Based on the series of novels by Peter Temple Jack Irish: Dead Point follows Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) as he works on a case to locate a mysterious red book after being hired by a high profile Judge (Barry Humphries). Thrown into a world of sexy club owners, dodgy drug dealers, bisexual blackmailers, and unhinged killers, Jack begins to realise that he should follow his instincts and back away very slowly and very quietly – if only the judge wasn’t family. Jack Irish: Dead Point is produced by Essential Media & Entertainment in association with ABC TV, Screen Australia & Film Victoria and, in addition to Pearce and Humphries, also stars Marta Dusseldorp, Kat Stewart, Shane Jacobson, Deborah Mailman, Roy Billing, Aaron Pedersen and Vince Colosimo.
Marta tweeted / retweeted some pics of her. check them out!
— marta (@martaduss) November 1, 2014
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – OCTOBER 30: Marta Dusseldorp and husband Ben Winspear attend the Foxtel season launch at Sydney Theatre on October 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
Sisters in Crime Australia is proud to announce that Marta Dusseldorp, star of Janet King and Crownies, will present its 21st Scarlet Stiletto Short Story Awards at a gala dinner from 6.30pm on Friday, 21 November at Melbourne’s Thornbury Theatre.
This year a record 207 stories competed for awards offering a record $8,800 in prize money plus the coveted stiletto trophy for the overall winner.
At 8pm, prior to the award presentations, Dusseldorp will discuss her ‘life in crime’ (and much more) with crime author Leigh Redhead.
Dusseldorp’s criminal past includes the critically acclaimed Janet King and its predecessor Crownies (ABC), three telemovies opposite Guy Pearce in Jack Irish and the six-part Blackjack telemovies opposite Colin Friels. Other key television roles include two seasons as Sarah Adams in A Place To Call Home (Seven Network); Devil’s Dust, the award-winning mini-series After the Deluge; and Hell Has Harbour Views.
Dusseldorp has a wealth of experience on stage including three years with the Sydney Theatre Company’s Actor’s Company where she received a Helpmann Award. Her film credits include Paul Cox’s award-winning Innocence, Praise, Paradise Road and Burning Man. Info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marta_Dusseldorp
Leigh Redhead is the author of the award winning Simone Kirsch private eye series. She has also contributed a chapter to the compilation If I Tell You…I’ll Have To Kill You: Australia’s Leading Crime Writers Reveal Their Secrets (Allen and Unwin). Info:http://www.leighredhead.com
Venue: Thornbury Theatre, 859 High Street, Thornbury
Sit-down dinner: $60 ($35 concession for shortlisted authors only). Drinks available at bar prices. Men or ‘Brothers in Law’ welcome.
Seats only (no dinner) from 8pm: $15 (no concession)
Bookings close Monday, 17th November.
Further information: Michaela Lobb 0409 431 397 or via email
Book stall: 10% discount for members from the Sun Bookshop stall.
Prizes kindly sponsored by HarperCollins; Pantera Press; Sun Bookshop, Athenaeum Library; Allen & Unwin; Arena Magazine; Clan Destine Press; Scriptworks; Benn’s Book Shop; Ann Byrne; Kerry Greenwood; Catherine Leppert; Josephine Pennicott; and the Queensland Chapter of Sisters in Crime. The awards are also supported by Spinifex Press.
I’m very pleased to announce that AUSXIP has a new site dedicated to Marta’s resurrected show “A Place To Call Home”.
All news related to the show will now be posted on that site.