Australian feature film, TOMORROW: WHEN THE WAR BEGAN announces two more cast members, Ashleigh Cummings and Phoebe Tonkin
Following the announcement last week of Caitlin Stasey’s casting in the pivotal role of Ellie Linton in the upcoming feature film of John Marsden’s best-selling TOMORROW: WHEN THE WAR BEGAN, Director Stuart Beattie today announced that Ashleigh Cummings and Phoebe Tonkin will join Caitlin in ‘Hell’ (the safe haven used by the teenage warriors in the film).
Phoebe Tonkin, who has been cast as Fiona Maxwell (Fi), is best known for her role as the beautiful, magical mermaid Cleo in the enormously successful tv series H2O – Just Add Water, which airs in over 120 territories. In 2008 Phoebe was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Actress in a TV Drama for her work on H20 Series 2, a first for an actor in a teen-oriented series produced in Australia. Phoebe has also appeared in the Australian Theatre for Young People’s productions of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.
“Phoebe is an extraordinarily talented young actress with an ethereal presence and effortless grace, much like her character, Fiona”, said Beattie.
Relative newcomer, 16 year-old Ashleigh Cummings joins Caitlin and Phoebe and will play the role of Robyn Mathers, a deeply religious yet determined and tenacious girl. After roles in Home & Away and the feature film Razzle Dazzle in the past year, Ashleigh has honed her performance skills in Los Angeles and at the prestigious Brent Street Studios in Sydney.
“Ashleigh is a powerhouse of ideas and energy and captures the heart and inner strength of Robyn perfectly”, said Beattie.
Further announcements will be made shortly as contractual arrangements are finalised with cast members.