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Movie night with a talented film star
Be the first to experience 'The Artist's Room' that will highlight the stellar career of actor David Wenham. GU Filmhouse is launching a series of intimate evenings that will closely explore the captivating medium of film.
For one night only, David Wenham will be quizzed by Guardian Australia's film critic Luke Buckmaster over one hour of engaging conversation. A screening of the 2003 movie Gettin' Square will follow the Q&A at Event Cinemas, George Street Sydney.
David Wenham's career has seen him play a wide spectrum of characters that keeps him in high demand. Most recently, David starred opposite Nicole Kidman in the award winning movie Lion and will next feature in the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Once well-loved as the scruffy fisherman in the 1998 TV show Seachange, David returned to the small screen in 2016 to play a villain in Marvel's Iron Fist on Netflix. His steely gaze and menacing nature as Harold Meachum is a far cry from the gentle larrikin who stole Laura Gibson's heart in Pearl Bay.
On the big screen, David has played Faramir in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and a Spartan warrior in 300. Wenham has been recognised for his talents with awards from the Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, AFI and AACTA. Theatre acting and producing is also part of David's wide repertoire. There is little that David hasn't mastered in acting and will likely have plenty to say in the Artist's Room.
About the movie: Gettin' Square is an Australian comedy about a character named Barry (played by Sam Worthington) who wants to get out of the crime business. Having served eight years in prison, Barry aspires to become a cook and leave his criminal days behind for good. His old business partners have other ideas though and along with his brother Joey and long time friend Spitieri (David Wenham), Barry must find a way to get twenty thousand dollars fast. Rated M.