Grif­fiths back home and work flows in

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said all the juicy tele­vi­sion roles were in Hol­ly­wood? Rachel Grif­fiths (pic­tured) has signed on for yet an­other lo­cal project, Sydney’s Daily Tele­graph re­ports. This time the Os­carnom­i­nated ac­tor will play for­mer New Idea ed­i­tor Dul­cie Bol­ing in the hotly an­tic­i­pated fol­low-up to the Lo­gie Award­win­ning Pa­per Giants: The Birth of Cleo. Mandy McEl­hin­ney will co-star as Woman’s Day ed­i­tor Nene King in Pa­per Giants: Mag­a­zine Wars, a mini-se­ries about the bit­ter ri­valry be­tween the two women. McEl­hin­ney won the plum gig af­ter im­press­ing in her role as Kerry Packer’s sec­re­tary on Chan­nel 9’s up­com­ing se­ries Howzat! Kerry Packer’s War. Pa­per Giants: Mag­a­zine Wars starts film­ing in Mel­bourne on Au­gust 13. It also fea­tures An­gus Samp­son and Lucy Bell. Grif­fiths re­turned home with her hus­band and three young chil­dren af­ter Broth­ers & Sis­ters was axed in the US. She has found no short­age of work here, star­ring along­side an­other re­turned Aussie An­thony LaPaglia in the Chan­nel 10 tele­movie Un­der­ground. Grif­fiths will play Ju­lian As­sange’s mother in the movie about the con­tro­ver­sial Wik­ileaks founder’s hum­ble be­gin­nings in Aus­tralia. She also ap­peared as a guest judge on Ten’s I Will Sur­vive, ad­mit­ting that 2012 was prov­ing to be the year she ‘‘said yes to crazy stuff’’.

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