Tim will be hopping into his acting shoes for the ABC TV mini-series The Secret River, adapted from Kate Grenville’s acclaimed novel.
The series, which will air on, Australian television channel, ABC1 in two 90 minute episodes, stars British actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen (Mr Selfridge, Raven, Dracula) as William Thornhill, a convict, and AACTA award winner Sarah Snook (Sisters of War, Not Suitable for Children) as Sal, his free settler wife, who are transported to the new colony of New South Wales in 1805.
Tim joins a stellar cast which also includes: Lachy Hulme (Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War, Power Games: The Packer-Murdoch Story, Offspring), Genevieve Lemon (Top of the Lake, Rake) and Trevor Jamieson (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Around the Block).
Through the story of the young couple’s adventures, The Secret River explores social and cultural issues and the escalating conflicts, sparked by the interactions between newly arrived white convicts and settlers and the original indigenous inhabitants, during the colonisation of Australia.
Carole Sklan, Head of ABC TV Fiction said: “Producer, Stephen Luby and director Daina Reid have assembled a fantastic cast and crew to realize this landmark drama. A love story and story of outcasts, the drama ultimately looks at how good people are capable of doing terrible things.”
The novel won the Commonwealth Writers Prize in 2006 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in the same year. It has been adapted for television by Oscar nominee screenwriter, Jan Sardi and Mac Gudgeon.
The Secret River will shoot for eight weeks in locations across Victoria and on The Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney so Tim might have to get his feet wet.
We’ll announce, on here, as soon as we get word of exactly when and where it will air on your telly boxes.
Just For Laughs are hosting a ten day comedy festival this September in Toronto and Tim will be putting on one of his fancy-pants comedy shows for it!
You’ll be able to catch Tim’s ivory-tickling on the 18th September 2014. The venue will be chosen closer to the time based on the demand for seats.
This isn’t just any show you can buy a ticket for though, as JFL42 is a pass-based festival, which allows you to potentially see as many of the shows in the festival as humanly possible!
Passes start at $49 and go on sale on Friday at 11am EDT. They all include at least two credits, where a credit allows you to reserve a seat at any non-headline show in the festival, including Tim’s!
If a show is sold-out when you get your pass, do add it to your wishlist as the demand is monitored and if it’s high enough they’ll either add an extra show or move it to a bigger venue.
For more information on how the passes work, visit the JFL42 website.
Headline acts include Seth Meyers, Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes, while Paul F Tompkins, Deanne Smith and Doug Benson are just some of the other 42 acts. You can check the full lineup here.
Interested in this “avant-garde” comedy festival? You’ll be able to grab your pass from the JFL42 website, here!
To keep up to date with the latest festival news, follow them on Twitter and you can check out photos of last year’s festival on Instagram.
Tim and his band take to the ‘Great Oak Stage’ to play live in Hyde Park for British Summer Time Hyde Park on Thursday 10th July, 2014.
Preceding him on the main stage will be a fabulous line-up of comedy talent: Milton Jones, Nina Conti, Alan Davies and Gina Yashere with Special Guest Host – Jasper Carrott.
If you fancy some al fresco Tim, you can lay claim to a select spot on the grass, with blankets and chairs or, if you prefer, there will also be unreserved seating in the Grandstand area.
This is Tim’s first time playing Hyde Park and it promises to be a unique and very special evening of comedy entertainment.
Presale tickets are available from – 9am Wednesday 4th June.
They go on general sale here on Friday 6th June.
£29 Standard General Admission
£35 Terrace seating (unreserved)