The Surgeon: cast

Sam Worthington


Sam made his feature debut in Bootmen in 1999 shortly after graduating from the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney. Sam's Bootmen performance earned him a nomination at the 2000 AFI Awards and he has gone on to work with some of Australia's most respected artists, including David Wenham, Toni Collette and Sam Neill. Sam's other Australian film credits include Dirty Deeds, Gettin' Square, Thunderstruck and Somersault for which he received an AFI Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and a Saint Tropez Antipodean Film Festival Award for Best Actor. Most recently he played the lead role in Geoffrey Wright's feature film M. International credits include Hart's War with Bruce Willis and The Great Raid, with Benjamin Bratt and Joseph Fiennes.

Sam also guest starred in the critically acclaimed and award winning television series Love My Way.

Dr Sam Dash, Anaesthetist

Dr Sam Dash is an anaesthetist. He is a bright, smart man, traumatised by the horrors he's seen working as a doctor for Doctors Without Borders in Africa. He cares most about those who can't look after themselves but is frustrated that so many diseases in the West are brought on by overindulgence. He finds the idea of cosmetic surgery abhorrent. If he could, he would refuse to treat smokers and obese patients until they dealt with their addictions.

He used to have a good sense of humour which dissipated since his last trip to Africa. That trip may have left other scars as well. He is judgmental and black and white, which makes him a good doctor but, at times, a poor companion. He's not too concerned about his appearance and can look quite dishevelled.