Date of Birth
10 December 1989, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
5' 11Â¼" (1.81 m)
Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor. He played Luke Gallagher on the Fox8 teen drama series SLiDE (2011) and Stu Henderson on the Australian soap opera hit Home and Away (1988). His films include Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), Oculus (2013), Maleficent (2014), and The Giver (2014). He starred in Gods of Egypt (2016) and will headline Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), with Johnny Depp.
Brenton was born in Cairns, Queensland, to Fiona Middleton and Peter Thwaites.
[on spending time in south Africa] There's so many near death experiences, that near death just becomes like getting a coffee in the morning - it keeps you awake and alive, and the waves are pretty good - it's always pumping in south Africa somewhere.
Once you go into a movie you learn with your character and you build and develop this person and then by the time wrap happens you 'graduate'.
[on filming Son of a Gun] The 400-metre walk through the prison yard, with inmates hurling abuse, "created a real sense of unease", he says. "It was very intimidating, very scary for me. But I'd have to say a lot of the actors on the movie were twice as gnarly as the inmates."
[interview with Jonathan Moran, October 2014] I have a lot of love in my life but I don't have any partner at the moment.
[on his film Gods Of Egypt and co-star Gerard Butler] It is like 300, because Gerard Butler is a pair of knickers swinging a sword in this one too.