Home / Biography / Rhys Wakefield

Rhys Wakefield

Biography

Got his first primary television role playing the role of Lucas Holden in the soap opera, Home and Away. He went to the McDonald University from the Performing Arts in 2003 with an performing scholarship. Played the best function of Thomas within the 2008 film, The Dark Balloon. He had taken an performing course on the Zenith movie theater before landed a significant role. He performed the function of Scott within the film. Broken Hill alongside Alexa Vega.

Quick Facts


Full Name Rhys Wakefield
Date Of Birth November 20, 1988
Place Of Birth Cairns, Australia
Height 1.83 m
Profession TV Actor
Education The McDonald College
Nationality Australian
Nominations AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent
Movies The Purge, Sanctum, Endless Love, The Black Balloon, The Philosophers, Nobody Walks, +1, Echoes of War, Cardboard Boxer, Broken Hill, Paint It Black, You Get Me, Clearing the Air, Scent
TV Shows Home and Away
Star Sign Scorpio

  • Facts
  • Filmography
  • Awards
  • Salaries
  • Quotes
  • Trademarks
  • Pictures

#Fact
1Before he started training for Sanctum (2007) he could hold his breath for 45 seconds. After training and filming his record was one minute and twenty seconds.
2Jakarta, Indonesia: Filming "The Philosophers" [June 2011]
3Los Angeles, CA, USA: Filming "Cardboard Boxer". [October 2013]
4Went to the same school as Sarah Murdoch (O'Hare), Nikki Webster, Josh Quong Tart, Bojana Novakovic and many other prominent Australians in the entertainment industry. The McDonalds College of Performing arts in Sydney.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Broken Hill2009Scott Price
Clearing the Air2009ShortDavid
Home and Away2005-2008TV SeriesLucas Holden
The Black Balloon2008Thomas Mollison
Don't Blame the Koalas2002TV SeriesBrad
Bootmen2000Dancing kid (uncredited)
American Pets2018completed
Untitled Hollywood Hills Project2017post-production
You Get Me2017completed
Cardboard Boxer2016J.J.
Paint It Black2016Michael
House of Lies2016TV SeriesConner
Echoes of War2015Marcus McCluskey
Endless Love2014Keith Butterfield
After the Dark2013James
The Purge2013/IPolite Leader
+12013David
A Man Walks Into a Bar2013ShortMan
Rita2013TV Movie
Nobody Walks2012David
Sanctum2011Josh
Scent2011/IShortDan

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Hollywood Hills Project2017post-production
A Man Walks Into a Bar2013Short

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Hollywood Hills Project2017post-production
A Man Walks Into a Bar2013Short

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Untitled Hollywood Hills Project2017producer post-production
A Man Walks Into a Bar2013Short producer

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Man Walks Into a Bar2013Short edited by

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Habit2011TV SeriesHimself
The 7PM Project2011TV SeriesHimself
Lewis Johns2009ShortHimself
The 2007 TV Week Logie Awards2007TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Sunrise2006TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Today Tonight2007TV SeriesLucas Holden
Home and Away2007TV SeriesLucas Holden

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013Fright Meter AwardFright Meter AwardsBest Supporting ActorThe Purge (2013)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest ActorThe Black Balloon (2008)
2008AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead ActorThe Black Balloon (2008)
2008IF AwardIF AwardsBest ActorThe Black Balloon (2008)
2006LogieLogie AwardsMost Popular New Male TalentHome and Away (1988)


Looks like we don't have salary information. Sorry!


#Quote
1I went on a dive in between the shoot [of Sanctum (2007)] that I didn't tell the producers about because I don't think that was really allowed. I was on holiday over New Years so I was in Fiji on this tiny island. I went diving with sharks for my first dive outside of training. I got out on the boat and the guy said "So you've dived before?" and I said "Oh yeah, I've dived a bunch of times." Then when I'm down there, I think I went through 60 minutes of air in half an hour. There were sharks surrounding me. It was amazing but I kept that to myself until toward the end of the shoot.
2I met the director's [Elissa Down] brother - whom Charlie is based on - and Luke Ford, who plays Charlie, and I went road-testing in character. We went around the shopping center and to the movies, and it was surprising to see how people reacted to us, how ignorant some people are about autism. Some people assumed he was some kind of axe-murderer out to get them, so they'd freeze up or they'd give us really weird stares like we were the freaks. - On road-testing for The Black Balloon (2008)
3We wore massive tracksuits and laid out cushions so we could wrestle, and we played Twister and danced to '90s music so, by the time those kissing scenes happened, we felt really comfortable with each other. - On how the director of The Black Balloon (2008) helped Rhys and Gemma Ward break the barrier before their kissing scene in the movie
4Uh, what can I say... Kissing a supermodel? All in a day's work! Actually, that was really nerve-wracking. I was more nervous to meet her than I was to meet Toni Collette, because I knew we'd have to get personal. And, you know, she's a supermodel... and I'm not. - On kissing Gemma Ward in The Black Balloon (2008)
5[on the underpants scene in The Black Ballon]: I'm the kind of guy that gets nervous being half-naked in my room, so considering there was a whole crew as well as randoms in their cars watching... yeah, I was pretty freaked out about it.


Looks like we don't have trademarks information. Sorry!

Check Also

Nick Rhodes

Keyboardist for the brand new wave rock-band Duran Duran who also has also used the …