Christopher Egan

BATD ON Jun 09, 2010 AT 10:01 am

Christopher Egan

Christopher Egan

What is it about Australia? That country seems to produce perfectly toned, tanned and sexy men as if they grow on trees!

25-year-old Australian actor, Christopher Egan is the newest import from down under set on storming Hollywood. His newest film is the romantic comedy Letters to Juliet, which opens later this week.

Chris was born in 1984 in Sydney, Australia. An enthusiastic performer from a young age, he attended the McDonald College of Performing Arts where he was trained as a professional actor, singer and dancer. His big break came in 1999 when he was cast in “Home and Away,” the long running Australian soap opera where actors such as Heath Ledger, Isla Fisher and Naomi Watts were once notable cast members. At only 16-years-old, Chris earned legions of fans and remained a regular on the show for three years.

In 2003, Chris moved to Los Angeles and landed a role in the ABC miniseries “Empire“, which was a historical drama set in ancient Rome. Chris played Marcus Agrippa, a general and the son-in-law of Augustus Caesar. Chris’s film career began in 2007 when he appeared in the fantasy film Eragon, which was adapted from a popular book series. Later that year, he also had a role in the action/horror film Resident Evil: Extinction. Both movies were financially successful and Chris’s stock in Hollywood started to rise.

He returned to television in 2009 as the star of the drama Kings. The series is loosely based on the Biblical story of King David, but set in a fictional kingdom that resembles the present-day United States. Although the series was cancelled after only 1 year, it earned positive reviews from critics and a dedicated fan base.

Chris’s newest project is the romantic comedy, Letters to Juliet, with Amanda Seyfried, Vanessa Redgrave and Gael Garcia Bernal. In the film, he plays Charlie, a young man caught up in his grandmother’s search for her long lost love. We can’t argue that Chris looked delicious as Amanda’s love interest, but we found his overall performance in the film to be a little grating. Maybe it was his poor attempt at a British accent; we can always spot a fake! Better luck next time, Chris!

Letters to Juliet opens this Friday in cinemas (11.06.10).

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