Tomorrow when the war started: where are they now?
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Caitlin Stasey (Ellie Linton)
Starring the main character Ellie, Caitlin was already a household name in Australia thanks to her roles as Francesca Thomas in The pajama party club and Rachel Kinski on Neighbors
Following TWTWB, Caitlin continued to work as an actress in Australia and Hollywood and continued to star in Please love me alongside actor Josh Thomas from 2013 to 2016, detective drama APB in 2017 and more recently comedy series Bridge and tunnel alongside Ed Burns in 2021. Now she’s signed on to the Amazon Prime Original series Class of ’07 alongside Emily Browning and Megan Smart.
Phoebe Tonkin (Fiona Maxwell)
Another well-known face before the film’s release, Phoebe had played the role of Cleo in the H20 mermaid series: Just Add Water. After the film, Phoebe appeared as Adrian Hall in At home and away and Faye Chamberlain in The secret Circle before moving to Hollywood.
In Tinseltown, Phoebe made a name for herself as Hayley Marshall in The vampire diary and derived series The originals, before roles in The Case, Safe Harbor and Flowering. Returning recently to Australia for the 2021 AACTA Awards, Phoebe’s Next Big Move is an Australian film titled Transfusion with Sam Worthington.
“I’m excited it was so nice to come back,” said Phoebe WHO. “It was a bit of a weird time because it was just when the blockages started to start again in Sydney, but I was really, really grateful that I got to shoot and be a part of this movie again.
“It was wonderful, it was such a beautiful movie.”
Deniz Akdeniz (Homer Yannos)
Tomorrow when the war started was Deniz’s first major acting credit, although he’s had some pretty incredible roles over the years.
He has had roles on American TV shows including South Beach, Graceland, Jessie, Jane The Virgin, Once Upon A Time, Agents of SHIELD, Magnum PI and Mermaid. Most recently, the actor landed the role of Max in the Kaley Cuoco series. The stewardess – which has just been nominated for several awards at the 2021 Golden Globes.
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Rachel Hurd-Wood (Corrie Mackenzie)
She rose to fame as doe-eyed Wendy in Jeremy Sumpter’s Peter Pan in the 2003 film, later joining the Australian stars in Tomorrow when the war started. Since then she has appeared in UK series like Click and Residential fires, with films including The cartographer and Highway to Dhampus.
She has also spent the last few years taking on a new role, as the mother of two, whom she shares with her husband of four years, Russ Bain.
“Family day out. I still don’t know how to become an adult despite being married and a mother of two… that just seems to be happening? ”She wrote in a recent Instagram post.I know these people are my top priority and I love them like crazy. “
Chris Pang (Lee Takkam)
After his first major role in TWTWB 11 years ago, Chris is now on his way to becoming a Hollywood idol with enviable roles in big movies. He played future groom Colin in Rich and crazy Asians, Johnny in charlie’s angels and starred as Trevor in Andy Samberg’s comedy Palm Springs. Then he will star in a currently untitled Adele Lim project, Underdog on the rise, The Hitman’s Revenge and Amazon Prime As we see.
Lincoln Lewis (Kevin Holmes)
The actor had just graduated from his three-year arc as Geoff Campbell on At home and away when Tomorrow when the war started followed up roles with a concert series on Australian television. He played Bruce Higgs in Under the belly, Dominic Emmerson in Housewives and shock in Gallipoli.
Taking a hiatus from 2016 to 2019, Lincoln returned to the screen with a role alongside Australians Luke Bracey and Travis Fimmel in Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan. He then tried his hand at horror with a role opposite John Jarratt in the 2021 film. The possessed.
Ashleigh Cummings (Robyn Mathers)
After playing Ali Edmonds on At home and away and Robyn on Tomorrow when the war started Ashleigh appeared on the classic Australian teenage show Puberty Blues. Playing Debbie Vickers for two years, she went on to star in Gallipoli, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, Westside and The Goldfinch, alongside Nicole Kidman.
The actress then landed a leading role opposite Zachary Quinto in the vampire series. NOS4A2 – which ended after two seasons in 2020 – and is currently filming a crime series Citadel alongside Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Richard Madden and Stanley Tucci. Things are looking good for the star as she continues to take on Hollywood!
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Andy Ryan (Chris Lang)
He played the stoner Chris who was so cooked he didn’t even notice a war raging in the outside world. Since then, Andy has played various roles in everything from Rake at Janet King and Mr. in-between.
But fans will likely remember Andy from his performance as Simon Bowditch in Natural child, playing the love interest of Miranda Tapsell’s Martha Tennant.
Tomorrow When The War Began is currently streaming on Stan.