On and off-screen success story

Anna Paquin’s career has soared to new heights since her starring role in the blockbuster X-Men franchise. Her upcoming films include Margaret and Trick r’ Treat, and she stars in (and executive produces with brother, Andrew) Blue State, a political comedy about the 2004 US elections. “The nuts-and-bolts numbers stuff is more my brother’s department; his background is finance,” she said in an interview with Backstage.com. “The areas I was more concerned about were the creative ones. I have plenty of opinions on all kinds of things. So between our diverse backgrounds, my brother and I make a very good team.” Paquin is also enjoying success on the small screen, with lead roles in the telefilm Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee and the eagerly anticipated vampire series, True Blood – both for hit-maker HBO.


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Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

“Warming the cockles of audience hearts at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, New Zealander Hamish Bennett’s comedy Bellbird is a defiantly optimistic tribute to the Northland region where the primary school…