Ben Mendelsohn - Details


BEN MENDELSOHN has been a well-known actor in Australia since starring at age 16 in the breakthrough film, The Year My Voice Broke.

Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1969 and spent much of his early childhood in Britain and Germany, returning to Melbourne for several years before going to boarding school in Pennsylvania in 1982.

Back in Australia the following year, he started acting at age 14. His first television role was a guest lead in the popular, long-running television series, The Flying Doctors.

By the time he was 16, he was working full-time professionally and had left school. After the success of The Year My Voice Broke, he began doing more film work. He had leading roles in numerous Australian features, including Spotswood (a.k.a. The Efficiency Expert), Sirens and Cosi as well as the Hollywood productions Quigley Down Under and Map of the Human Heart. His most recent films are Secret Men's Business and Sample People.

His television work includes The Man From Snowy River, Police Rescue, Halifax FP, Security and GP.