Aussie Aussie Aussie!

Aussie – as in an endearment for an Australian. 🙂 There has been some great Aussie entertainment news this past week!

Last week two of my favourite Aussies were posing together: Simon Baker of The Mentalist fame and Hugh Jackman. Simon has made a movie called Breath and Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-lee Furness were helping Simon promote his movie in New York City! As shared on Hugh’s instagram account…

… as well as on Simon’s instagram account. Apparently Jackman hosted the screening!

Here a few more pictures from that same event (click to enlarge)…

Breath is an Australian movie set in the 1970s. It’s a coming of age story about two teenage boys who befriend an older surfer (Simon Baker) and he challenges them to take risks. Here’s a trailer…

Simon Baker not only stars in this, he also directed, produced and co-wrote this movie and, as an accomplished surfer himself, he also surfs in it. I’m not sure how wide the release will be but the first reviews I have seen sound promising!

In other Aussie news: the Australian Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries film is a go! Crowdfunding (and yes, I also am a backer) helped make this possible. 🙂 All the main actors will be back and filming will start in October in Morocco and in Australia (Melbourne). The new movie is called Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears

You can read the full press release here. From the press release…

“The film opens with the Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher rescuing Shirin Abbas, a young Bedouin woman, who has been thrown into jail in British Mandated Palestine, for making trouble at a time of colonial unrest. After a perilous escape from Jerusalem, she rejoins Shirin as a fellow guest in the home of Lord and Lady Lofthouse, for the London ‘season’ and she pledges to help her right a wrong and discover the truth about the Crypt of Tears – an ancient crypt rumoured to lie somewhere beneath the rolling sands of the Negev Desert.

Fiona Eagger said: “Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears will have the witty intrigue of Indiana Jones, the opulent style of a Merchant Ivory Production, and the feminist fun of Thelma and Louise.”

It’ll be a while before we’ll actually see it but already I am getting excited for this!

Also, a bit of Aussie fun: Chris Hemsworth, Australian actor of Thor fame, posted this funny little video of him signing photographs of himself the other day.

I can so imagine that it must feel like a workout if you have to sign so very many!

And in final Aussie news – nominations for Australia’s biggest TV awards, the Logies, have just been announced. The Aussie show A Place to Call Home, that I love so much, has been nominated for ‘Most Outstanding Drama Series’!

They won the award last year and I wouldn’t mind them winning it again this year! Jenni Baird has again been nominated for ‘Most Outstanding Supporting Actress’ for her role as Regina…

… and by George, would I absolutely love to see her win! She has been the most dubious, chilling and layered character on the show, she was robbed for not winning last year. I hope she gets it this year, fingers crossed!

Yes, I love me some good Aussie news!

4 thoughts on “Aussie Aussie Aussie!

  1. Miss Fisher kommt wieder 😍 das finde ich doch Grad richtig gut! Auf die freue ich mich sehr. Ich mag ihren Charme und die unglaublichen Klamotten!
    Daumen drücken für die anderen 🤣👍


  2. 1. Hugh has 21.2 million followers, gosh mind blowing…
    2. I love Deb’s shoes and socks for some odd reason. I wouldn’t wear them but she looks cute
    3. Congrats to Simon Baker for his triple threat film Breathe. I will have to check IMDB about it.
    4. I kept thinking reading this blog post if Simon Baker can produce, direct and star in a film why can’t Richard do that too?
    5. Chris Helmsworth is very funny. Not my brand of hunky chunky but he’s got a great sense of humor and a devoted husband and father
    6. I’ll have to check out that series. You’ve mentioned it now in a few blog pieces which tells me usually that’s a sign something has stuck with a person (I’m the same way)
    7.I never got into The Mentalist here in the US but it lasted a long time
    8. Simon was in Devil Wears Prada in 2006. Played a Claude Beckerish type of guy but a reporter or something like that. I thought he was kinda cute. Didn’t know he was Australian then.
    9. Did you see his movie Breathe yet?
    10. Australia and N.Z. are my dream #1 pics on my travel bucket list…

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      1. Yes I swore when I turned 50 that is where I would go and it didn’t happen. 60th I would go to Great Wall of China.. I really want to do Aussie and NZ with someone a guy (Guy!!) so that I can experience those places with a loved one. I hope it happens one day..


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