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Aden Young has acquired an impressive list of film, theatre and television credits since his screen debut as a 17th Century French missionary in Bruce Beresford's Black Robe. This standout performance exhibited his intuitive approach to acting and garnered notice and critical acclaim. He then followed this performance up with the action thriller Sniper alongside Tom Berenger. His early credits also include Love in Limbo, Shotgun Wedding and Broken Highway, which screened in Official Competition at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival.
In 1994, he starred in Paul Cox’s Exile and the love quadrangle drama Metal Skin, for which Aden earned an AFI nomination for Best Actor. He was honored with the Australian Critics Circle Award for this role.
Other notable performances include River Street, which earned him another AFI nomination for Best Actor, the acclaimed Cosi, playing an impish and egotistical theatre director, Hotel de Love, Lucky Country, Bruce Beresford’s Mao’s Last Dancer, Cousin Bette starring opposite Jessica Lange and Elizabeth Shue, Collision Course, The War Bride with Anna Friel and Brenda Fricker, and Mark Lee’s directorial feature debut, The Bet.
In 2004 Aden was seen on stage with the Sydney Theatre Company’s sold out season of Hedda Gabler alongside Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchett. He also toured with the company to New York in 2006.
In 2007 Aden appeared on the US television series “The Starter Wife” alongside Judy Davis, Miranda Otto and Debra Messing. His other television credits include “After the Deluge”, “Two Twisted”, and the multi award winning “East West 101”.
In 2009 Aden appeared in the acclaimed World War I drama Beneath Hill 60 and Julie Bertucelli's The Tree opposite Charlotte Gainsbourg, which was honored as the closing night film of the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. Most recently Aden played the lead in Academy Award winner Ray McKinnon's US series RECTIFY on SundanceTV, for which Aden has earned a Critics Choice Award nomination.
Behind the camera, Aden has written and directed the award winning shorts The Order and The Rose of Ba Ziz starring Hugo Weaving. He has also worked extensively as an editor with the internationally acclaimed filmmaker Paul Cox on several drama and documentary features.
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