Angus McLaren was born in the South Gippsland town of Wonthaggi. He made his professional debut when he was 12 years old with a recurring role on the ABC series, Something in the Air. Further TV credits followed, including the children’s series Worst Best Friends, The Saddle Club and Fergus McPhail, along with guest roles on the popular series Blue Heelers, Comedy Inc and a role on the long-running Australian TV series Neighbours.
Angus had his first main cast role in the children’s series Silversun, which aired on both the Seven Network and the ABC from 2004. His feature film debut, in Court of Lonely Royals, followed in 2005.
In 2006, McLaren joined the cast of the internationally popular children’s series H2O: Just Add Water, appearing from series one through to mid season of series three in the starring role of Lewis McCartney.
In 2008, Angus took the main cast role of Nathan Rafter in the Channel 7 comedy/drama series Packed to the Rafters. He appeared in 114 episodes over the show’s six seasons.
Angus studied a Bachelor of Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Western Australia. While at WAAPA, Angus appeared in eight WAAPA stage productions. He was The Marquis De Sade in WAAPA’s production of Marat/Sade, The Man in Tender Napalm and, in his graduating year, received great reviews playing the title role in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus
In 2016, he played the character of William “The Crimson Fiddler” Graham in Quartermaine. He won Nine Network’s Channel 9 Best Actor Award at the WA Screen Academy Awards for his portrayal of Will in this short film.
Angus McLaren on the Internet Movie Database (IMDB): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1146783