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Leigh Whannell

Leigh Whannell hails from Australia, where he began his career as an actor appearing in Aussie series like Neighbours and Blue Heelers. He met filmmaker James Wan in film school, where they started developing ideas together, and landed his first role in an American film in The Matrix Reloaded. Wan and Whannell wrote Saw in Australia and brought it to the US, where Whannell proved that not only is he an effective and versatile actor -- he held his own playing opposite Cary Elwes -- but a talented and imaginative screenwriter as well. In addition to his work on the screenplay for Saw II, Whannell wrote Saw III and Wan's upcoming film Silence for Universal. He will next appear in Wan's film Death Sentence, which is currently in production.

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Leigh Whannell Facts

OccupationActor, Screenwriter
BirthdayJanuary 17, 1977 (45)
BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

Selected Filmography

Insidious: Chapter 3
Saw VI
Saw: The Complete Movie Collection
Dying Breed
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole
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