Daniel Lapaine

Daniel Lapaine

Highest Rated: 78% Muriel's Wedding (1994)

Lowest Rated: 17% 54 (1998)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1971

Birthplace: Not Available

Blonde athletic Australian actor Daniel Lapaine made his film debut with a most auspicious role in 1994's comedy hit "Muriel's Wedding." As the expatriate Olympic swimmer who's waiting at the end of the aisle in the titular event, he capably played a multi-dimensional character in a small but pivotal role. After this performance, the actor virtually disappeared from films, returning to a successful stage career. In his native Sydney, Lapaine had previously starred in productions of "Hamlet," "Richard III" and the one man show "Island." A playwright as well as an actor, he has seen several of his writings produced on the stage, including "Cloud Cuckooland" and "The White Room." A small role in the little seen comedy "1999" (1997) marked his return to the big screen, followed by supporting parts in the vastly different period pieces "Dangerous Beauty" and "54" (both 1998). After a vibrant performance as Claire Danes' older brother in the engaging "Polish Wedding" (1998), Lapaine re-teamed with the actress, this time as her betrayer, in the drama "Brokedown Palace" (1999). Playing the charming and handsome Australian drug-smuggler who lands two Midwestern American teens (Danes and Kate Beckinsale) in a Thai prison proved to be a breakthrough role for him. Lapaine was also featured in the action thriller "Double Jeopardy," starring Ashley Judd and Tommy Lee Jones.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% No Score Yet Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears Lord 'Lofty' Lofthouse (Character) $51K 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Husband's Double Life Fletcher (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gozo Riley (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Live Long Darren (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 48% 48 Shades Director - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot: Death on the Nile Tim Allerton (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Collusion Darren Headway (Character) - 2003
40% 76% The Abduction Club Garrett Byrne (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 42% The Journeyman Journeyman (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 29% Ritual Wesley Claybourne (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Say You'll Be Mine Josh (Character) - 1999
31% 66% Brokedown Palace Nick Parks (Character) $10.1M 1999
No Score Yet 17% Elephant Juice Will (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1999 Thierry (Character) - 1998
17% 43% 54 Marc the Doorman (Character) $16.6M 1998
42% 53% Polish Wedding Ziggy (Character) $600.3K 1998
68% 86% Dangerous Beauty Serafino Franco (Character) $4.6M 1998
78% 84% Muriel's Wedding David Van Arckle (Character) $13.4M 1994

TV

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80% 100% Upright Toby Flynn (Character) 2019
98% 92% Catastrophe Dave (Character) 2019
83% 81% Black Mirror Max (Character) 2011

QUOTES FROM Daniel Lapaine CHARACTERS

David VanArkle says: What kind of person marries someone they don't know?

Muriel says: You did.

David VanArkle says: I wanted to win. All my life, I wanted to win.

Muriel says: I do, too.