn
 1998 Dark City
Schreber's Assistant
 1998 The Boys
Brett Sprague
 1997 Return to Jupiter (TV Series)
Dr. Ghrobak
- Rescue (1997) ... Dr. Ghrobak
- Stowaway (1997) ... Dr. Ghrobak
 1997 Simone de Beauvoir's Babies (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Ian
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Ian
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Ian
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Ian
 1996 Idiot Box
Bank Teller with a History
 1994-1996 Blue Heelers (TV Series)
Robbie Doyle / William Cassidy
- The Folly of Youth (1994) ... William Cassidy
 1996 Cosi
 1996 Twisted (TV Series)
- The Test (1996) ... George
 1995 Roses Are Red (Short)
 1995 One of Us (TV Series)
Luke Potter
 1994 Gino
 1994 Tran the Man (Short)
Raymond "Tran" Moss
 1994 No Escape
Hotel Guard #2
 1994 Heartland (TV Mini-Series)
Warwick Bone
 1993 The Red Dress (Short)
 1992 Greenkeeping
 1992 Seeing Red
Frank No 2
 1987-1992 A Country Practice (TV Series)
David Cornish / Scott Galbraith / Ambulanceman 1
- It's My Party: Part 2 (1992) ... David Cornish
- It's My Party: Part 1 (1992) ... David Cornish
- Learning the Lessons: Part 2 (1988) ... Scott Galbraith
- Learning the Lessons: Part 1 (1988) ... Scott Galbraith
- Mozart Rules: Part 2 (1987) ... Ambulanceman 1
 1991 G.P. (TV Series)
Barry West
- Unlived Lives (1991) ... Barry West
 1991 Police Rescue (TV Series)
- The Cosmic Lightbeam (1991) ... Ferret
 1990 Come in Spinner (TV Movie)
Australian Soldier
 1988 The Heroes (TV Movie)
Horrie Young
 1987 Poor Man's Orange (TV Mini-Series)
Party Youth
- Part 2 ... Party Youth
- Part 1 ... Party Youth
 1987 Jack Simpson: A Willesee Documentary (TV Movie)
Wounded soldier (uncredited)
 1987 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Debt Collector
- Episode #1.954 (1987) ... Debt Collector
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Some people have heard of The Method, which originally goes back to Stanislavski... he gave you six major pointers whereby you became that character and tried to fool your mind psychologically. That's it in a nutshell. Daniel Day Lewis is an example of somebody like that who stays in character between takes. See more »


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