Movies like The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the 300 series, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise have made an imprint on people’s minds due to their amazing stories and execution. These films are some of the most famous around the world and have also made millions at the box office. And one of the things in common between these movies is the talented Australian actor, David Wenham.
David has starred in many successful movies throughout the years. But besides his professional journey, today we will cover Wenham’s childhood, family, net worth, relationship, and fatherhood.
Who Is David Wenham?
The talented actor was born in Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, on September 21, 1965. He is the youngest of his siblings and has a brother named Peter and five sisters: Anne, Helen, Maree, Kathryn, and Carmel. David Wenham’s parents are Bill Wenham and Kath Wenham, and he is very close with them.
David attended the Christian Brothers High School in Lewisham, Sydney, and was raised in the Roman Catholic faith. Wenham then joined the University of Western Sydney’s Theatre Nepean and graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Soon after graduating from college, David started his acting career.
What Are Some Of The Projects David Wenham Has Worked On?
As aforementioned, David Wenham started his professional career immediately after graduation. His first foray into acting was as a background actor in the show Poor Man’s Orange. He then had small parts in other television series and TV movies like Australians, Rafferty’s Rules, The Heroes, Come in Spinner, Police Rescue, and Australiana. He also appeared in movies such as Roses Are Red, Gino, No Escape, Greenkeeping, and Idiot Box throughout the 1990s.
In the late 90s, David managed to secure significant roles in Return to Jupiter, Simone de Beauvoir’s Babies, and Blue Heelers. But it was Wenham’s appearance as Dan Della Bosca in SeaChange that resulted in him finding fame in his home country.
David’s career took off from then on, and he appeared in movies like Moulin Rouge!, The Bank, Dust, The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, and Pure. Then, in 2002, he played the part of Faramir in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. He reprised the role in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King the following year. His performance as Faramir made him a household name, and the character itself is a fan favorite.
After The Lord of the Rings series, David played Carl in Van Helsing, Dilios in 300 and 300: Rise of an Empire, and Scarfield in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, all of which were very popular among the fans. He has also worked on other films like The Children of Huang Shi, Paper Planes, Beyond the Known World, Nekrotronic, Peter Rabbit, and The Furnace, among others.
Furthermore, Wenham can be seen on the television series The Letter for the King, Pieces of Her, Top of the Lake, Romper Stomper, Iron Fist, Banished, and Killing Time. As per his IMDb, he has more than 90 acting credits to his name, and it is evident that he has found fame from his acting career.
How Much Is David Wenham’s Net Worth?
Having been in the industry for several decades now, it is no surprise that David Wenham’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. The actor has worked in many successful movies and television series over the years, so his earnings from acting are substantial.
Moreover, David is still actively involved in the industry and has many projects on the horizon. Well, we can assume that his fortune will also increase in the coming years.
Who Is David Wenham’s Partner?
While the actor has found worldwide fame due to his career, David Wenham has remained tight-lipped regarding his personal life. However, we do know that he has been in a relationship with his partner, Kate Agnew, since 1994. Despite being together for decades, the couple is not married.
David Wenham and his partner, Kate Agnew, are also parents of two little ones. The pair welcomed two daughters, one of them is Millie, born in November 2008. Besides this, not much has been revealed about the Wenham-Agnew family. Let’s hope we get to learn more about them in the coming days.
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