HE GREW up in a tiny Outback town and did not set foot on a stage until three years go.
Now, at 24, Cody Fern has been cast in the coveted lead role for the Australian run of international stage sensation War Horse.
It goes without saying that he’s thrilled to have landed a dream role, but despite his isolated upbringing, Fern’s path into it has been anything except accidental.
He has twice sold everything he owns, turned down a lucrative corporate career offer and followed his gut feeling into total uncertainty.
This year, he arrived in Sydney from Western Australia without a job, a home or a friend in sight to blindly pursue what he believes he was born to do: act.
“I’ve known since I was about six that I wanted to be an actor, but I grew up in a very small country town and it was just not something that was possible,” Fern says.