MY TOP 20 AUSSIE-BORN ACTORS – PT1.

June 13, 2018 Alan Royle 0

  The following list is of Australian movie actors who were born in Australia. It does not include those born elsewhere who may have spent most of their formative years Down Under. Therefore, you will not find the likes of  Mel Gibson (New Yorker), Russell Crowe (born in New Zealand), […]

More Movie Trivia – PT2.

April 30, 2018 Alan Royle 0

Clooney in Return of the Killer Tomatoes (1988) It is hard to believe that George Clooney was so desperate to acquire for himself a movie career that, in 1988, he agreed to make the pathetic Return of the Killer Tomatoes! Even harder to believe is the fact that he was already by […]

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AUSSIES BORN & BRED? NOT REALLY.

January 12, 2018 Alan Royle 0

                  TOM BURLINSON (1956 – )                      as Tommy Woodcock in Phar Lap (1983)     ‘Simply Sinatra’ After appreciating his playing of Tommy Woodcock; ‘strapper’ for the legendary racehorse Phar Lap in the 1983 movie of the […]

‘Gallipoli’ (1981)

March 14, 2017 Alan Royle 0

  Two years after he burst on the scene in the grossly over-rated Mad Max (1979), Mel Gibson made a war picture called Gallipoli, a movie loosely based on the Australian and New Zealander (ANZAC) landings in Turkey in 1915. As we know, Mel went on to become a super-star, […]

Did you know? (D)

June 27, 2016 Alan Royle 3

    Recently I watched a British WW2 drama made in 1953 called Appointment in London (aka Raiders in the Sky). It was pretty good, too, although the final segment (a bomber raid on Germany) was drawn out far too long. The cast was first class with Dirk Bogarde, Ian […]

Gallipoli or Kokoda?

April 7, 2015 admin 0

    ANZAC COVE 1915 Most of this entry appears in my book ‘Movies Based on True Stories’, which will be released shortly, but with April 25 fast approaching, I thought it might be the right time to publish something here on the subject of acknowledging ANZAC Day in Australia. […]