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Simon Baker's directorial debut 'Breath' reveals cast

12 April 2016 6:54 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Australian coming-of-age drama has begun filming; Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh among those to join cast.

Filming has begun this week in Australia on Simon Baker’s feature film directorial debut, Breath, based on Tim Winton’s coming-of-age novel.

Baker, star of TV drama The Mentalist and features including The Devil Wears Prada, will be joined in the cast by Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge!) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty).

Set in mid-70s coastal Australia, Breath follows two teenage boys that form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer, who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

Newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will play teenagers Pikelet and Loonie respectively, while Roxburgh and Blake are Mr and Mrs Pike. Debicki is Eva and as previously announced, Baker will play Sando.

“Tim’s book viscerally captures the restless curiosity and yearning »

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Filming starts on Simon Baker's Breath, cast announced

11 April 2016 3:27 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Simon Baker as Sando with Samsom Coulter (Pikelet) and Ben Spence (Loonie) in Breath.

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Filming has started in Denmark, Western Australia, on Simon Baker.s feature film directorial debut, Breath..

The film is based on Tim Winton.s award winning and international best-selling novel and stars Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby, The Night Manager, upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2), Richard Roxburgh (Moulin Rouge, The Turning, Mission: Impossible II) and Rachael Blake (Sleeping Beauty, Rake, Truth) and Baker (The Mentalist, Devil Wears Prada, Margin Call) as cast.

Newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will play Pikelet and Loonie respectively, while Roxburgh and Blake are Mr and Mrs Pike..

Debicki is Eva and as previously announced, Baker will play Sando.

Set in mid-70s coastal Australia, Breath follows two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, that form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer.

Sando, a a former professional surfer »

- Brian Karlovsky

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Elizabeth Debicki Joins Simon Baker’s Directorial Debut ‘Breath’ (Exclusive)

11 April 2016 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Elizabeth Debicki, Richard Roxburgh and Rachael Blake have joined the cast of Simon Baker’s Australian drama “Breath,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Filming has begun in Australia on Baker’s feature film directorial debut, based on Tim Winton’s best-selling novel. Set in mid-’70s coastal Australia, “Breath” follows two teenage boys, hungry for discovery, who form an unlikely friendship with a mysterious older adventurer, who pushes them to take risks that will have a lasting and profound impact on their lives.

Baker, star of “The Mentalist,” is playing the adventurer Sando, and Debicki is portraying his wife Eva. Newcomers Samson Coulter and Ben Spence will play the two teenagers — Pikelet and Loonie, respectively — while Roxburgh and Blake are playing Mr. and Mrs. Pike.

“Tim’s book viscerally captures the restless curiosity and yearning for identity that often defines our coming of age,” said Baker. “I am thrilled with the »

- Dave McNary

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Breath producer on Simon Baker tears and Tim Winton's "extraordinary" novel

23 March 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Producer Mark Johnson.

American producer Mark Johnson.has landed in Wa and is in the thick of pre-production on the film adaptation of Tim Winton's Breath, to be directed by Simon Baker.

"I've now done three films in Australia - one on the Gold Coast, one in Cairns and one in Melbourne, but I'd never been to Western Australia, and I actually got to know it through the works of Tim Winton", Johnson said..

"Winton describes it with such love and respect and is so protective of the land that I felt like I had already known it"..

The vast majority of the shoot will take place in the coastal town of Denmark, which Johnson is "in awe of", and the producer is already excited about the communal atmosphere.

"I have to say, and it's been a long time since I've experienced this - the entire town is behind this film. »

- Harry Windsor

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Breath producer on Simon Baker tears and Tim Winton's

23 March 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Producer Mark Johnson.

American producer Mark Johnson.has landed in Wa and is in the thick of pre-production on the film adaptation of Tim Winton's Breath, to be directed by Simon Baker.

"I've now done three films in Australia - one on the Gold Coast, one in Cairns and one in Melbourne, but I'd never been to Western Australia, and I actually got to know it through the works of Tim Winton", Johnson said..

"Winton describes it with such love and respect and is so protective of the land that I felt like I had already known it"..

The vast majority of the shoot will take place in the coastal town of Denmark, which Johnson is "in awe of", and the producer is already excited about the communal atmosphere.

"I have to say, and it's been a long time since I've experienced this - the entire town is behind this film. »

- Harry Windsor

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Breath producer on Simon Baker tears and Tim Winton's "extraordinary" book

23 March 2016 4:55 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Producer Mark Johnson.

American producer Mark Johnson.has landed in Wa and is in the thick of pre-production on the film adaptation of Tim Winton's Breath, to be directed by Simon Baker.

"I've now done three films in Australia - one on the Gold Coast, one in Cairns and one in Melbourne, but I'd never been to Western Australia, and I actually got to know it through the works of Tim Winton", Johnson said..

"Winton describes it with such love and respect and is so protective of the land that I felt like I had already known it"..

The vast majority of the shoot will take place in the coastal town of Denmark, which Johnson is "in awe of", and the producer is already excited about the communal atmosphere.

"I have to say, and it's been a long time since I've experienced this - the entire town is behind this film. »

- Harry Windsor

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Ewen Leslie joins Top of the Lake, Ariel Kleiman to co-direct with Jane Campion

22 March 2016 3:15 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Top of the Lake.

Shooting has begun in Sydney on the second season of Jane Campion's Top of the Lake, with Partisan's Ariel Kleiman stepping in as co-director in place of Lion's Garth Davis, who co-helmed season one.

The second series begins four years after the first, with Elisabeth Moss' Detective Robin Griffin now working in Sydney..

Joining Moss are Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Ewen Leslie (The Daughter), David Dencik (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, We Are The Best!) and Campion's daughter, Alice Englert, now a director in her own right.

Gerard Lee, of Sweetie and Top of the Lake season one, has again written the scripts with Campion, while it's unclear if DoP Adam Arkapaw, hot off Justin Kurzel's Assasin's Creed, will also return.

.I.m so excited to be back in Australia working with Jane on exploring this wonderful character", Moss said. »

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Christie To Join Moss On Campion's "Lake"

22 March 2016 7:25 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Not only is Elisabeth Moss returning for a second season of "Top of the Lake" on SundanceTV and BBC, she's set to be joined by "Game of Thrones" and "Star Wars" actress Gwendoline Christie along with David Dencik and Alice Englert.

Jane Campion and Ariel Kleiman will return to direct the new season of the crime mystery drama which Campion is co-writing with Gerard Lee. The new season will find Moss' character investigating a new murder four years after the events of the original which revolved around the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl.

Moss said in a statement: "I'm so excited to be back in Australia working with Jane on exploring this wonderful character. I can't wait for audiences to see where we take Robin's journey." Christie added: "Jane Campion has been a major creative influence throughout my life and I could not feel more privileged to be working on »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Top of the Lake’ Season 2 Confirmed With Elisabeth Moss, Gwendoline Christie

21 March 2016 5:22 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Elisabeth Moss is returning for a second season of “Top of the Lake” for SundanceTV and BBC Two. The “Mad Men” alum will be joined in Season 2 by new cast member Gwendoline Christie of “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Jane Campion will return to direct Season 2 of the crime mystery drama, joined by co-director Ariel Kleiman. Campion is co-writing the new season with Gerard Lee.

“I’m so excited to be back in Australia working with Jane on exploring this wonderful character. I can’t wait for audiences to see where we take Robin’s journey!” Moss said in a statement. Moss won a Golden Globe in 2014 for actress in a television movie or miniseries for her performance in the series’ first season, in which she played a police detective investigating the disappearance of a 12-year-old girl. The new season will find Moss’ character investigating a »

- Daniel Holloway

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'Game of Thrones' star Gwendoline Christie joins 'Top Of The Lake' second series

21 March 2016 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Game Of Thrones actress will star alongside the returning Elisabeth Moss, with filming now underway in Australia.

Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones) has joined the cast of the second series of Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake, which began filming today in Sydney, Australia.

She will star alongside Golden Globe-winning Elisabeth Moss in the returning drama mini-series, produced by See-Saw Films for BBC Two.

Additional cast joining the series include David Dencik (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Ewen Leslie (The Daughter).

Commencing four years on from the end of the events depicted in series one, the second series sees the body of an unidentified Asian girl wash up on Sydney’s Bondi Beach. The case initially seems hopeless, until detective Robin Griffin (Moss) discovers that the girl did not die alone.

Campion will return to direct, again writing alongside Gerard Lee, and will be joined by co-director Ariel Kleiman (Partisan).

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Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie joins 'Top Of The Lake' second series

21 March 2016 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Game Of Thrones actress will star alongside the returning Elisabeth Moss, with filming now underway in Australia.

Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones) has joined the cast of the second series of Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake, which began filming today in Sydney, Australia.

She will star alongside Golden Globe-winning Elisabeth Moss in the returning drama mini-series, produced by See-Saw Films for BBC Two.

Additional cast joining the series include David Dencik (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Ewen Leslie (The Daughter).

Commencing four years on from the end of the events depicted in series one, the second series sees the body of an unidentified Asian girl wash up on Sydney’s Bondi Beach. The case initially seems hopeless, until detective Robin Griffin (Moss) discovers that the girl did not die alone.

Campion will return to direct, again writing alongside Gerard Lee, and will be joined by co-director Ariel Kleiman (Partisan).

Producers are [link »

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Gwendoline Christie joins 'Top Of The Lake' second series

21 March 2016 5:01 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Game Of Thrones actress will star alongside the returning Elisabeth Moss, with filming now underway in Australia.

Gwendoline Christie (Game Of Thrones) has joined the cast of the second series of Jane Campion’s Top Of The Lake, which began filming today in Sydney, Australia.

She will star alongside Golden Globe-winning Elisabeth Moss in the returning drama mini-series, produced by See-Saw Films for BBC Two.

Additional cast joining the series include David Dencik (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Alice Englert (Beautiful Creatures) and Ewen Leslie (The Daughter).

Commencing four years on from the end of the events depicted in series one, the second series sees the body of an unidentified Asian girl wash up on Sydney’s Bondi Beach. The case initially seems hopeless, until detective Robin Griffin (Moss) discovers that the girl did not die alone.

Campion will return to direct, again writing alongside Gerard Lee, and will be joined by co-director Ariel Kleiman (Partisan).

Producers are [link »

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