The April 2019 edition of GQ Magazine lists Ballarat-born Aaron Glenane as one of the top 6 next generation of Australian leading names about to crack the Hollywood scene. Aaron is a BAF alumni, collecting BAF awards in 2003 and 2004. He
recently appeared as the lead role of Chook in the survival thriller Killing Ground which had its International Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival 2017 followed by an Australian release in early 2017.
Gaining national and international attention for his performance as Gus in Drift, Aaron recently starred alongside Academy Award winners Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in James Vanderbilt's political drama Truth. His other film credits include Bucko in The Black Balloon starring Toni Colette, Luke Ford, Rhys Wakefield and Gemma Ward, Larry in Concealed as well as a starring role in the 2013 Tropfest short film Ca$h Cow.
Here is his interview from GQ Magazine, and what might be next for him on the international film stage.
Name: Aaron Glenane
Look out for: Picnic at Hanging Rock, Snowpiercer, Ride Like a Girl (2019)
GQ: What’s been the most memorable project you’ve worked on?
AG: Playing [the character of] Chook in Killing Ground made a big splash. I’ve had people in Australia and LA say, “you’ve ruined camping for me! I can never go to the Outback again!”
GQ: Yikes! What does an average day in Hollywood look like for you?
AG: Wake up. Work out. Smash a shake. Drill my accents. Read about something I know nothing about. Eat lunch. Write my script. Chat with my agent. Shoot some hoops. Meditate. Sleep. And then every three months get out of LA and remind myself how the rest of the world lives!
GQ: What changes have you seen occur in the film industry since you started acting?
AG: I’ve noticed big changes in the last 12 months – I’ve worked with two brilliant female directors and acted alongside an African American/Jewish leading man. One group who, I feel, are still missing out are people with physical and intellectual disabilities. I’m determined to find a way to bring their voices forward.