David Wenham has appeared in various movies, television series and theatre productions. Among all, he is prominent for his role in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and Van Helsing.
Wenham has also appeared in 300, 300: Rise of an Empire, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales that has helped him earn global recognition. Here we will learn seven exciting facts of the actor.
David Wenham is 5 feet and 10 inches tall (1.78 m). He is currently 54 years old, having been born on September 21, 1965.
David is Australian and spent his formative years in Marrickville, New South Wales. His parents, Kath Wenham and Bill Wenham have seven children, including David.
He has five older sisters: Helen Wenham, Anne Wenham, Carmel Wenham, Kathryn Wenham, and Maree Wenham and a older brother, Peter Wenham.
David, nicknamed Daisy while his sisters called him Dais/Daze, grew up in the Roman Catholic faith.
Wenham received national recognition with his role in the Australian television series SeaChange. He played as Daniel Della Bosca, more specifically Diver Dan, in season one and two of the show.
The character made him the nation heartthrob, and since then, he has become a sort of a sex symbol. Wenham even went on to earn Australia's sexiest man alive tag. However, the 54 years old actor has always been modest of winning such a title. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, David stated,
"It is laughable. Anyone who knows me would say the same. I am not that sex-symbol guy.”
David Wenham narrated the television program, Deadliest Warrior, under the pseudonym Drew Skye. The show would provide information about historical or modern warriors and compare the weapons used by them, classifying them under "deadliest" based on a test done during each episode.
In addition to the program, the 54 years old actor also narrated the video game 300: March to Glory. The game is based on Frank Miller's comic book 300 and the movie of the same name. David happens to be the main cast of the film playing as Dilios in both 300 and the sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire.
Wenham played as Faramir in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. He appeared in two of the Lord of the Rings films: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Interestingly, his resemblance to the English actor Sean Bean, especially their nose features, aided in the decision for casting directors to approach Wenham for the role. Bean played as the on-screen brother of David in the movie.
Remember we talked about Wenham's charismatic personality that made him Australia's sexiest man alive? Well, it seems like the perks of being alluring came into play when he met dancer-turned-yoga-teacher Kate Agnew back in the 1990s. The couple has been together since 1994, for 25 years now; however, they are not officially married.
Wenham and Agnew have two children: Eliza Jane Wenham, born on October 10, 2002, and Millie Wenham, born in November 2008.
The show, which premiered on March 20, 2020, via Netflix, has completed six episodes. It also features Ruby Ashbourne Serkis, Gijs Blom, Jonah Lees, Omid Djalili, Yorick van Wageningen and Ben Chaplin in primary roles.