Emma Freeman, Joanna Werner on starry Matchbox miniseries Secret City
For director Emma Freeman, one of the most exciting things about filming the new political thriller miniseries Secret City was the opportunity to film locations that have never before been seen on-screen.
“We shot some beautiful scenes out in the PM’s courtyard”, she recalls.
“Peta Credlin was there and she came out and took some selfies with Sacha Horler, who was very much inspired by Peta Credlin for her character.”
Secret City – which was adapted from former journalists Chris Uhlmann and Steve Lewis’ novels The Marmalade Files and The Mandarin Code – premiered on Foxtel on June 5 and will shortly be released on DVD.
Anna Torv sizzles in the June issue of Foxtel Magazine!
Not many television projects have enough pulling power to lure two accomplished actresses from Hollywood back to Australia. But, for Jacki Weaver and Anna Torv the hook of working on new politicial thriller, Secret City, had the pair jumping on a plane and back to their home turf. For Weaver, who has played her share of intelligent women, it’s the more complex characters that appeal most. Secret City’s workaholic senator, Catriona Bailey, immediately sparked her interest.
“She is very complicated, which I love because real people are full of contradictions, and she’s very powerful being the attorney-general,” she says. (more…)
It looks like Secret City may be getting a Season 2! There has been no official confirmation from Foxtel or Showcase but The Daily Telegraph is reporting that the next season has already been ordered. Between this and Mindhunter, it looks like we’re going to be seeing lots of Anna Torv on our screens in the near future!
It [Top of the Lake: China Girl] joins the political thriller Secret City, already slated for a second season, as well as The Kettering Incident, starring Elizabeth Debicki, and prison drama Wentworth, which has been sold to 40 countries.
Anna Torv has a cover and feature article in the June 11 issue of Gold Coast Bulletin!
SHE’S RARELY SPOTTED ON THE RED CARPET AND REFUSES TO FEED THE GOSSIP COLUMNS. GOLD COAST ACTOR ANNA TORV MAY BE A RARITY IN HOLLYWOOD, BUT HER BUILDING BODY OF WORK SPEAKS VOLUMES
The best thing about home is that it’s where nobody knows her name. While she’s been billed as the new Cate Blanchett, found immediate fame in US dramas like Fringe and is receiving rave reviews for new Foxtel drama Secret City, Anna Torv is an all but unknown quantity in her Gold Coast hometown.
Perhaps because, like the chameleon characters she portrays, the Benowa-born beauty just blends right in.
“You can take the girl out of the Gold Coast…” she laughs.
“I graduated from Benowa State High in 1996 and I still feel like a Goldie girl at heart. My mum still lives in Benowa, my brother just moved back and I still have heaps of friends there. (more…)