Star shines in Barker

By Grace Jones | posted on December 9, 2018

INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed actress Miranda Richardson will join big screen favourites Sam Neill and Michael Caton in Mount Barker for the production of feature film Rams.

Filming started in September with a cast featuring the likes of Australian sweetheart Asher Keddie, director of The Sapphires Wayne Blair, Leon Ford from The Light Between Oceans, Travis McMahon from Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and Hayley McElhinney from the Aussie horror flick The Babadook.

Richardson has two Oscar nominations and multiple BAFTA and Golden Globe nominations and awards to her name in a career spanning nearly four decades on stage and screen.

Rams director Jeremy Sims said Richardson would play the role of Kat, a local veterinarian of a sheep farming town overcome by a rare ovine disease.

“I am completely thrilled that Ms Richardson is able to join us in telling our version of this beautiful saga about warring brothers,” he said.

“I’ve been a fan forever, from ‘Queenie’ in Blackadder to Stronger.

“I fought hard to bring her out here to play Kat and complement our awesome local cast.

“She is a world-class performer whose presence will bring another dimension to our production.”

Richardson has featured on both the small and silver screen with roles in popular television series including Blackadder and Absolutely Fabulous, while also having roles in Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun, Tim Burton’s classic Sleepy Hollow and nosy witch journalist Rita Skeeter in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

She also voice-acted for the villainous Mrs Tweedy in Chicken Run.