HAR­RIET DOESN’T NEED TO BE LIKED

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

TOWNSVILLE ac­tor Har­riet Dyer has been liv­ing the dream in Syd­ney for the past eight years and now she has fi­nally taken her first step on to the big screen.

The 26- year- old, who some may know as Pa­tri­cia Saun­ders from TV’s Love Child, stars in Ruben

Guthrie, the film writ­ten and di­rected by Brendan Cow­ell based on his suc­cess­ful play.

Dyer ( pic­tured) plays Virginia, Ruben’s love in­ter­est who he meets at an Al­co­holics Anony­mous meet­ing.

The former Townsville Gram­mar stu­dent said it was a fun and chal­leng­ing role to play.

“At the open­ing at the Syd­ney Film Fes­ti­val some peo­ple came up to me and said, oh I don’t like you,” Dyer said.

“And I was like, good, I’ve done my job then. To just por­tray some­one who’s not on any­one’s side is fun. I quite like that.”

Dyer cred­its her up­bring­ing – both her par­ents are in the arts – with de­vel­op­ing her love of act­ing.

“My dad got me into mu­si­cals when I was lit­tle. I love them to pieces,” she said. “They don’t ever let me get too big for my boots.”

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