Aden Young

Actor
Handsome Australian actor Aden Young was identified as a hot property early in his career, but shied away from roles that would earn him greater fame, instead opting for parts in smaller Australian films. Brown-haired ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1971 in Canada

Filmography

Actor (30)

Rectify 2012 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Frontera 2014 (Movie)

Sheriff Randall Hunt (Actor)

I, Frankenstein 2014 (Movie)

Victor Frankenstein (Actor)

Killer Elite 2011 (Movie)

Meier (Actor)

The Tree 2011 (Movie)

Peter O'Neil (Actor)

Beneath Hill 60 2010 (Movie)

Major Brady North (Actor)

Mao's Last Dancer 2010 (Movie)

Dilworth (Actor)

Lucky Country 2009 (Movie)

Nat (Actor)

The Bet 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

In the Company of Actors 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Starter Wife 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

Human Touch 2003 (Movie)

George (Actor)

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course 2002 (Movie)

Ron Buckwhiler (Actor)

The War Bride 2001 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Serenades 2000 (Movie)

Johann Hoffman (Actor)

Cousin Bette 1998 (Movie)

Wencelas Steinbach (Actor)

Under Heaven 1998 (Movie)

Buck (Actor)

Cosi 1997 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Hotel de Love 1997 (Movie)

Rick Dunne (Actor)

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien 1997 (Movie)

Dr Kalewis (Actor)

Paradise Road 1997 (Movie)

Bill Seary (Actor)

River Street 1996 (Movie)

Ben Egan (Actor)

Metal Skin 1995 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Exile 1994 (Movie)

Peter Costello (Actor)

Broken Highway 1993 (Movie)

Angel (Actor)

Love in Limbo 1993 (Movie)

Barry (Actor)

Sniper 1993 (Movie)

Doug Papich (Actor)

Over the Hill 1992 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Shotgun Wedding 1992 (Movie)

Jimmy Becker (Actor)

Black Robe 1991 (Movie)

Daniel (Actor)
Writer (1)

Serenades 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Editor (1)

Salvation (TV Show)

Editor

Biography

Handsome Australian actor Aden Young was identified as a hot property early in his career, but shied away from roles that would earn him greater fame, instead opting for parts in smaller Australian films. Brown-haired, with pleasant features and a suggestive mischief in his eyes, Young's charisma and charm shone through his portrayals and gave even the nastiest of characters a compelling dimensionality, rendering them almost likable. The young actor made his big screen debut co-starring as a 17th Century French carpenter boy working as translator and guide to a Jesuit missionary priest in the Canadian wilderness in Bruce Beresford's "Black Robe" (1991). This debut performance exhibited his intuitive approach to acting, and garnered notice and acclaim. The following year, he was featured in the Australian production "Over the Hill", a movie chronicling the cross-country travels of a freewheeling grandmother.

Relationships

Claudia Karvan

Companion
co-starred in "Broken Highway" together c. 1993-1995

EDUCATION

Australian Young People's Theatre

Peter Williams School of Dramatic Art

Milestones

2011

Cast opposite Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, and Jason Statham in the action feature "Killer Elite"

2009

Landed a supporting role in the biographical drama "Mao's Last Dancer"

2007

Joined the cast of USA Network's short-lived "The Starter Wife," starring Debra Messing

2002

Acted opposite Steve Irwin in the comedy adventure film "The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course"

2001

Co-starred in "Serenades" as the childhood sweetheart of Muslim woman in Australia

1998

Starred in "Under Heaven,", a modern reworking of "The Wings of the Dove," Henry James' tale of greed, deception and love

1998

Was featured as a romancing sculptor in "Cousin Bette," the France/U.K./U.S. co-production that marked his first non-Australian film

1996

Portrayed the manager of a gaudy Australian honeymoon hotel who meets up with the love he lost thirteen years earlier in "Hotel de Love"

1996

Had a featured role in the mental hospital-set comedy "Cosi"

1996

Starred as an ambitious and uncommitted real estate executive in "River Street," earning a Best Actor nomination from the Australian Film Institute

1994

Appeared in the quadrangular love story "Metal Skin" (released in the U.S. in 1999)

1994

Starred in "Exile," a romantic drama set in 19th Century Australia

1993

Starred in the Australian films "Love in Limbo," "Broken Highway," and "Shotgun Wedding"

1993

Co-starred alongside Tom Berenger and J T Walsh in the Australia/U.S. co-production "Sniper"

1992

Featured in Australian film "Over the Hill"

1991

Made film debut as a young translator and guide to the wilds of western Canada in the 17th Century-set feature "Black Robe"

1981

At age nine, moved from Canada to Australia (date approximate)

Bonus Trivia

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"It seems absurd to actually expect money for it. The world has enough shit going on that it doesn't need egos demanding that kind of recognition" – Young on acting as his profession, quoted in Vogue Australia, July 1997

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"You have to be picky though, you know? There's a lot of junk out there. Sometimes you'll read a script and say 'I don't know about it' then it'll be this huge success. Part of you will be saying 'well, why didn't I do that?' and another part of you will be saying 'because you didn't want to, sure it's successful but it's no different to what you thought it was gonna be.'" – Young on choosing roles, quoted in the Australian publication X-PRESS, 1997

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