Watson, Wenham And Weaving For Orphan Drama
Australian actor David Wenham last had a notable role in Australia, playing the villainous landowner Neil Fletcher who didn't care much that an entire generation of half-white, half-Aboriginal children were being raised as orphans right in his city. Now maybe he'll have a chance to see the other side of things in Oranges and Sunshine, a British drama about a social worker who discovered in 1987 that that government was deporting thousands of children from the U.K. to Australia.
Variety announced that Wenham, Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving have signed on to the film, with Watson presumably playing real-life social worker Margaret Humphreys. No word on who Weaving and Wenham will play in director Jim Loach's directorial debut, but if Wenham is once again on the team against orphans, we might have to wonder if there's some typecasting involved.
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