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Aaron Jeffery: A Kiwi actor making it in Australia…

Aaron Jeffery: A Kiwi actor making it in Australia…

Interviews - 2016

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Aaron Jeffery is a Kiwi-born actor who has spent most of his life working in Australia. He played a cop in TV series Water Rats, before winning fame and Logie awards on soap McLeod’s Daughters. Jeffery has also appeared in NZ comedy dramas Outrageous Fortune and Step Dave, as well as Australian series Underbelly and Wentworth.

In this ScreenTalk, Jeffery talks about:

  • Being blown away by the talent of lead actor Hugo Weaving in film The Interview
  • A dangerous diving incident while shooting Aussie series Water Rats
  • How McLeod’s Daughters was a dream come true 
  • Filming a death scene before leaving the show 
  • Struggling to find his Kiwi accent for Outrageous Fortune
  • Taking a long time to shoot a small scene for X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • Relishing the chance to stretch his skills on Underbelly: Badness
  • Enjoying the pace and learning on the set of Neighbours
  • Disliking his character Fletcher on Wentworth 
  • Working with a great cast and crew on Step Dave
  • The fun and challenge of quirky Canadian co-production Turbo Kid 

This video was first uploaded on 20 June 2016, and is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via this Creative Commons licence.

Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside