Famous Actors/Actresses from Tasmania

by mballardc32 | created - 02 Apr 2016 | updated - 21 Apr 2017 | Public

Tassie is usually forgotten and even left off maps of Australia! But this peaceful green home has sprouted some great talent.

1. 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 ...

From Launceston

2. Simon Baker

Actor | The Mentalist

Simon Baker was first recognized in 1992, when he received Australia's prestigious Logie award for Most Popular New Talent. Upon relocating to Los Angeles with his family, Baker was immediately cast in the Academy Award winning film L.A. Confidential (1997).

From Launceston

3. Jason Simmons

Actor | Sharknado

Jason was first introduced to worldwide audiences as Logan Fowler in the hit TV series Baywatch, a Show viewed by a billion people across 142 countries. After 3 years on the show he walked away from Hollywood, and returned to stage school to study theatre, to complete his training with renowned ...

From Hobart

Known for Baywatch and Sharknado.

4. Essie Davis

Actress | The Babadook

Essie Davis was born in 1970 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for The Babadook (2014), Assassin's Creed (2016) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). She has been married to Justin Kurzel since 2002. They have two children.

From Hobart

Known for Matrix Reloaded, Matrix Revolutions, The Babadook and Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

5. Errol Flynn

Actor | The Adventures of Robin Hood

Errol Flynn was born to parents Theodore Flynn, a respected biologist, and Marrelle Young, an adventurous young woman. Young Flynn was a rambunctious child who could be counted on to find trouble. Errol managed to have himself thrown out of every school he was enrolled in. In his late teens he set ...

From Hobart

Considered to be the greatest portrayal of Robin Hood in cinema.

6. Tara Morice

Actress | Strictly Ballroom

Tara Morice was born on June 23, 1964 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Strictly Ballroom (1992), Dance Academy (2010) and Oranges and Sunshine (2010).

From Hobart

Known for Strictly Ballroom and Moulin Rouge.

7. Tim Bentinck

Actor | By the Sword Divided

Best known as the voice of David Archer in the BBC Radio series, The Archers, Tim is also an accomplished stage, film, radio and television actor. From the swashbuckling Tom Lacey in the 80s series By The Sword Divided to starring with David Jason in 2012's The Royal Bodyguard, he has recently ...

Somewhere in Woop Woop on a Sheep Station

Known for Gnomeo and Juliet, Enigma, 101 Dalmatians 2 and a lot of english theatre.

8. Joan Marion

Actress | Black Limelight

Joan Marion was born on September 28, 1908 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia as Joan Nicholls. She was an actress, known for Footsteps in the Sand (1939), BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (1950) and Double Wedding (1933). She was married to Louis De Rouet. She died on November 5, 2001 in Sheringham, ...

From Launceston

9. Cleo Massey

Actress | H2O: Just Add Water

Cleo Massey was born on November 19, 1993 in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. She is known for her work on H2O: Just Add Water (2006), The Little Things (2010) and Mortified (2006).

From Launceston

10. Alison Whyte

Actress | Satisfaction

Alison Whyte was born in Tasmania, Australia. She is known for her work on Satisfaction (2007), Breaking News (1994) and The Dressmaker (2015). She is married to Fred Whitlock. They have two children.

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