Ben Mendelsohn (born April 3, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia) first attracted notice in his breakout film The Year My Voice Broke (1987) where he portrayed Trevor Leishman. He gained international recognition when he appeared in the crime drama Animal Kingdom (2010) as Andrew “Pope” Cody, a criminal on the run from the law. The Australian actor played billionaire John Dagget in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) by Christoher Nolan with Christian Bale, and the villainous Director Orson Krennic, responsible for the security of the Death Star Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016). He played King George VI in Darkest Hour (2017) directed by Joe Wright with Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood (2018) with Taron Edgerton, the villain Talos in Captain Marvel (2019) with Brie Larson and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) with Tom Holland, the Duke De Guice in Cyrano (2021) by Joe Wright with Peter Dinklage.
On television, he starred in the series Bloodline (2015-2017) where he portrayed Danny Rayburn, in The Outsider (2020).