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Holmes (Prime Television) - Russell and Martin Crowe interview

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2006

In this May 2006 interview, Paul Holmes interviews actor Russell Crowe for Holmes' new Prime TV show. After 25 minutes Russell is joined by his cousin, cricket legend Martin Crowe. Free from PR pressures to promote a particular film, Russell is relaxed and reflective. He talks organic farming, Elvis Costello and fatherhood, the All Blacks and Richard Harris, and growing up as “Martin Crowe’s cousin”. Holmes brings up Martin’s famous innings of 299, and the trio discuss baseball, throwing phones, Romper Stomper, Russell's Rabbitohs league club and Martin’s Gladiator role. 

It’s built with Martin in mind: it has very long straight boundaries and short square boundaries.
– Russell on why the DW Crowe Oval on his farm (named to honour his uncle, Martin’s dad) is a batter’s shape

Key Cast & Crew

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Paul Holmes

Presenter, Executive Producer

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Russell Crowe

Subject

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Lee Knighting

Director

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Pip Keane

Executive Producer

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Alex O'Shaughnessy

Editor

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Dana Hemingway

Camera

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