Michael Sheasby

Biography

Michael Sheasby is an Australian actor best known for his work in Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge", Jennifer Kent's "The Nightingale" and "Home & Away". He was born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, and immigrated to Sydney, Australia with his family in 2001. After graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) in 2010, Michael began his career leading on stage at the Sydney Opera House in roles such as King Henry in Shakespeare's "Henry V", and Valentine Coverly in Tom Stoppard's "Arcadia". After turning his attention to film, Michael played the role of Tex Lewis in Mel Gibson's "Hacksaw Ridge", and Aidan Carrol in Jennifer Kent's "The Nightingale" which received the Jury Prize at the Venice Festival 2018. In 2012 Michael received the runner-up prize for the Heath Ledger Scholarship, as well as the BBM Youth Scholarship for acting. In 2017 he was a recipient of the Mike Walsh Fellowship which allowed him to go further his study in New York. Michael won the Casting Guild of Australia's Rising Stars Award in 2018.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
The Nightingale August 29, 2019