Lest We Forget
Russell Crowe provided the narration for a “ground-breaking” documentary series on Anzac soldiers, recently aired on NZ television and screening in Australia later this year. The series celebrates the bond between NZ and Australian soldiers, from WW1 to Vietnam. “Russell was the perfect choice,” said writer/director Paul Rudd. “His late grandfather (Stan Wemyss) was a war cinematographer for the NZ film unit. He has a broad and detailed knowledge of the Anzac experience as well as a personal link to the war. He identifies very clearly with both Australia, where he lives, and NZ, where he was born.” Crowd numbers at this year’s Anzac Day dawn service in Gallipoli were believed to be the greatest ever, despite international warnings against travel to Turkey.