Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox is a Writer for The Sydney Morning Herald.

'Amazing proposal'

High-wire walker Philippe Petit has his sights on another daring Sydney project

Garry Maddox The high wire walker who famously crossed between New York's Twin Towers in 1974 wants to revive a spectacular plan to walk from the Opera House to the Harbour Bridge.

Sultry return

Entertainment: Nude scene and all, Jerry Hall heads to Sydney in The Graduate

Final time in the role: Jerry Hall.

Garry Maddox The Texan-born model and actress is bringing a farewell tour of the stage production.

Academy Awards surprise

Arrows the Thunder Dragon: the Australian Oscar contender you won't have heard of

Arrows the Thunder Dragon


Garry Maddox It cost just $120,000 and was shot in Bhutan but is contending for an Academy Award.

How George Miller dreamed up Mad Max: Fury Road and two planned sequels

Dreamer: George Miller at his office in Sydney.

Garry Maddox Director George Miller has good news and bad news for fans of Mad Max: Fury Road.

Short Cuts

Short Cuts: Screen Australia considers radical quota to ensure 50% of films are directed by women

Pushing for change ... Gillian Armstrong.

Garry Maddox Radical push for gender equality in Screen Australia-backed films; is Ridley Scott's next film Sydney-bound?

Brett Lee

Former champion fast bowler Brett Lee on edge as debut film UnIndian heads for cinemas

Director, Anupam Sharma, and Brett Lee, who stars in his film, Unindian, pose for a portrait in Govindas Restaurant, in Darlinghurst, Sydney. 6th October 2015 Photo: Janie Barrett

Garry Maddox The former Australian cricketer found starring in a film harder than he had expected.

Sydney Film Festival announces $200,000 fellowship for short filmmakers

Announcement for a new Sydney Film Festival short film prize. Gillian Armstrong, Director (centre)
Sotiris Dounoukos, awarded The Dendy Live Action Short Award 2015 for
A Single Body (right) and Nashen Moodley,  Festival Director, Sydney Film Festival (left). 30th September 2015
Photo Dallas Kilponen

Garry Maddox Courtesy of a luxury car company, four fellowships worth $50,000 each will help aspiring talents.

'Modern day Storm Boy'

The story behind Oddball: how a sheepdog became a penguin's best friend

The movie <i>Oddball</i> is based on a true story.

Garry Maddox A newspaper article gave knockabout chicken farmer Swampy Marsh a radical idea that has changed how penguins are protected around the world.

Ryan Kwanten

Ryan Kwanten on playing Blinky Bill: 'You look like you should be locked up'

Imaginative acting: Ryan Kwanten.

Garry Maddox The Australian actor had to make sure he wasn't hung over to play the country's best-known koala.

Box-office boom

From Water Diviner and Mad Max to Last Cab to Darwin: Australian films bounce back

Fast and furious success: <i>Mad Max: Fury Road</i>.

Garry Maddox There are some surprising reasons – both on and off screen – the industry is having a strong year.

Hollywood ageism

At 32, Anne Hathaway says she is losing roles to younger actresses

Anne Hathaway with the Golden Globe she won for <i>Les Miserables</i> in 2013.

Garry Maddox The Les Miserables star finds herself asking "Why did that 24 year-old get that part?"

Jonah in trouble

Chris Lilley criticised as GLAAD makes historic decision to stop surveying LGBT characters

Jonah from Tonga has been criticised for anti-gay slurs.

Garry Maddox American TV is the most gay friendly it's ever been but one Australia is being condemned.

New comic role

Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin-scripted movie

New role ... Cate Blanchett.

Garry Maddox Cate Blanchett is attached to star as daffy comedian Lucille Ball in an authorised bio-pic produced by her two children.

"My phone is blowing up"

Ronny Chieng named as correspondent on the new Daily Show

<i>Late Show</i> gig ... Ronny Chieng

Garry Maddox Melbourne comic Ronny Chieng has a prestigious new gig as correspondent on a US television institution.

Around Australian Film

Short Cuts: Angel investor Cameron Huang optimistic after Holding The Man's bright opening and more news from Australian film

Prizewinner: Tom Lawford in <i>Putuparri and the Rainmakers</i>.

Garry Maddox After a bright start in the local box office, the producers of Holding the Man reveal they have their eyes firmly set on the overseas market in our round up of Australian film news.

Big gamble

Cameron Huang punts $1 million riding on Neil Armfield's Holding the Man

Cameron Huang ...

Garry Maddox A former property developer has spent eight years and a huge sum of money to see a hit play become an Australian film.

Emotional experience in a deleted scene

Why Holding the Man became so real for Ryan Corr 'it stopped being acting'

Raw drama: Ryan Corr stars in <i>Holding the Man</i>.

Garry Maddox The star of a new Australian romantic drama found shooting the film a profoundly moving experience.

New film festival

Catherine Deneuve retrospective lights up the first Alliance Francaise Classic Film Festival

Catherine Deneuve in <i>Belle de Jour</i>.

Garry Maddox The newest addition to the film festival calendar focuses on a French acting icon and celebrated beauty.

Fallout from awards controversy

Australian Academy scraps best film voting system after controversial tie

Russell Crowe on the set of <i>The Water Diviner</i>.

Garry Maddox The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts has decided on a new approach to deciding its top prize after the surprise tie between The Water Diviner and The Babadook this year.