Known for movies

Brendan Cowell (born 1968) is an Australian actor, writer, director and producer. He has worked in television, film and theatre. He is best known for his role as Ben Mitchell in the soap opera Home and Away.

Cowell was born in Sydney, Australia. His parents were both school teachers. He has two older sisters. Cowell was educated at Sydney Boys High School and the University of Sydney.

Cowell’s acting career began in 1992 with a role in the television series Home and Away. He has also appeared in the films The Boys (1998), The Bank (2001) and The Great Gatsby (2013).

Cowell has written several plays, including Love is a Battlefield (2007) and The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself (2009). He has also directed the films Noise (2007) and The Square (2008).

Cowell’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. He has been married to actress Rachel Blake since 2009. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NameBrendan Cowell
ProfessionActor, Film director, Playwright, Screenwriter
EducationCharles Sturt University


ParentsYvonne Cowell, Bruce Cowell
SiblingsJacqui Cowell, Belinda Cowell


AwardsAACTA Award for Best Screenplay in Television
NominationsAACTA Award for Best Lead Actor, AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actor, Logie Award for Best Actor, ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Male)
MoviesRuben Guthrie, Beneath Hill 60, I Love You Too, Save Your Legs!, Observance, The Monkey's Mask, The Outlaw Michael Howe, Ten Empty, Floodhouse, City Loop, Noise, Broke, Three Blind Mice, Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away, I Missed My Mother's Funeral, Clutch
TV ShowsLove My Way, Fat Cow Motel, Life Support

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Fat Cow Motel2003TV SeriesJack Green
White Collar Blue2002TV SeriesDaniel Hudson
Life Support2001-2002TV SeriesTodd
Young Lions2002TV SeriesJason Doone
To End All Wars2001Wallace Hamilton
Water Rats2001TV SeriesJonathan Freeman
The Monkey's Mask2000Hayden
City Loop2000Robert
Monster!1999TV MovieNate
A Thousand WordsShort post-productionJames
Brock2016TV Mini-SeriesAllan Moffat
Comedy Showroom: The Letdown2016TV ShortHarry
Black Comedy2014-2016TV SeriesGuest Cast
Black Chook2015ShortJim Bloke
Last Cab to Darwin2015Publican
Soul Mates2014TV SeriesHarry Cunston
Wastelander Panda2014TV SeriesIsaac
The Outlaw Michael Howe2013TV MovieBritish soldier (uncredited)
The Darkside2013
The Borgias2013TV SeriesMattai the Hebrew
I Missed My Mother's Funeral2012ShortYoung Man
Howzat! Kerry Packer's War2012TV Mini-SeriesRodney Marsh
Save Your Legs!2012Rick
The Slap2011TV Mini-SeriesCraig
Underbelly Files: The Man Who Got Away2011TV MovieBenny O'Connell
Bee Sting2010ShortTom Stanners
Rush2010TV SeriesBlake Fincher
I Love You Too2010Jim
Beneath Hill 602010Oliver Woodward
Three Blind Mice2008Glenn
Ten Empty2008Shane Hackett
Noise2007/IConstable Graham McGahan
Love My Way2004-2007TV SeriesTom Jackson
Suburban Mayhem2006Interviewer (voice)
Deck Dogz2005Kurt
Floodhouse2004Herringbone John
Salem's Lot2004TV SeriesDud Rogers


Ruben Guthrie2015play / screenplay
The Outlaw Michael Howe2013TV Movie written by
Save Your Legs!2012written by
The Slap2011TV Mini-Series written by - 2 episodes
My Place2009TV Series written by - 1 episode
Ten Empty2008written by
Love My Way2004-2007TV Series written by - 8 episodes
Dangerous2007TV Series
Europe2005Short written by
Baggage Claim2002Short written by
Free2002/IIShort written by
I Love U2002Short written by
Running Down These Dreams2002Short written by
Sweet Dreams2002/IShort written by
Wasted on the Young2002Short written by
Chrono-logic2002Short written by
The Doppelgangers2002Short written by
Life Support2001-2002TV Series 4 episodes


Ruben Guthrie2015
The Outlaw Michael Howe2013TV Movie


Ruben Guthrie2015executive producer
Ten Empty2008co-producer
New Skin2002executive producer


Save Your Legs!2012performer: "Dreadlock Holiday"


Country Town Rescue2012TV Series documentaryNarrator
Kangaroo Mob2011DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
First Tuesday Book Club2008-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Panellist / Himself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
Sunrise2010TV SeriesHimself
Into the Shadows2009DocumentaryHimself
The Chaser's War on Everything2009TV SeriesHimself
Review with Myles Barlow2008TV SeriesHimself
The Merrick & Rosso Show2008TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Rove Live2008TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2015Awgie AwardAustralian Writers' GuildFeature Film - AdaptationRuben Guthrie (2015)
2015ZOOM AwardZoom Festival, SpainBest DirectorThe Outlaw Michael Howe (2013)
2012AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Screenplay in TelevisionThe Slap (2011)
2012Awgie AwardAustralian Writers' GuildTelevision Mini-Series - AdaptationThe Slap (2011)
2008FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest ActorNoise (2007)

Nominated Awards

2016AACTA AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Adapted ScreenplayRuben Guthrie (2015)
2011FCCA AwardFilm Critics Circle of Australia AwardsBest Actor - MaleBeneath Hill 60 (2010)
2010AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead ActorBeneath Hill 60 (2010)
2008Astra AwardAstra AwardsMost Outstanding Performance by an Actor - MaleLove My Way (2004)
2007AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Lead ActorNoise (2007)
2007Awgie AwardAustralian Writers' GuildTelevision - SeriesLove My Way (2004)
2007IF AwardIF AwardsBest ActorNoise (2007)
2007Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Popular ActorLove My Way (2004)
2006Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesLove My Way (2004)
2005Silver LogieLogie AwardsMost Outstanding Actor in a Drama SeriesLove My Way (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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