One of Australia's most versatile actors, Aaron Glenane embraces the essence of every character he portrays. Known for his role in the gripping series SnowPiercer, where the the remnants of humanity inhabit a train that continually circle a frozen globe, Aaron’s most recent work includes TV series Shantaram (2022) and film, Interceptor (2022).
Glenne portrayed Chook in the survival thriller Killing Ground which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2017 and was praised by Variety as a “white knuckle thriller (with a solid hour of effective build up to a duly hair raising climax”
His role as Gus in Drift, the 2013 Australian film about the birth of the surf industry in the 1970s, drew national and international attention.
Glenane starred alongside Academy Award winners Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Truth, the 2015 American historical political drama film written and directed by James Vanderbilt.
His other film credits include his role in 2008 Australian comedy-drama The Black Balloon starring Toni Colette, a lead motion capture artist in George Miller's Happy Feet 2, and Ca$h Cow which premiered as a Tropfest Finalist for 2013.
Gelenane’s television credits include his role in the Australian mini-series smash hit Molly in which he portrayed Michael Gudinski., founder of Mushroom records and "The Godfather of Australian Rock 'N' Roll”.
He also played a major supporting role alongside Sam Worthington, Hugh Dancy and Charles Dance in the highly acclaimed World War I mini-series Deadline Gallipoli which first screened on Foxtel's Showcase channel on 19 and 20 April 2015.
Further television credits include Old School, Puberty Blues, Janet King, Tricky Business, Packed to the Rafters, Rescue Special Ops and Home and Away. He also appeared in the UKTV telemovie Dripping in Chocolate alongside David Wenham.
An accomplished stage actor and dancer, Gelenane has appeared in Dein Perry's Tap Dogs, The Boy From Oz and Journeys End. He also portrayed Doug in Gruesome Playground Injuries, Phillip in Lyle Kessler's Orphans at The Old Fitz Theatre and Jack in Darlinghurst Theatre Company's production of Ride & Fourplay.
“Arron, like all my graduates did years of hard yakka. And I do mean hard!!! His methodical approach, that later became a free flowing instinct, was a pleasure to teach and watch. By the time Aaron had hit the scene at The Pulse, Melissa Bonne was my PA and main intermediate and advance teaching assistant. We consistently raised the bar putting Aaron on harder and harder tasks. This didn’t phase him and he finished it all at the very highest level. And for good measure Aaron stayed on an additional year after graduation. A wonderful actor and a wonderful person.”
Actors Pulse Alumni Testimonial
“The Actors Pulse for me became a way of life. A regular day would consist of looking inside myself to find out what was moving me, spending time thinking outside the box with doors and activities, heading down to rep from start to finish, lying at home going through the heaviest to the greatest of thoughts, meeting up with partners to sort out circumstances, taking out relationships, impediments and characters. It was a truly great 5 and a half years. The dedication and thoroughness the school provides in terms of really creating active and moving conflict is inspirational. Billy is a great acting “coach.” He is motivational and inspiring, honest when you’re not on your game and knows how much or how little to give you in terms of finding the best way yourself. I am so grateful I’ve had the opportunity to study here. Although he has many great phrases the one that has always stuck with me is “Don’t ask a million questions; work a million hours.” - Aaron Glenane