What’s your favourite Australian film? Although only fellow musical geeks have likely ever heard of my personal pick and childhood obsession (Gillian Armstrong’s Starstruck, since you asked), many would agree with my vote for the next best Australian film of all time: Muriel’s Wedding. Released almost 23 years ago, the part drama/part-comedy/ part-abba-singalong managed to be at once both universal yet quintessentially Australian. It also launched the career of Toni Collette, who has gone on to build a showreel of diverse work that is the envy of even the most acclaimed of her internationally famous peers. As the now 44-year-old tells Jordan Baker of making Muriel’s as a fledgling young actor, “I didn’t really contemplate what would happen afterwards… it was huge, and unexpected.” And speaking of unexpected, if you think you know all there is to know about Richard Wilkins – after all, he’s been a fixture on TV screens for 30 years – then our interview with the popular presenter will surprise you.