Rising Star Monday – Brenton Thwaites

I recently blogged that Disney has cast their Prince for their new film Maleficent–his name is Brenton Thwaites. This young man started to get a lot more media attention once it was announced that he’ll be co-starring with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in the Disney film. Plus, a TV movie that he starred in, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, was released on June 16, 2012. Thwaites’ rise to stardom is happening as he is playing romantic leads in back-to-back projects that will serve as his introduction to the world audience.

The Queensland, Australia, native only broke into the business in 2010 after graduating from Queensland University of Technology where he studied acting. He starred in an independent Australian film, Charge Over You, in 201o and then began working in television. He had roles in the Australian television dramas Sea Patrol, SLiDE, and Home and Away in 2011. From there he went on to work on Blue Lagoon: The Awakening and as mentioned, in the forthcoming Maleficent.

This young man has a promising career ahead of him and is currently in London filming Maleficent.

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