Australian actors find a Silver Lining in the US

10 October, 2013 by Don Groves

Actors Dan Ewing and Lisa Gormley have signed with US talent management company Silver Lining Entertainment.

The Los Angeles-based outfit represents Jai Courtney and Laura Wheelwright along with numerous English and American actors including Cat Deeley, David Morrissey, Emile Hirsch, Evangeline Lilly, Ioan Gruffudd, Jason Isaacs, John Leguizamo, Josh Peck, Martin Lawrence, Peter Stormare and Vincent D’Onofrio.


All four Aussies are with Mark Morrissey & Associates in Australia. Mark Morrissey accompanied Ewing and Gormley on a trip to LA last week and introduced them to a number of management companies and agents.

Signing with Silver Lining is the first step towards gaining a foothold in Hollywood for Ewing and Gormley, who are regulars in Home and Away. Ewing plays Heath Braxton and Gormley is Bianca Scott.

Morrissey tells IF that Gormley will head to the US after she finishes a three-year stint on the soap in December. Ewing is contracted to the show until March. Morrissey goes to the US three or four times a year and a big part of his job is introducing clients to US managers and agents.

Jeff Golenberg and Sam Maydew launched Silver Lining Entertainment in May after splitting from management company The Collective.

Courtney, the former Spartacus: Blood and Sand star, played John McClane’s son in A Good Day To Die Hard. His upcoming films include the Neil Burger-directed sci-fi thriller Divergent, Stuart Beattie’s I, Frankenstein and Matthew Saville’s Australian crime thriller Felony.

Wheelwright made her breakthrough in Animal Kingdom and has appeared in Winners & Losers, Underground: The Julian Assange Story and Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries.