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Celebrated for his critically acclaimed portrayal of Peter Allen in the AACTA Award-winning miniseries Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door. Joel received the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama, the TV Week Logie Award for Most Outstanding Newcomer – Actor and a nomination for Best Actor in the Festival de Television de Monte-Carlo Golden Nymph Awards.Previously, Joel starred as Charles Bean in the award-winning World War I miniseries Deadline Gallipoli, airing to critical acclaim on Foxtel in 2015. Earning Joel a second AACTA Award nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama, and a TV Week Logie Award nomination for Best New Talent.Making his feature film debut alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the Greg Mclean directed adventure/thriller, Jungle. Joel’s latest film, H is for Happiness was awarded the CinefestOZ Film Prize 2019, received the Generation Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2020 and came second in the Melbourne International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award 2019. Joel’s next feature, I Met A Girl, is currently in post-production.For TV Joel has starred in Channel 7’s 2019 smash hit, Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries and in the International Emmy, Logie and AACTA Award-winning SBS thriller, Safe Harbour, directed by Glendyn Ivin. Joel will appear in the new season of the critically acclaimed Mystery Road, directed by Wayne Blair and Warwick Thornton.Joel’s theatre productions include Melbourne Theatre Company’s revival of the classic Born Yesterday by Garson Karnin, directed by Dean Bryant.