Brenton Thwaites

"The Giver" Los Angeles Press Conference

Thwaites in 2014, photo by PR Photos

Place of Birth: Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Date of Birth: 10 August, 1989

Ethnicity: English, possibly other

Brenton Thwaites is an Australian actor. He has starred in the films Blue Lagoon: The Awakening, Occulus, Maleficent, The Giver, Ride, Gods of Egypt, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, An Interview with God, and Ghosts of War, and on television’s Titans, among other works.

Brenton is the son of Fiona Middleton and Peter Thwaites. He has two children with his partner Chloe Pacey.

Brenton’s parents both have English surnames. Nothing else appears to be publicly known about his ancestry.

Brenton’s maternal grandfather is likely named Terry Middleton.

A picture of Brenton with his father and sister can be seen here. A picture of Brenton’s mother can be seen here.

The Los Angeles Mission Thanksgiving Dinner for Skid Row

Thwaites in 2012, photo by PR Photos

58 Responses

  1. Andreus27 says:

    If it wasn’t for his straight hair then I’d definitely think he was mixed

  2. caligurl2 says:

    As usual the comment section is field with a bunch of ——– Americans. I say this as an American. Are people really saying he looks Mexican? you must not see many Mexicans or you are confusing white mexicans with mestizos because this guy looks fully white. Maybe because of Hollywood Americans have an ignorant view of people. But all English people looking like blonde anglo saxons is far from reality. Racially England is a melting pot of European groups.

    Europeans/Caucasians have the most expansive skin, hair and eye variation in the world. Stop applying rules for less diverse people such as East Asians or Blacks to white people. The same rules just dont apply. White people are the most diverse people on the planet. Blonde, pink, blue eyed =/= the only white people. Furthermore do you even realize what people of South America looked like before Spanish. Italian and Portuguese influence? They looked asiatic. Stop associating a European-centric phenotype with some imaginary latino race. This guy would not look out of place in Southern Europe.

    • caligurl2 says:

      filled* Damn I should look at the screen when i’m typing lol

    • Kimmel says:

      “White people are the most diverse people on the planet. Blonde, pink, blue eyed =/= the only white people” – Yet, EVERYBODY ELSE is “coloured”…

      Actually, it’s black people/Negroids that are the most varied genetically. Also, Caucasian can be applied to: North Africans, South Asians, and Western Asians.

      • fuzzybear44 says:


        I agree with Kimmel , black people are more diverse genetically and skin tone wise(and I’m talking about Africans). Blue ,green, hazel etc eyes are more common to whites, but not exclusive to them. Africans also have these colors, it’s just rare(also there are Africans with those eye colors, and are healthy. I’ve seem natural blond and red hair on Africans also. again just rare. Also Caucasian these days can be anybody (black or white). I’ve know plenty of black people with Caucasian phenotypes

  3. celebfan says:

    He recently became a father.

  4. Kimmel says:

    South African going by the name. And not really surprising considering it’s a boat ride away from Australia.

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