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: 09/04/1969 in London, England, GB


Actor (54)

Free Fire 2017 (Movie)

Gordon (Actor)

And Then There Were None 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)


The Windmill 2016 (Movie)

Nicholas Cooper (Actor)

Maya the Bee Movie 2015 (Movie)

Crawley (Voice)

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)


The Double 2014 (Movie)

Harris (Actor)

Welcome to Karastan 2013 (Movie)

Xan Butler (Actor)

Hatfields & McCoys 2012 (Tv Show)


Lawless 2012 (Movie)

Gummy Walsh (Actor)

The Borgias 2012 (Tv Show)


Red Dog 2011 (Movie)


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)


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)


Shine 1996 (Movie)

David as an Adolescent (Actor)

Dad & Dave - On Our Selection 1994 (Movie)

Joe (Actor)

Promised Land 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)


Flirting 1992 (Movie)

Danny Embling (Actor)

One Crazy Night 1992 (Movie)


Secrets 1992 (Movie)

Randolph (Actor)

The Nostradamus Kid 1992 (Movie)

Elkin (Actor)

Bangkok Hilton 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)


Dead to the World 1990 (Movie)

Skip (Actor)

Songlines 1988 (Movie)


The Prisoner of St. Petersburg 1988 (Movie)

Jack (Actor)

The Year My Voice Broke 1988 (Movie)

Danny Embling (Actor)

Dogs in Space 1987 (Movie)


Dadah Is Death (TV Show)


Peaky Blinders (Tv Show)



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.


Suzie Howe


Paul Taylor

divorced from Taylor's mother c. 1973 remarried

Maggie Taylor

divorced from Taylor's father c. 1973

Jack Taylor



University High School

attended for two and a half years

Swinburne Community School

attended for three years



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


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


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


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


Portrayed Adolph Hitler in the Nazi feature drama "Max"


Had featured part in "The Sleeping Dictionary"


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


First collaboration with screenwriter Jan Sardi, "Secrets"


Reprised role of Danny in Duigan's "Flirting"


American TV debut "Dadah Is Death"


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


Feature film debut, "Dogs in Space"


Was member of St Martins Theatre fof Youth in Melbourne


Moved with family to Australia (date approximate)

Born in England

Raised in Melbourne, Australia

Bonus Trivia


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."