Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor, famous for his leads in movies «The signal», «The Giver», and «Gods of Egypt». He also played one of the key characters in the fifth episode of «Pirates of the Caribbean».
Australian actor Brenton Thwaites
Childhood and family
Brenton was born on August 10, 1989, in Cairns, Australia, in the family of Fiona and Peter Thwaites. The actor has a sister Stacy. In his childhood, Thwaites dreamed of becoming a police officer or a fireman, but later he became interested in the world of cinema. He was fascinated by the idea of «manifesting his personality through a variety of different characters».
Brenton Thwaites in his childhod
His native town was located at the foot of the mountains. A delightful nature and a plenty of outdoor activities made Brenton's childhood an unforgettable. He spent his days with friends on the beach, conquered the waves on the surf, and used to go camping: «None of us was sitting at the computer, and we Australians have the union with nature in our blood».
At the age of 16, Brenton performed for the first time on the stage, playing Romeo in the Shakespearean tragedy «Romeo and Juliet». The actor shared that before going on stage he was very sick of his emotion, he forgot the text on the stage and did not know where to look, but by the middle of the performance he felt confident and was able to enjoy what is happening. «It was like someone thrown me into the middle of the river, and suddenly I learned to swim»,» – Brenton joked, remembering this experience.
Brenton Thwaites is 6’1 feet tall
After graduation in 2006, Brenton entered in the acting department of The University of Queensland, and successfully graduated in 2010 as a Bachelor of Fine Arts.
Brenton received the first small part, while his was studying at the university. It was an Australian thriller «Charge Over You». After graduation, he moved to Sydney where he got a part in the most popular Australian soap opera «Home and Away», going on local TV since 1988. Then Thwaites appeared in the episode of the Australian series «Sea Patrol» and in the short film «The Executioner».
Brenton Thwaites decided to become an actor
In November 2010, Brenton along with Adele Perovic, Ben Schumann, Emily Robins and Gracie Gilbert, was invited to shoot a new Australian teenage drama «SLiDE». The show, which lasted only one season, tells about the life of five teenagers from Brisbane entering adult life.
In 2012, the actor was invited at «Save Your Legs!» movie, which was filmed in Australia and India.
Brenton Thwaites Interview
Soon Brenton moved to the United States, inspired by the example of Hugh Jackman and Heath Ledger - Australians, who become famous in Hollywood and then all over the world. In Los Angeles, he signed a contract to shoot in the movie «Blue Lagoon», a remake of the eponymous film based on the novel by Henry De Vere Stacpoole. Brenton's partner in the film was the Australian actress Indiana Evans. The film received both positive and negative reviews, but the actors' play was rated as «believable».
On «Blue Lagoon» set
In 2013, Thwaites starred in the psychological thriller «Oculus», having worked on the set with Karen Gillan, Cathy Sackhoff, and Rory Cochrane. In a review of the famous Indiewire portal, it was stated that Brenton «faithfully» ranted on about being terrified throughout the entire film.
Young Brenton Thwaites in «Oculus»
In 2014, Thwaites briefly returned to Australia for filming in the crime thriller «Son of a Gun». The actor went to audition more than 10 times before he was approved for the lead part of Jesse Ryan, a young criminal. He was on the set with such well-known actors as Ewan McGregor and Alicia Vikander.
After back in the States, the actor played Prince Philip in the acclaimed film «Maleficent», in which Angelina Jolie and El Fanning play central roles. Also, Brenton starred in the thriller of William Eubank «The Signal» (2014), receiving praise from critics and a new wave of love from the audience.
Elle Fanning and Brentont Thwaites conversation («Maleficent»)
The Telegraph criticized the Brenton's play in the film «The Giver» (2014) with Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, filmed in South Africa, while the Huffington Post highly appreciated the actor's efforts. For this part, Thwaites received the «AiF Breakthrough Award» from the Los Angeles Community «Australians in Film», and people started talking about the young actor.
Brenton Thwaites photoshoot
An actor became truly recognizable after participating in the film of Alex Proyas «Gods of Egypt»: Thwaitesplayed a young thief Beck. In addition to Brenton, Gerard Butler, Nikolai Koster-Waldau and Jeffrey Rush also appeared in the film.
A frame form «Gods of Egypt»
In late 2014, Thwaites was invited to shoot the fifth episode about the conquerors of the sea, «Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell no tales» with Kaya Scodelario. Brenton played Henry Turner, the son of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom). Filming began in February 2015 in the Australian city of Gold Coast.
The personal life of Brenton Thwaites
On the set of «Blue Lagoon» actor had an affair with his colleague Indiana Evans. But, as Brenton noted, their feelings «poured from the screen» by inertia, following the relations of their characters.
Brenton Thwaites and Chloe Pacey
In 2015, the actor began meeting with Chloe Pacey, whom he met while filming «Pirates of the Caribbean» in Australia. They were neighbors in the hotel room.
Brenton Thwaites with his girlfriend Chloe and their daughter
The couple began to live in a civil marriage, and their daughter Berdi was born in March 2016.
Brenton Thwaites today
In 2017, the actor was busy shooting the film «An Interview with God», where he played the young journalist Paul Asher. It is known that Thwaites will star in the film «Ghosts of War» by Eric Bress and three more projects by American filmmakers, including the dark comedy about the zombie «Office Uprising».
Brenton Thwaites in «Titans»
In 2018, viewers will see the premiere of the superhero «Titans» series with Brenton Thwaites who plays the leading role.