Wenham Wonderland
Acting Career: Films

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole (2010)

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Synopsis and Cast:

A young owl seeks the help of an owl army to vanquish the forces of the evil owls.

Cast List:
Emily Barclay - Gylfie (voice)
Abbie Cornish - Otulissa (voice)
Essie Davis - Marella (voice)
Adrienne DeFaria - Eglantine (voice)
Joel Edgerton - Metalbeak (voice)
Deborra-Lee Furness - Barran (voice)
Sacha Horler - Strix Struma (voice)
Bill Hunter - Bubo (voice)
Ryan Kwanten - Kludd (voice)
Anthony LaPaglia - Twilight (voice)
Miriam Margolyes - Mrs. Plithiver (voice)
Helen Mirren - Nyra (voice)
Sam Neill - Allomere (voice)
Barry Otto - Echidna (voice)
Richard Roxburgh - Boron (voice)
Geoffrey Rush - Ezylryb (voice)
Angus Sampson - Jutt (voice)
Jim Sturgess - Soren (voice)
Hugo Weaving - Noctus / Grimble (voice)
David Wenham - Digger (voice)
Leigh Whannell - Jatt (voice)
Gareth Young - Pete (voice)
Amanda Bishop - Additional Voices (voice)
Anthony Cogin - Additional Voices (voice)
Trent Dalzell - Additional Voices (voice)
James Evans - Additional Voices (voice)
Lelda Kapsis - Additional Voices (voice)
Andrew McDonnell - Additional Voices (voice)
John Xintavelonis - Additional Voices (voice)

David's Role:

David played Digger, a burrowing owl who helps Soren to find the legendary Owls of Ga'hoole.


Stills and Screen Captures


Adapted from the first three books of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series written by Kathryn Lasky.

Guardians of Ga'Hoole was the original title of the film.

David signed on to the film when he saw the test footage. He also wanted to do sink his teeth into a character role, which is something he hadn't done in a while.

Despite doing most of his scenes with Anthony LaPaglia, they recorded their parts separately.

Director Zach Snyder also directed 300. Zach did most of his directing via Skype.

Barry Otto (Echidna) was also in Cosi as Roy and Australia as Administrator Allsop. He's also in the animated films A Cautionary Tale and Blinky Bill.

Richard Roxburgh has worked with David in several projects including the plays That Eye, The Sky, Blue Remembered Hills and Hamlet, and the films A Little Bit of Soul, Moulin Rouge, Van Helsing and Blinky Bill.

Geoffrey Rush starred with David in A Little Bit of Soul and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and the play Hamlet.

Sam Neill has been in several projects with David including producing the telefilms Stiff in which he also acted, and The Brush-Off in which he also directed, as well as appearing in the films Molokai and Legend of the Guardians.

Sacha Horler was also in Russian Doll.

Anthony LaPaglia was in The Bank.

Essie Davis played David's girlfriend in Australia.

Bill Hunter Bubo appeared in an episode of SeaChange titled "My Own Sweetheart" as Vin Miller, and in Australia as Kipper.

Hugo Weaving worked with David on a few projects including the play That Eye, The Sky, and the films Russian Doll, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, After the Deluge, and Oranges and Sunshine. He also had a role in the film Little Fish, which was adapted from the short film Tran the Man.

Emily Barclay played Masha in The Seagull.


The Jono and Dano Show


Interview at the Sydney Premiere
Interview at the LA Premiere
Interview with David and Geoffrey at the Australian Premiere
Interview with David
Interview with David at the Sydney Premiere
B-roll footage of the actors doing voicework
Interview with Sam Neill and David
David at the LA Premiere
Interview at LA Premiere
Interview with David
TV Spot 1
TV Spot 2
TV Spot 3
Teaser Trailer
Trailer #2


Official Site

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