My favourite actors from Australia

by LunaMercy | created - 14 Oct 2013 | updated - 08 Sep 2015 | Public

Australian actors are my favorite on screen. Some already are worldwide known actors and others have or are about to jump over the pacific ocean. I am looking forward to see every one of them on screen. (ok, maybe I just have been watching too much Home and Away).

1. Hugh Jackman

Actor | Les Misérables

Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, singer, multi-instrumentalist, dancer and producer. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters. He is best known for his long-running role as Wolverine in the X-Men film ...

2. Chris Hemsworth

Actor | The Avengers

Chris Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Leonie (van Os), a teacher of English, and Craig Hemsworth, a social-services counselor. His brothers are actors Liam Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth. He is of Dutch (from his immigrant maternal grandfather), Irish, English, Scottish, and German ...

3. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...

4. Heath Ledger

Actor | Brokeback Mountain

When hunky, twenty-year-old heart-throb Heath Ledger first came to the attention of the public in 1999, it was all too easy to tag him as a "pretty boy" and an actor of little depth. He spent several years trying desperately to sway this image, but this was a double-edged sword. His work comprised ...

5. Stephen Peacocke

Actor | Home and Away

Stephen's an Australian actor known for Home and Away, Hercules: The Thracian Wars, Whisky Tango Foxtrot and Me Before You. He grew up in Dubbo in Central Western New South Wales, worked as a Jackaroo on a large scale sheep & cattle station west of Bourke and graduated from the University of ...

6. Lisa Gormley

Actress | Home and Away

Lisa Gormley is best known for her role as 'Bianca Scott' in the long running Australian serial drama, 'Home & Away'. Previous to this Lisa studied at Sydney's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) providing her with the skills and knowledge to work proficiently across theatre, film and ...

7. Bob Morley

Actor | The 100

Bob Morley was born on December 20, 1984 in Kyneton, Victoria, Australia as Robert Morley. He is an actor, known for The 100 (2014), Road Kill (2010) and Home and Away (1988).

8. Luke Mitchell

Actor | Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Originally wanting to be a professional tennis player, Luke began his acting career in Melbourne, Australia. He trained at the Film & Television Studio International and traveled around Australia with international entertainment company, Sudden Impact Entertainment. In his first professional acting ...

9. Sullivan Stapleton

Actor | 300: Rise of an Empire

Sullivan Stapleton was born on June 14, 1977 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He is an actor and producer, known for 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Animal Kingdom (2010) and Gangster Squad (2013).

10. Ryan Kwanten

Actor | True Blood

An Australian actor, Ryan Kwanten was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. He appeared on several TV shows Down Under, including a five year stint on the popular series Home and Away. After graduating from business school at the University of Sydney, he came to Los Angeles for what was supposed to...

11. Alex O'Loughlin

Actor | Hawaii Five-0

The Australian actor Alex O'Loughlin was born in August 1976.

Alex started out his film career in 2004, when he starred in Oyster Farmer (2004) as Jack Flange. The following year, he returned to the big screen as Michael Carter in Feed (2005), a movie that he also co-produced and helped write. Also ...

12. Dan Ewing

Actor | Occupation

Dan Ewing was born June 3rd 1985 in Manly NSW. He is best known for Occupation, Home and Away, Chasing Comets, Beast No More, & "1" He is father to Archer Grason Ewing with his former wife Marni Little. He is currently dating actress Katrina Risteska, they have been together since August 22 of 2016.

13. Eliza Taylor

Actress | The 100

Eliza Jane Taylor (born on 24 October 1989 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian actress who is perhaps best known for her regular role as "Janae Timmins" on the Australian television series Neighbours (1985).

Eliza has just finished the feature film Patrick (2013), alongside Rachel Griffiths, ...

14. Rebecca Breeds

Actress | Home and Away

Rebecca Breeds was born on June 17, 1987 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is known for her work on Home and Away (1988), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and The Originals (2013). She has been married to Luke Mitchell since January 2013.

15. Anna Torv

Actress | Fringe

Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008-2013). Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of ...

16. Rhiannon Fish

Actress | The 100

Rhiannon Fish was born on March 14, 1991 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She is an actress, known for The 100 (2014), Home and Away (1988) and As the Bell Rings (2007).

17. Phoebe Tonkin

Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Tonkin was born in Sydney. When she was four, she attended dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. At the age of 12, Tonkin began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. Tonkin attended Loreto Kirribilli and later ...

18. Matt Passmore

Actor | Jigsaw

Matt Passmore was born on December 24, 1973 in Wynnum-Manly, Queensland, Australia as Matthew Passmore. He is an actor and producer, known for Jigsaw (2017), The Glades (2010) and Son of the Mask (2005). He has been married to Natalia Cigliuti since January 3, 2016. He was previously married to ...

19. Esther Anderson

Actress | Home and Away

Esther grew up in Geelong, Victoria and always knew she wanted to be a performer. Esther has seen much of the world through working as a model. She was based in Japan for six years, during that time traveling between Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Korea and Europe for work.

She started on screen in Japan ...

20. 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).

21. Jesse Spencer

Actor | House M.D.

Jesse Spencer was born on February 12, 1979 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Jesse Gordon Spencer. He is an actor, known for House M.D. (2004), Uptown Girls (2003) and Neighbours (1985).

22. Rachael Carpani

Actress | Against the Wall

Rachael has an Italian father, Tony, and an Australian mother, Gael, and grew up on a property near Dural, in Sydney's Hills district

She joined an acting agent and was happy to get bit parts in television shows and commercials, but never took acting seriously. Coming from an academic family, school...

23. Charles Cottier

Actor | Home and Away

Charles Cottier was born in Brisbane, Australia on 27 October, 1992. He has always wanted to be on screen and loved to perform in home videos from a young age. He grew up in a close knit family of three boys, in which he is the middle child. Charles started acting classes at the age of 12 at The ...