Sean Keenan is one of our fastest rising stars and the bleach-haired, teenage heart-throb-surfer at the centre of Network Ten’s acclaimed and beloved hit Australian series Puberty Blues. He starred opposite Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes & Hugo Weaving in Kim Farrant’s Strangerland in 2015, and as the Aussie digger ‘Charlie Thompson’ in ABC’s acclaimed Glitch, but was first admired by Millennials as Channel 9’s titular Lockie Leonard from 2007-2010. He matures again as the brooding teenage centre of ‘Real World’ playing MARK BLAZEY – an authority-bucking young man on the cusp of adulthood. Following ‘Real World’, Sean landed a role in the US in Universal’s Hard Target 2 and the Matchbox/Universal TV series Hunters.
Charlotte Best is a familiar face on Australian screens. Charlotte is most popular for playing Annie Campbell in Home And Away from 2007 to 2010, earning her a viewers-choice nomination for ‘Most Popular New Female Talent’ at the 2008 Logie Awards. She developed her canon of layered and thoughtful work as high school troublemaker Cheryl Hayes in Network Ten’s Puberty Blues opposite ‘Real World’ star, Sean Keenan – a screen partnership Australian audiences already know and love. Charlotte plays confident high-school student KIM, the daughter of school Principle Mr Rickard.
Matt Colwell, better known to thousands of Australian teens as 360, is our most successful rapper & hip hop recording artist. His double platinum 2014 album Flying & Falling featured the 4x platinum single ‘Boys Like You’ with Triple J favourite Gossling. He also covered Rolling Stone magazine and supported Eminem. Matt is an astonishing force and influencer in the Australian music and media landscape, whose no-frills, self-produced video raps have amassed over 21m views. He will tour his latest album around Australia in April/May 2016, and has just launched the ‘180 Movement’ – a foundation in response to issues that impact on the young audiences that he has direct and hustling contact with through his music and online projects. ‘Real World’ introduces Matt as bad big brother JIMMY, making his film debut.
Greg Stone is an Australian theatre legend, and winner of both Australia’s prestigious theatre accolades; the Helpmann and Greenroom Awards. With a growing profile in film and television, his recent roles in Underbelly, Oranges and Sunshine and Van Diemen’s Land have introduced his remarkable talent to a wider audience. Greg plays overbearing principle, MR RICKARD.
Susie Porter is an Australian screen mainstay, with such iconic credits as Better than Sex, Two Hands and Star Wars - her work has spanned all genres. She is an AFI award winner and an actress of the highest caliber. Susie is Mark’s mother, ANNA.
Julia Blake is instantly recognizable to Australian and overseas audiences thanks to decades on our screens in films, television and also in theatre. From The Getting of Wisdom to Travelling North and X-Men, Julia has made a long career of carefully chosen work. Julia plays GAMMA.
Elise MacDougall is a rising force as a series regular for two seasons of hit ABC drama The Time of Our Lives, who now breaks out as Mark’s little sister MARLEY in Is This The Real World.