Tim Draxl has been enchanting audiences both onscreen, for his roles in A Few Best Men, Swimming Upstream, A Place To Call Home and the new tele-movie, Molly – as well as on stage, with his one man shows, Freeway – The Chet Baker Journey and Cabaret, since the tender age of 16. Now at 34, he returns to the stage with his new show, Once Upon Another Time.
You recently returned from America – what were you doing over there?
I try and go over once or twice a year. I have a green card, so I have to keep it active and I have lots of friends over there, because I used to live in (Los Angeles) – I lived in LA for seven years. I went to LA for a couple of days, then Aspen, then New York and then back again. It was a bit of a quick trip. I was only gone for two weeks, but it was good fun.
You may recognise Ben Nicholas from his days playing Scott “Stingray” Timmins in Neighbours 10-odd years ago. Ben just recently finished the mock-reality web-series Footballer Wants A Wife. I spoke to Ben about this exciting new project, reality television and the death of Stingray.
You’re currently working on Footballer Wants A Wife. Where did the idea come from?
Well, after a really bad trip to LA in search of work, I decided to take matters into my own hands and write my own show. Naturally, I wrote myself as the lead [laughs].
If you haven’t heard of New Zealand actor Emmett Skilton then you probably have yet to discover the brilliance of the kiwi comedy-drama series The Almighty Johnsons. If this is the case, find it on Netflix, buy the DVDs, hell – illegally download it if you must!, however you can get your hands on it – it’ll be well worth your while! Emmett, who plays youngest brother Axl Johnson in the series, speaks all things TAJ and more below.
Please note: There are some slight spoilers from the series in this interview!
Firstly, you’ve been in Los Angeles for quite a while now. What have you been up to?
Sure have. I originally came here for The Almighty Johnsons’s SYFY promotion last year and since then I have worked on various projects, a favourite being a feature film called Bella, being released later this year/early next year. And I have, of course, been exploring this giant country as best I can – Central Park in New York in the snow is a definite favourite so far!
All photos taken by me with my HTC phone or Sony Camera
BEWARE: This post is VERY photo heavy!
An Interview with Game of Thrones’ Daniel Portman
Continuing on from Day 1 …
Includes: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Billy Boyd, Daniel Portman, Finn Jones, J. August Richards, Amber Benson, Emma Caulfield, Michael Shanks, Cliff Simon and Ben Browder
Please note: I am just going off my memory so some details may be slightly incorrect. Also, some things may be from Day 1 but I try my best to remember the days clearly.