Born in 1972 in Toronto, Canada, Australian actor Aden Young is a film, stage, and television actor who also dabbled in film-making and writing short films, with The Rose of Ba Ziz released in 2007. Young’s first role was in the critically acclaimed Bruce Beresford historical masterpiece Black Robe in 1991. He then played as Ejlert Lovbort, the tortured lover of Cate Blanchett in the Andrew Upton adaptation of Hedda Gabler. It debuted in 2005 and subsequently received an invitation to Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York. The process of such restaging in the Big Apple was filmed as part of the 2007 do!$#!#entary In the Company of Actors.
After acting, Young was said to have ‘naturally progressed’ to directing. His first work, The Rose of Ba Ziz, narrated by Hugo Weaving, is about a much-loved king who opted to leave his kingdom because of an allergy. He doesn’t want the flowers that caused them in the first place to be destroyed. Amazingly, it took all but five days to make the film. He has also assisted veteran independent Australian filmmaker Paul Cox, for instance editing Kalaupapa Heaven and Salvation.
Young’s career has earned him an Australian Film Critics Circle Award nomination for Best Actor for Metal Skin in 1995, and the following year, an Australian Film Institute Awards nomination for Best Actor in a Lead Role for River Sweet. He has a son with actress singer Loene Carmen.
In 2007, Glover played the role of Jorge Stewart, Cricket’s husband and big-time director who is trying to win Kenny’s affection, in the USA Network miniseries The Starter Wife. The series was nominated for 10 Emmy’s, including one for Debra Messing for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie. He reprised the role when The Starter Wife was renewed as a regular series.