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Lasarusa William Areibulu Ratuere (born 30 June 1985) is an Australian actor. He is known for his portrayal of Ishikawa, a member of Section 9, in the DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures feature film adaptation Ghost in the Shell.[1]

Lasarus Ratuere
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Lasarusa William Areibulu Ratuere

(1985-06-30) 30 June 1985 (age 34)
EducationSt Joseph's College, Nudgee
Years active2012–present
Known forGhost in the Shell
Home townSydney, New South Wales, Australia



Ratuere was born on 30 June 1985 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia to Fijian parents, Lasarus grew up in Brisbane, Queensland. Graduating from the Performing Arts Conservatory in 2012, Lasarus graced Australian screens in the world war epic The Digger, then made his American television debut in Steven Spielberg's and 20th Century Fox's sci-fi Terra Nova. He progressed on as Malcolm Mabo in the social and politically motivated biopic drama Mabo, co-starred in the comedy feature film The Mule and starred as a lead character in the hugely successful award-winning series Ready For This.

His first Sydney theatre role was at Belvoir St Theatre in the Australian play called Kill the Messenger. This led to a Helpmann Award[2] nomination for his critically acclaimed performance as the troubled lad Paul Witt.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Mabo Malcom Mabo TV movie
2014 The Mule Josh
2017 Ghost in the Shell[4] Ishikawa
2019 Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan Corporal Buddy Lea


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Terra Nova Richardson
2015 Ready For This[5] Mick 13 Episodes
Black Comedy Guest Cast
2017 The Leftovers Officer Bardo
2017 Cleverman 2 Bakanah
2017 Pulse Kenny Campbell
2018 Grace Beside Me Sonny McCardell

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  1. ^ Boland, Jasin (14 April 2016). "First Look: Scarlett Johansson in 'Ghost in the Shell' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  2. ^ Cuthbertson, Debbie (22 June 2015). "Helpmann Awards 2015 nominations: Opera Australia dominates as Les Miserables leads charge for musicals". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  3. ^ Hook, Chris (19 February 2015). "Kill The Messenger deeply tragic and hugely personal". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 September 2015.
  4. ^ Bell, Crystal (4 April 2016). "Scarlett Johansson is a major Badass in Ghost in the Shell first look". MTV. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  5. ^ Groves, Don (16 March 2015). "New joint venture shoots Oz's first Indigenous teen drama". if magazine. Retrieved 3 July 2016.