Actor and director Simon Baker is known to audiences around the world for his performances in film and television. His film credits include the 1997 Academy Award-winning L.A. Confidential (1997, Curtis Hanson), The Devil Wears Prada (2006, David Frankel), and Margin Call (2011, J. C. Chandor). He won international acclaim in the television series The Mentalist (2008–2015), which earned him Best Actor nominations from the Screen Actors Guild , the Emmy Awards, and the Golden Globe Awards. Breath (2018), Baker’s directorial debut, won the award for Best Director from the Australian Directors Guild, and Baker also won the Best Supporting Actor prize. In 2020, Baker starred in Stephen Johnson’s High Ground, which had its premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Baker was then seen starring alongside Julia Savage in award-winning Australian artist Del Kathryn Barton’s Blaze (2022), which had its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Baker is seen in the leading role of Ivan Sen’s Limbo (2023), which premiered in competition in Berlin also, and went on to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival. Baker was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2012. In 2013, he was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contribution to the entertainment industry.