Steve Peacocke

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Steve Peacocke
Steve Peacocke.jpg
BornStephen Peacocke
(1981-10-30) 30 October 1981 (age 32)
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present
Partner(s)Bridgette Sneddon (2005-present)
 
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Steve Peacocke
Steve Peacocke.jpg
BornStephen Peacocke
(1981-10-30) 30 October 1981 (age 32)
Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
OccupationActor
Years active2006–present
Partner(s)Bridgette Sneddon (2005-present)

Stephen "Steve" Peacocke (born 30 October 1981) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Darryl Braxton, on popular soap opera Home and Away.

Early life[edit]

Peacocke was born and raised in Dubbo, New South Wales. He spent three years unloading freight trucks and when he was 18, he spent a year working as a jackaroo in Bourke, for which he worked for $3 an hour. A year later he went to the University of Newcastle and studied communications. During his time at university, Peacocke took a keen interest in rugby, which he later gave up after many injuries and while recovering from an injury he auditioned for a play, leading to many performances for Newcastle University Conservatorium Theatre Productions.

Personal life[edit]

Peacocke has been in a relationship with actress Bridgette Sneddon since 2005.[1][2] The couple met at the University of Western Sydney.[3]

Career[edit]

Peacocke knew he wanted to be an actor from the age of 16. He had many performances on stage at Newcastle University, one of which he was awarded a City of Newcastle Drama Award for his portrayal of Ricko in Nick Enright's A Property of the Clan in 2004.[1] He went on to act in the short play festival Brand Spanking New with actress Bel Deliá [4] in playwright/director Augusta Supple's work Interrupting Grace directed by Nick Curnow,[5] and also on Supple's later venture Stories from the 428. He also had a role in Kit Brookman's It Was Raining All Afternoon.[6]

Peacocke began his on-screen acting career in 2006 when he appeared in a small role in the award-winning Australian film Suburban Mayhem. His second feature is the 2011 film Burning Man, with Matthew Goode and Bojana Novakovic. Peacocke began appearing on television in 2007, when he played the role of Zeb Hall in medical drama series All Saints. His other television credits include Packed to the Rafters, Rake and the television film Emerald Falls in 2008, which starred Georgie Parker.

In early 2011, Peacocke received the role of Darryl "Brax" Braxton, a local River Boy, on the Australian soap opera Home and Away.[7] Peacocke also revealed his plans to work in the United States in the future.[8] In 2012, Peacocke won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent.[9] The following year, he won the Most Popular Actor award.[10] He also received a nomination for the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television.[11]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2006Suburban MayhemStore Attendant
2007All SaintsZeb HallEpisode: "Balancing Act"
2008Emerald FallsBushwalkerTelevision film
Cue HowardSir William DelamereShort film
2009Packed to the RaftersWaiterEpisode: "Belonging"
2010RakeMichael WarnerEpisode: "R v Mark"
The Black Dog[12]StevenShort film
The RobberyInterrogatorShort film
2011TelethonHimselfEpisode: 15 October 2011
Burning Man
2011–presentHome and AwayDarryl "Brax" BraxtonMain role
2014Hercules: The Thracian WarsStephanosSupporting role

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryResultWork
2012Logie AwardsMost Popular New Male TalentWonHome and Away
2013Most Popular Personality on TelevisionNominated
Most Popular ActorWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Devlyn, Darren (2 March 2011)"Peacocke struts his stuff". Herald Sun. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Soap heart-throb turns up the heat". The West Australian. Seven West Media. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Byrnes, Holly (7 December 2013). "Bridgette Sneddon thrilled to join her Logie-winning boyfriend Steve Peacocke on Home And Away". Herald Sun (The Herald and Weekly Times). Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2602328.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ http://www.nickcurnow.com/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Hop On The Bus – Gus!". jameswaites.ilatech.org. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (15 March 2011). "Steve Peacocke (Brax, 'Home and Away')". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (12 September 2011) "'Home and Away' Steve Peacocke: 'US film work is my goal'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Burgess, Matthew (15 April 2012) "2012 Logie Awards: all the action". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 April 2012. 
  10. ^ Bodey, Michael (8 April 2013). "Third time lucky for Asher Keddie busts Nine's Logie run". The Australian (News Limited). Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  11. ^ "Nominees revealed for the 2013 TV Week Logie Awards!". TV Week. ninemsn. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2013. 
  12. ^ "Black Dog a review". screentrek.com. 23 June 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 

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