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May 2017
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Ben will return to Sydney in June to attend the premiere of ‘Una’ at the Sydney Film Festival and hold a conversation event/Q&A with audiences, along with director David Caesar (‘Idiot Box’, ‘Mullet’).

From the film festival website:

Following the screening of Una, Ben Mendelsohn and director David Caesar will discuss the film and his extraordinary career from the beginnings in Australia to his more recent international successes.

The screenings and conversations will be held on June 9th and 10th.

‘Una’ will also have a Melbourne premiere on June 11th, and Ben will hold 2 Q&As after that screening as well.

Mendelsohn will first arrive in Australia for the 2017 Sydney Film Festival, where he will attend the Australian premiere of Una and participate in a discussion after the film on Friday June 9 and a second in conversation on Saturday June 10. Following the Sydney Film Festival, Mendelsohn will travel to Melbourne for two in conversation screenings on Sunday June 11.

The first Melbourne in conversation will take place on June 11 at the Astor Theatre at 4pm followed by a second in conversation at Cinema Nova at 6pm.

May 2017
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Gorillaz’s new album, Humanz, was released this week and you can buy the album on iTunes and Amazon. Ben has narrated several interludes for the album so be sure to give it a buy or a listen!

A brief video of Ben recording, from Gorillaz’s Instagram story:

Ben spoke to music mag Q Magazine about working with Gorillaz:

“I came to this already a fan. I got a call asking if I was interested. Obviously, yes. We did a couple of sessions which were a blend of written lines and jumping off from them into structured ad lib. After that I’d just blurt whatever for a while. I’d keep going at it till Damon got something he liked. I left with my fan hat firmly still on. I now have a T-shirt and scarf to match.”

Apr 2017
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Netflix has released a short teaser for the final season of Bloodline:

Bloodline’s third season premieres May 26th on Netflix.

Here’s a brief glimpse of Ben in the trailer:

Apr 2017
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Spike TV has filmed a documentary on late actor Heath Ledger and interviewed his family and friends, including Ben Mendelsohn, Naomi Watts, and Ang Lee. See Ben’s part of the trailer below:

You can see the Heath Ledger documentary when it airs on Spike on May 17th.

I have also added tons of new stills from Una to the gallery, including official stills and screencaps from 4 brief clips released in German. Be sure to check those out!


Mar 2017
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ToneDeaf.au: Ben Mendelsohn will be the narrator of the new Gorillaz album

Sydney Morning Herald: How to survive in Hollywood – tips from successful Australians

So, what does it take to survive in Hollywood? During Mendelsohn’s acceptance speech, the actor reflects on the years he spent trying to get the breaks, and thanks the “many Australians over the decades that provided me with bed, board, a car. If you didn’t charge me rent, there’s a good chance you’re in this list” and thanks others “for championing me when it was unfashionable to do so”.

As our latest homegrown star to hit the heights of Hollywood, what’s the reality like? “There’s no magic sprinkle dust that happens,” says Mendelsohn. “It’s a lot of work but it’s, you know, good. It’s pretty good.”

Awards Watch: 2018 Oscar Predictions – SUPPORTING ACTOR (March) | AwardsWatch

Lohud.com: Netflix filming in White Plains, Nyack and Tarrytown

CapeCod.com: Former Hyannisport Resident to Appear in New Feature Film

If.com.au: Tim Minchin’s Outback animation ‘Larrikins’ cancelled at Dreamworks

The Hollywood Reporter: ‘Rogue One’: Darth Vader Body Count Was Even Higher in Early Script

Gary Whitta, who worked on the original story with director Gareth Edwards, told Entertainment Weekly that Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) was originally intended to have somehow survived the Death Star’s shot at the Imperial base on Scarif — something he admits was “a bit of a reach” — only to have to face the music as a result.

“He survived the blast and they pulled him up and brought him to the Star Destroyer to report to Vader. … He’s all beat up, his cape’s all torn up and stuff, and he thinks he has survived,” Whitta explained.

Turns out, nothing could be further from the truth, as he discovers that he suddenly can’t breathe anymore. “Vader kills him for his failure,” the writer said.

Awards Circuit:  2017 Awards Profile: Joe Wright’s ‘Darkest Hour’ From Focus Features

Realscreen: Tribeca TV lineup features “I Am Heath Ledger,” “Vietnam War”

Told through excerpts of his greatest performances, interviews with friends and family (including Ben Mendelsohn, Naomi Watts, Ang Lee, and Ben Harper), and the lens of his own camera, I Am Heath Ledger is an intimate celebration of the actor, artist, and icon. An artist of exceptional depth and courage, Ledger was equally talented behind the camera. This stirring documentary paints a rich portrait of one of the great artists of his generation.

Sydney Morning Herald: As Loving opens, Joel Edgerton slams Married At First Sight as ‘insulting’

Edgerton is speaking from Hungary on an upbeat day. […] His friend Ben Mendelsohn is due in town soon to continue playing the Sheriff of Nottingham in a new Robin Hood.

Mar 2017
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The band Gorillaz revealed today that Ben narrates the interludes on their upcoming album, Humanz. Ben is featured on the cover art as well. They also posted several behind-the-scenes snaps of Ben recording. Watch below:

(h/t memendelsohn.tumblr.com)

Humanz is set to be released April 28th, 2017.

The Rogue One blu-ray is being released April 4th. I have added screencaps of Ben in the blu-ray special features to the gallery:



Mar 2017
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The gallery has been updated with over 600 high definition screencaps of Ben in ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. Caps of the special features to come once the blu-ray is released!

Feb 2017
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New HQ stills of Una have been added to the gallery. No information about a US release date is available, other than a possible late summer/early fall release.

Ben spent some time in New York City filming Nicole Holofcener’s Netflix film The Land of Steady Habits and had fun on set with fellow actors Thomas Mann and Josh Pais:

Robin Hood: Origins began filming in Dubrovnik, Croatia on the 20th and will be filming until March 6th, according to The Dubrovnik Times. Ben will play the Sheriff of Nottingham, antagonist to the eponymous hero Robin Hood. We will update the site with any new set photos or information. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest updates!

Jan 2017
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The G’Day USA Gala was in full swing last night, bringing together notable Australians such as Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, Oscar-winning costume designer Catherine Martin, director Baz Luhrmann, Luke Hemsworth, Rachel Griffiths, and Dominic Purcell.

“Rogue One” director Gareth Edwards presented Ben with an “Excellence in Film and Television” award. Gareth jokingly stated that Ben had “really made it because Target sold socks with his face on them” and proceeded to pull up his pants leg to show off his Director Krennic socks.

Some highlights from Ben’s speech:

“I think this means I have kind of made it,” he said.

“I don’t know what I did to get here but I’m going to keep on doing it and I thank my lucky stars more than most people…I know I am very very lucky to be here.” – news.com.au

Accepting the award, Mendelsohn regaled the audience with a speech full of jokes, seemingly random references and gentle self-deprecation.

He noted wryly he was “big in Australia from about 1988 to 1989”.

“I was the shit,” he joked.

Mendelsohn thanked Damon Herriman​, David Michod​ and Kate Beahan​ for backing him when it was, he said, “unfashionable” to do so.

He also thanked Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg, Dominic Purcell and the late Heath Ledger for giving him a bed over the years, and acknowledged Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts for inspiring him. – Sydney Morning Herald

Ben also gave several interviews on the red carpet. He was asked about his current projects and named “Darkest Hour”, “The Land of Steady Habits”, “Hood”, and a to-be-announced project that he can’t talk about yet.

75 photos from the Gala have been added to the gallery: