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DVD review: Actor Rod Taylor, former boxer and lifesaver, pulls no punches

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As an all-purpose Australian leading man of the 1950s through to the ’70s in Hollywood, Rod Taylor was the natural screen successor to Errol Flynn. Flynn has maintained legendary status despite or because of his scandalous private life as well as his sparkling performances on screen, inspiring many biographies and biopics. Meanwhile, the impressive acting

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Australian drama in 2017 dominated by Craig McLachlan – for Doctor Blake

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News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

As actor Craig McLachlan sets to go on the offensive to salvage his career by suing Fairfax Media and the ABC for defamation over allegations of sexual harassment, figures show his Doctor Blake telemovie was the most watched Australian drama of 2017. Production of the next series of the Doctor Blake TV series is on hold after Fairfax/ABC reported last

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All hail The Crown (and The Queen)

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News & Commentary, Screen, TV |

Our collective obsession with watching members of the British royal family in dramatic form spans centuries and every age. Since the time of Queen Elizabeth I, when history plays held significant sway over the London stage, audiences have been drawn to the lives of those at the top of the social structure, played out for the

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