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David Wenham

Director, Actor

Boys, TheBoys, The (1998) Aro Favourite
Dir. Rowan Woods
Feat. David Wenham, Toni Collette
Released from prison, prodigal brother David Wenham casually worms his way back into the fold – a cramped family 'castle' in the depths of some…
A Little Bit Of SoulA Little Bit Of Soul (1998)
Dir. Peter Duncan
Feat. Geoffrey Rush, Frances O'Connor, David Wenham
Little–known black comedy concerns two scientists working on a serum to reverse aging in chickens, lured into the world of two wealthy patrons…
Seachange (TV Series)Seachange (TV Series) (1998-2001)
Feat. Sigrid Thornton, David Wenham
Sigrid Thornton plays a high–flying, disenchanted city girl offered a change of pace in idyllic Pearl Bay, in this much–loved Australian…
Molokai - The Story of Father DamienMolokai - The Story of Father Damien (1999)
Dir. Paul Cox
Feat. David Wenham, Sam Neill, Peter O'Toole
An earnest account of a Belgian priest’s heroic efforts in the Hawaiian leper colony of Molokai in the 1870s, distinguished by its intriguing tale…
Better than SexBetter than Sex (2000)
Dir. Jonathan Teplitzky
Feat. David Wenham, Susie Porter
Better than sex is the open possibility of something ‘more’ between ships–in–the–night David Wenham and Susie Porter, whose two…
Bank, TheBank, The (2001) Recommended
Dir. Robert Connolly
Feat. David Wenham, Anthony LaPaglia
When computer geek David Wenham presents a system that can predict stockmarket fluctuations to avaricious banking chief Anthony LaPaglia, the scene…
Russian DollRussian Doll (2001)
Dir. Stavros Kazantzidis
Feat. Sacha Horler, David Wenham, Hugo Weaving
Horler plays a Russian 'mail order bride' who migrates to Australia but finds the groom has perished in the interim. Stuck with a fairly obvious…
DustDust (2002)
Dir. Milcho Manchevski
Feat. Joseph Fiennes, David Wenham
The dir. of BEFORE THE RAIN executes this ‘Balkan western’ with violent, overblown panache despite some miscasting and a dusted–off…
Crocodile Hunter, TheCrocodile Hunter, The (Collision Course) (2002)
Dir. John Stainton
Feat. Steve Irwin, David Wenham
Surprisingly winning fictional bigscreen outing for its instantly recognisable titular ‘character’ Steve Irwin. When a valuable piece…
Lord of the Rings - The Two TowersLord of the Rings - The Two Towers (2002) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
Peter Jackson’s mammoth adaptation of J R R Tolkien’s fantasy classic continues in grand fashion, with increased visual panache and…
Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Extended Edition)Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers (Extended Edition) (2002) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
Peter Jackson’s mammoth adaptation of J R R Tolkien’s fantasy classic continues in grand fashion, with increased visual panache and dramatic…
PurePure (2002)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. David Wenham, Molly Parker, Keira Knightley
A close–focus, earnest depiction of a mother and her ten year old son's relationship on a bleak English housing estate tainted by drug…
After the Deluge (TV Series)After the Deluge (TV Series) (2003)
Feat. David Wenham, Hugo Weaving, Ray Barrett
A heartfelt and critically acclaimed teledrama about the troubled lives of three brothers and their father, who is disturbed by memories of WWII.…
Lord of the Rings - The Return of the KingLord of the Rings - The Return of the King (2003) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
Peter Jackson's adaptation of J R R Tolkien's fantasy trilogy of 'Middle Earth' reaches its spectacular climax, drawing the story–threads…
Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (Extended Edition)Lord of the Rings - The Return of the King (Extended Edition) (2003) Aro Favourite
Dir. Peter Jackson
Feat. Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen
The final installment in Peter Jackson's epic adaptation of JRR Tolkien's fantasy classic. This version includes an extra 45 minutes of footage.
Gettin' SquareGettin' Square (2003)
Dir. Jonathan Teplitzky
Feat. Sam Worthington, David Wenham, Gary Sweet
A breezy crime black comedy, set around the good intentions and criminal bungling of several smalltimers in Surfers Paradise, Queensland. Various…
Van HelsingVan Helsing (2004) Recommended
Dir. Stephen Sommers
Feat. Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh
More entertaining than some critics might have you believe, this big–budget monster–mash sees Hugh Jackman out to save a Transylvanian…
StiffStiff (2004) Recommended
Dir. John Clarke
Feat. David Wenham, Mick Molloy, Sam Neill
Superior telemovie adaptation from the popular crime novel series by Shane Maloney, based around a shambling but effective government advisor…
Brush Off, TheBrush Off, The (2004)
Dir. Sam Neill
Feat. David Wenham, Mick Molloy, John Clarke
David Wenham returns as the untidy Melbourne official from STIFF who in this story becomes an effective, if bruised detective tracking a case of a…
Proposition, TheProposition, The (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Hillcoat
Feat. Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston
Grimly intense and atmospheric 'Australian Western' – scripted by singer Nick Cave – is set the outback of the 1880s, where lawman Ray…
Three DollarsThree Dollars (2005)
Dir. Robert Connolly
Feat. David Wenham, Frances O'Connor, Sarah Wynter
The makers of THE BANK construct another tale of financial insecurity and moral fortitude, with David Wenham returning to play a decent Australian…
300300 (2006)
Dir. Zack Snyder
Feat. Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West
Brawny, unapologetic war mongering from the imagination of Frank Miller (SIN CITY), this ancient warrior epic indulges heavily in CGI effects and a…
AustraliaAustralia (2008) Recommended
Dir. Baz Luhrmann
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham
Aussie golden boy Baz Luhrmann's larger–than–life epic sees an English aristocrat and cattle driver attempt to save an inherited outback…
Public EnemiesPublic Enemies (2009)
Dir. Michael Mann
Feat. Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard, Christian Bale
Michael Mann transposes the cops–and–robbers psychology of HEAT to depression–era America in this ambitious, if at times inadequate…
Pope JoanPope Joan (2009)
Dir. Sonke Wortmann
Feat. Johanna Wokalek, David Wenham, John Goodman
Rousing, fable–like account of the life of a ninth century female pope who rose gradually through the Roman Catholic Church hierarchy while…
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga' HooleLegend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga' Hoole (2010) Recommended
Dir. Zack Snyder
Feat. Jim Sturgess, Hugo Weaving, Helen Mirren
A young owl who is abducted by an evil Owl army, and must escape with newfound friends to seek out the legendary Guardians to stop the menace.…
Oranges and SunshineOranges and Sunshine (2010)
Dir. Jim Loach
Feat. Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham
Dir. Jim Loach (son of Ken) tackles the scandalous post–war history of Britain's deportation of lower class children to the colonies –…
Killing Time (TV Mini-Series)Killing Time (TV Mini-Series) (2011)
Feat. David Wenham, Diana Glenn, Colin Friels
Another hard–hitting crime story ripped from Australian headlines, starring David Wenham as a favourite defense lawyer of Melbourne's gangland…
Top of the Lake (TV Series)Top of the Lake (TV Series) (2013) Recommended
Dir. Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
Feat. Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan, David Wenham
An unnerving, atmosphere–rich 'feminist' policier from Australasian auteur Jane Campion, centred on the mystery of a 12–year–old…
Turning, TheTurning, The (2013) Recommended
Dir. Jonathan auf der Heide, Tony Ayres, Jub Clerc
Feat. Cate Blanchett, Rose Byrne, Hugo Weaving
Tim Winton's epic collection of short stories is adapted into 17 distinct yet interlocking narratives about the turning points in a spectrum of…
300: Rise of an Empire300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
Dir. Noam Murro
Feat. Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey
A second wave of sword and sandal gore, with Greek general Themistokles, outnumbered but determined, leading the charge against another massive…
Paper PlanesPaper Planes (2014) Recommended
Dir. Robert Connolly
Feat. Ed Oxenbould, Sam Worthington, Deborah Mailman
Imaginative children's film about a young Australian boy's passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships in…
GoldstoneGoldstone (2016)
Dir. Ivan Sen
Feat. Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jackie Weaver
Moody Aussie noir set in a mining town where a missing person inquiry threatens to expose deep–seated corruption.
LionLion (2016) Aro Favourite
Dir. Garth Davis
Feat. Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar
Riveting true story of a boy who becomes separated from his Indian family at the age of 5, and is adopted by Australian parents. As an adult, he…
Romper Stomper (TV Series)Romper Stomper (TV Series) (2018)
Dir. Geoffrey Wright, James Napier Robertson, Daina Reid
Feat. David Wenham, Dan Wyllie, Lachy Hulme
Created as a sequel to the cult Australian film about a neo–Nazi gang terrorising Melbourne's Vietnamese community. Set 25 years after these…

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