• Angus McLaren is an American actor, best known for his roles in Packed to the Rafters and Home and Away
• He grew up on a dairy farm near Loch, and studied at Mary Mackillop College Leongatha and Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
• His career began in 2000 with the part of Jason Cassidy in the TV series “Something in the Air”
• His most notable role was as Nathan Rafter on Packed to the Rafters from 2008-2013, and he has most recently been appearing in Home and Away since 2018
• He is in a relationship with Anneliese Apps, and is also involved in music and social media

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FactHe grew up on a farm near Loch in Victoria, Australia. His family, who migrated to Australia from Scotland in the late 1800's, still lives on the farm, which is also the home of The Hills Are Alive and NYE music festivals.

Who is Angus McLaren?

Angus McLaren is an American actor, who is probably best known to the world as Nathan Rafter in the Australian comedy-drama series “Packed to the Rafters” (2008-2013), and most recently as Lance Salisbury in the TV series “Home and Away” (2018-2019), in addition to other projects on which he has worked so far in his career.

Angus McLaren Wiki- Age, Childhood, and Education

Angus McLaren was born on the 3rd November 1988, in Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia, of Scottish ancestry.

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He spent his childhood on a dairy farm near Loch, with his two brothers Rhett and Aidan, and became interested in performing arts from an early age, and would start his career at the young age of 12. He went to Mary Mackillop College Leongatha, where he was a part of the Leongatha Lyric Theatre. He would later study for a Bachelor of Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Western Australia.

Career Beginnings

Angus’ career started by chance in 2000 with the part of Jason Cassidy in the TV series “Something in the Air”.

With no prior experience, Angus auditioned for the role, and from 2000 to 2001 appeared in seven episodes of the award-winning drama series. In 2002, Angus took another step forward with the part of Jamie Clarke in the long-running soap opera “Neighbours”, while two years later he played Degenhardt Bell in 26 episodes of the TV sci-fi series “Silversun”.

Rise to Prominence

It was in 2006 that he was cast in the role that gave him the boost he needed; Angus began portraying Lewis in the TV fantasy drama series “H20: Just Add Water” (2006-2010), eventually starring in 66 episodes of the award-winning series.

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Concurrently his next big project came in 2008, when he was selected for the role of Nathan Rafter which celebrated him as an actor and made him an Australian star. He appeared in 102 episodes of the “Packed to the Rafters” series from 2008 until 2013, increasing his popularity and wealth as well.

Following the end of the series, Angus attended acting classes in New York, Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles and also attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, before continuing his career.

He returned to screen in 2016 with the role of William Graham in the short film “Quartermaine”, and in 2017 got the part of Dr. Toke in the TV comedy-drama series “Doctor Doctor”.

Continual Success

He was very busy in 2017, as he also played Pat in the TV comedy series “600 Bottles of Wine”, and then continued with film roles, first as Carpet Burn in the comedy-drama film “The Merger”, starring Damian Callinan who also wrote the film, Kate Mulvany, and John Howard, and then portraying Eddie in the historical thriller-drama film “Hotel Mumbai”, with Dev Patel, Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi in the lead roles.

Furthermore, Angus joined another long-running soap opera, “Home and Away” in 2018, and has appeared in 18 episodes so far. In 2019 he starred in the romantic comedy film “The Naked Wanderer”, alongside John Cleese and Natasha Liu Bordizzo., and he is now working on the spin-off series of “Packed up to the Rafters”, entitled “Back to the Rafters”, in which he will reprise the role of Nathan Rafter; the series is scheduled for its premiere late in 2020.

Angus McLaren Net Worth, Height, Weight, Appearance

Angus is an Australian star actor, and is also slowly making his way into Hollywood.

His career so far has added a large sum to his wealth, so do you know how rich Angus is, as of early 2020? According to authoritative sources, McLaren’s net worth is as high as $3 million. Angus McLaren stands at 5ft 10ins (1.79m), while he weighs around 161lbs (73kgs), while his vital statistics are unknown he has an athletic figure. Angus has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Angus McLaren Personal Life, Dating, Girlfriend, Relationships, Trivia

Now that we have shared with you all of Angus’ career achievements, let’s focus for a while on his personal life.

Angus has a rich history when it comes to his dating life; back in 2009, he started dating famous actress Indiana Evans, which lasted until 2012 when they broke-up.

For several years, Angus wasn’t sharing anything about his personal affairs, but then in 2017, Angus started a romance with another actress, Anneliese Apps. Anneliese has just recently started her career, and in 2017 she portrayed Elizabeth Ellis in the TV series “Home and Away”, and in 2019, she was in the sport drama film “Ride Like a Girl” as Brigid Payne, in the biopic about Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.

Angus in addition to acting, has also pursued music; he has been involved with several bands, including the indie rock band, Rapids, in which he played drums, and Bogey Lowenstein, for which he was a bass player.

Angus has recently started giving acting lessons at The Hub Studio in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

He is a social media star too, and is especially popular on Instagram, on which he shares details from his career and love life.

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General Info

Full NameAngus McLaren
Height1.79 m
ProfessionActor, Drummer


ParentsKerena McLaren


MoviesCourt of Lonely Royals, A Horse of a Different Color
TV ShowsPacked to the Rafters, H2O: Just Add Water, Silversun, Worst Best Friends

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1When filming of Packed To The Rafters wrapped up in 2012, Angus took time away from acting to travel abroad, spending time in France, Scotland and the US, and also backpacking with his Brother Aidan through South America.
2Through 2013 and into 2014 Angus took a variety of master classes in New York, LA, Sydney and Melbourne with some of the world's finest teachers. From these positive experiences, Angus made the unique decision to refresh his passion and drive for acting by seeking out formal training at an elite performing arts institution. He chose to study a Bachelor of Arts (Acting) at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), one of Australia's premier performing arts institutions.
3McLaren was born in the South Gippsland town of Wonthaggi, in the state of Victoria, Australia. He grew up on a farm near Loch. His family, who migrated to Australia from Scotland in the late 1800's, still lives on the farm, which is now the home of The Hills Are Alive and NYE music festivals.
4He played bass guitar in the punk group Bogey Lowensteins.
5He grew up on a farm near Loch in Victoria, Australia. His family, who migrated to Australia from Scotland in the late 1800's, still lives on the farm, which is also the home of The Hills Are Alive and NYE music festivals.
6Drummer in Sydney based indie band, Rapids.
7With no prior experience, began his acting career by getting a re-occurring role, due to an impressive audition for the Australian television series Something in the Air (2000)



The Saddle Club2003TV SeriesDarcy
Worst Best Friends2002TV SeriesEddie
Double Vision2002St. Louis Murder Victim (uncredited)
Something in the Air2000-2001TV SeriesJason Cassidy
Hotel Mumbai2017post-productionEddie
Quartermaine2016ShortWilliam Graham
Waiting Room2014Short
Packed to the Rafters2008-2013TV SeriesNathan Rafter
H2O: Just Add Water2006-2010TV SeriesLewis
Sunset Over Water2009ShortAndrew
All Saints2008TV SeriesAngus Wilson
Court of Lonely Royals2006
Blue Heelers2003-2005TV SeriesMax Harrison / Brad Delaney
Last Man Standing2005TV SeriesBrendan Barton
Silversun2004TV SeriesDegenhardt Bell
Fergus McPhail2004TV SeriesBob
Neighbours2002-2003TV SeriesJamie Clarke Michael Toohey
CrashBurn2003TV SeriesBen - Aged 15


Telethon2008-2012TV SeriesHimself
Inside Film Awards2011TV SeriesHimself
52 Annual TV Week Logie Awards2010TV SpecialHimself / Nathan Rafter (uncredited)
Sunrise2009TV SeriesHimself

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Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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