After three successful telemovies, JACK IRISH returns in an expanded six-part series and Shane is reprising his role as Barry Tregear.
In this thrilling series, Jack is engaged to find a missing person, Wayne Dilthey only to be later framed for his murder. An alibi turns up out of the blue – an alluring but unnerving sculptor by the name of Sarah Longmore who is searching for her missing sister Tina. And if all this isn’t weird enough, the only witness to Dilthey’s murder has taken off with Jack’s beloved Studebaker.
Jack is quickly caught up in a complex web of powerful vested interests that stretches from his home town turf of Fitzroy to a remote village in Mindanao, Philippines, where his on-again-off-again girlfriend Linda Hillier becomes central to resolving the conspiracy.
The all-star cast is led by Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce and includes Jack Irish regulars Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson and Deborah Mailman, with Claudia Karvan, Marcus Graham and Brooke Satchwell.
JACK IRISH kicks off ABC TV’s Thursday nights’ season of home-made drama on Thursday, February 11 at 8.30pm.
Shane is extremely proud to announce that he is this year’s Ambassador for Sweetheart Day, 14th Feb 2016.
Sweetheart Day is a national event held annually on Valentine’s Day, coinciding with International Congenital Heart Disease Day. All proceeds go towards funding vital medical research as well as improving the lives of Aussie kids with childhood heart disease.
The sequel to the global hit comedy A FEW BEST MEN, one of the most globally distributed Australian films in the last ten years, started filming in Perth, Western Australia with original cast members Xavier Samuel, Kris Marshall and Kevin Bishop reprising their roles, joined by Ryan Corr, Jeremy Sims, Lynette Curran, Darren Gilshenan, Sacha Horler with Deborah Mailman and our very own Shane Jacobson!
In A FEW LESS MEN, David, Tom and Graham must transport their mate’s coffin back to London after a forced plane landing strands them in the middle of the Australian bush.
Director Mark Lamprell said “I am delighted with the cast we’ve put together, it’s a great dynamic between Xavier, Kris and Kevin and I’m excited about working with such talented and respected actors.”
“Audiences love laugh-out-loud comedy. Mark Lamprell has such a great vision for Dean Craig’s hilarious script. I can’t wait to see the magic on screen,” added Producer Tania Chambers.
A FEW LESS MEN is directed by Mark Lamprell (GODDESS) and produced by Laurence Malkin, Tania Chambers and Share Stallings (KILL ME THREE TIMES, DEATH AT A FUNERAL) and Gorean Films Limited. The film is financed by Ingenious, Screen Australia, ScreenWest and Lotterywest, Arclight Films, New Oz and The Post Lounge. Daniel Findlay is Co-Producing. Executive Producers are Dean Craig, Gary Hamilton, Mark Lazarus, James Vernon and Josh Kesselman.
In cinemas now, already Australia’s No. 1 movie and nominated for an astonishing 12 AACTA awards, THE DRESSMAKER has everybody talking! Shane stars alongside Kate Winslett, Judy Davis, Liam Hemsworth and Hugo Weaving in this bittersweet, comedy-drama set in early 1950s Australia.
Coming to cinemas this spring, Shane stars in the story of Allan “Swampy” Marsh and his Maremma dog Oddball. Swampy convinced local authorities to allow Oddball to protect a colony of Little Penguins on Middle Island from wild cats and dogs – watch the trailer here.
Creating a comedy ‘hot pot’, OPEN SLATHER combines the talents of comedy legends who have made us laugh for years (Glenn Robbins, Magda Szubanski, Shane Jacobson, Marg Downey, Gina Riley, Stephen Curry, Michael Veitch and Jane Turner), with a new wave of comedy performers (Ben Gerrard, Ben Lomas, Dave Eastgate, Demi Lardner, Emily Taheny, George H. Xanthis, Hannah Bath, Holly Austin, Ilai Swindles, Jay K Cagatay, Laura Hughes and Miles O’Neil) in a one-hour prime time Sunday night show.
Drawing on the proven track records of the highly experienced producer team of Rick McKenna (Kath & Kim) and Laura Waters (Summer Heights High), this is a show chock full of razor sharp commentary on contemporary society.
Each episode parodies popular culture, politics, sport, music, media – all the things that capture the imagination of the public and get people talking. From the Real Housewives of Melbourne to Downton Abbey, Gina Rinehart, Hillary Clinton and even Superman – no one is safe!
It’s the landmark comedy show that Australia has been waiting for. Subversive, energetic and risqué, everything is up for grabs – it’s literally OPEN SLATHER.
Shane is the Chief Scout for Scouts Victoria. Scouting is a worldwide movement that has shaped the development of youth and adults for 100 years. Scouts are in every part of our community, and Scouts is the biggest and most successful youth organisation in Australia. More than 20,000 boys, girls, and adults in Victoria from wide cultural or religious background including those with an intellectual or physical disability enjoy an unlimited range of activities. www.vicscouts.com.au
Shane is the patron of The Mirabel Foundation, it was established in 1998 to assist children who have been orphaned or abandoned due to parental illicit drug use and are now in the care of extended family (kinship care). Mirabel believes that every child deserves a childhood and its mission is to break the destructive cycle of addiction. www.mirabelfoundation.org.au
Get Reading is Australia's largest celebration of books and reading with the aim of connecting readers and writers and the promotion of reading and Australian writers! Shane is the ambassador for Get Reading 2013!
Parkinson's Victoria is a non-profit organisation, established in 1981 with the sole purpose of providing support to all those in our community who are living with Parkinson's disease. Our mission is to empower, inform and educate individuals; to help reduce the impact of the condition on their lives; and to assist people in managing symptoms and to maintain as full and as healthy a lifestyle as possible. Parkinson's Victoria provides a wide range of support services to individuals, families, carers, the wider community and the health and aged care sectors. We are also active in the areas of research, advocacy and community awareness.
Parkinson's is a chronic, progressive and debilitating condition that can severely impact on an individual's health and independence. There is currently no cure for Parkinson's but together we can make a difference. Parkinson's Victoria: providing help for today and hope for tomorrow. 1800 644 189 / www.parkinsonsvic.org.au
Shane is a proud patron of Entertainment Assist. This charitable organisation was established to provide direct benevolent relief by way of support and services aimed at alleviating the poverty, sickness, suffering, distress, misfortune, disability and helplessness of musicians, entertainers and backstage personnel in Australia. For more information visit www.entertainmentassist.org.au