David Wenham


Date Of Birth

September 21, 1965


Australian film, stage and television actor David Wenham was born on September 21, 1965 in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia. He attended the Christian Brothers’ High School, Lewisham.

David Wenham has been cast in several television movies. One of these was his AFI award-winning role in Simone de Beauvoir’s Babies, in 1996. He has also appeared as diver Dan Della Bosca in the highly successful ABC series SeaChange. Because of this, he was voted Australia’s “sexiest man alive.” He is also signed to Storm Model Management in London. His Australian films are more successful than the ones he had abroad. In 1998, he starred in the critically-acclaimed The Boys, which was based on a play by the Griffith Theatre Company. He also played the title role in Molokai: The Story of Father Damien in 1999. He also had the lead role, portraying Jim Doyle in the 2001 thriller drama The Bank, as well as in Gettin’ Square.

David Wenham rose to international fame playing supporting roles in Hollywood films. He portrayed the character Friar Carl in Van Helsing, alongside Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale. However, Wenham is best known for playing the role of Faramir, son of Denethor, in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. He is also noted for narrating and appearing in the 2006 box office hit 300, where he was cast as Dilios. Wenham has also had minor roles in The Crocodile Hunter in 2002 and Moulin Rouge! in 2001. Some of his other films include Russian Doll and 2005’s Three Dollars, as well as The Proposition. Wenham has appeared on television movies like Stiff and The Brush Off, both in 2004. In 2007, he was given the role of John O’Brien in Married Life.

Place of Birth

Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Birth Name

David Wenham



Fun Facts





2006 300 - Dilios
2004 Van Helsing - Carl
2003 After the Deluge (TV) - Alex Kirby
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Faramir
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Faramir
2002 The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course - Sam Flynn
2001 Moulin Rouge - Audrey
2001 Russian Doll - Ethan
2000 Better than Sex - Josh




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