Aww I just saw this pic and had to post it up. It’s of Lee Donoghue
, who was Spike in The Tribe – currently Hunter McKay in Shortland Street, with his cat Sinbad. I’m sure though he has renamed the cat Cyclops (see his Tweet here
I can’t decide who’s cuter, Cyclops or Lee! Cyclops was adopted by Lee Donoghue from the Auckland SPCA, who posted the pic on their Facebook. You can follow the lovely Lee D. on Twitter by clicking here. Support by the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) by clicking here and finding more about their work and how you can help.
recently filmed a short film named The Potential Wives of Norman Mao
playing the character Suzy Fong. The short was filmed the week of September 6th in New York City.
The premise of ‘The Potential Wives’ short is as follows: “Norman Mao is an overweight, and socially-awkward junior businessman from Hong Kong, who at the age of 33 is still a virgin and unwed. Desperate to get him married, his parents take him on an international junket across the globe to find him a worthy Chinese wife”.
The Potential Wives of Norman Mao is narated by George Takei (of Star Trek fame, he was Sulu) and aswell as Michelle Ang features: Ed Lin (Norman Mao), Tina Chen (Mrs. Mao), Ron Nakahara (Mr. Mao), Cindy Cheung (Winnie Wong), Wai Ching Ho (Ling Ling Ng) and Soomi Kim (Angela Chin).
You can read the script by Derek Nguyen, who also directed the short, here. According to casting adverts the role Michelle plays, Suzy Fong, had the following character breakdown: “Miss Chinatown princess, bubbly, cutesy, prissy. Must be able to work with a Chihuahua”.
The short will be released by Mangusta Productions, were looking forward to seeing this already! Screenshots anyone?
was recently interviewed by New Zealand’s New Idea Magazine
. In the article, by Natalie Scarr, Antonia talks about studying as well as acting and how the two come together. Check the article out by clicking here
or read it below.
Key quotes : Robyn Malcolm, who plays Cheryl West in Outrageous Fortune, “Shes a very lovely, sexy, funny geek”. Antonia on herself, “I’m a geek, I like getting A’s…”
There’s a mention of The Tribe, “‘I had to take six months out of third and fourth form to film The Tribe, so I’m used to switching between creative and academic”.
I love that she never forgets us Tribe fans :) the article was originally published in the magazine in October 2010.
A press release has been released by The Court Theatre
for the up-coming production of Cabaret
which has Antonia Prebble
in a lead role, as Sally Bowles. Check it out below.
There is also an interview from the Sunday Star Times with Antonia Prebble talking more about the role. You can read it here, it is also pasted below.
Key quotes: “I did quite a lot of singing through school, but then, when I finished school and was doing quite a lot of TV, I wasn’t doing any singing at all really. It’s only this year that I’ve started singing again… and I’m just riding the wave”
Antonia has also stated she has got an Australian agent, so who knows, maybe she’ll be landed roles in Australia.
recently spoke to Beth Allen
about her favourite things. From shops to cookbooks and bags to websites, washing and cats. Check them all out at NZGirl
, along with pics of her favourites. The article is also below.
All we need now is for Beth to sing us them in song, ala Sound of Music… :)
has added her name to the Two Drinks Max
campaign. The campaign aims to get the New Zealand government to lower the drink/drive limit in NZ and to get New Zealand driver’s to moderate their drinking and take responsibility for keeping their roads safe.
In an article from The New Zealand Herald, Beth Allen talks about the campaign and why she is supporting it (also pasted below).
If you live in New Zealand and want to get add your support to the motion, join the Facebook group and the NZHerald website.
Beth Allen played Amber in The Tribe, currently she stars in Shortland Street as Dr. Brooke Freeman.
and her partner Charlie McDermott have officially named their theatre production company Royale Productions
. The name seemed fitting for the couple as their full names are Elizabeth and Charles…
The production company has already worked on stage productions The Reindeer Monologues, Christ Almighty, Vagina Monologues and Killer Joe. Their new production Mojo (which features Charlie in the cast) is runs from October 26th to November 6th at The Basement Theatre.
Mojo written by English playwright Jez Butterworth, tells the story of a power struggle in a gangster-operated club scene, where characters Sweets, Potts, Skinny, Mickey, and Baby battle for control over teen idol and money-maker Silver Johnny.
News and pic from Auckland City Harbour News. With thanks to BethAllen.Webs for the info.
Summer’s hitting New Zealand and P-Money
has the dance floor track to kick-start it! His new track Dance With You
features a slice of the vocal talents of Meryl Cassie
(The Tribe’s Ebony) as well top hot New Zealand talent PNC, Vince Harder and Mz J. Check out the music video for the track below!
It was Directed by James Barr, edited by Andrew Timms and produced by Fish N Clips. Want another link to The Tribe? The executive producer of the music video was Jessie Gurunathan
(Dawn in The Tribe) – yeah baby! Continue reading…
New Zealand actress and TV personality Miriama Smith
(who was Moz in The Tribe 3) made an appearance in new TV3 comedy series WANNA-BEn
Check her out in the video below where series host Ben Boyce performs his comedy musical skit ‘Men In Back’, about being an extra in the film industry…
The music video features Miriama Smith with Blair Strang as the two actor leads, strangely enough the pair also worked together on NZ series Kaitangata Twitch (they are pictured together in the top pic of the article here). Also in the video is New Zealand personality Oliver Driver (who was ‘fired’ from NZ show Sunrise which is referenced in the video!).
Miriama appeared in episode 2 of the series, entitled ‘Movie Star’, broadcast on 15th October 2010. The series WANNA-BEn is pretty funny stuff, with public pranks, street dares and celebrity interviews that push the boundaries. Antonia Prebble (The Tribe’s Trudy) will also be making an appearance later on in the series… Stay tuned.
Remember news about the movie Girl Meets Boy
? It stars Michelle Ang
(formerly The Tribe’s Tai-San) in the lead role. Well, the movie has been renamed to My Wedding And Other Secrets
Described as: “A Romeo and Juliet story with a Kiwi-Asian twist, My Wedding and Other Secrets is a romantic comedy in which a young couple, James (Matt Whelan) and Emily (Michelle Ang), have to overcome the expectations of Emily’s parents in order to bring happiness to everyone.”
The movie has been picked up by Sony Pictures who will distribute the film, nationwide, in New Zealand with makers South Pacific Pictures. The film is set for release on Thursday March 17th 2011. The news comes via Flicks.co.nz (pasted below).
The new promo pic is so cute. Loving the ‘asian’ nerdy geek chic (though a bit steroetypical!). Continue reading…