4 items from 2015
Sarah Snook, Benedict Samuel and Rodger Corser head the cast in The Beautiful Lie, a contemporary re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy.s classic novel Anna Karenina. Directed by Glendyn Ivin and Peter Salmon and produced by Endemol Australia.s John Edwards and Imogen Banks, the 6-part ABC drama starts shooting in Melbourne next week. Scripted by Alice Bell (Puberty Blues, The Slap, Rush) and Jonathan Gavin (Party Tricks, Offspring, Mr & Mrs Murder), the series is billed as a sprawling saga of adultery, scandal, manners and mayhem involving three enmeshed families across three generations The supporting cast includes Celia Pacquola, Daniel Henshall, Sophie Lowe, Alexander England, Catherine McClements, Dan Wyllie and Gina Riley. The protagonists are Anna (Snook) and her husband Xander (Corser), who is 15 years her senior. Both are former tennis professionals. Anna manages to juggle career and family until her brother Kingsley (Henshall) is caught philandering and she is called on to intervene. »
- Don Groves
While the tone and setting could not be further apart, Ivin sees a common element: .Both are emotionally driven..
Commissioned by the ABC, the 6-part series is the director.s fourth collaboration with Endemol Australia.s John Edwards and Imogen Banks. Their first was Offspring, followed by Puberty Blues and Gallipoli.
- Don Groves
We're back with another horror/sci-fi round-up. Guest stars have been revealed for the season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, Titan Comics has a massive Doctor Who comic book crossover lined up, HBO's upcoming New World drama pilot that's likely based on the Salem Witch Trials has enlisted a notable director for its pilot, a new horror film from the duo behind 100 Bloody Acres has is entering production, and Fox has put in a pilot order for a series based on Neil Gaiman's Lucifer from The Sandman comic book series.
Doctor Who Season 9: Via BBC America, TVLine reports that Michelle Gomez will be back on-screen as The Master, aka "Missy", in the two-part season 9 premiere of Doctor Who, which does not yet have a release date. Jemma Redgrave, Kelly Hunter, and Clare Higgins will also reprise their roles as Kate, the Shadow Architect, and Ohila, respectively, in the season 9 premiere, »
- Derek Anderson
The creators of 100 Bloody Acres are at it again, as production begins on their new horror feature Scare Campaign.
Meegan Warner (Turn, The Veil), Olivia DeJonge (Hiding, The Visit), and Ian Meadows (The Moodys, The Pacific) have all been confirmed as leading roles in the feature, which starts shooting this week at Beechworth Lunatic Asylum in Victoria, Australia.
Supporting roles have gone to Sigrid Thornton (Sea Change), Cassandra McGrath (Wolf Creek), and John Brumpton (The Loved Ones). .We have assembled a formidable cast,. says director Colin Cairnes, .including the cream of Australia's next wave of acting talent, along with some Aussie acting royalty..
It is Ryan.s second collaboration with the Cairnes brothers after the award-winning 100 Bloody Acres..
.I.m very excited to be making another film with the Cairnes brothers and »
- Emily Blatchford
4 items from 2015
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