Abe Forsythe

Abraham Forsythe (born 26 July 1981) is an Australian film and television actor, director, writer and producer. He is the son of actor and comedian Drew Forsythe.

Abe Forsythe
Born
Abraham Forsythe

(1981-07-26) 26 July 1981 (age 39)
Australia
OccupationActor, director, writer, producer

CareerEdit

He first appeared on the TV series The Miraculous Mellops. He has since appeared as Campbell Todd on the Australian TV series Always Greener, starred in the mini-series Marking Time and starred and directed the 2003 film Ned. He also directed and starred in a parody of The Matrix called Computer Boy. He also starred in the Australian/British television series co-production Tripping Over.

Forsythe has also guest starred in several Australian TV shows, including Blue Heelers, All Saints, Water Rats and Blue Water High.

In 2009, Forsythe wrote and directed the Tropfest short Being Carl Williams. The short won second prize and the Best Comedy award.[1] The 2010 Tropfest saw him win first prize with Shock, a short tribute to radio personality Kyle Sandilands.

In 2012 he played a lead role in one of Australia's most popular TV mini-series ever. Forsythe played John Cornell in the Australian drama Howzat! Kerry Packer's War which was based on Packer's takeover of cricket in 1977, and the establishment of World Series Cricket. Along with directing the second series of Laid (TV series).

In 2016 he wrote and directed the controversial 2005 Cronulla riots inspired black comedy Down Under. Followed in 2019 by Little Monsters a horror/comedy starring Lupita Nyong'o and Josh Gad, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

In November 2019, he was confirmed to direct the next installment of the RoboCop franchise, titled RoboCop Returns.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Forsythe was married to Helen Dallimore, star of the musical Wicked.[3][4] They separated in 2013.

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Director Writer Notes
1999 Navin Wants to Be a Superhero Yes Yes Also editor
2003 Ned Yes Yes
2016 Down Under Yes Yes
2019 Little Monsters Yes Yes
TBA RoboCop Returns Yes No

Acting roles

Year Title Role
1991 The Miraculous Mellops Unknown
1994 Escape from Jupiter Kingston
2000 Computer Boy Agent Smith
2001 Always Greener Campbell Todd
2003 Ned Ned Kelly
Marking Time Hal Fleming
2004 Fireflies Hank Sharp
2005 The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant Sam
2006 Tripping Over Nic
2010 Laid Charlie

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tropfest 2009 – Winners". Urban Cinefile. 23 February 2009. Retrieved 12 April 2009.
  2. ^ "RoboCop Returns lands Little Monsters director Abe Forsythe". Den of Geek. Retrieved 22 November 2019.
  3. ^ Wolf, Matt (17 July 2009). "London Notes: Helen Dallimore". Broadway.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  4. ^ "2008 Helpmann Awards Nominations Announced". WireImage. 30 June 2008. Archived from the original on 5 June 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2009. Newly engaged Abe Forsythe and Helen Dallimore attend the nominations for the 2008 Helpmann Awards at Her Majesty's Theatre on June 30, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.

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