BER­LIN BECK­ONS

Mi­rando Otto says she’s thrilled to have landed a role in hit US TV se­ries Home­land, which will be filmed en­tirely in Ber­lin this sea­son

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV PLAY - DEB­BIE SCHIPP

Aussie ac­tor Mi­randa Otto’s latest role as Al­li­son Carr, the CIA’s Ber­lin sta­tion chief in hit US se­ries Home­land, is a far cry from her char­ac­ter of war­rior princess Éowyn in The Lord Of The Rings tril­ogy. Al­li­son is just as stoic but far more real.

Otto, 47, joins Home­land along­side multi-award win­ners Claire Danes (Car­rie Mathi­son on the show) and Mandy Patinkin (Saul Beren­son) as the fo­cus of the show moves to Ber­lin in sea­son five. on this one. It’s so hard to think of what I can tell you and what I can’t (she jokes, CIA-style, ‘it’s clas­si­fied’). She’s ca­reer­driven, on a fan­tas­tic tra­jec­tory. Some­one was ask­ing me ‘is she Type A?’ I think to work in this busi­ness (the CIA) they pretty much have to be kind of type A. She’s very much on the front foot and she’s ballsy, def­i­nitely. She is very in con­trol and very sure of what she’s do­ing. It’s a lit­tle daunt­ing com­ing on to work with ac­tors that you re­spect so much. At the be­gin­ning, it’s a lit­tle dis­arm­ing. But at the same time, com­ing on to a show that

Pic­ture: DAMIAN SHAW

Mi­randa Otto plays CIA Ber­lin sta­tion chief Al­li­son Carr in

Home­land.

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