Our Baker’s di­rect­ing de­but

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

SI­MON Baker is no stranger to the screen. From E Street in the early 1990s to his first Amer­i­can film, the ac­claimed LA Con­fi­den­tial ,to star­ring roles in The Guardian and The Men­tal­ist – all trade­mark golden curls and crinkly eyes.

But as much as he’s ev­ery bit the lead­ing man, there’s some­thing so fa­mil­iar about him – he’s still that Aussie boy next door. In Satur­day’s edi­tion of Week­end ,in The North­ern Star, the for­mer Bal­lina boy talks about mak­ing his fea­ture film di­rect­ing de­but in Breath, adapted from the 2008 novel by cel­e­brated Aus­tralian au­thor Tim Win­ton, and why his soul still sings to his salt­wa­ter up­bring­ing.

Also in­side, meet the fe­males on the front­line. How a num­ber of women spear­headed changes in our de­fence force over the decades so many to­day can serve in equal roles.

Plus, choose your own ad­ven­ture in north­ern NSW in Es­cape, from quaint coun­try towns to pris­tine beaches, and maybe a chance of spot­ting Chris Hemsworth in his nat­u­ral habi­tat.

Hemsworth chats about his fan boy mo­ment meet­ing the Guardians of the Galaxy on the set of his new movie, Avengers: In­fin­ity War.

And chef Alas­tair McLeod trans­ports your taste­buds to Tav­erna in our Taste pages.

All this and more in Satur­day’s edi­tion of Week­end in The North­ern Star.

Photo: Nic Dun­can

IN WEEK­END: Si­mon Baker talks about mak­ing his fea­ture film di­rect­ing de­but in Breath, and why his soul still sings to his salt­wa­ter up­bring­ing in Bal­lina Shire.

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