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Interview: French Exit actress Danielle Macdonald on the specificity of the script and witnessing masterclass acting with Michelle Pfeiffer

Australian actress Danielle Macdonald has wasted no time racking up an impressive resume in the near-decade she’s been working on screen. Biding her time between acclaimed Australian dramas (I Am Woman) and Netflix successes (Dumplin’, Bird Box), the Sydney-born talent is furthering her mark in Azazel Jacobs’s surreal comedy French Exit (Read our review here). With the film releasing in cinemas, Peter Gray chatted with the star about her comedic aspirations, how it was to work with screen legend Michelle Pfeiffer, and the one movie that changed her career trajectory.
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Jamie Dornan To Headline ‘The Tourist’ As HBO Max Boards Thriller Series; Danielle Macdonald, Hugo Weaving & Shalom Brune-Franklin Co-Star

Jamie Dornan (A Private War) has been tapped as the lead of The Tourist, the six-episode limited series from Fleabag production company Two Brothers Pictures. HBO Max has come on board to co-produce and be the US streaming home for the mystery thriller, which also has cast Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin’), Shalom Brune-Franklin (Line of Duty) and Hugo Weaving (The Lord of The Rings).
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Danielle Macdonald Wants to Sing Opera in 'Falling for Figaro' Trailer

"Some people say an opera singer needs to suffer." Entertainment Films in the UK has released an official trailer for Falling for Figaro, a spunky indie comedy about finding your voice. Literally. The latest film by acclaimed director Ben Lewin (The Sessions), Falling for Figaro is a romantic comedy set in the fierce world of opera singing competitions, starring Danielle Macdonald (Dumplin’, Patti Cake$, Skin) and Joanna Lumley (Me Before You, The Wolf of Wall Street, Absolutely Fabulous). A brilliant young fund manager leaves her unfulfilling job and a long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer… training up in the Scottish Highlands. The film's cast includes Shazad Latif, Gary Lewis, Hugh Skinner, Rebecca Benson, Bhav Joshi, and Margaret Fraser. This definitely looks like a fun British singing comedy, but I don't know how it will play with people who don't also love opera. Take a look anyway.