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Kerry Fox a winner in Melbourne

Kerry Fox has won the Best Supporting Actress gong at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival for her turn in Terry McMahon’s Irish feature Patrick’s Day, which also took the festival’s Best International Film award and a half-share of the Best Director award.

Fox is in Auckland shooting Alison Maclean’s The Rehearsal. She also played in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s Toronto-premiered The Dressmaker, which has a WIFT-supported screening in Wellington on Wednesday, with Moorhouse and producer Sue Maslin also talking at the WIFT Thursday event.

For those who like joining the dots, Moorhouse’s husband is PJ Hogan, writer and director of (among other things) Muriel’s Wedding, whose Rachel Griffiths will present at next month’s Big Screen Symposium.

This weekend, Fox will run her Actors & Trust workshop, supported by WIFT, in Auckland.

Back in Melbourne, the winners of the major awards at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival were:

Best Film (tie)
Under a Kaleidoscope, Sizzler ‘77

Best International Film
Patrick’s Day

Best Director (tie)
Addison Heath, Under a Kaleidoscope
Terry McMahon, Patrick’s Day

Best Screenplay
Sizzler ’77, Tim Burns