IN THE KNOW
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.