The Real Deal

The Guardian gave its readers a heads-up on NZ stuntwoman Zoe Bell, in its regular ‘First Sight’ column. The 28-year-old has forged an impressive career doubling actors such as Lucy Lawless, Uma Thurman and Sharon Stone, and has just made her own acting debut in Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof. Guardian: “As one of the women terrorised by Kurt Russell’s psychopathic stunt man, she enlivens the proceedings considerably and gets a break from the pop-culture references by playing her big scenes strapped to the bonnet of a speeding Dodge Challenger. No CGI, no stunt double, Bell adds a thrilling dose of realism…”


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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…