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 The World of Film in Australia - on the Internet Updated Wednesday, October 18, 2017 

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O'CONNOR, FRANCES: BEDAZZLED O'CONNOR, FRANCES: BEDAZZLED
Playing seven characters with seven different wardrobes in Bedazzled is exactly what acting is about, Frances O’Connor tells Jenny Cooney Carillo; and there was so much on-set laughter tons of footage had to be discarded.
O'CONNOR, FRANCES: Kiss or Kill O'CONNOR, FRANCES: Kiss or Kill
In her first Australian interview since her Montreal Film Festival win, PAUL FISCHER spoke to Frances O’Connor in Toronto.
O'CONNOR, FRANCES: Mansfield Park O'CONNOR, FRANCES: Mansfield Park
When Steven Spielberg saw Frances O'Connor in Mansfield Park, he knew he'd found his leading lady for his ambitious futuristic drama, A.I. The decision was announced the week before Mansfield Park opened in Australia, on the very day ANDREW L. URBAN interviewed O'Connor in Sydney.
O'CONNOR, FRANCES: Thank God He Met Lizzie O'CONNOR, FRANCES: Thank God He Met Lizzie
Frances O’Connor is a shooting star in Australia’s cinematic firmament, already the recipient of an international Best Actress Award; poised on the next stage, she talks to ANDREW L. URBAN
  O'NEILL, MORGAN – SOLO
Morgan O’Neill’s script for the noirish thriller, Solo, was one of 1,200 entries in Project Greenlight Australia; it won the prize of a $1 million production budget - and acclaimed actors like Colin Friels, Angie Milliken, Vince Colosimo, Chris Hayward and Tony Barry all said yes. It began when he felt pretty solo himself, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  O'ROURKE, DENNIS – LAND MINES A LOVE STORY
Dennis O’Rourke took his camera to Afghanistan to shoot Landmines A Love Story, not knowing in advance what he would film; but when you’re making films about the real world, that’s the best way, he tells Andrew L. Urban: take the risk.
O'ROURKE, DENNIS: CUNNAMULLA O'ROURKE, DENNIS: CUNNAMULLA
Things turn Gothic across the border in Queensland, says documentarian Dennis O’Rourke, whose latest film, Cunnamulla, is likely to provoke, divide and amaze. He talks to Andrew L. Urban about how and why he made the film, a documentary shot in the Queensland country town of Cunnamulla, focusing on several of its inhabitants.
  O’CONNEL, JOHN ‘CHA CHA’ - EMPIRE
The man who choreographed Baz Luhrmann’s films Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby has turned his hand to the intimacy of the Spiegeltent’s thetrobatica, Empire. John ‘Cha Cha’ O’Connell tells all about it to Andrew L. Urban.
  OKONEDO, SOPHIE – SKIN
There’s not much English actress Sophie Okonedo can’t do on screen – or on stage – as she proves in the lead role in Skin, the amazing fact based story of a black daughter born to white Afrikaners in apartheid era South Africa. Acting comes easily to her, she tells Andrew L. Urban.
OLDMAN,  GARY: Nil by Mouth OLDMAN, GARY: Nil by Mouth
Gary Oldman remains one of the most dynamic and versatile actors of his generation. Now he has returned to the South London streets of his youth for a deeply personal and passionate film, Nil by Mouth, his first foray into directing. In a rare interview, Oldman spoke candidly to Paul Fischer.
ORLEAN, SUSAN: ADAPTATION ORLEAN, SUSAN: ADAPTATION
New York writer Susan Orlean passed by Meryl Streep on a film set in 1978; now Streep is portraying Orlean in Adaptation, which is based on Orlean’s book, The Orchid Thief. Reality and reality collide, as Orlean reveals to Andrew L. Urban on the eve of the DVD release of Adaptation
ORMOND, JULIA: Barber of Siberia ORMOND, JULIA: Barber of Siberia
Julia Ormond talks to NICK RODDICK in Cannes, where her latest film, The Barber of Siberia opened the Cannes Film Festival.
  ORNEK, TOLGA – GALLIPOLI
Finding one soldier’s gravestone at Gallipoli reminded filmmaker Tolga Örnek of why he was making this film: to show all the soldiers at Gallipoli as human beings, whichever side they fought on, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
OSMENT, HALEY JOEL: A.I OSMENT, HALEY JOEL: A.I
The kid next door wanted to be a paleontologist when he was three; now he can be anything he wants to be, including a robot boy. Andrew L. Urban meets the lucky 13 year old Haley Joel Osment.
OTTO, MIRANDA: HUMAN NATURE & THE TWO TOWERS OTTO, MIRANDA: HUMAN NATURE & THE TWO TOWERS
Miranda Otto shows her range in two vastly different films playing this holiday season in Australia: Michel Gondry’s absurd comedy, Human Nature, and Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings; The Two Towers, two films she was desperate to work on, and she made them back to back. It was a WOW time, she admits to Andrew L. Urban at an interview in Cannes.
  OWEN, CLIVE – CHILDREN OF MEN
Playing the inept, reluctant hero in Children of Men suits Clive Owen just fine – but he feels he owes his young son a less adult role next time, he tells Philippa Wherrett in Venice, where Alfonso Cuarón’s latest film had its world premiere.
OWEN, RENA  - Dance Me To My Song OWEN, RENA – Dance Me To My Song
Nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Rolf de Heer’s Dance Me To My Song, Rena Owen (Once Were Warriors) tells PAUL FISCHER how and why she said yes to the role even before she read the script.





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