Monday, July 20, 2009

David Wenham - How can this be the Second Post when I was so wrong?

BEFORE GOING ON...
I need to make a MAJOR revision to my first post about David Wenham.

What I wrote was... Since being part of Lord of the Rings, several actor's careers have sky-rocketed. Another one who has gone on to bigger and better things is David Wenham.

I WAS SO UNINFORMED. WOEFULLY!

While I was sitting in the dark, thinking, "Oooooo. Who is he?" others were already aware of this popular actor. He's been around a while now--long before The Lord of the Rings.

Well, I'm not one of the clueless any longer.

David Wenham is a versatile, red-haired actor whose chameleon-like ability to disappear into his characters has found him successful in everything from large-scale epics to intimate domestic dramas.


"Up until 2001, actor David Wenham remained largely unknown outside of his native Australia. But with a small role in "Moulin Rouge!", a key supporting performance in "Russian Doll" and leads in the art-house fare "Better Than Sex" and "Dust,” the handsome, red-haired actor offered displays of versatility that impressed critics and moviegoers. While there may have been detractors who might lump him in with the many performers from Down Under who were making forays into US markets, Wenham possessed a charismatic screen presence and solid acting chops that could not be dismissed. By the time he was seen as Faramir in "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" in December 2002, audiences were primed and international stardom seemed assured." -- Copyright © Baseline 2009.


Between 1987 and 2001 David Wenham has 27 TV and movie credits. Far too many to list here. IMDb

(Credits that didn't make it to my First Post)
Russian Doll (2001)
Moulin Rouge! (2001)
The Bank (2001)
Dust (2001)
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)
Pure (2002)

(First Post Credits)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
After the Deluge (2003) TV mini-series
Gettin' Square (2003)
Basilisk Stare (2003)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Van Helsing (2004)
Stiff (2004) (TV)
The Brush-Off (2004)
Three Dollars (2004)
The Proposition (2005)
Answered by Fire (2006)
300 (2006)
Married Life (2007)
The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
Australia (2008)
Deadliest Warrior" .... Narrator (9 episodes, 2009)
Public Enemies (2009)

David Wenham - First Post

3 comments:

L.T. Elliot said...

If you were wrong, I was wrong right along with you!

Lori-ann said...

Who knew! I sure the heck didn't. I think he's a brilliant actor. Very believable. He has this uncanny way of becoming the character so much, it's halfway through the movie before I make the connection of who the actor is. That, my humble folks, is the sign of a GREAT actor.

4 miles... all in Zion's. w00t!

Jaime Theler said...

Now, for the mileage:

Thurs. - 15 miles spinning
Fri. - 5 miles running
Sat. - 3.1 miles running
Tues. - 5 miles running, 2 miles hiking