David Wenham

David Wenham

Highest Rated: 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Lowest Rated: 20% Dust (2001)

Birthday: Sep 21, 1965

Birthplace: Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia

Largely unknown outside of his native Australia, actor David Wenham was a busily working television and film actor until his international breakout playing Faramir in "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" (2002) and "Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" (2003). Wenham earned a reputation as an "actor's actor" in Australia, where his charismatic screen presence and his ability to disappear into wildly different roles had made him a sought-after talent for local dramas and comedies including "Cosi" (1996) and "Moulin Rouge" (2001). After proving his capable dramatic chops in two of cinematic history's biggest blockbusters, Wenham was welcomed into the big budget Hollywood folds with high profile roles in further bombastic productions like "Van Helsing" (2004) and "300" (2007), where he arrived as an international star and scored points with both female fans for his handsome looks and male moviegoers for his prowess in battle.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
92% No Score Yet The Furnace Unknown (Character) - 2020
30% 54% Dirt Music Jim (Character) - 2019
48% 81% In Like Flynn Christian Travers (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond the Known World Unknown (Character) - 2017
29% 61% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Scarfield (Character) $172.5M 2017
86% 67% Ellipsis Director,
Producer
- 2017
76% 70% Goldstone Johnny (Character) $78.8K 2016
84% 91% Lion John Brierley (Character) $51.7M 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Oscar Wilde's the Nightingale and the Rose Red Rose (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Believe Robert (Character) - 2015
73% 44% Blinky Bill the Movie Jacko (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 67% Force Of Destiny Unknown (Character) - 2015
45% 51% 300: Rise of an Empire Dilios (Character) $106.6M 2014
No Score Yet 100% Aussie Rules The World Unknown (Character) - 2014
85% 63% Paper Planes Patrick (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dripping in Chocolate Detective Bennett O'Mara (Character) - 2012
69% 70% Oranges and Sunshine Len (Character) - 2010
52% 63% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole Digger (Voice) $55.7M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glenn Owen Dodds Glenn Owen Dodds (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 64% Pope Joan Gerold (Character) - 2009
68% 59% Public Enemies Harry "Pete" Pierpont (Character) $97M 2009
55% 65% Australia Neil Fletcher (Character) $49.6M 2008
31% 66% The Children of Huang Shi Barnes (Character) $110.8K 2008
54% 36% Married Life John O'Brien (Character) $1.5M 2007
61% 89% 300 Dilios (Character) $210.6M 2006
No Score Yet 61% Three Dollars Eddie (Character) - 2005
85% 85% The Proposition Eden Fletcher (Character) $1.9M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Brush-Off Murray Whelan (Character) - 2004
24% 57% Van Helsing Carl (Character) $120M 2004
No Score Yet 53% Van Helsing: The London Assignment Carl (Voice) - 2004
No Score Yet 40% Stiff Murray Whelan (Character) - 2004
93% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Faramir (Character) $377.8M 2003
No Score Yet 83% Gettin' Square Johnny Francis "Spit" Spitieri (Character) - 2003
95% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Faramir (Character) $342.6M 2002
53% 44% The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Sam Flynn (Character) $28.4M 2002
No Score Yet 72% Pure Lenny (Character) $102K 2002
61% 71% The Bank Jim Doyle (Character) - 2001
20% 62% Dust Luke (Character) - 2001
48% 47% Russian Doll Ethan (Character) $127.1K 2001
76% 89% Moulin Rouge Audrey (Character) $57.4M 2001
47% 69% Better Than Sex Josh (Character) $94.9K 2000
63% 76% Molokai Father Damien (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 0% A Little Bit of Soul Richard Shorkinghorn (Character) - 1998
88% No Score Yet The Boys Sprague (Character) $2.9K 1998
No Score Yet 69% Cosi Doug (Character) $33.8K 1996

TV

Credit
57% 50% The Letter for the King Sir Tiuri The Valiant (Character) 2020
37% 72% Marvel's Iron Fist Harold Meachum (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wake in Fright Sergeant Jock Crawford (Character) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banished Governor Phillip (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Australian Story Guest 2014
83% 71% Top of the Lake Al Parker (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Killing Time Andrew Fraser (Character) 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Answered by Fire Unknown (Character) 2006

QUOTES FROM David Wenham CHARACTERS

Father Damien says: It took them one month to get from New York to Honolulu, then five years to get from Honolulu to Molokai.

Twilight says: Ahah!! Danger, intrigue!! The stuff of song.

Digger says: Oh, no, not the lute.

Twilight says: But such things have no effect on me!! For I am a poet, as much as a warrior.

Digger says: Do you even know the way to the Sea of Hoolemere? Twilight knows the way.

Twilight says: Of course I know the way!! We are off to the Sea of Hooladance!!

Digger says: It's Hoolemere.

Twilight says: Hoolemere!!

Frodo Baggins says: We are bound to an errand of secrecy. Those who claim to oppose the enemy would do well not to hinder us.

Faramir says: The enemy? (Looks at dead soldier) His sense of duty was no greater than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is. Where he came from and if he really was evil at heart. What lies or threats drove him on this long march from home. Would he not rather have stayed there...in peace? War will make corpses of us all. Bind their hands.

Faramir says: The enemy? [looks at dead soldier] His sense of duty was no greater than yours, I deem. You wonder what his name is. Where he came from and if he really was evil at heart. What lies or threats drove him on this long march from home. Would he not rather have stayed there...in peace? War will make corpses of us all. Bind their hands.

Gylfie says: What did he say?

Digger says: Were halfway there!

Neil Fletcher says: It's been a pleasure working with you, a real pleasure!!!! "with a sinister voice"

Neil Fletcher says: It's been a pleasure working with you, a real pleasure! [with a sinister voice]

Dilios says: There's no room for softness... not in Sparta. No place for weakness. Only the hard and strong may call themselves Spartans. Only the hard, only the strong.

Digger says: Oh no! Not the Lute!