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Neighbours' Madeleine West to return to Ramsay Street, 13 years after character's death

Dee Bliss, who died when she and Toadie drove off a cliff on the way to their honeymoon, to return to Australian soap

Bringing characters back from the dead is a time-honoured tradition of soap operas everywhere and Neighbours has just announced it is adding another resurrection to their list: Dee Bliss, the ill-fated bride of Neighbours veteran Jarrod “Toadfish” Rebecchi.

Dee, played by Madeleine West, was a regular on the show from 2000 to 2003. Her character was struck by tragedy after she and Toadfish, played by Ryan Moloney and known as “Toadie” to the show’s fans, accidentally drove off a cliff on the way to their honeymoon.

Related: Television greats pay tribute to Neighbours creator Reg Grundy

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Ten to unveil The Wrong Girl later this month

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Jessica Marais in The Wrong Girl.

Network Ten has announced its new Aussie drama, The Wrong Girl, based on the book by Zoë Foster Blake, will premiere on September 28.

The show follows the life of 29-year old breakfast television producer Lily Woodward, played by Jessica Marais (Love Child, Packed to the Rafters)..

.I.m thrilled to bring the character of Lily Woodward to life. She is fun, confident, determined, quick to react and disarmingly charismatic. I hope audiences love her as much as I do,. said Marais.

.It has been a pleasure working with the exceptional cast and crew, and I.m incredibly proud to be involved in this fresh and exciting new drama..

Marais will be joined by a cast that includes Craig McLachlan, Kerry Armstrong, Madeleine West, Hamish Blake, Doris Younane, Steve Vizard, Rob Collins, Ian Meadows, Hayley Magnus, Kevin Harrington, Leah Vandenberg, Christie Whelan Browne, Hugo Johnstone-Burt,
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DVD Review – Predestination (2014)

Predestination, 2014.

Directed by The Spierig Brothers.

Starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Madeleine West, Christopher Kirby, Christopher Sommers and Noah Taylor.

Synopsis:

The life of a time-travelling Temporal Agent. On his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Time is linear and moves forward, so says the “science”. Most recently, it was Christopher Nolan and his black-holes, tesseract’s and singularities that have brought time and destiny to the big screen as he examined how we perceive time and its ever-ticking destination. With a slightly different take on the time, destiny and the paradoxes that come with the manipulations of time are directors The Spierig Brothers with Predestination, one of the bravest, craziest but supremely entertaining sci-fi’ers of recent years.

Predestination is a film that takes many chances, enjoying its almost shackle-free production from the Hollywood system who may have thought different to a film about time paradoxes,
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First 7 Minutes From Ethan Hawke's Predestination Time-Travel Thriller

Today we have the opening scene (over seven minutes) from the upcoming "Predestination" time-travel thriller, starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West and Christopher Kirby. Check it out below. Plot: The film chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The new movie is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, who previously worked with Hawke on "Daybreakers." It's set to hit theaters on January 9th, 2015. Video:
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'Predestination' First 7 Minutes: Ethan Hawke Goes Time Traveling

'Predestination' First 7 Minutes: Ethan Hawke Goes Time Traveling
Starship Troopers author Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 short story "All You Zombies" comes to life on the big screen next month in the sci-fi thriller Predestination. For those who want more than the previoiusly-released trailer and the first poster, the first seven minutes have just debuted online. This project reunites Ethan Hawke with his Daybreakers directors Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig.

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to prevent future killers from committing their crimes. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must stop the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time and prevent a devastating attack in which thousands of lives will be lost. Sarah Snook co-stars as a woman whose troubled live intertwines with the Agent.

Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby, Madeleine West and Freya Stafford round out the supporting cast. Check out the opening
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'Predestination' Poster: Ethan Hawke Must Save the Future

'Predestination' Poster: Ethan Hawke Must Save the Future
Ethan Hawke must save the future by protecting his past in a new poster for the time-bending thriller Predestination.

The actor reunites with Daybreakers filmmakers Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig for this sci-fi thriller, where he stars as a Temporal Agent who has been sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Sarah Snook co-stars as a woman who crosses paths with this Agent after a tumultuous life, with the supporting cast rounded out by Noah Taylor, Christopher Kirby, Madeleine West and Freya Stafford. Based on the Robert A. Heinlein story "All You Zombies," Predestination arrives in theaters January 9, 2015. Take a look at the one-sheet below, and stay tuned for more footage and images as we get closer to this sci-fi thriller's release.
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Mayhem 2014: ‘Predestination’ Review

Stars: Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook, Elise Jansen, Christopher Kirby, Madeleine West, Cate Wolfe, Jim Knobeloch, Freya Stafford, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Rob Jenkins, Christopher Stollery | Written by Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig | Directed by The Spierig Brothers

Back in 2003, the Spierig Brothers directed a low budget farmhouse zombie horror called Undead. It was an entertaining and imaginative debut, and everyone looked forward to their next offering. It turned out we had to wait a while. In 2009, they released Daybreakers. Another imaginative genre offering, with an entertaining cast and some neat ideas. What would their next movie be?

After another long wait, we arrive in 2014 with Predestination.

Shown as the opening film for day four of the festival, Predestination is a difficult film to talk about without totally ruining it. So I’ll give you this much: after a tense opening sequence which introduces us to the film’s antagonist the
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'Predestination' Trailer Sends Ethan Hawke Back in Time

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'Predestination' Trailer Sends Ethan Hawke Back in Time
Ethan Hawke goes on a journey through time and space in the new trailer for Predestination. The project reunites the actor with Daybreakers directors Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig for this time travel thriller, which follows a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) who embarks on his final assignment, to track down the criminal he has been chasing his entire career.

Noah Taylor, Sarah Snook and Christopher Kirby co-star in this thriller that debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival in March, but doesn't have a domestic release date set at this time.

Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Ethan Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Predestination comes to theaters in 2014 and stars Ethan Hawke,
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New Trailer for Ethan Hawke's Predestination Time-Travel Thriller

Today we have an international trailer for the upcoming "Predestination" time-travel thriller, starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West and Christopher Kirby. Check it out below. Plot: The film chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The new movie is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, who previously worked with Hawke on "Daybreakers." It's expected to hit theaters early in 2015. Trailer:
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Neighbours 30th anniversary: Who should return to Ramsay Street?

"Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours."

In early 2015, Neighbours will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The Aussie soap has provided us with nearly 7,000 episodes of drama, laughs and Harold Bishop falling off a clifftop and returning five years later as a bloke called Ted.

With preparations already underway for the 30th celebrations and the possible return of Kylie Minogue - the show's most famous breakout star - being teased, we want to find out who else you would like to see back in Ramsay Street to celebrate the show's birthday.

Here are our suggestions on who they could bring back:

Annalise Hartman (Kimberley Davies) - Alex Fletcher, Deputy Editor

Pretty much every teenage boy in the '90s had a major crush on Ramsay Street's Annalise Hartman. Played by Kimberley Davies, she was a man magnet in Erinsborough, working her way through relationships with Lou(!), Sam Kratz, Mark Gottlieb and Stonefish. She
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Trailer for Ethan Hawke's Predestination Time-Travel Thriller

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Predestination" time-travel thriller, starring Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, Madeleine West and Christopher Kirby. Check it out below. Plot: The film chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for all eternity. Now, on his final assignment, the Agent must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time. The new movie is directed by Michael and Peter Spierig, who previously worked with Hawke on "Daybreakers." It's set to hit Australian theaters on August 28th. A Us date has yet to be set. Trailer:
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DVD Review – Knocked for Six (2012)

Knocked for Six, 2012.

Directed by Boyd Hicklin.

Starring Stephen Curry, Damon Gameau, Madeleine West, Pallavi Sharda, David Lyons, Brenton Thwaites, Brendan Cowell, Darshan Jariwala, Eddie Baroo and Ryan O’Kane.

Synopsis:

Teddy (Curry) and his friends Rick (Cowell) and Stavros (Gameau) are, like most Australians, mad about cricket. When Rick and Stavros reveal that their lives are moving on to bigger and better things, Teddy sets about proving to them that cricket is all they need.

The humble sports film. A staple part of cinema which at its best captures the magic of said sport and the effect it has on the life of the protagonist. American cinema loves a Basketball, Baseball or American Football movie. The UK love a good football film every now and again too. Here the Aussie love of cricket is showcased in Knocked For Six.

Cricket obsessed Teddy Brown (Stephen Curry) grew up idolising Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar.
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Sizable audience for Fat Tony & Co

The Nine Network.s crime drama Fat Tony & Co. easily won its timeslot on Sunday night. The premiere of the Screentime-produced series starring Robert Mammone as the infamous criminal Tony Mokbel drew 1.379 million viewers in the five capital cities. Adding the regional audience of 443,263, the first episode had a national average of 1.834 million, peaking at 2.06 million.

The second episode was watched by 1.236 million in the capitals/1.6 million. The nine-part series features other original members of the Underbelly franchise including Vince Colosimo as Alphonse Gangitano, Gyton Grantley as Carl Williams, Les Hill as Jason Moran, Madeleine West as Danielle McGuire, Simon Westaway as Mick Gatto, Gerard Kennedy as Graham Kinniburgh, and Kevin Harrington as Lewis Moran The premiere of season four of Seven.s Downton Abbey pulled 1.125 million (down 206,000 on the launch of season three last year) in the capitals, 1.74 million nationally, and ABC.s Rake had 617,000.

The debut of Matchbox
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56th BFI London Film Festival Review - Save Your Legs! (2013)

Save Your Legs!, 2013.

Directed by Boyd Hicklin.

Starring Stephen Curry, Damon Gameau, Madeleine West, Pallavi Sharda, David Lyons, Brenton Thwaites, Brendan Cowell, Darshan Jariwala, Eddie Baroo and Ryan O'Kane.

Synopsis:

An Australian cricket team land the chance of a lifetime. They swap their D-grade park cricket for a tour of India, representing their country. Various problems crop up along the way though, which threaten to stop them taking advantage of this opportunity.

Save Your Legs! looks like it’s going to follow in the footsteps of movies like Kenny or The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - a comedy featuring Australian characters, and humour, that warms the heart as well as remaining fresh.

It starts off well. There are a few good laughs to be had as each character is introduced and the non-explanation of how this lowly team got the chance to tour India is gleefully glossed over.
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Former 'Neighbours' star Madeleine West reveals horror of bus crash

Former 'Neighbours' star Madeleine West reveals horror of bus crash
Madeleine West has revealed that she suffered serious brain injuries when she was involved in a serious accident almost ten years ago. The Australian actress, who used to play Toadie Rebecchi's wife Dee Bliss in Neighbours, said that she needed rehab and plastic surgery after being hit by a bus on a Sydney street in 2002. West said that she was told to keep quiet about her injuries to save her acting career but admitted that she could not ignore the migraines, memory and co-ordination issues she suffers as a result of the crash. Speaking at BrainLink's Women of Achievement Awards earlier this week, West said: "I was advised by my agents and bosses to sort of pretend it didn't happen. But [brain injury] is something that should be talked about more." West also said that the cerebral haematoma she suffered (more)
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