Brenton Thwaites is an Australian-born film and television actor. He first rose to prominence in 2011 for his portrayal of the character Luke Gallagher on the teen drama series Slide He also had a recurring role on the 24th season of the soap opera Home and Away before moving to the US in 2012.
The talented actor also has some notable film credits to his name including Blue Lagoon: Awakening , Oculus , Gods of Egypt as well as the 2017 box office hit Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales In 2018, Brenton Thwaites directed the web action series Titans which lasted one season.
Brenton Thwaites’ Bio
He was born on August 10, 1989 in Cairns,Queensland,Australia. His parents are Fiona and Peter Thwaites and he grew up with a sister named Stacey. He attended Cairns State High School in Far North Queensland and graduated in 2006.
Thwaites was interested in acting towards the end of his life when he originally wanted to be a police officer or fireman. He had his very first live performance at the age of 16 during a production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet Having realized the acting problem, the young man went on to study acting at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). While still a student, Thwaites made his film debut in the 2010 indie film Charging Over You He also appeared in an episode of the series Sea Patrol and in the short film Headmaster (2010).
In November 2010, Brenton Thwaites was cast as Luke Gallagher in the Fox8 teen drama series Chutes which aired for a season from August to October 2011. The talented actor relocated to Australia’s capital, Sydney, where he had a recurring role as Stu Henderson on season 24 of the long-running soap opera Home and Away (2011-12).
After moving to the United States, Thwaite’s first job was a starring role in the made-for-television film Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), opposite Indiana Evans. He also had a starring role as Tim Russell in the box office hit horror film Oculus (2013). He appeared in the crime drama Son of a Gun (2014) filmed in his native Australia. 2014 was definitely a busy year for the actor as he has also been featured in The Signal , The Dealer and the blockbuster Wicked His performance in The Giver earned him the 2014 Breakthrough Award for Australians in Film (AiF).
Brenton Thwaites also had roles in the fantasy action film Gods of Egypt (2016) as well as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017), the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. He was the lead actor in the horror comedy film Office Riot (2018) and directed the short-lived web series Titans (2018).
Is he married? girlfriend
Brenton Thwaites is currently unmarried. However, he is known to be in a relationship with Chloe Pacey, a visual artist. The duo met in early 2015 while filming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in the actor’s home state of Queensland, Australia. According to Thwaites, Pacey was one of his roommates that he stayed at during filming. Interestingly, the two went from roommates to soul mates and the rest is history. Thwaites and his girlfriend Chloe Pacey have been together since 2015 and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Birdie Thwaites, in March 2016.
Is he gay?
One can, given his brief relationship history, easily assume that Brenton Thwaites is definitely into women. However, this is the 21st century and the issues of sexuality are not as clear cut as they used to be. The actor had given a slight hint in the past that he might be bisexual, however there was no further confirmation of the original suggestion. Therefore, until he establishes otherwise, we would continue to believe that Brenton Thwaites is straight.
Other facts about Brenton Thwaites
Brenton Thwaites stands at 5 feet 11¼ inches (181 cm) tall. He has a well formed physique and a body weight of 82 kg. His chest is 102 cm, his biceps and waist are 37 cm and 84 cm respectively.
He was named Breakthrough Actor of the Year in GQ Australia Men of the Year 2014. In 2017, he received a Teen Choice Award nomination for his work in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.