Alpha platoon’s Alpha male. Killed in Afghanistan. Ted is a distinguished career soldier who is brave, but has a short fuse and is increasingly intolerant of weakness and ineptitude. Ted was once a good man and soldier, but has been destroyed by the effects of multiple tours and PTSD.
Played by Ewen Leslie
Ewen Leslie graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in 2000 and has since become one of Australia’s most celebrated actors for stage and screen. Ewen’s films credits include The Daughter, Sweet Country, The Mule, The Railway Man, Dead Europe, Sleeping Beauty, Three Blind Mice, Katoomba, Kokoda and Jewboy. He will next be seen in Jennifer Kent’s The Nightingale. TV credits include Jane Campion’s and Top of the Lake: China Girl, Janet King, Deadline Gallipoli, Wonderland, Mr and Mrs Murder, Rake, Redfern Now, Devil’s Dust, Mabo, My Place and Love My Way.
On stage, Ewen received the Helpmann Award and a Green Room Award for his role in Richard III and the Helpmann Award and the Sydney Theatre Award for The War of the Roses. Ewen has also received an AFI nomination for his performance in Jewboy and AACTA nominations for The Daughter and Dead Europe.