Series 2 of The Tribe
was one of my all time favourites. One reason was due to the campness and hilarility of Lips, Teeth and Dimples, aka The Smile
. For some reason I also found something sinister about them… They appeared to be a violent threesome who loved to chase and beat up innocent kids as they sang their songs. Post virus, these girls had definitely gone mad… But anyhows little did I know, at the time, that they were an actual girl group! Namely, The Beat Girls
The Smile threesome, in The Tribe, were played by Andrea Sanders (Lips), Carolyn McLaughlin (née Lambourn – she was credited as Carolyn Lambourn in her role as Teeth) and Emily Mowbray (Dimples). I do believe, at the time, they were the current line-up of the Beat Girls, who themselves go under character names when on stage, namely; Maureen, Doreen and Chlorine.
Based in Wellington, The Beat Girls were in the home of where The Tribe was filmed, they were definitely in the right place to land a role in The Tribe. In series 2 Cloud 9 (makers of The Tribe) introduced music into the series and was the season that saw the development of The Tribe’s soundtrack album ‘Abe Messiah‘. The CD featured The Beat Girls performing the track ‘I Can’t Stop’, a fun and up-beat pop-number.
Well The Beat Girls are still going strong and are doing what they do best, performing. Currently they have a new show in Wellington this October 2010, BeatCamp! playing at the Circa Theatre. The group perform many musical hits from the past and present, covering many era’s, entertaining with their dancing, singing, dress styles and their witty banter. Continue reading…
(who was Dawn in The Tribe 1 & 2) is helping out with the Dove Pink Star Walk
– a charity event to raise awareness for breast cancer research.
On the evening of Saturday 2 October 2010 the 5km charity fun walk will take place in Auckland and will accumulate in a spectacular pink fireworks display! The walk is open to all, men, women and children.
Jessie Gurunathan will be performing with The Velvet Sound Society at the event. Jess has also done an interview with KimberleyCrossman.com – the interview is quiet good, an interesting look at one of the many actors who have had brief performances in The Tribe.
The gorgeous pink flowery dress that Jess is wearing in the pic is by NZ designer Sera Lilly and will be given away on NZ TV’s Good Morning show.
For more info on the Dove Pink Star Walk, please visit their website or Facebook. Image of Jessie from Facebook. Continue reading…
It was only last month
that New Zealand drama Shortland Street
returned to UK screens on Living TV
. Well, a month after it began airing, the New Zealand medical drama has been pulled from the main Living channel and will only broadcast daily on the Living Loves
channel at 6pm daily. The removal from the main Living channel was due to poor ratings.
So, if you have the ‘Living Loves’ channel, try to catch the series while you can! The UK run of the series currently features Fleur Saville (The Tribe’s Ruby), Lee Donoghue (Spike in The Tribe) and Emily Mowbray (Dimples in The Tribe – Series 2) as it’s regulars. The future at the moment looks kind of bleak for the show, it’s unclear how many episodes they have bought, so like I say, catch it while you can!
With thanks to the Shortland Street fans at Digital Spy for the info.
recently did a photoshoot and interview for the upcoming Cabaret
production at The Court Theatre
in Christchurch, New Zealand.
You can read the Antonia Prebble interview, by Matt Deevee, on AntoniaPrebble.com by downloading the special pdf file from there. I have copied and pasted the text below though incase you can’t acess pdf files. Continue reading…
Last week was New Zealand Fashion Week 2010
(NZFW2010 : September 21st-25th). Antonia Prebble
was there amongst the celebs enjoying the shows.
On day one Antonia Prebble was at Sera Lilly’s
catwalk show, she is pictured here
(far right) with Samantha Hayes and Rachel Smalley. Antonia also attended Kathryn Wilson’s
footwear show, which she talks about it in the video below… (Sorry for the poor quality!)
On day two Antonia found herself walking on the catwalk
as she wore a outfit by Kate Sylvester
(the photo is a bit overexposed).
Talking about being over exposed… The lovely Sally Martin (who was Kandy in The Tribe 4 and currently the ‘sexy lesbian’ Nicole Miller in Shortland Street), took part in the glamorous Phoenix House Of Make-Up show by Phoenix Cosmetics. Check out pictures of Sally, who was wearing sparkling lingerie and Swarovski Crystals in the Phoenix show at the-A-List. There’s more pics of Sally backstage at the show, with her fellow Shortland Street cast mates Faye Smythe and Kimberley Crossman on the A List.
Image sources: Zimbio, NZFW and the A List.
The wait is over… This is it, for fans of The Tribe
in Australia! The final series of The Tribe will begin broadcasting ABC3
on Thursday September 23rd at 7.35pm.
As with the previous series of The Tribe, series 5 will see the loss of some favourite characters, the arrival of new ones and the series comes full circle as the original bad guy from The Tribe makes his return… Or does he?
Check out this awesome series 5 trailer below, by Iconic09, then read on for the usual run down of the new peeps entering ‘Tribeworld’…
Check out some more photos from the QANTAS Film and Television Awards 2010 (the first lot are here
). This time featuring Miriama Smith
(Kaitangata Twitch), Ari Boyland
and Sally Martin
(Shortland Street’s Brodie Kemp and Nicole Miller) as well as an extra Beth Allen
(Shorty’s Brooke Freeman) pic.
There is also a video on YouTube featuring the red carpet walkings, you can definitely spot Miriama Smith, Antonia Prebble and Lee Donoghue in the video:
Sexy Outrageous Fortune (and The Tribe!) star Antonia Prebble
features on the cover of magazine FishHead
. The October issue, which she graces, just hit the shelves in New Zealand today. The cover pic looks stunning!
We’ve been told that Antonia is part of the cover story ‘A Model of Education‘ which is about a unique school in Wellington that she attended, Clifton Terrace Model Schoo, it helped nuture her creativity and her love of acting. It has also produced a number of interesting Wellingtonians and the magazine takes a look behind the scenes at what they do differently at CTMS to everyone else.
Oh and in case you are wondering: “The name FishHead is based on the earliest name for Wellington, ‘Te Upoko o te Ika a Maui’. Mythological Maori demigod Maui pulled up a giant fish (the North Island) as he was fishing from his waka (the South Island) and the Wellington region became ‘The Head of Maui’s Fish’ – hence FishHead!” – from the FishHead website.
New Zealand indie movie Netherwood is shaping to be the next big ‘one to watch’.
Miriama Smith (who was Moz in The Tribe) plays Maria in Netherwood. Check out the sweet video below where she speaks about her experience in the movie…
This evening (well morning in the UK!) was the hottest awards night in New Zealand, it was the QANTAS Film and Television Awards
held at Auckland’s Civic Theatre. Check out the cool snaps above of some of our favourite cast members who have been in The Tribe! Photos are © Throng
, who gave a great commentary of the event via Twitter
Beth Allen, Lee Donoghue (Shortland Streets Dr Brooke Freeman and Hunter McKay) and Antonia Prebble (Loretta West in Outrageous Fortune) were present at the ceremony. Don’t they all just look stunning. I’m loving Beth Allen’s dress, long and flowwy. Antonia Prebble’s sparkling party frock and Lee Donoghue is looking sharp in his suit!
Unfortunately Beth Allen did not win the New Idea People’s Choice award she was nominated for (it went to Paul Henry), but hey she’s the real winner in our books! Miriama Smith (Kaitangata Twitch) also lost out in the Best Supporting Actress award she was nominated for, it went to Lisa Chappell (The Cult).