Mandy’s on a high note
HOMELAND star says his wily character in the powerful TV drama has changed him for the better as a person.
Patinkin, 65, has played CIA operative Saul Berenson alongside
in the series for seven years. He will begin filming the eighth and final season in February.
Wrapping the series will be “bittersweet”, Patinkin (right) said. “(It will be) time to move on but at the same time, time to thank him (Saul) and the writers who created a character who improved the quality of my nature in a way that I am forever grateful (for),” he said.
“He, meaning Saul Berenson, taught me how to be a quieter human being, how to listen better, how to increase my empathy for everyone and appreciate the complexity of every conversation and to recognise things aren’t as simple as they appear.”
While TV has been Patinkin’s vehicle for the past decade, the stage is his true love. He won a Tony award for his role in the Broadway production of Evita.
Patinkin is in Melbourne tonight for a concert with
at Hamer Hall, based on his 2018 Diary albums. The show promises to blend new work and pieces from his stage past. He will be in Sydney on Wednesday and Brisbane on Saturday. AUSTRALIAN basketball legend has taken on a volunteer mentoring role with young riders taking part in Racing Victoria’s Apprentice Jockey Training Program.
Timms met with some of the female apprentices last week to offer advice on building a career in sport.
“I spoke to them a lot about handling adversity, because that will come along at some stage, and I think one of the things that makes a difference between a good athlete and a great athlete is how you handle adversity,” she said.
“I let them know if they want to chat, a coffee or even go down to the (basketball) court and have some shots they can reach out to me.”
Despite being allergic to horses and barely knowing one end of the animal from the other, Timms is fast learning about all things equine thanks to her daughter
“She loves riding and she has told me she wants to be a strapper,” Timms said.
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