Is­abel feels the lure of Er­rol

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS - FIONA PURDON

THERE’S no place like home for Is­abel Lu­cas.

The 32-year-old has spent the past cou­ple of weeks here work­ing on In Like Flynn, a movie de­pict­ing the early life of leg­endary Aus­tralian ac­tor Er­rol Flynn (in­set, above).

Lu­cas wrapped film­ing on her role — a young woman called Rose, who is an amal­ga­ma­tion of the women in Flynn’s life be­fore he headed to Hol­ly­wood — on Fri­day.

Hav­ing been based in LA for seven years, she said she had “felt the call to come home”.

“It felt right to come home,” she said. “I’m ex­cited to be back. “I did the film Day­break­ers in Bris­bane and I loved work­ing with the Spi- erig twins, Michael and Peter. It was my first project, my first film af­ter Home and Away.’’

The $12 mil­lion biopic, which is helmed by ac­com­plished Aus­tralian di­rec­tor Rus­sell Mulc­ahy and stars Thomas Coc­querel as Flynn, is still film­ing.

Mulc­ahy said the movie re­vealed the ac­tor’s in­cred­i­ble un­told story be­fore he made it big in Hol­ly­wood.

Is­abel Lu­cas plays Rose in the Er­rol Flynn movie. Pic­ture: Nigel Hal­lett

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