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Aden Young Biography

Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Actor, director, editor

Fast Facts

  • Moved to Australia at age 9
  • Studied at the Australian Theatre for Young People
  • Worked as an editor with filmmaker Paul Cox on several feature films and documentaries
  • Was in the running to play the young Obi Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, but lost out to Ewan McGregor
  • Adapted the 2007 short film The Rose of Ba Ziz from a children's book written by his father
  • Is among the cast of the 2007 documentary In the Company of Actors, which chronicles rehearsals and preparations for the Sydney Theatre Company's production of Hedda Gabler at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York


  • 2015Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1996Australian Film Institute Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated