Saturday, March 22, 2014

Aussie Actor John Cross Hit’s the Big Screen with “The Rock”

John Cross is anxiously anticipating the release of his first big cinematic production, “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” directed by the great Brett Ratner. In the film, Cross plays Lieutenant Markos, who’s character commands an army of 5,000 strong alongside Commander Siticles, played by the famous Peter Mullan. Cross’s background in Tai kwon do, as well as his master swordsman skills, made it easy for producers and casting directors to acknowledge that he was the right fit for the part. The majority of Cross’s time filming was spent in heavy coats of armor under the intense Hungarian Sun.

When asked about his return to the states rather than his home country of Australia, Cross shared with us that “I miss my home and my family a lot, but I am glad that I moved to the United States because it has given a unknown actor like me the opportunity to work and share my passion with the world.”  Cross hopes to one day return to his Australia and share the knowledge and experience that he has acquired during his time in the US with young film makers back home.

John is an Australian actor who has appeared in numerous independent and feature films, soap operas, and national ad campaigns. However, he is best known for his appearances in the Australian hit soap opera Home and Away. The film will be the first on screen action John has been apart of since arriving in the US and working with Brett Ratner will undoubtedly pave the way for future success. Currently John is working on an independent film with the working title Safari Club directed by Ben Medina.

Be sure to catch the rising star in the upcoming film “Hercules: the Thracian Wars,” set to hit theaters this summer.