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Brenton Thwaites portrays Jonas in the film adaptation of The Giver
Thwaites was born in Cairns, Queensland, on August 10, 1989 to parents Peter and Fiona. He has a sister, Stacey. He underwent secondary education at Cairns State High School in Far North Queensland, with his senior year held in 2006. Thwaites studied acting at the Queensland University of Technology and he graduated in 2010. He then relocated to Sydney to join the long-running soap opera Home and Away and to pursue his career in acting.