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- Stephen Peacocke
October 30, 1981 (age 41)
- Bridgette Sneddon (m. 2014)
Stephen "Steve" Peacocke (born 30 October 1981) is an Australian actor. He is best known for his role as Darryl Braxton, on popular soap opera Home and Away.
Peacocke was born and raised in Dubbo, New South Wales. He spent three years unloading freight trucks and when he was 18, he spent a year working as a jackaroo in Bourke, for which he worked for $3 an hour. A year later he went to the University of Newcastle and studied communications. During his time at university, Peacocke took a keen interest in rugby, which he later gave up after many injuries and while recovering from an injury he auditioned for a play, leading to many performances for Newcastle University Conservatorium Theatre Productions.
Peacocke knew he wanted to be an actor from the age of 16. He had many performances on stage at Newcastle University, one of which he was awarded a City of Newcastle Drama Award for his portrayal of Ricko in Nick Enright's A Property of the Clan in 2004. He went on to act in the short play festival Brand Spanking New with actress Bel Deliá in playwright/director Augusta Supple's work Interrupting Grace directed by Nick Curnow, and also on Supple's later venture Stories from the 428. He also had a role in Kit Brookman's It Was Raining All Afternoon.
Peacocke began his on-screen acting career in 2006 when he appeared in a small role in the award-winning Australian film Suburban Mayhem. His second feature is the 2011 film Burning Man, with Matthew Goode and Bojana Novakovic. Peacocke began appearing on television in 2007, when he played the role of Zeb Hall in medical drama series All Saints. His other television credits include Packed to the Rafters, Rake and the television film Emerald Falls in 2008, which starred Georgie Parker. Peacocke played a role in a parody of Rihanna's "Umbrella" music video called "Drifting in my cappella" with 1BUCK80.
In early 2011, Peacocke received the role of Darryl "Brax" Braxton, a local River Boy, on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. Peacocke also revealed his plans to work in the United States in the future. In 2012, Peacocke won the Logie Award for Most Popular New Male Talent. The following year, he won the Most Popular Actor award. He also received a nomination for the Gold Logie Award for Most Popular Personality on Australian Television. Peacocke announced his departure from Home and Away in February 2015. He filmed his final scenes in late 2014 and he made his last on-screen appearance 10 June 2015. Two months later, Peacocke returned to Home and Away to shoot scenes for a secret storyline due to air in late 2015.
Peacocke appears as Nic in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, an adaptation of Kim Barker's memoir The Taliban Shuffle. He also appears in the adaptation of Me Before You as Nathan, opposite Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Peacocke stars as Detective Josh Levine in the Australian television series Wanted.
Peacocke has been in a relationship with actress Bridgette Sneddon since 2005. The couple met at the University of Western Sydney. The couple announced their engagement on 7 March 2014 and married on the 24 December 2014 in a private ceremony.
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