David Wenham has received critical acclaim for his diverse performances in film, theatre and television. He is one of Australia’s most respected actors. Best known internationally as Faramir in Peter Jackson’s critically acclaimed second and third Lord Of The Rings installments The Two Towers and Return of The King in which he shared in the Screen Actors Guild Award®, Broadcast Film Critics Award and National Board of Review Award in the category of Best Ensemble. He appeared in
Oranges And Sunshine alongside Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving; Pope Joan; Baz Luhrmann’s Australia with Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman and Public Enemies starring alongside Johnny Depp.
David’s accolades include Best Actor Awards at the 2003 Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, IF Awards, and The Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) for Gettin’ Square, Best Actor nominations at the AFI Awards for Paul Cox’s Molokai: The Story Of Father Damien, The Bank and Better Than Sex; and a Best Actor nomination at the 1999 FCCA Awards and AFI Awards for his haunting portrayal a psychopath named Brett Sprague in The Boys alongside Toni Collette.
David’s other feature film credits include 300, in which he worked with director Zack Synder, Moulin Rouge!, Cosi, Married Life, Van Helsing, The Children Of Huang Shi and The Proposition.
David is well known to Australian television audiences as the lovable Diver Dan in the award winning ABC TV series Seachange, a role which earned him an AFI Award nomination in 1998. He won the same award the previous year for the critically acclaimed ABC TV miniseries Simone De Beauvoir’s Babies.