Name: Ashleigh Cummings
Date of birth: November 11, 1992
Ashleigh Cummings is an Australian actress best known for playing Robyn in Tomorrow, When The War Began.
Ashleigh has spent most of her childhood in Saudi Arabia, where she first read the Tomorrow Series and fell in love with the story.
In 2007 she played the lead character, Ally, in Participate Film Academy’s film Green Fire Envy.
In 2009 Ashleigh landed the role of Robyn in Tomorrow, When The War Began.
Ashleigh on her opportunity to play one of the most loved characters of the series: “I didn’t think twice about it. It was a story I had grown up with throughout childhood and a book series that I had always been in love with. I was very nervous at first when I read the script because it was my favourite book series and it was kind of difficult to separate yourself from it but when I read it I was so pleased and just so grateful that Stuart had done such an amazing job.
I reread the first book and basically rewrote it from Robyn’s perspective and did journal entries. It helped mould both the script and the book together for me. I also read the Bible, not from cover to cover, but the essential verses. I also listened to a lot of Hillsong music and I went to church just to kind of get that religious essence of Robyn.”
Stuart Beattie on Ashleigh: “She is a powerhouse of ideas and energy and captures the heart and inner strength of Robyn perfectly.”