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Hollywood's Harvey Weinstein heading to Canberra

So the great Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is coming to Canberra in November as part of the Canberra International Film Festival.

The Oscar-winning executive-producer has hundreds of film credits to his name, including classics like Pulp Fiction and The English Patient and more recent titles like The Sapphires and Django Unchained.

That’s all well and good – he’s made some great films! – but who will he be bringing?

He already has a strong Canberra connection, having worked with our own Mia Wasikowska on her recent Australian film Tracks, and a whole suite of his acquisitions could be up for Oscars this year.

Grace of Monaco, for instance, which stars Nicole Kidman, and Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba and Naomi Harris.

Hopefully he'll bring some of them along for the ride.

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And what about his lovely wife, the fashion designer Georgina Chapman? Will she be here, decked out in Marchesa?

Weinstein will be the subject of the festival’s inaugural 'Body of Work' retrospective, a program which will honour the filmmaker in a series of talks, Q and A sessions, master classes and screenings over three days.

The festival runs from October 30 to November 20 and the program will be launched next week.

For more information go to the festival website

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