Nash Edgerton

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Nash Edgerton
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Edgerton at a Warrior premiere in Israel on 16 October 2011
Born (1973-01-19) 19 January 1973 (age 49)
OccupationStuntman, filmmaker, actor
Years active1991–present
Spouse
Carla Ruffino
(m. 2014)
Children1
RelativesJoel Edgerton (brother)

Nash Edgerton (born 19 January 1973) is an Australian film director, actor and stuntman, and a principal member of the movie-making collective Blue-Tongue Films.

Early life[edit]

Edgerton was born in Blacktown, New South Wales and grew up in Dural (both suburbs of Sydney). He is the son of Marianne (van Dort), a homemaker, and Michael Edgerton, a solicitor/property developer.[1][2][3] His younger brother is actor Joel Edgerton. His mother is a Dutch immigrant who was born in The Hague.[4][5]

Film career[edit]

Stuntman[edit]

As a stuntman, he has worked on such films as The Matrix trilogy, The Thin Red Line, Superman Returns, and, most notably, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, as the stunt double for Ewan McGregor, who played Obi-Wan Kenobi.[6] His brother Joel appeared in those same films as young Owen Lars.

Director[edit]

Throughout Edgerton's career, he has made critically well-received short films often starring himself, such as Spider and Bear. He has also directed a total of four music videos for artist Bob Dylan ("Beyond Here Lies Nothin'", "Must Be Santa", "Duquesne Whistle", and "The Night We Called It a Day"). His feature-length directorial debut was The Square (2008), an Australian neo-noir thriller. His most recent film as director was Gringo, released in 2018.

From 2018 to 2021, Edgerton directed every episode of Mr Inbetween, an Australian television black comedy-drama series starring and written by Scott Ryan. The series is adapted from Ryan's 2005 film The Magician, which Edgerton helped Ryan expand from a short film. Edgerton's stepdaughter Chika Yasumura appears in the series as the daughter of Ryan's character.

Personal life[edit]

He began dating Carla Ruffino in 2011 and they married on 1 April 2014. He is stepfather to her daughter Chika Yasumura from a previous marriage.[7][8] They have one daughter together, Zumi (born 11 August 2015).[9][10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Music video[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

ARIA Music Awards[edit]

The ARIA Music Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises excellence, innovation, and achievement across all genres of Australian music. They commenced in 1987.

Year Nominee / work Award Result Ref.
2002 Nash Edgerton for Eskimo Joe's "Liar" Best Video Nominated [12]
2004 Nash Edgerton for The Sleepy Jackson's "Good Dancers" Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oh, brother - Film". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax. 8 January 2005. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  2. ^ "'Square' director, Nash Edgerton, likes keeping audiences on edge - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette". Post-gazette.com. 29 March 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Photo #226560 | The Australian Premiere Of Warrior Held At ..." CozyCot.com. Archived from the original on 19 January 2013. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Joel Edgerton And Nash Edgerton Talk 'Gringo' and Being Best Of Friends | Interviews | Articles". cinemovie.tv.
  5. ^ "Ashburn House Spring newsletter 2015". Issuu.
  6. ^ Nash Edgerton at IMDb
  7. ^ "Nash burnt by wife swap prank". www.dailytelegraph.com.au. 3 April 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  8. ^ "Nash Edgerton on Instagram: "With my fellow #mrinbetween nominee, the awesomely talented and beautiful Chika Yasumura, before we headed out for the AACTA Awards. Both…"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  9. ^ "PressReader.com - Your favorite newspapers and magazines". www.pressreader.com. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  10. ^ "Nash Edgerton on Instagram: "Happy Birthday to this beautiful clown 4️⃣🎉🍰🎈"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2020.
  11. ^ "The Gift (2015) (2015) - Box Office Mojo". boxofficemojo.com.
  12. ^ ARIA Award previous winners. "Winners by Award – Artisan Awards – Best Video". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 12 December 2019.

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