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Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - WEEK IN MOVIES - WITH DEB­BIE SCHIPP

NET­FLIX is re­port­edly plan­ning a French ver­sion of House of Cards, and wants Ger­ard Depardieu ( above) to play the French ver­sion of the cun­ning, ma­nip­u­la­tive US. pres­i­dent played with such mas­tery by Kevin Spacey.

IN what seems has been the long­est good­bye, Steve Pea­cocke fi nally ex­its as Brax on Home and Away this week. Pea­cocke shot his fi nal scenes late last year, and re­lo­cated to the US with wife Brid­gette Sned­don in search of movie roles. Brax has ap­peared only spo­rad­i­cally on Home and Away of late – thanks to his jail sen­tence. But this week, as he is trans­ferred to an­other jail, a truck pur­sues the car he’s in and runs it off the road into the river, so it looks like we’ve seen the last of the orig­i­nal River Boys.

JAMIE Durie – long a Chan­nel Nine stal­wart – pops up in a guest spot on Chan­nel Ten’s The Living Room this week. Durie is guest pre­sen­ter on the show on Fri­day night, show­cas­ing out­door trends and de­sign ideas.

CAS­TLE wraps its sev­enth sea­son on Seven tonight, but the man who plays Cas­tle him­self, Nathan Fil­lion, is due on our shores later this month. Fil­lion will at­tend the Su­panova pop cul­ture ex­pos in Syd­ney and Perth.

RACHEL Griffi ths ( be­low) has joined the sec­ond sea­son of UK drama In­dian Sum­mers, which is cur­rently be­ing fi lmed in Malaysia. She will play a mys­te­ri­ous Aus­tralian mis­tress of Ma­haraja Mar­it­pur ( Art Ma­lik). Sea­son one is now screen­ing here on BBC First.

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