Aaron Pedersen

Aaron Pedersen

Aaron Pedersen

Lateral Love Ambassadors Aaron Pedersen and Rod Little

Aaron Pedersen


Aaron transitioned into acting, after initially training as a journalist at the ABC. Through his work on Wildside, Water Rats, MDA, Territorians, Grassroots, Queen of Hearts, Black Jack, East West 101 and The Secret Life of Us, Aaron has been able to champion the changing representation of Indigenous people in Australia. More recently, he played the lead role in the SBS mini-series, The Circuit, and starred in the Seven Network series, City Homicide.

Aaron’s film credits include Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Dead Heart, Saturday Night, Grange, Unfinished Business, Mimi, Mirror Images, the short De-Evolution and Dark Love Story for which he received a Melbourne Underground Film Festival Award for Best Actor.

Aaron’s short documentary, My Brother Vinnie is a heartfelt piece that explores Aaron’s relationship with his 34 year old brother Vincent who has a mild intellectual disability and cerebral palsy. The film won the Best Short Documentary award at the Melbourne International Film Festival, was nominated for an IF Award for Best Short Documentary and Aaron received a Deadly Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Film.

His theatre credits include The Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Black Swan), King Lear (MTC), Black Medea (Company B/MTC), Eating Ice Cream with Your Eyes Closed (QTC) The Club (STC), Journey To Horseshoe Bend (Sydney Symphony), No Way To Forget, Harry’s War (Darwin Theatre Company) and Conversations with The Dead (Playbox Theatre) for which he won the 2002 Green Room Award for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role. In the same year, Aaron won the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Indigenous Individual Award. In 2005, he was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Male Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Eating Ice Cream with Your Eyes Closed.

In 2007 and 2011, Aaron has received Deadly Award nominations for Male Actor of the Year and won the award in.


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