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About JAYDEN MCGINLAY

Age: 17         Eyes: Hazel         Hair: Brown         Height: 6'1"         DOB: 02/02/2005          Based: Gold Coast, Australia 

JAYDEN

BIOGRAPHY

Jayden's passion for performing was apparent from an early age. He joined a local theatre group at six years old and was cast in his first professional stage production at age eight, playing lead role Jeremy Potts in the Australian tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, opposite Rachael Beck and David Hobson. The following year, he joined the cast of Opera Australia and Gordon Frost's The King and I, with Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, as understudy for both Louis and Prince Chulalongkorn, plus swing for the child ensemble. In  2016, Jayden played Friedrich in the London Palladium Production of The Sound of Music, alongside Cameron Daddo and Marina Pryor.

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The Curious Case of Dolphin Bay 2022

Jayden began screen acting at eight years old, appearing in TV commercials, music videos, films and TV shows, including Harrow and The Bureau of Magical Things

In 2020, Jayden was cast as the lead male, Cecil, in the upcoming film, Children of the Corn, written and produced by Kurt Wimmer (Salt) and produced by Lucas Foster (Ford v Ferrari), Doug Barry (FML) and John Baldecchi (Happy Death Day). It was the only film in the world to shoot entirely during COVID lock-down.

Jayden plays lead male, Teddy, in The Curious Case of Dolphin Bay, opposite Izabela Rose (Upside-Down Magic) as Quinn, directed by Christine Luby (This Little Love of Mine) and produced by The Steve Jaggi Company. It premiered at the Gold Coast Film Festival in May 2022 and will be released later in the year.

Jayden can currently be seen as Max in the Netflix Original horror, Sweet River, directed by Justin McMillan and produced by Ashley McLeod.

With eleven years of training in singing, dancing and piano, Jayden has performed in numerous concerts, showcases and events around South East Queensland. He also hosted the Lord Mayor's Christmas Carols Preshow at Brisbane's Riverstage from 2016-2018 with an audience of 14,000.

Jayden enjoys writing, directing and producing his own short films and in 2017 his film, The Rainbow, was selected as a finalist in Tropfest's Trop Jr. and the Independent Shorts Awards International Film Festival, Los Angeles.

In his spare time, Jayden can be found writing, recording and producing his own music, and supporting charities including  World Animal Protection.

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