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‘The Justice of Bunny King’ Review: Essie Davis Is a Mom on Fire (Again)

Between “The Babadook,” “Babyteeth,” and her own husband’s “True History of the Kelly Gang,” Australian actress Essie Davis has established herself as modern cinema’s most anguished mother. Nobody is better at — or more committed to — playing “good” parents in bad situations. She’s a widowed single mom who’s terrorized by a demonic manifestation of her own grief. She’s a Sydney woman who’s teenage daughter is coming of age and dying of cancer at the same time. She’s a loving matriarch of an infamous outlaw family who’s proud to watch her son get hanged for his crimes. It’s because Davis...
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The Justice of Bunny King is a stellar directorial debut from Gaysorn Thavat; Essie Davis and Thomasin McKenzie shine: Sydney Film Festival Review

“You never even asked me if it was true!” – Tonyah (played by Thomasin McKenzie) Essie Davis stars as the titular role of Bunny King; a poverty-stricken mother of two who is struggling to fight the social system to get her kids back. During her battle, she crosses paths with her niece Tonyah, who is facing her own battle involving her stepfather. The two bond over their hardships as the world towers over them and we follow them as they persevere to achieve their goal by any means necessary.
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about Essie Davis

In a business that is known for being difficult to survive in, Essie Davis has managed to beat the odds. She has been acting professionally for almost 30 years. In that time she has become one of Australia’s brightest stars and she’s also become well known in other parts of the world. At this point in her career, there’s a good chance you’ve seen her in at least one thing. However, she is best known for being in the TV and film versions of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries as well as the popular TV series, Game of Thrones. Essie’s ability to play a wide variety of characters ensures that she will never have any trouble finding work. Keep reading for 10 things you didn’t know about Essie Davis.
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Andrew Lincoln, Ben Barnes, F. Murray Abraham, Essie Davis and Others Join ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’

Guillermo del Toro’s Netflix horror anthology series “Cabinet of Curiosities” (originally titled “Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight”) has added F. Murray Abraham, Ben Barnes, Elpidia Carrillo, Essie Davis, Hannah Galway, Crispin Glover, Demetrius Grosse, David Hewlett, Andrew Lincoln, Tim Blake Nelson, Luke Roberts, Sebastian Roché, Glynn Turman and Peter Weller to its cast. The prolific Academy-Award-winning Mexican filmmaker behind “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Hellboy,” “The Shape of Water” and “Pacific Rim” will executive produce, co-showrun and direct the series — described as a curation of eight unprecedented and genre-defining sinister narratives meant to challenge traditional notions of horror, ranging from...
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Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix Anthology Series Sets Essie Davis, Luke Roberts, Andrew Lincoln, F. Murray Abraham, Glynn Turman & Others To Star, Gets New Title

Netflix has announced cast members — along with the writers and directors — for Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, its anthology series from the Oscar winner that’s set for next year. Essie Davis, Luke Roberts, Andrew Lincoln, F. Murray Abraham, Glynn Turman, Ben Barnes, Elpidia Carrillo, Hannah Galway, Crispin Glover, Demetrius Grosse, David Hewlett, Tim Blake Nelson, Sebastian Roché, and Peter Weller have joined the cast. Other cast members are TBA. Panos Cosmatos, Jennifer Kent and Vincenzo Natali will write and direct single episodes of the series, which has been retitled from Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight. See the list...
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Guillermo Del Toro’s Netflix Horror Anthology to Reunite ‘Babadook’ Star Essie Davis With Director Jennifer Kent

Guillermo Del Toro’s upcoming anthology series with Netflix is set to bring together a host of major names and will reunite the director and lead star of The Babadook seven years after the Australian horror became an international hit. Details have emerged of Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities (previously known as Guillermo del Toro Presents 10 After Midnight), which has now gone into production. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that one of the episodes is being written and directed by The Babadook filmmaker Jennifer Kent and will star the film’s breakout lead Essie Davis, recently seen in Nitram. Other directors involved across...
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