Brendan Cowell is an Australian actor, writer and director. He was born in Cronulla, New South Wales, and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Media at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst. Brendan's plays have been produced by prominent theatre companies in Australia and internationally, and he has received the Patrick White Playwrights' Award, the Griffin Award and the Nicholas Parsons Young Playwrights Award. Brendan played the popular character Tom in Love My Way and wrote many episodes of the critically acclaimed television drama series which won the AFI Award for Best Television Drama Series for each of its three seasons (2005-2007). He has played the lead role in feature films, including the 2007 crime drama Noise, for which he was awarded a Film Critics Circle Award and nominated for an AFI Award, World War I drama Beneath Hill 60 and rom-com I Love You Too. Brendan played Hamlet in a 2009 Bell Shakespeare production. Brendan lives in Newtown, Sydney, and is a committed supporter of the Cronulla Sharks rugby league team.