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Hollywood hunk discussing destiny at Byron Bay Film Fest

Australian actor David Wenham. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING
Australian actor David Wenham. (AAP Image/Julian Smith) NO ARCHIVING JULIAN SMITH

HOME-GROWN Hollywood hunk David Wenham, best known for his role as Faramir in The Lord of the Rings, will be hitting the Palace Cinema in Byron Bay to discuss his latest film, Force of Destiny, as part of this year's Byron Bay Film Festival.

Audience members will also gain a "sneak peak" at footage from the upcoming film.

Mr Wenham will appear alongside director and film festival patron Paul Cox, who wrote the book on which the film is based.

The book, Tales from the Cancer Ward, is an account of Mr Cox's experience with liver cancer and transplant.

Force of Destiny, the film, is a fictionalised version of that account, with a protagonist diagnosed with the disease whose love for an Indian woman changes his way of looking at life and impending death.


  • Date: Saturday, March 7
  • Time: 8.30-10pm
  • Location: Palace Cinemas, Jonson St
  • Tickets: $25 each available at and at the Palace Cinema, Byron Bay.

Some of Paul's shrewd observations make it into the film, such as his comment about the doctor giving him the diagnosis.

"There was no eye contact, which worried me more than all the potential bad news," he said.

The two men will discuss the film, which has the line "A journey of love on a transplant waiting list" as its sub-title.

David Wenham is one of Australia's most successful and widely loved actors - he's even been voted the sexiest man alive - with a swag of film, stage and TV credits to his name.

Since becoming a household name in SeaChange he has appeared in several critically acclaimed Australian films.

Paul Cox's extensive canon includes Man of Flowers, My First Wife, Exile, Innocence and Human Touch and he had a hit with Vincent - The Life And Death Of Vincent Van Gogh in 1987.

Topics:  byron bay film festival

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