will appear as Kimmie, a mother who’s daughter is brutally assualted, in new BBC drama Top Of The Lake
this Autumn on BBC2.
Top Of The Lake was filmed in New Zealand and features American actress Holly Hunter in the lead role. The multi-part drama also stars Lucy Lawless (who Michelle worked with on Xena) and Robyn Malcolm (who was Ma’am in series 2 of The Tribe and Michelle co-starred with her in NZ drama Outrageous Fortune).
You can see a wee bit of Michelle in the BBC Drama promotional trailer above (about 7 seconds into the trailer). Keep an eye out for it in the TV guide! It’s going to be one to watch!
News from the awesome AntoniaPrebble.com
. Antonia will be starring in a new TV3 series called The Blue Rose
– an investigative drama series by the creators of Outrageous Fortune.
The press release for the series is below… Continue reading…
has done a video interview with AsiansOnFilm.com
In the (recent) interview Michelle talks about The Tribe, The Tribe fans and her take on the series! It’s great hearing her talk about it after such a long time. In this interview video she also talks about getting her role in Neighbours, being in and leaving Outrageous Fortune (she actually asked to be written out of the series!), getting her role in Big Momma’s 3 and also how she got to be in the short film The Potential Wives Of Norman Mao.
Check it out, it’s great! (Albeit brief)
It’s a shame they didn’t ask about her role as lesbian characer Lily Zee in South Of Nowhere, as that was an interesting guest role she had, post Outrageous Fortune.
has made another guest appearance in a new NZ series, this time in the web series Auckland Daze
Auckland Daze is an ‘interactive’ series with a storyline/setup similar to Entourage – but with a Kiwi comedy punch! Antonia’s appearance in series one, episode 1, saw her appear playing herself opposite Jimmy James Fletcher (who previously appeared as a guest in Outrageous Fortune with Antonia).
You can see the full episode over on the official Auckland Daze Facebook page, it worked for me in the UK! Yay! New episodes are up every Thursday, episode 1 showed on 27th October.
More info on the series can be found on the TVNZ website.
The multi-talented Antonia Prebble
took part in an interview with fans from her Facebook fan-page
. The interview can be read on her fansite AntoniaPrebble.com
In the interview she explains how she feel that The Tribe ending at series 5 was the right time, working on Outrageous Fortune has been a breakthrough in her personal and professional life and she talks about her current projects.
Image with thanks to AntoniaPrebble.com / GCM
Here’s a post for you bibliophile’s out there…
Michelle Ang spoke to the New Zealand Herald (March 28th) on the books she loves – you can read it here (also pasted below with links to the books). Also Michelle features in another interview in The Herald about what she packs in her travelling bag, you can read that online here.
Antonia Prebble meanwhile did a radio interview with Lily Richards earlier this month (March 10th) on bFM, for their book month, about the books that have changed her life. Listen to Antonia’s interview here.
On Saturday 26th February 2011, Beth Allen
got married to Charlie McDermott
. The couple have been working together at the Basement Theatre
, which is managed by Charlie, as well as creating their own production company, Royale Productions
In an article exclusive to New Idea magazine, Beth and Charlie shared their wedding with readers. Their intimate wedding was held in Beth’s parents (Laraine and Jolyon) garden with friends and family in attendance. Amongst those who attended were Antonia Prebble, who was one of Beth’s bridesmaid. The ceremony was performed by Alan Spence (The article said: ‘They were married by Alan Spence, the father of one of Beth’s friends’, we are assuming that it is Victoria Spence’s father – though were not 100%sure).
Key quote from the article:
Beth shed a few tears listening to bridesmaid Antonia Prebble’s speech. She met the Outrageous Fortune star on the set of The Tribe in Wellington, at age 14.
‘She talked about how we first bonded over the fact we both had terrible hairstyles – mine bleached blonde with the intentional feature of 6ins roots, and hers a bright purple bob’
With special thanks to Emma H for the magazine scans and to Jebrill for info on the article. You can read more about the couple and their engagement/wedding plans over at BethAllen.Webs.
(who played Trudy in The Tribe) came to fame in her homeland in the hit series Outrageous Fortune, playing Loretta West. In her recent cover feature interview with Next Magazine
, Antonia spoke about working on The Tribe, it was quiet lovely what was said… Here is an extract from the article:
Then came The Tribe, a long-running children’s series filmed in Wellington. For the rest of her schooling life at Queen Margaret College, Antonia would spend her holidays filming the show that has been the foundation for a generation of new talent such as Shortland Street’s Beth Allen and Fleur Saville.
“I made best friends who I’m still really close to. They are all great friendships because we were together for five of our formative years and I will treasure them for the rest of my life”.
“I will treasure them for the rest of my life”, how can you not love her? :) Below the pages from the magazine.
Big thanks to the Antonia Prebble Facebook page
(join it for the latest news!) and Servilles
for putting the article pics online (I had to magnify the pics and type out The Tribe quote myself lol). Article was written by Kylie Bailey and photos by Craig Owen and featured in New Zealand’s Next magazine, January 2011 issue.
Hot on the heels from the Outrageous Fortune finale, TV 1 will be broadcasting the tele-movie Spies & Lies
, which features Antonia Prebble
(Loretta West) as Mavis. Also in the movie is her fellow OF cast member Antony Starr (Jethro/Van West) who is in the lead role playing Syd Ross.
Spies & Lies has been described as “a ripping yarn based on a humorous true story of conspiracy, incompetence, and an extraordinary hoax that challenged the highest levels of New Zealand government”. The story is set in 1942, where Syd (Starr) convinces the New Zealand Government there is a Nazi take-over being planned… Well one thing is certain, Antonia Prebble is looking stunning in her period costume.
She’s definitely working the phones!
If you are in New Zealand tune in to TV1 on Sunday 14th at 8:30pm. Many thanks to the awesome peeps at South Pacific Pictures publicity department for providing the photos. Antonia was photographed by Jae Frew. More pics at AntoniaPrebble.com.
Tribe fans will be happy to know that Nick Miller (Pride) is also in the feature presentation, playing a policeman, hopefully we’ll get screenshots of him once it has aired.
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.