My first job was…

acting in a short film called Grave Diggers when I was 14.

It taught me… what a set was like and how the industry works, but more importantly my passion for acting.

My big break came… when I was cast in the feature film Down River. It opened up a lot of doors and took me around the world.

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The last job I quit was… working with my Dad as a fitter and welder, I quit to work on the second season of Westside and then they didn't want me back. Ha!

The most famous person I've ever met is… Ben Mendelsohn and he was lovely and delightful to work with. I met him when I was working on a TV series called Tangle, when I was about 15 years old. It was one of the first gigs I ever got with my agent and I was terrified, but he and everyone else on the show were lovely and looked out for me. It was prior to him making his Hollywood debut and winning Emmys and being nominated for Golden Globes and all that jazz, but by all accounts, he's just as lovely now as he was then.

The best time I've had on set was… All the scenes with the Wolfpack on Westside. Us young boys have always got great banter and good times flowing.

But the worst was… filming in the Yarra River in Melbourne. It's infested with snakes, which terrified me. One came swimming towards me and I only narrowly escaped it, jumping on to the bank and running for my life.

My dream project would be… Anything with Quentin Tarantino. So if you're reading this mate, give us a shout.

• Reef Ireland plays Wolf West in Westside, which returns to Three this Monday at 8.30pm.