Aussie actor cast in Daredevil on Netflix

2014-10-12_2251Australian actor Toby Leonard Moore (Underbelly, The Pacific, Banshee, White Collar) has landed a role in the Netflix comic book series, Daredevil.

Based on the Marvel character, the series stars Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) as the lawyer turned crimefighter.

Toby Leonard Moore, hired just five minutes before shooting began, plays Wesley.

The cast will also include Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Bob Gunton as Leland Owlsley, Vondie Curtis-Hall as Ben Urich, Ayelet Zurer as Vanessa, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Woll as Karen Page, Vincent D’Onofrio as The Kingpin Wilson Fisk, Cox as Matt Murdock. Rosario Dawson will also appear.

Showrunner Steven S. DeKnight has said of the show’s origin, “When we were on Buffy twelve years ago, we sat in my room, Jeph came in late one night and I just had a wall of Marvel action figures and Daredevil was a prominent one. We said, ‘We’re gonna do that show one day, and we’re gonna do it right.’

“There are no heroes and villains, there are just people making different choices.”

Daredevil will be the first of five Marvel series on Netflix along with Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. It premieres in the US in 2015.

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