Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor. Thwaites was born on 10 August 1989 in Cairns, Queensland, to Fiona and Peter Thwaites. He has a sister, Stacey. He underwent secondary education at Cairns State High School in Far North Queensland, graduating as a senior in 2006.
He first came to prominence with his portrayal of Luke Gallagher in the Fox8 teen drama series SLiDE (2011), and later Stu Henderson in the soap opera Home and Away (2011–12). Since moving to the United States, Thwaites has headlined films such as Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012), Oculus (2013), and The Giver (2014), the latter, opposite Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. Thwaites was the lead actor in 2016’s Gods of Egypt, alongside Gerard Butler, and will next star in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the 2017 installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, as Henry Turner, the son of franchise character William Turner (Orlando Bloom).