Burgess Abernethy is an Australian-New Zealand actor and writer whose international career took off in 2018 when he played the role of Prince Williams in the Lifetime movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. Prior, he was featured in Australian TV series such as H20: Just Add Water, Quietus, Mirrors, and Home and Away.
The 37–year-old is not yet married and has not disclosed his relationship status. Below are other interesting details about him.
Burgess Abernethy Has Never Been Married
The Australian actor seems like an ‘aromantic’ guy. This is because no details indicate his romantic involvement with any woman. Nevertheless, there was a certain time when he was speculated to have been involved with a South African actress, Cariba Heina.
Interestingly, Abernethy and Heina appeared in the 2006 Australian series H20: Just Add Water, where he was Zane Benneth and she was Rikki Chadwick. Their chemistry on-screen was a wild one, but off-screen, they were said to have become fond of each other and even spent some time together in Australia. There are multiple pictures of him and her on his Instagram page.
While the pictures may suggest some kind of closeness between the two, that doesn’t mean they dated. Besides, none of them has come out to confirm or deny whether they have been involved or not.
On the other hand, it is rumored that she is engaged to Australian actor Jamie Timony but has yet to walk down the aisle. While Abernethy’s relationship status is difficult to determine, he doesn’t mind uploading pictures of numerous ladies on his Instagram, with no clues.
These Are Interesting Details No One Told You About Burgess Abernethy
1. He Was Born In Australia To A Mother of New Zealand Origin
It was on February 21, 1987, in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, that he was born to Brian Burgess and Rosslyn Mary Abernethy. Also, he has ethnic origins in New Zealand because his mother, Rosslyn Mary Abernethy was born there. His maternal grandfather was a former military personnel who served in Egypt during World War II.
The 37 year-old grew up in Gold Coast, where he had his high school education at Robina State High School. He fell in love with acting and wanted to follow in the footsteps of his parents, who are film producers. His mother became one of Australia’s finest.
So, it is not out of place to say that his parents’ careers influenced him to pursue acting
2. His Mother Passed Away in 2020 After Battling Cancer
Abernethy’s mother died at the age of 67 on July 20, 2020, after losing her battle with cancer in Australia. According to reports, she was born in Masterson, New Zealand, on June 23, 1952. During her lifetime, she launched a career in film as far back as the 1970s, playing a production role in movies such as Buddies, The Return of Captain Invincible, and BMX Bandits.
As a production manager, the Australian actor’s mother received credits for the following series and movies:
Before his mother died, she got married to an architect, Shane Denman, in 2017. Abernethy even walked her down the aisle on the wedding day.
3. He Gained International Recognition When He Featured in The Prince Harry Biopic
Abernethy’s acting career went international after he played the role of Prince William in the Lifetime movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance. Since the production and release of the movie in 2018, the Australian-New Zealand actor said he now gets recognized as a result of the dedication and hard work he put into portraying his role perfectly.
Well, it was a whole lot of work for the movie producers looking for an actor to pull off the British accent because it is often difficult for North Americans. However, the 37 handled it so well.
When he got the role, he only had 24 hours from when they were in read-throughs. In preparing for the role, he crammed episodes of The Crown, did all he could to work on the British upper-class dialect, and went through Prince William’s interviews repeatedly.
During filming, the H20 actor had difficulty adapting to the 14-hour days in front of the camera, which was a bit challenging for the H20 actor. It seems he is not used to being in front of the camera for long.
4. What Are His Plans For The Future?
Abernethy doesn’t just want to focus on acting alone, as he keeps his fingers crossed for whatever the future holds in the movie industry. According to reports from the actor’s hometime newspaper, the Gold Coast Bulletin, he intends to create a TV series that he has written from a true-crime story that happened in Perth, New South Wales.
5. He Has Been Involved In Raising Funds For Cancer Research
Apart from acting and writing, the Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance actor has been indirectly involved in philanthropy. In July 2021, he, along with his late mother’s husband Shane Denman and Flo, went dry to raise funds to aid cancer research in a project known as “Dry July.”
The reason for embarking on the course is not unconnected with his mother, who died fighting cancer a month before her 68th birthday in June 2020.