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  NACHMANOFF, JEFFREY – TRAITOR
A thinking man’s thriller based on an idea by Steve Martin, Traitor takes the global conflict with Islamic extremists as its starting point and gives it a resounding twist, as debuting director Jeffrey Nachmanoff explains to Andrew L. Urban.
  NALBANDIAN, ZAREH - LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE
Aussie accents define the world of Ga’Hoole in this latest Australian big budget animated movie, as producer Zareh Nalbandian of Animal Logic tells Andrew L. Urban.
  NALBANDIAN, ZAREH – HAPPY FEET
Zareh Nalbandian has worked with, for and among filmmakers for 30 years; but now, with his collaboration as an executive producer with George Miller on Happy Feet, he’s truly one of them, and that means story is king, as he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  NASHIF, KAIS – PARADISE NOW
Straight out of acting school and into his first role playing one of the two leads, Kais Nashif landed the role of a suicide bomber in Paradise Now, in a portrayal that avoids stereotypes, thanks to his brother and the film’s director, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  NEILL, SAM: PERFECT STRANGERS
Sam Neill tells Andrew L. Urban about working with women, and reveals a strange, little-known incident involving Elle Macpherson’s pubic hair, before flying off to a new chapter in his career.
NERI,  FRANCESCA: Live Flesh NERI, FRANCESCA: Live Flesh
For Italian actress Francesca Neri, working with the famed Spanish director Pedro Almodovar was a dream come true. She spoke to PAUL FISCHER.
NEWTON,  THANDIE: Gridlock'd NEWTON, THANDIE: Gridlock'd

In her only Australian interview, Thandie Newton talks to PAUL FISCHER.

NEWTON, THANDIE : NEWTON'S LAW NEWTON, THANDIE : NEWTON'S LAW

In her only Australian interview, Leading Man star, Thandie Newton talks to Paul Fischer about the transition from anthropologist to movie star, which turns out not to be that great a jump.

NICHOLS, MIKE : Primary Colors NICHOLS, MIKE : Primary Colors
At 66, Mike Nichols, the veteran Oscar winner takes on the American political arena with the controversial, Primary Colors. And now that the Paula Jones lawsuit against real-life President Clinton is quashed, it's back to business as usual, the director suggests in this exclusive interview with PAUL FISCHER.
  NICOLE KIDMAN - RABBIT HOLE
Talented, beautiful, successful, happily married (and organising to have a baby), Nicole Kidman doesn’t look or behave as you might expect from someone who is drawn to perform roles in the darkest corners of the human condition. But she had a good reason, which she explains to Andrew L. Urban.
NIELSEN,  LESLIE: Wrongfully Accused NIELSEN, LESLIE: Wrongfully Accused
Master of the movie parody, Leslie Nielsen is back stepping bravely into the shoes of Harrison Ford, who is Wrongfully Accused. Nielsen talks exclusively to PAUL FISCHER from his Los Angeles home about his career, and for the first time, his feelings for former co-star, O.J. Simpson.
NORBU, KHYENTSE - THE CUP NORBU, KHYENTSE - THE CUP
Tibetan Lama Khyenste Norbu has made The Cup, a film that brings religion and sport together. Andrew L. Urban talks to him and the filmmakers.
  NOSSITER, JONATHAN - MONDOVINO
After three commercially successful feature films and as many documentaries, Jonathan Nossiter made it into Cannes Competition in 2004 with Mondovino, his global snapshot of wine and the people who make and sell it. But “it’s not about winemaking” he insists; it’s about the people, a Dickensian cast of characters, he tells Andrew L. Urban.
  NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD - NOT QUITE ACCEPTABLE
The 70s - 80s was an era of filmmaking in Australia that resonated with a movie revival – and a larrikin spirit, although some people thought the genre films of the times were rude, crude and without any real merit. But the filmmakers are having the last laugh now, as director Mark Hartley and some of the film’s subjects, Brian Trenchard Smith, Antony I. Ginnane and Alan Finney explain to Andrew L. Urban
  NOWLAN, CHERIE - CLUBLAND
Cherie Nowlan’s first feature film as director was Thank God He Met Lizzie which starred Cate Blanchett, Frances O’Connor and Richard Roxburgh. The film received five AFI Award nominations, with Cate Blanchett receiving the AFI Award for her performance. Cate also won an Australian Film Critics Award for the same role.
NOYCE, PHIL : SAINT OF MANY FACES NOYCE, PHIL : SAINT OF MANY FACES

Phil Noyce talks to Andrew L. Urban about his latest film, The Saint.

  NOYCE, PHIL – SALT
In this wide ranging video interview, Salt director Phillip Noyce tells Andrew L. Urban how Tom Cruise turned down the central role which led to the character getting a gender re-assignation: it is now a female CIA officer accused of being a sleeper double agent for the Russians, and Angelina Jolie is playing her dream role - as a female James Bond, Evelyn Salt.
NOYCE, PHIL: Bone Collector NOYCE, PHIL: Bone Collector
Yes it's formula, says Phil Noyce of his latest thriller, The Bone Collector, but that's the genre - and what appeals to him is not the serial killer but the unique relationship between a thoroughly disabled 'Professor Higgins' character and his vibrant protégé, he tells ANDREW L. URBAN in this conversation on the eve of the film's Australian release (November 18, 1999)
NOYCE, PHIL: NEWSFRONT DVD NOYCE, PHIL: NEWSFRONT DVD
Restoration of Australian film classics with new 35 mm prints is very good – but storing them digitally is even better, Phil Noyce tells Andrew L. Urban, as his 1978 feature, Newsfront, is released on DVD.
  NOYCE, PHILLIP – HEATWAVE DVD
On the 25th anniversary of its cinema release, Phillip Noyce’s second feature, Heatwave, may get a better reaction on DVD than it did at the time, with audiences appreciating that it belongs to a different, riskier era in the history of Australian cinema, as Noyce tells Andrew L. Urban.
NOYCE, PHILLIP: RABBIT PROOF FENCE NOYCE, PHILLIP: RABBIT PROOF FENCE
By Andrew L. Urban.
NOYCE, PHILLIP: THE QUIET AMERICAN NOYCE, PHILLIP: THE QUIET AMERICAN
With The Quiet American, Australian director Phillip Noyce has made quite a noise: he’s tackled a film that touches on highly sensitive subjects, goes against all the rules of formula filmmaking, and has been made pointedly relevant by tragic world events, he tells Andrew L. Urban. And then he was named Director of the Year for it.
  NYQUIST, MICHAEL – THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE
The role of Mikael Blomqvist in the Millennium trilogy has put Swedish actor Michael Nyqvist on the map; he’s now making an American indie film directed by John Singleton co-starring Taylor Lautner (of Twilight fame). Australians will next see him in the second film of the trilogy, The Girl Who Played With Fire, in a role which was difficult to play, as he explains to Andrew L. Urban.
  NYST, CHRIS - CROOKED BUSINESS
Lawyer, writer, director Chris Nyst takes us into the Surfers Paradise underworld for some Crooked Business; it’s full of colourful, honestly dishonest characters he rather likes, he tells Andrew L. Urban.





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