Five of the hottest Foxtel talents of 2018/2019 celebrate the year that was – from Gold Logie nominee Andrew Winter to sporting legend Brett Lee, Australian screen icon Susie Porter, certified heart-throb David Berry and respected political commentator Laura Jayes.
After kicking one career goal after another in 2018 with Selling Houses Australia and Love It Or List It Australia, Winter is pretty content. “I’ve got the job I love and I just want to continue with that until I retire!” says the affable Englishman.
Christmas at the Lee house inevitably includes a game or two of backyard cricket – which the star admits gets more than a little competitive! “We have some pretty epic games,” he says with a laugh. “There’s no love lost when there’s cricket on in the Lee backyard!”
With a return to A Place to Call Home and a role in hot time-travel series Outlander, Berry has had quite a year. “I feel like I’m hitting my stride,” he says. “As an actor, you always have to relish the moments that you’re in work, because it’s such a privilege, and even more so when
you’re on two shows at the same time. So I’m very thankful for that.”
Wentworth newcomer Porter says she’s grateful for chance to play formidable crime figure Marie Winter. “I had watched [Wentworth] on a plane and remember thinking, ‘Wow, what a great show! God, I’d love to be part of that,’” she tells us.
For Jayes, co-host of Sky News breakfast programs First Edition and AM Agenda, life’s a juggling act, with daughter Sophie, 18 months. “I find her to be such a joy and it makes everything really worth it,” says Jayes. “It makes your job so much more satisfying.”
As India embarks on a Test tour here this month, FOX CRICKET commentator Adam ‘Gilly’ Gilchrist (pictured below) tells Foxtel magazine he can’t wait for the action.
“Rarely has there been any question mark over whether Australia would win a home Test series, such has been their stranglehold over visiting teams. Sport is at its greatest when you can’t predict the result, and we have that this summer.”