With a captivating and magnetic on-screen presence, Isabel Lucas is at the forefront of the next generation of young Hollywood actors.
Lucas recently wrapped production on Tarsem Singh's "Immortals" opposite John Hurt, Freida Pinto, Mickey Rourke and Kellan Lutz. The film recounts the mythological tale of the young warrior Theseus, who leads his men and the immortal Greek gods into battle to defeat evil and the powerful elder gods of the Titans in order to save mankind. Lucas will star as 'Athena,' the daughter of Zeus who finds her loyalty tested as the war between the gods and the titans looms. Relativity Media is set to release the film on November 11, 2011.
Lucas will soon begin production on Erik Van Looy's English-language remake of his own 2008 Belgian film, Loft. She will star alongside Patrick Wilson, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, and Eric Stonestreet in the edgy thriller which follows five married friends who share a loft where each of them bring their mistresses. When the body of an unknown woman is found in the loft, the friends begin to suspect one another of murder. Lucas will play "Sarah," a naive young beauty who unexpectedly comes into the lives of the five friends.
She will also be seen starring opposite Chris Hemsworth and Josh Peck in Dan Bradley's remake of "Red Dawn," the story of a group of teenagers who form an impromptu insurgency when their town is invaded by Chinese and Russian soldiers. MGM is scheduled to release the film later this year.
Lucas has also starred in two the Australian films: Gale Edwards' "A Heartbeat Away" and Amanda Jane's "The Wedding Party." The latter is a warm-hearted romantic comedy about a family whose individual love lives range from deviant and delicious to downright desperate. Lucas plays Ana Petrov,' an impossibly beautiful young woman who flees her home country of Russia; desperate to stay in Australia with the man she loves.
Lucas recently starred in director Michael Bay's Blockbuster hit Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen opposite Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox. The film was the highly-anticipated second installment of the popular 2007 action adventure and grossed approximately 850 million dollars worldwide. Her other film credits include Daybreakers opposite Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe and "The Waiting City" opposite Joel Edgerton and Radha Mitchell.
On the small screen, Lucas starred in the HBO miniseries The Pacific," an epic ten-hour miniseries event chronicling the lives of three US marines stationed in the Pacific during World War II. Lucas portrayed Gwen,' the love interest of Private Sid Phillips' (Ashton Holmes). The series was executive produced by Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman, the creative team behind the Emmy®-winning 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
Lucas is perhaps best known for her starring role in the hit Australian TV show Home and Away." In 2004, she received the Australian TV Week Logie Award for Best New Female Talent.
Lucas is an active animal rights advocate and supporter of The Whaleman Foundation and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, both of which are oceanic research, conservation and production organizations dedicated to preserving and protecting the ocean's habitat. Lucas is also involved with the non-profit organization OzQuest, and in 2006, she spent two months as a volunteer community worker in Namibia. In January 2010 she participated in the Summit on the Summit hike up Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise awareness about the global lean water crisis.
Lucas currently resides in both Los Angeles, California and her hometown of Melbourne, Australia.
I don't think I can recall a time when I wasn't aware of the beauty of the ocean. Growing up in Australia, I had the good fortune of always having the sea at my side, and one of my first memories of the ocean became an important life lesson for...