New Nor­folk’s Rose­haven role

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - FRONT PAGE - SHAUN McMANUS

NEW Nor­folk has been con­firmed as one of the film­ing lo­ca­tions for the third sea­son of hit com­edy se­ries Rose­haven, which will be­gin shoot­ing this month.

Shot en­tirely in the state and star­ring Tas­ma­nian Luke McGre­gor and Celia Pac­quola, Rose­haven pre­miered in 2016 and has be­come one of ABC TV’s top-rat­ing shows.

The third sea­son will be filmed in seven weeks from June 18 at lo­ca­tions in­clud­ing New Nor­folk, Geeve­ston, Oat­lands, Lon­g­ley, Rich­mond, Seven Mile Beach, Moun­tain River, Brighton and Chig­well.

The first two sea­son were shot in part at New Nor­folk and Lach­lan.

The first ta­ble read­ing for the new sea­son was held in Ho­bart last week, with Pac­quola and McGre­gor repris­ing their roles as best friends and real estate agents Emma and Daniel.

McGre­gor is happy to be back work­ing in his home state.

“It feels like the film in­dus­try in Tassie is grow­ing,” McGre­gor said. “If you want to bring a pro­duc­tion down here there are good peo­ple around.”

Pac­quola has high hopes for the third sea­son.

“The sup­port from Tas­ma­nia has been re­ally won­der­ful and to be able to come back and in­crease our fam­ily — peo­ple re­turn­ing from the last two sea­sons and the new peo­ple com­ing on board — is won­der­ful,” Pac­quola said.

The State Govern­ment, through Screen Tas­ma­nia, com­mit­ted $500,000 to­wards a third sea­son.

Picture: RICHARD JUPE

MAKE ‘EM LAUGH: Celia Pac­quola and Luke McGre­gor at the first ta­ble read­ing for sea­son three of Rose­haven.

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