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Your first look at Sam Worthington in Deadline Gallipoli Premiering on showcase in April

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Media Release: Friday, January 23, 2015


Foxtel’s powerful new Australian mini-series Deadline Gallipoli will premiere on the showcase channel in April, with its ‘first look’ promo campaign screening from this Australia Day weekend.

Deadline Gallipoli is a fresh look at the Gallipoli legend, from the perspective of four war correspondents, starring Sam Worthington as Phillip Schuler, Hugh Dancy as Ellis Ashmead-Bartlett, Ewen Leslie as Keith Murdoch and introducing Joel Jackson as Charles Bean.

These were the first truly embedded war correspondents whose defiance ignited a change in the campaign’s course and whose commitment to the stories of the men who turned the war from a strategic failure into a triumph of the human spirit.

The four hour mini-series follows the campaign from its beginnings in Cairo through to the evacuation from the cove nine months later and finally to 2015 where the life long legacy of the journalists finds its most bitter sweet prize – those who died have not been forgotten.

Following each of the journalists as they travel through months of this bloody battle, we see the men they meet and watch killed, the friendships they make, the woman one falls in love with and the lessons they learn about themselves and what it means to be a witness to such brutality.

Filmed in South Australia across nine weeks, the Deadline Gallipoli cast also includes Charles Dance as General Hamilton, the Commander of the Gallipoli campaign, Rachel Griffiths as his wife Lady Hamilton, Bryan Brown as General Bridges, Anna Torv as Gwendoline Churchill and Jessica de Gouw as Nurse Vera Grant.

Deadline Gallipoli is produced by Matchbox Pictures and Full Clip for Foxtel’s showcase channel.


66th Primetime Emmy Awards

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Here is Media Alert: Monday August 11, 2014 Thank you to Brooke Cashell for sending me this.
66th Primetime Emmy Awards
To be broadcast LIVE and EXCLUSIVELY on FOX8
Tuesday August 26 from 9.30am EST Primetime Encore from 7.30pm

Foxtel will exclusively air the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards LIVE from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Tuesday August 26 from 9.30am.

Renowned late night comedian Seth Meyers will host the 2014 Awards, taking over the reins from fellow Saturday Night Live alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who hosted last year’s Emmys.

The 2014 Awards celebrate excellence in national primetime programming as well as recognise top industry honours like the Governor’s Award and the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.

The FOX8 Emmy Awards coverage includes pre-show interviews and the opportunity to check out the star’s latest looks on the red carpet from 9.30am, with the Awards ceremony to follow at 10.00am.

Standout 2014 nominations include Orange Is The New Black (showcase) and Silicon Valley (The Comedy Channel) both in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, as well as True Detective (showcase) in the Outstanding Drama Series category.

Internationally acclaimed series Game of Thrones (showcase) has received a whopping 19 nominations including, for the fourth year running, Outstanding Drama Series. Also from showcase, hit programs Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Mad Men all received nominations for the Outstanding Drama Series category.

House of Cards (showcase) actors Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are both nominated again in 2014 for lead roles in a Drama Series. Other notable performance nominations include Mark Ruffalo in The Normal Heart (Foxtel Movies Masterpiece), Julia Louis-Dreyfus in VEEP (showcase), Lena Headey in Game of Thrones (showcase), Matthew McConaughey in True Detective (showcase), and Jon Voight in Ray Donovan (showcase).

The complete list of Emmy nominations and other Academy news and information is available at

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE and exclusively on FOX8 on Tuesday August 26 from 9.30am, primetime encore from 7.30pm.


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