David Wenham

David Wenham (born 21 September 1965) 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, Carl in Van Helsing and Dilios in 300. He is also known in his native Australia for his role as Diver Dan in SeaChange. Description above from the Wikipedia David Wenham, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Australia (2008)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Essie Davis  •  David Wenham

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Hugh Jackman  •  Essie Davis  •  David Wenham

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

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A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  John Leguizamo  •  Jim Broadbent

A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with the club's most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Baz Luhrmann
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Ewan McGregor  •  John Leguizamo  •  Jim Broadbent

300 (2007)

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Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Lena Headey  •  Dominic West  •  David Wenham

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Zack Snyder
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Lena Headey  •  Dominic West  •  David Wenham

Dark City (1998)

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A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Alex Proyas
CAST:  Rufus Sewell  •  William Hurt  •  Kiefer Sutherland  •  Jennifer Connelly

Dust (2001)

Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. In the New York storyline, Edge hunts for Angela's gold to pay back a debt, and gradually grows closer to her. In the Macedonian story, the brothers end up fighting for opposite sides of a revolution, with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Milcho Manchevski
CAST:  Joseph Fiennes  •  David Wenham  •  Adrian Lester  •  Nikolina Kujača

Two parallel tales of redemption, a century apart. In the New York storyline, Edge hunts for Angela's gold to pay back a debt, and gradually grows closer to her. In the Macedonian story, the brothers end up fighting for opposite sides of a revolution, with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Milcho Manchevski
CAST:  Joseph Fiennes  •  David Wenham  •  Adrian Lester  •  Nikolina Kujača

The Bank (2001)

The Bank, a world ripe with avarice and corruption, where O'Reilly and his ilk can thrive and honest Aussie battlers lose everything. Enter Jim Doyle a maverick mathematician who has devised a formula to predict the fluctuations of the stock market. When he joins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Connolly
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Sibylla Budd  •  Steve Rodgers

The Bank, a world ripe with avarice and corruption, where O'Reilly and his ilk can thrive and honest Aussie battlers lose everything. Enter Jim Doyle a maverick mathematician who has devised a formula to predict the fluctuations of the stock market. When he joins ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Connolly
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Anthony LaPaglia  •  Sibylla Budd  •  Steve Rodgers

The Boys (1998)

Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day will not end well.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowan Woods
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Toni Collette  •  Lynette Curran  •  John Polson

Brett Sprague is a violent and psychopathic man, who is released on parole after serving a sentence for assault. As he returns to his family house and we watch him and his brothers, Stevie and Glenn, for the next 24 hours, it becomes clear this day will not end well.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowan Woods
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Toni Collette  •  Lynette Curran  •  John Polson

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

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Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Sean Astin

Aragorn is revealed as the heir to the ancient kings as he, Gandalf and the other members of the broken fellowship struggle to save Gondor from Sauron's forces. Meanwhile, Frodo and Sam take the ring closer to the heart of Mordor, the dark lord's realm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Sean Astin

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

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Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

Frodo and Sam are trekking to Mordor to destroy the One Ring of Power while Gimli, Legolas and Aragorn search for the orc-captured Merry and Pippin. All along, nefarious wizard Saruman awaits the Fellowship members at the Orthanc Tower in Isengard.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Jackson
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Ian McKellen  •  Viggo Mortensen  •  Liv Tyler

The Proposition (2005)

In 1880s Australia, a lawman offers renegade Charlie Burns a difficult choice. In order to save his younger brother from the gallows, Charlie must hunt down and kill his older brother, who is wanted for rape and murder. Venturing into one of the Outback's most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Ray Winstone  •  Emily Watson  •  Danny Huston

In 1880s Australia, a lawman offers renegade Charlie Burns a difficult choice. In order to save his younger brother from the gallows, Charlie must hunt down and kill his older brother, who is wanted for rape and murder. Venturing into one of the Outback's most ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hillcoat
CAST:  Guy Pearce  •  Ray Winstone  •  Emily Watson  •  Danny Huston

Van Helsing (2004)

Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and is hell-bent on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Richard Roxburgh  •  Josie Maran

Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula. Anna Valerious reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster and is hell-bent on ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Sommers
CAST:  Hugh Jackman  •  Kate Beckinsale  •  Richard Roxburgh  •  Josie Maran

Gettin' Square (2003)

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned restaurateur Dabba, he finds out the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  David Wenham  •  Gary Sweet  •  Timothy Spall

Gettin' Square is about starting over, keeping clean and going straight. Barry Wirth is fresh out of prison and determined to stay on the straight and narrow. But like his mate Johnny 'Spit' Spiteri and reformed gangster turned restaurateur Dabba, he finds out the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonathan Teplitzky
CAST:  Sam Worthington  •  David Wenham  •  Gary Sweet  •  Timothy Spall

No Escape (1994)

In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Stuart Wilson  •  Kevin Dillon

In the year 2022, a ruthless prison warden has created the ultimate solution for his most troublesome and violent inmates: Absolom, a secret jungle island where prisoners are abandoned and left to die. But Marine Captain John Robbins, convicted of murdering a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Martin Campbell
CAST:  Ray Liotta  •  Lance Henriksen  •  Stuart Wilson  •  Kevin Dillon

Three Dollars (2005)

Eddie is a principled man, with a wife, a daughter and a mortgage and leads a seemingly stable and happy life as a government land assessor. Yet when the forces of economic and social change threaten this, he realises just how fragile his reality and security is. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Connolly
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Sarah Wynter  •  Nico Billeam  •  Christopher Bunworth

Eddie is a principled man, with a wife, a daughter and a mortgage and leads a seemingly stable and happy life as a government land assessor. Yet when the forces of economic and social change threaten this, he realises just how fragile his reality and security is. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Connolly
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Sarah Wynter  •  Nico Billeam  •  Christopher Bunworth

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)

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Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Javier Bardem  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Kaya Scodelario

Thrust into an all-new adventure, a down-on-his-luck Capt. Jack Sparrow feels the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost sailors led by his old nemesis, the evil Capt. Salazar, escape from the Devil's Triangle. Jack's only hope of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joachim Rønning  •  Espen Sandberg
CAST:  Johnny Depp  •  Javier Bardem  •  Brenton Thwaites  •  Kaya Scodelario

A Cautionary Tail (2012)

A little girl is born with a tail that expresses her emotions. As a child, her parents celebrate their daughter's uniqueness and her tail inspires magical make-believe adventures with her friends. As she grows up, however, the young woman faces pressure to fit in, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Rippingale
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  David Wenham  •  Barry Otto

A little girl is born with a tail that expresses her emotions. As a child, her parents celebrate their daughter's uniqueness and her tail inspires magical make-believe adventures with her friends. As she grows up, however, the young woman faces pressure to fit in, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Simon Rippingale
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  David Wenham  •  Barry Otto

The Turning (2013)

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wenham  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Robert Connolly  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Jonathan auf der Heide  •  Tony Ayres  •  Shaun Gladwell  •  Rhys Graham  •  Yaron Lifschitz  •  Anthony Lucas  •  Ian Meadows  •  Ashlee Page  •  Marieka Walsh  •  Jub Clerc  •  Claire McCarthy  •  Stephen Page  •  Simon Stone  •  Justin Kurzel
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Rose Byrne  •  Miranda Otto

Seventeen talented Australian directors from diverse artistic disciplines each create a chapter of the hauntingly beautiful novel by multi award-winning author Tim Winton. The linking and overlapping stories explore the extraordinary turning points in ordinary ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Wenham  •  Mia Wasikowska  •  Robert Connolly  •  Warwick Thornton  •  Jonathan auf der Heide  •  Tony Ayres  •  Shaun Gladwell  •  Rhys Graham  •  Yaron Lifschitz  •  Anthony Lucas  •  Ian Meadows  •  Ashlee Page  •  Marieka Walsh  •  Jub Clerc  •  Claire McCarthy  •  Stephen Page  •  Simon Stone  •  Justin Kurzel
CAST:  Cate Blanchett  •  Hugo Weaving  •  Rose Byrne  •  Miranda Otto

Seeing Red (1992)

A mystery, a comedy with an undercurrant of terror, about the expose of scandal in big business transactions and how a three year-old boy and his father lost each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virginia Rouse
CAST:  Tony Llewellyn-Jones  •  Anne-Louise Lambert  •  Peta Toppano  •  Zoe Carides

A mystery, a comedy with an undercurrant of terror, about the expose of scandal in big business transactions and how a three year-old boy and his father lost each other.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Virginia Rouse
CAST:  Tony Llewellyn-Jones  •  Anne-Louise Lambert  •  Peta Toppano  •  Zoe Carides

Dripping in Chocolate (2012)

When Detective Bennett O'Mara finds a chocolate wrapper on a strangled girl, it leads him to enigmatic chocolatier Juliana Lovece. Just as this perceptive woman gets under his hardened skin, he suspects she may be at the centre of an increasing murder count.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Louise Lombard  •  Rick Donald  •  Richard Brancatisano

When Detective Bennett O'Mara finds a chocolate wrapper on a strangled girl, it leads him to enigmatic chocolatier Juliana Lovece. Just as this perceptive woman gets under his hardened skin, he suspects she may be at the centre of an increasing murder count.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Joffe
CAST:  David Wenham  •  Louise Lombard  •  Rick Donald  •  Richard Brancatisano

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

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Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. Themistokles faces the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes and Artemesia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noam Murro
CAST:  Sullivan Stapleton  •  Eva Green  •  Lena Headey  •  Callan Mulvey

Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. Themistokles faces the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes and Artemesia, the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Noam Murro
CAST:  Sullivan Stapleton  •  Eva Green  •  Lena Headey  •  Callan Mulvey
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