In an extraordinary career highlight, Toby won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at the 76th Venice International Film Festival, for his role in Babyteeth. Directed by Shannon Murphy, he stars alongside the formidable Ben Mendelshon, Essie Davies and Eliza Scanlen.
Toby recently made his US television debut playing Campbell in the popular Netflix YA drama series The Society, which has been renewed for a second season.
He played the lead role in feature film Acute Misfortune, from director Thomas M. Wright, which premiered at 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival. He also received fantastic reviews for his work on Stan Australia’s 2018 miniseries Romper Stomper, based on the original film by writer-director Geoffrey Wright.
Toby starred in two AACTA-nominated short fiction films in 2018: Nursery Rhyme, which won the Dendy Live Action Short Award for Best Director at the 2018 Sydney Film Festival, and Tangles and Knots. He also appeared in virtual reality short film Dream Channel, from Cobbstar Productions.
In 2016, Toby played the lead in Nicholas Verso’s coming-of-age feature Boys in the Trees, which premiered at both the Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals.
Other film credits include the adaptation of Tim Winton’s book The Turning: Cockleshell (directed by Tony Ayres); Galore, from director Rhys Graham, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival; and Return to Nim’s Island, opposite Bindi Irwin.
In his professional debut in Kriv Stenders’ Lucky Country (aka Dark Frontier), Toby was honoured with an Australian Film Institute Award Nomination for Best Young Actor, at only 13 years old.
Other credits include the young Michael Hutchence in the INXS miniseries Never Tear Us Apart; Surviving Georgia; It’s A Date; The Man that Got Away; and several short films including The Last Time I Saw Richard, which was one of the Dendy Short Film Finalists in 2013.
Originally from the UK, Toby emigrated to Australia as a child. His professional stage debut was in Opera Australia’s production of Capuletti and in 2016 he performed in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Skylight.
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