Screenwise Grad Todd Lasance Stars in the ABC’s ‘Crownies’

Jun 24, 2011 | News

Ben McMahon
June 24, 2011

Apudne te vel me? – Your place or mine?

From the top of his tousled hair to the tail of his impeccable legal pedigree, Ben McMahon is golden. He started at a high-end law firm that promised huge clients, big bucks, partnership and golf, but after a conviction for drug possession, it took all of his father’s influence to swing Ben a position at the far from glamorous DPP.

In the thrust and parry of the courtroom, being charming, aggressive and fast on your feet can deliver some surprise rewards, but testosterone is not always the best aid to clear thinking. Bold and irrepressible, Ben succeeds where others fail while skating the thin line between heroic and catastrophic.

Sexist when it gets a rise, but utterly courageous in defence of any woman who has been hurt or abused, most of the women in the office would happily smack him, as long as they got to kiss him better. Extra work doesn’t seem like a chore when you do it for Ben.

An unashamed hedonist, Ben is also wickedly good company. He is the first to admit his faults and laugh at himself. He fears nothing except commitment. But what happens when Golden Boy finds himself neck deep in shit?

About Todd Lasance

Emerging as one of Australia’s leading young actors, in 2011 Todd Lasance appeared as Quick Lamb in the critically acclaimed screen realisation of Tim Winton’s award-winning novel Cloudstreet.

Also this year, Todd has appeared as a lead in Channel Nine’s telemovie Underbelly: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here, and as a guest lead in Rescue Special Ops Season 3.

Winner of the 2009 TV Week Silver Logie for Most Popular Actor in a Television Series for his role as Aden in Home & Away, Todd’s other television credits include McLeod’s Daughters, Blue Water High and Blackjack: ­Ghost.

On film, Todd appeared in the US feature Fools Gold – starring Matthew McConaughey and Kate Hudson.


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