Originally from the UK, Toby emigrated to Australia as a child.
He will play the lead role of Steve Jones in Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle’s latest project Pistols, based on the 2018 memoir of the legendary Sex Pistols guitarist.
Toby won Best Lead Actor in Film at the 2020 AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) Awards for his performance as Moses in Babyteeth, opposite Ben Mendelsohn and Eliza Scanlen and directed by Shannon Murphy. A career highlight role for Toby, the film received nine 2020 AACTA Awards and has been highly celebrated since premiering at the 2019 Venice Film Festival where Toby received the prestigious Marcello Mastroianni Award for Young Actor.
Toby played Campbell Eliot in Chris Keyser and Marc Webb’s popular Netflix series, The Society. He played leading roles in the Australian feature Acute Misfortune, opposite Daniel Henshall, and miniseries Romper Stomper, based on the original film by writer-director Geoffrey Wright.
Toby made his professional debut in Kriv Stenders’ feature film Lucky Country (Dark Frontier). It was for this role that he was nominated for an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Young Actor. Other credits include the feature The Turning, adapted from Tim Winton’s iconic book; Galore, directed by Rhys Graham and co-starring Ashleigh Cummings; the young Michael Hutchence in the INXS miniseries Never Tear Us Apart; and the lead in Nicholas Verso’s coming-of-age feature Boys in The Trees.
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