Meaghan Wilson Anastasios

Screenwriter and bestselling author of 'The Honourable Thief', 'The Water Diviner', and 'The Pacific: In the Footsteps of Captain Cook.'

That’s right. Jack Irish series three. My brilliant husband’s labour of love, along with the contributions of some other hacks… Andrew Knight, Matt Cameron, and Alli Parker, starring Guy Pearce and made under the always sharp eye of Ian Collie.

I snuck a sneaky peek at the rough cuts over the husband’s shoulder. And it’s an absolute pearler of a series. Even if I am a little biased. Guy Pearce is at his absolute best (and, yes, before you ask, he really is as good a bloke as you’d imagine), and all the people you’ve grown to love over the past ten years or so are back and in top form. It’s a beautiful coda to a very Melbourne story and a nostalgic journey into some themes that tweak the heartstrings and talk about the inevitability of change. Plus, it’s a cracker of a story.

And, yes, that is a “Prince of Prussia” bottle of wine in the photo. Those of you who are fans will know what that means. The second photo shows the “tasting notes” on the back of the bottle. Andrew’s contribution to the crew gift at the wrap of the first telemovie. “… aftertaste that endures like an incurable taste of herpes.” 😂 Anyways – 4 episodes, starting tomorrow night at 8.30pm AEST on #abctv and iView after that.

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