Now at Centre Stage

The other half of the Heavenly Creatures duo, Melanie Lynskey, 35, has been working consistently in Los Angeles for a decade. Lynskey is perhaps most well-known in America for having appeared in more than 50 episodes of Two and a Half Men as Rose, Charlie Sheen’s stalker. She also played Matt Damon’s wife in The Informant! Now, for the first time, Lynskey will take top billing in an American film when her new release – and 2012 Sundance Festival favourite – Hello I Must Be Going, which opens this month. Starring as a divorced, demoralized woman in her mid-30s, Lynskey for the first time in her career is in every scene. The Salt Lake Tribune said she brought “poignancy and dead-on comedic skills” to the part. In a way, the reaction won’t really matter: Lynskey has already won. “I’m a character actress, and I’m very grateful for all that I’ve gotten to do,” she said at the Sundance premiere in January.


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Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New Makes Houston Symphony Debut

Gemma New has studied under conductors whose names are familiar well beyond the cloistered halls of classical music: Dudamel, Salonen, Michael Tilson Thomas. The 35-year-old New Zealand native, recently made her…