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 featured in Australian TV series such as H20: Just Add Water, Quietus, Mirrors, and Home and Away.
The 36 year-old is not yet married and has not his divulged 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 there are details indicating his involvement with any woman romantically. Nevertheless, there was a certain time 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. In fact, there are multiple pictures of him and her on his Instagram page.
While the pictures may suggest some found 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 is 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 the 21st of February 1987 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia that he was born to Brian Burgess and Rosslyn Mary Abernethy. Also, he has ethnic origins from New Zealand because his mother Rosslyn Mary Abernethy was born there. His maternal grandfather was former military personnel who served in Eygpt during World War II.
The 36 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 to follow in the footsteps of his parents who are film producers. In fact, his mother became one of Australia’s finest.
So, it is not out of place to say, his parents’ career 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 20th July 2020 after losing her battle with cancer in Australia. According to reports, she was born in Masterson, New Zealand on 23rd June 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 playing 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, considering the fact that it is often difficult for North Americans. However, the 36 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 and also 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 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?
Apparently, 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 Gold Coast Bulletin, he intends to create a TV series that he has written from a true-crime story which happened in Perth, New South Wales.
5. He Has Been Involved In Raising Funds For Cancer Research
Apart from acting and writing, Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance actor has been indirectly involved in philanthropy. In July 2021, he alongside 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.