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David Wenham was is an Australian actor who has appeared in movies, television series, and theatre productions. He is known in Hollywood for his roles as Faramir in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Friar Carl in Van Helsing, Dilios in 300 and its sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, Al Parker in Top of the Lake, and Lieutenant John Scarfield in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. He is known in his native Australia for his role as Diver Dan in SeaChange.
David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 (age 56 years) in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia. He is the son of Kath Wenham and Bill Wenham. He has five older sisters; Helen Wenham, Anne Wenham, Carmel Wenham, Kathryn Wenham, and Maree Wenham; and one older brother, Peter Wenham. He was raised in the Roman Catholic faith and attended Christian Brothers High School, Lewisham, Sydney.
David Wenham started his career as an actor after graduating from Theatre Nepean at the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts (Performing Arts) in 1987. Wenham’s television credits include several telemovies, such as his AFI award-winning role in the 1997 telemovie Simone de Beauvoir’s Babies; and his role as the outwardly laid-back but deeply enigmatic diver Dan Della Bosca in the 1998 and 1999 seasons of the highly successful ABC television series SeaChange.
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Wenham’s role as “Diver Dan” has made the actor something of a sex symbol, although he dislikes thinking of himself as such, and he has been voted Australia’s “sexiest man alive”. A portrait of Wenham by artist Adam Cullen won the Archibald Prize in 2000.
He has starred in films produced in Australia including the critically acclaimed The Boys (1998) based on the play of the same name that premiered at Griffin Theatre Company and in turn based on the murder of Anita Cobby; Molokai (1999), based on the life of Father Damien; The Bank (2001); Gettin’ Square (2003); Stiff (2004); The Brush Off (2004) and Three Dollars (2005). Wenham has periodically appeared in Hollywood films; he is known for playing Faramir, son of Denethor II, in New Line Cinema’s The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
David Wenham was seen in Van Helsing playing Hugh Jackman’s sidekick, Friar Carl. His character, Dilios, narrated and appeared in the movie 300. Minor roles of Wenham’s in overseas films include in The Crocodile Hunter as a park ranger, and briefly in Moulin Rouge! as Audrey. Wenham stars in the music video for Alex Lloyd’s single “Brand New Day”. In 2008’s Australia, he reunited with Hugh Jackman playing antagonist Neil Fletcher.
In both Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and 300, Wenham’s character is the sole survivor returned from an ill-fated battle (the Battle at Osgiliath and the Battle of Thermopylae, respectively). He reprises his role of Dilios in both the 2014 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, and the video game, 300: March to Glory for Sony PlayStation Portable, which contains a substantial amount of new dialogue.
David Wenham appeared in Public Enemies as one of John Dillinger’s men in 2009. He also returned to the stage, this time as the lead actor, Jerry Springer, in the British musical Jerry Springer: The Opera. During its 6-day run at the Sydney Opera House, he played in sold-out performances alongside ARIA award-winning singer Kate Miller-Heidke.
Wenham played the character ‘Len’ in the Australian drama film Oranges and Sunshine in 2010. Also in 2010, Wenham starred as the disgraced Melbourne lawyer Andrew Fraser in the Australian TV series Killing Time. This ten-part series shows Fraser’s fall from grace as he defends many Melbourne criminals during the 1980s and 1990s. It was shown on TV1 in late 2011.
He plays New Zealand detective Al Parker alongside Elisabeth Moss in the 2013 BBC series Top of the Lake. In 2013, Wenham returned to the stage to play the lead role of John Proctor, in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s mid-year production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.
In 2014, Wenham starred as Patrick Jones in Paper Planes, released on 15 January 2015. That same year, Wenham voiced the role of Jacko a frilled-neck lizard, in Blinky Bill the Movie. In 2016, Wenham played the role of John, the adoptive father of Saroo Brierley in Lion.
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Wenham played the role of the villain Harold Meachum in the Netflix original TV series Iron Fist, which premiered in March 2017. In 2018, David Wenham
David Wenham is married to his longtime Kate Agnew, they had their wedding in 1994 in a private ceremony. Wenham and his wife Kate Agnew have two daughters Millie Wenham and Eliza Jane Wenham. However, David read a poem by Rupert McCall at the memorial service for Steve Irwin. The poem was entitled “The Crocodiles are Crying”. Wenham is a Sydney Swans supporter.
David Wenham net worth
How much is David Wenham worth? David Wenham’s net worth is estimated at around $5 million. His main source of income is from his career as an actor. Wenham’s successful career has earned him luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars trips. He is one of the richest and influential actors in Australia. However, in 2022, he returns to work with director Baz Luhrmann again to play the role of country singer Hank Snow in the biographical film Elvis.