Top of the Lake: China Girl

Cast Members

David WenhamPlays Al Parker

One of Australia’s most respected actors, David Wenham has received critical acclaim for his diverse performances in film, theatre and television.

Film credits include Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! and Australia, Better Than Sex, The Bank, The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King, Gettin’ Square, Van Helsing, The Proposition opposite Guy Pearce, 300, and most recently Oranges and Sunshine alongside Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving.

For television he received acclaimed for his roles as ‘Diver Dan’ in Seachange and his portrayal of Andrew Fraser in Killing Time. He will next be seen in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake. Other credits: Answered by Fire, The Brush Off, After the Deluge, Simone De Beauvoir’s Babies and Heartland. In theatre he has performed in The Seagull, Hamlet, Splendids, The Tempest, Cosi, Jerry Springer: The Opera (Sydney Opera House); Cyrano De Bergerac and True West; Tartuffe.

David received a AFI Award in 2007 for his role in Answered by Fire, a Screen Actors Guild Award® for The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, and a IF Award, FCCA Award and AFI Award for Getting’ Square, he has received AFI Nominations for Oranges and Sunshine, The Bush Off, Molokai: The Story of Father Damien, The Bank, Better Than Sex, The Boys, Seachange and Simone De Beauvoir’s Babies. He has received a Silver Logie for his role in Seachange and nominations for After the Deluge, Answered by Fire and Killing Time.