Wenham attended the University of Western Australia before starting his career with small roles on television. He first gained attention for his memorable turn as an embittered exconvict in the stage play The Boys, and for his role as a pyromaniac in both the stage and screen versions of Cosi.
In 1997, Wenham starred in the miniseries Babies, for which he won his first Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award. The following year, he earned dual AFI Award nominations, one for his recurring role in the series SeaChange, for which he also won a Logie Award, and another for his performance in the screen adaptation of The Boys, for which he also received a Film Critics Circle of Australia (FCCA) Award nomination. Wenham has since won AFI, FCCA and Australian Comedy Awards for his role in the film Gettin' Square; garnered AFI Award and FCCA Award nominations for the films Better than Sex and The Bank; and received an AFI Award nomination for Molokai: The Story of Father Damien. He more recently earned an AFI Award nomination for the telefilm The Brush-Off, and won an AFI Award for his performance in the miniseries Answered by Fire.
Wenham's other film credits include The Proposition, Pure, The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course, Dust, Russian Doll, No Escape and Greenkeeping.
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