Nick Farnell as Charles Bean
Nick Farnell’s work on stage and screen spans over a decade. He has a Diploma of Music and trained in the Meisner technique at the Actor’s Playhouse and under Michael Saccente. Feature Film credits include Where the Wild Things Are, directed by Spike Jonze for Warner Brothers; Blessed (Dir: Ana Kokkinos); Balibo (Dir: Robert Connelly); Ned Kelly (Dir: Gregor Jordan); Boytown (Dir: Kevin Carlin) and the forthcoming Matching Jack (Dir: Nadia Tass); Big Mama’s Boys (Dir: Franco di Chiera) and Summer Coda (Dir: Richard Gray).
Nick’s most notable TV credits to date include: Underbelly; Rush; Blue Heelers; City Homicide; Marshall Law; Satisfaction; Neighbours; Dirt Game; The King; The Murray Whelan Series: Brush Off; Stingers; Tripping Over; Hawke and the Steven Spielberg/Tom Hanks produced The Pacific for HBO and has just wrapped on Fremantle Media’s crime series Killing Time, in which he played the key role of Det. Alan Daniels. The series will air on TV1 later this year.
Margot Knight as Effie Bean
An actor for over 30 years, Margot’s most recent television appearance was playing Dame Pattie Menzies in the docudrama Menzies and Churchill At War on the ABC. In contrast, her first television appearance was as the young drug pusher, Sharon Gilmour, on Prisoner, a role which she is still remembered for, followed by the character of Jean Richards on Neighbours. Other televison includes: Halifax, Good Guys/Bad Guys, Skirts, Fast Lane, Lano And Woodley, Backberner, Blue Heelers, State Coroner, Scooter Secret Agent.
Her most recent film roles were in the award winning short film Vitalogy and the feature film – Til Human Voices Wake Us. In the theatre, she has worked for the Melbourne Theatre Company, The Ensemble Theatre Company Sydney, the Victorian Arts Council, the Pram Factory, Playbox and La Mama
In 2010 Margot appeared in the world premiere of The Peppercorn Tree by Alison Campbell Rate which is set to tour in 2011. Most recently Margot took on one of the biggest challenges of her career playing Lady Bracknell in the Melbourne French Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Ernest (in French).
Nadine Garner is the Narrator
One of Australia’s most respected actors, Nadine Garner’s career has spanned over film, television and theatre for more than 20 years.
In 1988, Nadine won the AFI Award for Best Actress for her role in the feature film Mull, and in 1995 she was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Actress for her role in Metal Skin, for which she won the Australian Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor. She was once again nominated for an AFI Award for her performance in the television drama, RAW FM.
For her critically acclaimed performance as ‘Fraulein Kost’ in Sam Mendes’ production of Cabaret, Nadine won a Green Room Award and a Helpmann Award, and received nominations for an Australian Dance Award and a MO Award.
Her other film credits include The Book of Revelation and Razzle Dazzle, and she will soon be seen in Amanda Jane’s The wedding Party, which opened the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2010.
Nadine is most recently known for her leading role in the hugely successful Seven Network drama City Homicide. Her other television credits include Henderson Kids (Penguin Award), G.P., The Flying Doctors, Raw FM (AFI nomination), Water Rats, The Secret Life of Us and Blue Water High.