Aden Young has acquired an impressive filmography since his debut in Bruce Beresford’s Black Robe. His early credits include Broken Highway, which screened in Official Competition at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival. His 1995 performance in Metal Skin earned him a Film Critics Circle Best Actor Award and an AFI Best Actor nomination, as did his performance the following year in River Street. Other notable performances include Cousin Bette, opposite Jessica Lange; Molokai with Kris Kristofferson, In The Shadows with Joley Richardson, Love And War with Brenda Fricker, Serenades, Cosi, Hotel De Love, Mark Lee’s The Bet. In 2006 he toured the Sydney Theatre Company’s acclaimed New York run of Hedda Gablerwith Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett. In 2009 Aden returned to the screen with Kriv Stender’s Lucky Country and Bruce Beresford’s smash hit Mao’s Last Dancer.
In 2010 Aden will be seen in the Jeremy Sims WWI epic Beneath Hill 60 and Julie Bertuccelli’s The Tree, opposite the recipient of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival best actress award, Charlotte Gainsbourg. Behind the camera Aden has written and directed the award winning shorts, The Order and The Rose Of Ba Ziz and has collaborated with internationally renowned filmmaker Paul Cox, as editor of his most recent films, Salvation, Kaluapapa Heaven and Tajiri – Samurai In Space.
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