David Wenham is critically acclaimed in Australia for his diverse performances in film, theater and television. A five-time nominee for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Awards, Wenham won the honor in 1997 for his role in the television drama series Simone De Beauvoir's Babies.
He is best known (and best-loved) in Australia as Diver Dan, the laconic fisherman in ABC TV's comedy-drama series Seachange,
a role which earned Wenham one of his AFI nominations. He was again nominated for his
menacing portrayal of criminal Brett Sprague in the feature film The Boys
- a part he first played on stage in the Griffin Street Theatre Company production.
Wenham, who also received a Film Critics' Circle of Australia Best Lead Actor nomination for The Boys,
was associate producer on the film. He most recently starred in The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course.
Wenham makes his debut in The Lord of the Rings trilogy in The Two Towers.