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Aaron Jeffery: A Kiwi actor making it in Australia…

Interview – 2016

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 under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside
It's always difficult, coming in and doing one series or a bit in a series, especially one as powerful as that one was. But that was an honour to be a part of.
– Aaron Jeffrey discusses his time on successful series Outrageous Fortune

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