Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

A Fan Comes on Board; Aussie Actor Says He's Watched All the Pirates Movies

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

A Fan Comes on Board; Aussie Actor Says He's Watched All the Pirates Movies

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales

Stars: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Brenton Thwaites.

Directors: Joachim Ronning, Espen Sandberg

Rating: TBA

Reviewer's last word: Javier Bardem is an excellent villain who, along with a few other new additions, breathes new life into this well-worn franchise.

Star Profile: Brenton Thwaites

Quirky fact: Met his partner Chloe, with whom he has a daughter, while living in a share house on the Gold Coast to film Pirates of the Caribbean 5.

Best known for: The Giver, Maleficent, Gods of Egypt.

If you like this movie you'll like these: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland.

Quote: "There are so many near death experiences (in South Africa), that near death just becomes like getting a coffee in the morning - it keeps you awake and alive."

SCREEN LIFE

with Seanna Cronin

IN JUST a few short years Brenton Thwaites has gone from a Pirates of the Caribbean fan to a star of the hit Disney franchise.

The Cairns-born actor was just 14 when the first Pirates film, based on Walt Disney's theme park ride of the same name, was released and Johnny Depp's eccentric trickster Jack Sparrow took the world by storm.

"I haven't been on a movie like this with an already established fan base like this one; I'm one of them, to be honest," Brenton tells Weekend.

"I've watched these movies since I was a kid and I know how it feels when a new Pirates movie comes out; the excitement and buzz that comes with that."

Now 27, and a new father, Brenton joins the cast for the fifth instalment, Dead Men Tell No Tales.

The film follows Sparrow as he searches for the trident of Poseidon, a powerful artefact that will allow him to battle his old nemesis Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem), who has escaped from the Devil's Triangle and is determined to kill every pirate at sea.

Brenton plays Henry, a soldier in the Royal Navy. "When we first find him in the movie, he is a greenhorn on board a ship," he says.

"He's basically warning his captain of an oncoming danger, a supernatural threat, and they don't believe him and throw him in jail. …

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