Blake’s work on the highly-acclaimed adaptation of Christos Tsiolkas’ novel The Slap, for the ABC, accorded him a great deal of praise and a nomination for the Out of the Box Award at the 2011 Inside Film Awards, as well as a nomination for Most Outstanding Actor in a Drama at the Festival de Television de Monte Carlo.
Blake’s breakthrough role came in 2008 as Max in Tangle, for Showcase, opposite Ben Mendelsohn, Catherine McClements and Kat Stewart. He went on to shoot three series of the critically-acclaimed show.
Other credits include lead guest roles in Mr & Mrs Murder, Blue Heelers, Bed of Roses and Rush, the short films The Wizard, Wiccan and The Gidji and a lead in the ABC/BBC co production Dead Gorgeous. Blake has studied drama at the Screen Actors’ Studio, The Rehearsal Room, TAFTA, Victoria Youth Theatre, The National Theatre and the NIDA Open Progam.
He appeared in the Griffin Theatre’s production of Beached in Sydney, alongside Gia Carides, and made his stage debut opposite Alison Whyte and Wendy Hughes in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of All About My Mother, under the direction of Simon Phillips. He appeared alongside a stellar cast in a reading of 8 the play, in both Melbourne and Sydney.