Daniel Lapaine

Actor, Playwright
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 ... Read more »
Born: 11/30/1969 in Australia

Filmography

Actor (20)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

Tim - Station Chief (Actor)

Comforting Skin 2011 (Movie)

Nathan (Actor)

Last Chance Harvey 2008 (Movie)

Scott (Actor)

Love Live Long 2007 (Movie)

(Actor)

Ritual 2005 (Movie)

(Actor)

Death on the Nile 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Helen of Troy 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Journeyman 2002 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Abduction Club 2001 (Movie)

Byrne (Actor)

Brokedown Palace 1999 (Movie)

Nick Parks (Actor)

Double Jeopardy 1999 (Movie)

Handsome Internet Expert (Actor)

Elephant Juice 1999 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Say You'll Be Mine 1999 (Movie)

Josh (Actor)

54 1998 (Movie)

Marc--the Doorman (Actor)

1999 1998 (Movie)

Thierry (Actor)

Dangerous Beauty 1998 (Movie)

Serafino Franco (Actor)

Polish Wedding 1998 (Movie)

Ziggy Pzoniak (Actor)

Muriel's Wedding 1995 (Movie)

David Van Arkle (Actor)

Moonshot (TV Show)

Actor

The 10th Kingdom (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

48 Shades 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Kylie Minogue

Companion
Australian pop star reported to be dating c. 1998

Milestones

2000

Cast as the prince in the big-budgeted NBC miniseries "The 10th Kingdom"

1999

Appeared in the action thriller "Double Jeopardy", starring Tommy Lee Jones and Ashley Judd

1999

Reteamed with Danes with a breakthrough screen role in the drama "Brokedown Palace"

1999

Had featured role in the British-made "Elephant Juice" alongside Emmanuelle Beart

1998

Had small role as the club's bouncer in "54"

1998

Co-starred in "Dangerous Beauty"

1998

Featured as Claire Danes' older brother in "Polish Wedding"

1997

Appeared in the New Year's Eve comedy "1999" (aired on the Independent Film Channel)

1994

Feature acting debut as the groom in "Muriel's Wedding"

Acted extensively on stage in Sydney, Australia before beginning a film career

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