Noah Taylor

Actor, Dishwasher
A talented performer who successfully made the transition from juvenile roles to adult performances, Australian actor Noah Taylor broke through in the United States playing the adolescent piano prodigy, David Helfgott ... Read more »
Born: 09/03/1969 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (51)

Peaky Blinders 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Predestination 2015 (Movie)

Mr. Robertson (Actor)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

Peter Lundgren (Actor)

Anna 2014 (Movie)

Peter Lundgren (Actor)

Edge of Tomorrow 2014 (Movie)

Dr. Carter (Actor)

Game of Thrones 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Maya the Bee Movie 2014 (Movie)

Crawley (Voice)

The Double 2014 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

Welcome to Karastan 2013 (Movie)

Xan Butler (Actor)

Hatfields & McCoys 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lawless 2012 (Movie)

Gummy Walsh (Actor)

The Borgias 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red Dog 2011 (Movie)

(Actor)

Submarine 2011 (Movie)

Lloyd Tate (Actor)

Made in Dagenham 2010 (Movie)

Lisa Hopkins' Son (Actor)

Red White & Blue 2010 (Movie)

Nate (Actor)

The New Daughter 2009 (Movie)

Professor Evan White (Actor)

Lesson 21 2008 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Proposition 2006 (Movie)

Brian O'Leary (Actor)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 (Movie)

Mr. Bucket (Actor)

The New World 2005 (Movie)

Selway (Actor)

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou 2004 (Movie)

Vladimir Wolodarsky (Actor)

Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life 2003 (Movie)

Bryce (Actor)

The Sleeping Dictionary 2003 (Movie)

Neville (Actor)

Max 2002 (Movie)

Adolph Hitler (Actor)

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 2001 (Movie)

Bryce (Actor)

Simon Magus 2001 (Movie)

Simon Magus (Actor)

Vanilla Sky 2001 (Movie)

Edmund Ventura (Actor)

Almost Famous 2000 (Movie)

Dick Roswell (Actor)

He Died With a Falafel in his Hand 2000 (Movie)

Danny (Actor)

The Escort 1999 (Movie)

Gem (Actor)

The Nine Lives of Tomas Katz 1998 (Movie)

Hyde Park Nutter (Actor)

Woundings 1998 (Movie)

Journalist (Actor)

There's No Fish Food in Heaven 1997 (Movie)

Jeff (Actor)

True Love And Chaos 1997 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

Sexing the Label 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

Shine 1996 (Movie)

David as an Adolescent (Actor)

Dad & Dave - On Our Selection 1994 (Movie)

(Actor)

Promised Land 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Flirting 1992 (Movie)

Danny Embling (Actor)

One Crazy Night 1992 (Movie)

(Actor)

Secrets 1992 (Movie)

Randolph (Actor)

The Nostradamus Kid 1992 (Movie)

Elkin (Actor)

Bangkok Hilton 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Dead to the World 1990 (Movie)

Skip (Actor)

Songlines 1988 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Prisoner of St. Petersburg 1988 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Year My Voice Broke 1988 (Movie)

Danny Embling (Actor)

Dogs in Space 1987 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dadah Is Death (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A talented performer who successfully made the transition from juvenile roles to adult performances, Australian actor Noah Taylor broke through in the United States playing the adolescent piano prodigy, David Helfgott, in the Oscar-winning drama, "Shine" (1996). Prior to this success, Taylor had both supporting and leading roles in a number of projects made in his native Australia, while managing to crack through across the Pacific with a role in the television miniseries "Dadah is Death" (CBS, 1988). After "Shine," he starred in the indie period drama, "Simon Magus" (1999), before appearing in consecutive movies directed by Cameron Crowe, "Almost Famous" (2001) and "Vanilla Sky" (2002). While entering blockbuster territory as Angelina Jolie's sidekick in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" (2001) and its sequel "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life" (2003), Taylor delivered his most complex and critically acclaimed performances as a pre-Nazi Adolf Hitler in the unrelenting drama, "Max" (2002). From there, he settled into a series of foreign and independently made features like "The Proposition" (2006) and "Submarine" (2010), none of which received much play in the States. Regardless, Taylor remained a talented performer capable of tackling a wide variety of offbeat characters in either supporting or leading roles.

Relationships

Suzie Howe

Step-Mother

Paul Taylor

Father
divorced from Taylor's mother c. 1973 remarried

Maggie Taylor

Mother
divorced from Taylor's father c. 1973

Jack Taylor

Brother
younger

EDUCATION

University High School

attended for two and a half years

Swinburne Community School

attended for three years

Milestones

2006

Starred with Guy Pearce in "The Proposition," an Australian western written by musician Nick Cave

2005

Cast as Charlie's father in Tim Burton's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic tale "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

2004

Cast in "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" directed and written by Wes Anderson

2003

Portrayed Bryce in "Lara Croft and the Cradle of Life: Tomb Raider 2"

2002

Portrayed Adolph Hitler in the Nazi feature drama "Max"

2001

Played leading role in "He Died With a Felafel in His Hand"

2001

Had featured part in "The Sleeping Dictionary"

2001

Reteamed with Crowe in a co-starring role in "Vanilla Sky", starring Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz

2001

Cast as the title character's assistant with a flair for gadgetry in "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"

2000

Co-starred as the band's manager in "Almost Famous", written and directed by Cameron Crowe

1999

Had title role in "Simon Magus", a Jewish peasant who is an outcast in the small village in which he lives

1996

Gained international prominence as the teenaged David Helfgott (played by Geoffrey Rush as an adult) in Scott Hicks' biopic "Shine"

1995

Featured as Geoffrey Rush's younger brother in the comedy "Dad and Dave - On Our Selection"

1992

First collaboration with screenwriter Jan Sardi, "Secrets"

1990

Reprised role of Danny in Duigan's "Flirting"

1988

American TV debut "Dadah Is Death"

1987

First leading role in features, Danny in "The Year My Voice Broke"; first collaboration with director John Duigan

1986

Feature film debut, "Dogs in Space"

1983

Was member of St Martins Theatre fof Youth in Melbourne

1974

Moved with family to Australia (date approximate)

Raised in Melbourne, Australia

Born in England

Bonus Trivia

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An article in a Melbourne, Australia newspaper published on August 8, 2001, referred to Taylor as "a recovered drug addict." The actor has subsequently refused comment except to tell the Sydney Morning Herald (August 9, 2001) that "I wish it hadn't happened. But I'm not going to discuss it any more. It's not open for discussion."

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"There's a spooky thing about acting sometimes where I often find that my own life will be mirroring the part I;m about to play. I find it's uncannily coincidental." --Noah Taylor quoted in On the Street, August 1996.

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"I'm just not a terribly ambitious person ... I never do much press, so I can stay anonymous. ... Being a star must be horrible: You can't hang out in bars, or take the subway without being hassled or even stalked. Instead, I'd like to be just famous enough to get into a few exclusive clubs and always get free drinks." --Taylor quoted in New York Post, November 21, 1996.

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"It never really occurred to me that I missed out on anything personally with the success of 'Shine'. It was a great experience. It's all gone remarkably well as far as I am concerned. I have always been able to work and I have always been able to have a pretty normal life. That's the balance I've always wanted. I've been able to do character roles in a variety of films, which is great." --Taylor quoted in the Sydney Morning Herald, June 15, 2001.

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