Happy Australia Day! Celebrating Aussies’ Success in the Entertainment World

Happy Australia Day! Today is not only a day that we celebrate the great land of Oz but it is also a day to celebrate the fabulous people that make up this wonderful country.

For a country that has a population of under 23 million people and is so far away from the rest of the world, we still manage to make a huge impact on the world stage. So today on Australia Day, when actor Geoffrey Rush is named Australian of the year, I thought I would look at some of the Australians who are going to be having a big year, in the world of entertainment, in 2012.

Kylie Minogue
Who would have thought that the frizzy haired girl who played Mechanic Charlene Ramsay/Robinson in Neighbours, would go on to become the fabulous, well loved and adored, show girl that is Ms Kylie Minogue?! This year Kylie celebrates 25 years in the music industry and instead of waning, her career continues to go from strength to strength.

Joel Edgerton
Everyone in Australia knew how great Joel was for a long time, but the rest of the world took note last year when they saw his performance in Animal Kingdom. He followed this up with an outstanding performance in the beautiful, heart wrenching, and often brutal film, Warrior.  In 2012 he stars in The Odd Life of  Timothy Green with Jennifer Garner, and is currently filming The Great Gatsby.

Olivia Newton-John
Australia’s sweetheart Olivia Newton John came to the world’s attention when she starred as Sandy in Grease. Every girl wanted to be her and every boy wanted to be with her! It’s been a while since Olivia has starred in a film but this year she makes a come back in the comedy A Few Best Men.

Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth has swapped the surf of Summer Bay for the action of Hollywood. This year he is starring as Thor, in arguably, the most anticipated film of 2012, The Avengers.

Margot Robbie
Margot was famous for playing fashion loving, Donna in Neighbours. Margot left Ramsay Street for Hollywood and can now be seen taking to the skies in the US TV show Pan Am.

Baz Luhrman
Baz Luhrman is, in my opinion, one of Australia’s greatest and most creative directors. This year he has assembled a great cast, including Leonardo Di Caprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and fellow Australians Isla Fisher, and Joel Edgerton, to remake The Great Gatsby. 

They’re just a handful of the Aussies being fabulous all over the world. Today we celebrate them and every other Aussie!

Given the day that’s in it, I had to end with this:

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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