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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Apr 2017



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FRIDAY APRIL 14 2017 ENTERTAINMENT 11 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Delivery for Mailman Renowned indigenous actress earns prestigious gong EDDIE Murphy has paid tribute to his brother, comedian Charlie Murphy, following his death at the age of 57. The stand-up performer died yesterday in New York of leukaemia, his spokesman confirmed. Our hearts are heavy with the loss today of our son, brother, father, uncle and friend Charlie, a statement from the Murphy family said. Charlie filled our family with love and laughter and there wont be a day that goes by that his presence will not be missed. Thank you for the outpouring of condolences and prayers. We respectfully ask for privacy during this time of great loss for all of us. Murphy was best known for his appearances on Dave Chappelles Show on Comedy Central, and featured in his own recurring segment called Charlie Murphys True Hollywood Stories. He also worked with his younger brother Eddie, cowriting the films Norbert and Vampire In Brooklyn. Tributes poured in following his death. Comedian Chris Rock wrote on Twitter: We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time. Former basketball great Magic Johnson tweeted: I havent seen anything as funny as Charlie Murphy & Dave Chappelles skits on the Chappelles Show! Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of Hamilton the musical, said Murphys storytelling was hilarious and unforgettable. Murphy voiced a role in the animated TV series The Boondocks and appeared in the comedy series Black Jesus. His films include Our Family Wedding, Kings Ransom and CB4. He is also credited with appearances on the TV drama series Power which will air later this year. BREAKING Bad star Giancarlo Esposito might have been pushing the blue stuff for a TV series but he says hes inundated by actual meth cooks who want to work with him. The actor, who played drug kingpin Gus Fring in the popular TV show, has been in Sydney promoting his return to the character in the shows spin-off prequel, Better Call Saul. His quirky front on the show, as the proprietor of fast food joint Los Pollos Hermanos, has also opened up the floodgates when it comes to shady job-seekers. I get people mailing me their resumes when are you coming to Argentina? I want to invest in your restaurant. Bale tackles Cheney role ACCLAIMED actress Deborah Mailman is set to be the first indigenous recipient of the prestigious Chauvel Award, honouring a film career that has spanned nearly 20 years and made her a household name in Australia. The Queenslander will be given the award, named after influential Australian filmmaker Charles Chauvel, at the upcoming Gold Coast Film Festival and will sit down for a conversation with legendary film critic David Stratton. Its an amazing honour. I was really thrilled when the news came through, Mailman said. Its the first time that Mailman will have taken the time to reflect on her career, from her break-out role playing Nona in 1998 film Radiance to roles in films such as The Secret Life Of Us, Rabbit-Proof Fence, The Sapphires and popular TV series Offspring. It will be great to sit down with David, and it will be the first time to sit down and actually talk about the reasons why I was attracted to a project, or what sort of experiences Ive had from every project over my career, she said. Mailman is in Melbourne filming the seventh season of Offspring playing Cherie Butterfield, a role for which she won an Australian Film Institute Award in 2010. Its great this is our seventh season now and its the one job where I dont get anxious, I dont get nervous I dont get stressed about how Im going to approach this in any way, she said. Weve built up the characters for such a long time now its just great to get back into it. Everyone knows their gig, were all excited and ... surprised that were still going. The series effectively ended in 2014, but returned after two years away following high de mand from the shows fans. We thought season five had a natural ending, so to come back again were really excited, she said. Mailman also plays Aunty Linda in the popular supernatural series Cleverman which was just nominated for a prestigious Peabody Award in the US. But it was her AFI Awardwinning role in her first film, Radiance, that Mailman believes catapulted her career. Lines blurring for Gus Fring Charlie Murphy Picture: AP PHOTOS CHRISTIAN Bale said Wednesday he will play Dick Cheney in Adam McKays upcoming biopic of the former vice-president. Bale was last week reported as being in talks to join the film that will reteam him with McKay after 2015s Oscarnominated The Big Short. The Oscar winner confirmed he has signed up to star in the untitled film in an interview with The Associated Press. The film is also to star Steve Carell as the former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld. Murphy clan mourning Charlie Brolin on board as Deadpool returns to big screen Josh Brolin is expanding his comic book movie repertoire. Representatives for the actor said Brolin (inset, top) has been set to play the part of Cable in 20th Century Foxs Deadpool 2 opposite lead Ryan Reynolds (inset, bottom). Brolin also plays the supervillain Thanos in various Avengers movies for competing studio Disney. Michael Shannon had been widely rumored to be the top pick for the Deadpool co-star. Deadpool became a breakout hit in 2016 Picture: JOE LEDERER