Zoë the turncoat

Auckland stuntwoman and actress Zoë Bell, 30, stars in American web action series Angel of Death alongside fellow New Zealander, Lucy Lawless. Bell plays a mafia assassin who suffers a catastrophic head wound and subsequently decides to kill the people who once ordered her to kill others. “Besides the elation I feel about having a project I wrote actually being filmed, which is huge for any writer, I’m just as thrilled about having Zoë Bell signed on to star in Angel of Death,” said Angel of Death creator/writer Ed Brubaker. Bell began her career leaping from a car in soap Shortland Street before going on to star in Quentin Tarentino’s Kill Bill films. She and Monica Staggs (Daryl Hannah’s double) won Best Overall Stunt and Best Fight for their fight in Budd’s trailer in Kill Bill 2. In 2007 she was cast in the lead role in Tarentino’s Death Proof. Angel of Death will premiere in 2009 on www.crackle.com/angelofdeath.


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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…