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!
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Can’t thank the beautiful Deb Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman @thehughjackman enough for hosting a screening of BREATH at the Angelika centre. Means the world to me that people want to support this film. #breath #Breaththemovie #gopikelet #water #surf #waves #australian #australianmade #grateful @prada
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…
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Exciting news to kickstart the week…the #MissFisher feature film lead cast and shoot dates have been announced!! Essie Davis will return as the Hon. Phryne Fisher and will be joined by Nathan Page as Detective Inspector Jack Robinson, Miriam Margolyes as Aunt Prudence and Ashleigh Cummings as her loyal assistant and maid Dorothy ‘Dot’ Collins. Miss Fisher & The Crypt of Tears will begin filming in Morocco and Melbourne, Australia, this October. Read the official press release here: www.everycloudproductions.com.au/news #jointheadventure #MissFisherthemovie #MissFisher&theCryptofTears
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!