Unlike the majority of screen performers who debut as children, Australian actor Lee Cormie dove headfirst into adult-oriented material with his credible performance as a nightmare-stricken child in the supernatural horror film Darkness Falls (2003). Though critics mercilessly excoriated the film as a worthless derivation, it suggested courage on the young star's behalf. Cormie dialed down the intensity a few dozen notches (and connected with material more commonly associated with his age bracket) as one of the leads in the lyrical and evocative Aussie coming-of-age picture December Boys (2006). He played one of four tightly knit orphans who experience a schism when they learn that one will soon be adopted into a foster family. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi