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ACTOR'S CLOSE UP – CHRIS HAYWOOD

One of Australia’s most liked, respected and experienced actors, Chris Haywood, is the inaugural subject of Andrew L. Urban’s ‘Actor’s Close Up’, (Monday, Feb. 28, 6.30pm, Stephen Roberts Theatre), part of a new film course within Sydney University’s Continuing Education Program, which is open to the public (places still available, $45; Book & Pay - Tel: 02 9036 4789 or pay at door). Clips from his work will include scenes from his latest film for Paul Cox, Human Touch (releases April 14, 2005).

Chris Haywood’s career already spans over 70 films including classics such as Newsfront, A Street to Die, Man of Flowers, Breaker Morant, The Man from Snowy River, Kiss Or Kill, Shine, Malcolm, Molokai and his latest film, Human Touch, in which he plays Edward, a wealthy and bizarre character who awakens the hibernating libido of Anna, a younger woman, played by Jacqueline McKenzie. 

One of the most committed actors in this country, he throws himself into every film as if it were his own. He likes to be involved in all facets; on Island, for example, he was also assistant chief lighting technician. On Malcolm, he was also unit manager and on The Diaries of Valsav Nijinsky, he was also unit manager and assistant to the director. Of course, he’s always assisting the director, with the very least an outstanding performance.

Close Up, in the tradition of Andrew L. Urban’s prime time SBS TV series, Front Up, examines its guest subject in a combination of movie clips and interview, and Q & A from those present. 

Actor’s Close Up – $45 
Stephen Roberts Theatre
Sydney University campus (City Rd entrance)
Monday, February 28, 2005, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Register on line at: Actor’s Close Up

The inaugural Director’s Close Up was held on February 28, with Bruce Beresford. “…it doesn't look like two hours is going to be enough as it's such fun no one wants to leave,” RW, Sydney.

Published February 17, 2005

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