Don Groves is a Deadline contributor based in Sydney

Australia’s Benedict Samuel has a handful of credits to his name including the telemovie Underground: The Julian Assange Story, the TV soap Home And Away and the miniseries Paper Giants: The Birth Of Cleo. Now, the 24-year-old National Institute of Dramatic Art graduate has signed with WME, where he’ll be repped by Boomer Malkin. Benedict is the younger brother of Xavier Samuel, who’s making a name in Hollywood with roles in the final two Twilight sagas, Catherine Hardwicke’s Plush and Roland Emmerich’s Anonymous plus the Aussie movies Drift, Bait 3D and A Few Best Men. Benedict is repped by Management 360 and in Australia by United Management’s Natasha Harrison.