Reef Ireland has emerged as one of the most promising young actors in Australia today, evidenced by the fact that he has twice been shortlisted for the Australians in Film Heath Ledger Scholarship. His credits include the lead role in the feature film Downriver, directed by Grant Scicluna, opposite Kerry Fox, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and the key role of Wolf in TV series Westside from South Pacific Pictures.
Prior film credits include Fell from director Kasimir Burgess, Ana Kokkinos’ acclaimed Blessed, opposite Frances O’Connor, Miranda Otto and Deborah-Lee Furness, Richard Gray’s Summer Coda, Shirley Barrett’s South Solitary and Strangerland from director Kim Farrant.
Other TV credits to date include recurring roles in two series of Wentworth for Foxtel’s SoHo, series 1 & 2 of Network’s Ten’s critically acclaimed Puberty Blues and Showcase’s Tangle (Southern Star). Reef had a pivotal role in Crime drama Killing Time for (TV1) and lead guest roles in Rush (Southern Star), City Homicide (Seven Network), Bed of Roses (ABC), Mr & Mrs Murder (Fremantle) Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries (ABC) and Trip for Biscuits, also for the ABC.
When not in front of the camera, Reef is an avid motorbike rider.