Isabel Lucas (born 29 January 1985) is an Australian actress and model. From 2003–06 she played Tasha Andrews in Home and Away. In 2009, she made her film debut with the role of Alice in the sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. This later won her the award for Best Breakout Performance-Female in sci-fi and action at the 2009 Scream Awards. She appeared in The Loft (2014) and the thriller film Careful What You Wish For (2015), beside Nick Jonas. Lucas played Brooke in Chasing Comets, in 2018. She co-starred beside Alice Foulcher in That's Not Me in 2017, as the role Zoe Cooper.
Lucas at the opening of the Christian Dior couture Sydney CBD store in January 2013
|Nationality||Australian and Swiss|
In 2008, Lucas was approached by Steven Spielberg, the executive producer of the Transformers film series who cast her into the second sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, as the role of Alice. This later became the debut role in Lucas's career, earning the reward for "Best Breakout Performance-Female" in sci-fi and action at the 2009 Scream Awards. It is also one of her most known roles alongside other action and thriller films, such as Daybreakers (2009), Immortals (2011), and Red Dawn (2012).
Lucas appeared in the Australian drama-thriller Shooting in Vain, directed by Jared Januscka, which released on worldwide in 2018. It stars Alexandra Park, Diana Hopper, and Sebastian Gregory. Later in 2018, she appeared in In Like Flynn as the character Rose. The film became a success in Australia, Britain, rating as a 66–70% after its opening in theaters. It was later released worldwide the following year in March.
Lucas was born in Melbourne, Australia, the daughter of Beatrice, a special needs teacher, and Andrew, a pilot. Her father is Australian and her mother is Swiss, she can speak French and Swiss-German in addition to English. As a child, Lucas lived in Cairns, Queensland. She also lived in Switzerland and Kakadu, in the Northern Territory. Lucas attended St. Monica's College in Cairns.
Lucas was involved in drama during her school years and attended courses at Victorian College of Arts and Queensland University of Technology. In 2002, she was discovered by agent Sharron Meissner whilst on a holiday. Lucas auditioned for the role of Kit Hunter in Home and Away; although the producer of the show, Julie McGauran, felt that role was not right for Isabel, she was sufficiently impressed to have a new character, Tasha Andrews, created for her. Lucas won a Logie Award (for new popular talent) for her performance on the series.
During 2007 she focused on saving dolphins in Japan. The same year, in October, she appeared on the Today Show following the topic of saving dolphins.
In 2008, Lucas moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career further. While working with Steven Spielberg on the World War II miniseries The Pacific, Spielberg suggested Lucas for the role of Alice in the sequel 2009 Revenge of the Fallen, where he served as executive producer. She was cast in the movie, and shooting began in May 2008. Lucas went onto work with Michael Bay in the film series for the next year or so.
In 2008, she was cast in the vampire science-fiction thriller film Daybreakers. She played Alison Bromley, the daughter to Charles Bromley. Her character is bitten by Frankie Dalton, which turns her into a vampire.
Lucas relocated back to Australia in November 2016 from Los Angeles, to work on several Australian films, and in an article released in May 2017, she explained that "I have moved back home to Australia because I feel I am happy here, and I want to be around my family more." Lucas also stated that she usually travels back and forth between LA and Australia for acting work, but prefers Australia her home, as her permanent residence. She has since remained in Australia from November 2016.
She began filming the Australian biographical-drama film In Like Flynn in February 2017, with British and Australian actors William Moseley, Clive Standen, Corey William Large, David Wenham and actress Nathalie Kelley. The film was released to Australia on 11 October 2018. It was later released worldwide the following year in February.
In 2018, Lucas played Brooke in Chasing Comets, a biographical-drama comedy on the life of "Chase", a famous Australian rugby league player. The same year, she played Kali Stewart in Shooting in Vain, a drama thriller starring Sebastian Gregory, Diana Hopper, and Colleen Kelly.
In May 2018, Lucas began filming the upcoming Australian-biographical feature film, The Ogilvy Fortune, with no set release date.
In October 2007, Lucas was part of a group of 30 people from Surfers for Cetaceans, including American actress Hayden Panettiere, surfers David Rastovich and Vaya Phrachanh, who took part in a protest against dolphin culling in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. The group paddled out on surfboards to the dolphins to attempt to stop the hunt, but they were forced to turn around after being intercepted by one of the fishing boats. They drove straight to Kansai International Airport and left the country to avoid being arrested for trespassing by the Japanese police. There is still an outstanding arrest warrant for Lucas in Japan.
In 2004, Lucas served as a spokesperson for the Australian National Breast Cancer Foundation and provided support to many organisations, including World Vision as of 2009, The Humour Foundation as of 2004, Women Against Violence, Oxfam Community Aid Abroad as of 2006, Global Green Plan as of 2009, Save the Whales Again as of 2010 and Sea Shepherd as of 2012.
|2009||Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen||Alice|
|2009||The Waiting City||Scarlett|
|2010||The Wedding Party||Anna Petrov|
|2011||A Heartbeat Away||Mandy Riddick|
|2012||Red Dawn||Erica Martin|
|2014||That Sugar Film||Herself||Documentary|
|2014||The Loft||Sarah Deakins|
|2014||The Water Diviner||Natalia|
|2015||Knight of Cups||Isabel|
|2015||Careful What You Wish For||Lena Harper|
|2016||Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child||Gyp|
|2017||That's Not Me||Zoe Cooper|
|2018||Shooting in Vain||Kali Stewart||Post-production|
|2018||In Like Flynn||Rose|
|2019||In the Night||Marie||Short film|
|2019||The Ogilvy Fortune||Christina Albert||(Filming)|
|2003–2006||Home and Away||Tasha Andrews||Regular role|
|2010||The Pacific||Gwen||Episode: "Melbourne"|
|2017||Emerald City||Anna||Recurring role|
|2017–2018||MacGyver||Samantha Cage||Regular role|
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A film full of giant robots, explosions, fight scenes and scantily-clad babes doesn't seem like the most natural choice of projects for a vegetarian anti-whaling activist who listens to Billie Holiday, Marvin Gaye and Al Green.
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