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Neighbours Corey star's life - secret career, TV roles and character fate
Neighbours star Laurence Boxhall has made quite the splash after recently hitting screens.Born in England before emigrating down under as a teenager, the actor made his show debut last month while the Aussie soap was filming in London.Laurence plays the villainous Corey Smythe-Jones, who has been sabotaging Harlow Robinson's life since meeting her.Having followed Harlow (Jemma Donovan) back to Erinsborough, the new Ramsay Street resident has been isolating Harlow from her loved ones in an attempt to recruit her into the Restoration Order cult.Already unmasked as a villain by Neighbours fans, Corey will continue to turn Harlow's support system against her - but, who is Laurence Boxhall? And, where have we seen him before?Acting aside, Laurence has gained a fair bit of notoriety for his successful side hustle gig of narrating audiobooks.The Melbourne-based actor recently won an Audiofile Earphone Award for narrating the children's book 'Digger and Me' by Ros Roberts.Additionally, he recorded a number of audiobooks during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown in Australia.Posting to his Facebook page in September, Laurence also revealed his love for the craft, writing: "Got audiobooks on the brain."Ahead of his Neighbours gig, Laurence secured a number of small TV and film roles.The actor made his onscreen debut as Simon Birch in the 2014 series 2014 Worst Year of My Life, Again!.After small roles in Deadline Gallipoli and Spirit of the Game, he appeared as Daniel in Ronny Chieng: International Student three years later in 2017.Laurence has also filmed a lead role in TV series Dave & Theo and his fist short-film feature, Night Shift.
Shane Warne's children and ex-wife Simone Callahan bid emotional farewell to cricketer at private memorial
Shane Warne's closest friends and family gathered on Sunday to bid farewell to the cricket star following his death earlier this month.MORE: Elizabeth Hurley left emotional after being forced to miss Shane Warne's funeralThe sporting icon and father-of-three passed away during a holiday in Thailand of natural causes, aged just 52.WATCH: A look back at cricket legend Shane Warne's lifeA total of 80 guests, including Shane's ex-wife Simone Callahan, their three children, Jackson, Summer and Brooke, as well as his parents and brother all gathered at St Kilda Football Club in Melbourne for a private service.READ: Shane Warne's cause of death revealed as his three children and ex-wife break their silenceRELATED: Elizabeth Hurley pens heartbreaking tribute to ex-fiance Shane Warne after shock deathGuests were invited to wear St Kilda scarves and two scarves were draped across Shane's coffin as it was driven around the oval to the sound of the 1970s Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes' hit The Time of My Life. Simone and friends raised a glass for ShaneTwo other songs played during the outdoor part of the service, Fix You by Coldplay and Simply The Best by Tina Turner.The lap of honour was immediately followed by a champagne toast and ex-wife Simone could be seen smiling whilst lifting her glass.It was an emotional day for Shane's children as his youngest daughter Summer, 20, was in tears during the service and his only son Jackson was pictured kissing his coffin as the procession ended.
Swiss Language Diversity Helps Its Films Travel Abroad
Nick Vivarelli International CorrespondentUndeterred by the pandemic, the wheels of Switzerland’s film production machine kept on spinning in 2021, churning out the meticulously made multicultural co-productions the country is known for that scored slots at top festivals.Works by young directors such as Elie Grappe, whose coming-of-age drama “Olga” launched at Cannes; Niccolò Castelli’s terrorism-themed “Atlas,” which bowed at Locarno; and also the VR project “Caves” by Carlos Isabel Garcìa, which premiered at Venice; provided a preamble to the exceptionally strong Swiss presence at this year’s Berlinale.Berlin sees a record-breaking two competition slots filled by new works from established Swiss directors, Ursula Meier’s “The Line” and Michael Koch’s “A Piece of Sky,” plus several more Swiss titles in other sections. “In the worst year ever we shot three productions back-to-back during the pandemic; somehow we got used to it,” says Oscar-nominated Max Karli (“My Life as a Zucchini”), who is among the producers of “The Line” via his Geneva-based Bandita Productions, in tandem with Pauline Gygax.In Switzerland, the film and TV industry held firm last year as one of the few sectors where camera crews and actors continued to work, unlike advertising, which shuttered completely for many months.“It was quite hard because we were shooting without insurance pertaining to anything linked to the pandemic,” Karli says, though some government subsidies were made available for physical productions struck by COVID infections.But, as Karli and other Swiss producers point out, Switzerland is a confederation.