Campbell Greenock is a great example of the new wave of young actors marking their acting spots on different platforms and mediums in Australia and throughout the world. The star of online thriller series Collapse, currently streaming on Stareable, and The Life and Times of Jeff, has certainly made an impression that is not unfamiliar given the way Aussies have carved out a place in the international entertainment industry – consistently punching above their weight. These days, more and more Aussies are taking over starring roles in major US TV and movie productions and taking the top of the credit roll in the process.
The talent, originally from Heath Ledger’s home city of Perth, boasts the same agents as Chris and Liam Hemsworth, and knows how to breathe life into his roles with just the right portion of exposing the vulnerability of his character and does it well. Mastering his talent, he has appeared in a lot of films that have paved him the way towards an international career path.
One of the most memorable leads he has performed so far was Brett Whiteley in the hit feature, Whiteley, which portrays the outstanding life of an Australian icon who has shaped the art world as we know it.
Taking on the role was a no-brainer for Campbell, yet also somewhat intimidating.
“Whenever you are playing a real-life person, as an actor, you want to give it your all to do that person justice,” Campbell notes.
“Those parts in particular require a whole lot of research and studying the material on the subject of the story which eventually will pay off. It is absolutely necessary to familiarize with the character as much as possible so that I understand that person’s mentality. In my opinion, it’s critical for an actor to prepare for roles like these in order to deliver an authentic performance.”
Distilling his thoughts even further, Campbell remarks: “It was an honor to be part of keeping the legendary Brett alive.”
Naturally, this doesn’t apply to all sorts of roles. Campbell should know, since he is known for accepting parts that are nothing alike to previous ones he has played. It is a risky challenge that could go wrong but the challenge in each of those performances only further boosts his confidence.
“Throwing myself into roles that I have never taken on before keeps me on my feet and constantly refining my acting skills,” the unique red-head humbly notes.
He can currently be seen on the hit 9Go! comedy series ‘Metro Sexual’, starring alongside comedian Geraldine Hickey (RRR ‘Breakfasters’, Tonightly). The story is set in a disaster-prone sexual health clinic. The show is filmed in a mockumentary format and follows the lives of the sardonic personnel as it navigates government cuts and all sorts of diseases.
These are merely a few of his many accomplishments in the industry that have catapulted his career to heights he had only dreamed of when he was only a young performing arts student in his home country.
What comes next for the ambitious actor?
At this point, one thing is for certain, Campbell won’t have much free time as he has received many offers for projects shooting in the United States. Some of these are due to film in the City of Angels itself, boasting a producing team who have worked with the likes of Lucy Fry and Kong: Skull Island actor Thomas Mann. In the meantime, viewers can catch Campbell’s talents in the thriller series Collapse on Stareable, co-starring fellow Aussie star Cooper van Grootel.
When asked about how Hollywood has already embraced him, before he has even worked there, Campbell simply states: “I am utterly excited to collaborate with Hollywood’s elite and star in big productions that give me the opportunity to contribute to create the best possible content across all media platforms.”
It won’t be hard to keep your eyes open for this Aussie – there’ll be many reasons to across the next few years.