Open Question: Did Malcolm McDowell support
So, did British actor Malcolm McDowell support Brexit?
Posted on 2 November 2016 | 7:46 am
Open Question: Which Dr. Samuel Loomis do
Posted on 29 October 2016 | 7:27 am
Resolved Question: Best performances of
which you think are the five best performances of Malcolm McDowell.
Posted on 2 January 2013 | 1:02 pm
Resolved Question: Happy Birthday, Malcolm
He has the best crooked smile ever. Psychotic heartthrob.
MQ- Favourite character he's played that you could relate to? :P
BQ- It's also Stellan Skarsgård's birthday, favourite movie he's been in?
BQ2- What's the last movie trailer you watched? Thoughts?
BQ3- Speaking of people getting old and birthdays... who's the most interesting elderly character you've seen in a movie? :D
Thanks for answering! :)
Posted on 13 June 2012 | 2:47 am
Resolved Question: Review: 'Suing The Devil'
THE movie is billed as a Christian courtroom drama that will leave audiences breathless and cheering. But Suing the Devil has left authorities asking just how its big-name star, Malcolm McDowell, got into the country last month to film his role of Satan in Sydney.
They are looking at the devil in the detail of his visa.
The Department of Immigration has confirmed it is trying to establish how McDowell and two US actors arrived in Australia.
The entry of the British star, who made his name as a violent delinquent in A Clockwork Orange, should have raised a red flag and points to a gaping hole in the immigration system, according to the actors union.
The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance has written to the Immigration Minister, Senator Chris Evans, seeking an explanation.
The film's producer, David Turrell of Mouth Watering Productions in Adelaide, had sought permission to use a US director, Tim Chey, and three overseas actors - McDowell and co-stars Jennifer Skyler and Shannen Fields - for the film.
The union was consulted last year about the applications for entertainer, or subclass 420, visas.
Film producers are required to consult the union over the use of foreign actors, as they are in the US, Britain and elsewhere.
No objections were made about the director. But the union raised concerns on the actors' contracts, funding and other conditions.
Negotiations had not been concluded when the union discovered the actors had arrived in Australia and filming had taken place in Sydney last month.
Simon Whipp, the union's national director, said he was concerned that the arrival of McDowell and his co-stars did not raise alarm bells.
''The big flaw in the immigration system is that when they've already made an application for a 420 visa for a performer and they show up at the front door at immigration some flag is not raised,'' Mr Whipp said.
Turrell, who is also a director of Christian Media Australia, said there was no attempt to conceal the company's activities.
''We have tried to be transparent,'' he said. He declined to comment on what visas the actors had arrived on.
The film, with a $400,000 budget, is the story of a down-and-out law student who sues Satan for $200 trillion.
The film was made with assistance from the Wesley Institute, an evangelical Christian performing arts college in Drummoyne.
The college provided office space and transport and encouraged its students and alumni to work as extras.
An Immigration spokesman said the actors were granted electronic travel authorities, which carried mandatory conditions, including that the holder must not engage in work in Australia.
The matter was being investigated, the spokesman said, but visa holders who breached the conditions risked visa cancellation and could be excluded from re-entry to Australia.
Posted on 14 May 2012 | 3:21 pm