Scene stealing

The LA Times surveys an “invasion of American films by directors and stars from Down Under. The biggest star now working in American films who began in his native New Zealand is Russell Crowe […] . New Zealand’s Temuera Morrison has a more important role as Obi-Wan’s foe [in Star Wars]. It was perhaps only logical that Peter Jackson, a native New Zealander, would celebrate the beauty of his country, Australia’s neighbour, in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.”


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Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

Jane Campion Casts Cumberbatch and Moss

After a decade of being absent from the big screen, Academy Award-winner New Zealander Jane Campion is readying her first feature since 2009’s Bright Star. Campion will next direct her own…