Lucy Lawless - Top Of The Lake
Mini-Series |  Role: Caroline Platt
Episodes 1 and 5 | March / April 2013

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21 April 2015

Australian Fans: Top of the Lake on ABC 10 May 2015

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The mini series “Top of the Lake” will now be screened on free-to-air ABC (for Australian viewers only) on 10 May 2015 at 9:30 pm. Lucy appears (very briefly) in the first episode (the back of her) and in Episode 5.

It has been shown on PayTV in Australia (and elsewhere) on the UKTV channel but this is the first time it’s being broadcast on a free channel. It made it’s debut on 24 March 2013 to rave reviews.

You can find out more about Lucy’s role in Top of the Lake by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Top of the Lake subsite

The six-part miniseries (6×60, 7×50) was co-produced by BBC Two, UKTV in Australia and New Zealand and Sundance Channel in the United States. Screen Australia, Screen NSW and Fulcrum Media Finance provided investment and finance.

Produced by Academy Award® winners Emile Sherman and Iain Canning (The King's Speech, Shame) of See-Saw Films, and Philippa Campbell (Black Sheep) of Escapade Pictures, Top of the Lake is a powerful and haunting mystery about the search for happiness in a paradise where honest work is hard to find.

Set in the remote mountains of New Zealand, the story follows the disappearance of a five months pregnant 12-year-old named Tui who was last seen standing chest deep in a frozen lake. In this classic mythic struggle, investigating detective, Robin Griffin (Moss), must lose herself in order to find the missing girl. During the investigation, she collides with Matt Mitcham (Mullan), Tui's father, a local drug lord, and G.J (Hunter), a guru at a local women's camp. Robin will find this the case that tests her limits and sends her on a journey of self-discovery.

 

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt
Posted on: 9th April 2013

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt

Here’s the much anticipated episode of the Jane Campion Mini-Series Top of the Lake Episode 5 that features Lucy as Caroline Platt. There is some editing at the start of this clip. It had full frontal nudity (not of Lucy) that I edited out that will be appearing in the airred version (and DVD). Video [...]

 

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Top Of The Lake
See-Saw Films Pty Ltd
Producers Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Philippa Campbell
Executive Producers Jane Campion, Sharon Menzies
Writers Jane Campion, Gerard Lee
Director Jane Campion
Broadcaster BBC (UK), UKTV (Australia), TV3 (NZ), Sundance (USA)

Funding: funding from Screen Australia and Screen NSW

Sales and Distribution BBC Worldwide (UK), UKTV (Australia - Foxtel)
Synopsis
A 12-year-old girl is found chest deep in the freezing waters of a South Island lake. She’s five months pregnant and when asked who the father is she insists: “No one”. Then she disappears. Detective Robin Griffin’s obsessive search for Tui unravels both Robin and the compromised town of Laketop.


 

 

1 August 2014

Extensive 3+ Hours Lucy Interview with Archive of American Television 21 August 2013

Image635424760825390740In her three-hour plus Archive interview, Lucy Lawless discusses her experience in drama school and her early roles as a guest star on New Zealand television. She talks of hosting the series Air New Zealand Holiday, recounts being cast in an early role on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and shares how she was later cast as "Xena" on the same show. She recalls her transition from Hercules: The Legendary Journeysto her own series, Xena: Warrior Princess, and details the ways in which the character changed for the spin-off. Lawless speaks at length about "Xena", her effect on popular culture, and her status as a feminist icon. She speaks of her stint as the Cylon "D'Anna Biers" on Battlestar Galactica, and touches on her guest roles onCurb Your Enthusiasm, The L Word, and Saturday Night Live. She recalls being cast as "Lucretia" onSpartacus, and describes the difficulties the series encountered due to the untimely death of lead actor Andy Whitfield. Finally, she outlines her role on Parks and Recreation, speaks of career highs, and offers her philosophy of acting. Nancy Harrington conducted the interview on August 21, 2013 in North Hollywood, California.


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PART 1

  • On her early life and influences; on television she watched as a child
  • On appearing on the sketch comedy show Funny Business; on going to drama school; on various guest-starring roles on New Zealand television
  • On appearing in the Hercules: The Legendary Journeys  made-for-television movie; on playing "Xena" on Hercules: The Legendary Journeys; on the popularity of Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
  • On the spin-off of "Xena" into her own series, Xena: Warrior Princess; on the character of "Xena" on Xena: Warrior Princess; on the costumes and stunts on the show

 

PART 2

  • On the world of Xena: Warrior Princess; on "Xena's" relationship with "Gabrielle" on Xena: Warrior Princess; on her co-stars on the show
  • On the atmosphere on the set of Xena: Warrior Princess; on the production process of Xena: Warrior Princess; on censorship of the show
  • On fan reaction to Xena: Warrior Princess; on dealing with her fame and being a feminist icon; on the different genres included in Xena: Warrior Princess and her favorite episodes of the show; on the end and legacy of Xena: Warrior Princess
  • On hosting Saturday Night Live; on various guest starring roles; on playing the Cylon "D'Anna Biers" on Battlestar Galactica

 

PART 3

  • On the end of her character on Battlestar Galactia; on appearing on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Celebrity Duets  and The L Word; on guest-starring on Flight of the Concords
  • On being cast on Spartacus; on her Spartacus  character "Lucretia"; on Andy Whitfield as "Spartacus" and his illness
  • On Liam McIntyre taking over the role of "Spartacus" on Spartacus; on her Spartacus co-stars; on her character "Lucretia's" backstory on Spartacus 
  • On the costumes and wigs of Spartacus; on her favorite moments of Spartacus; on the end of her character "Lucretia"
  • On her fans; on appearing on No Ordinary Family and Parks and Recreation; on then-current projects

 

PART 4

  • On how celebrity has affected her;
  • on her involvement with Green Peace;
  • on what she likes about acting and her approach to acting
  • On how television has changed for actors since she started;
  • on advice to an aspiring actor; on her achievements and regrets and
  • where she sees herself in the future

 

 

 

 

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EPISODE 5

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt
Posted on: 9th April 2013

Episode 5 Top of the Lake – Caroline Platt

Here’s the much anticipated episode of the Jane Campion Mini-Series Top of the Lake Episode 5 that features Lucy as Caroline Platt. There is some editing at the start of this clip. It had full frontal nudity (not of Lucy) that I edited out that will be appearing in the airred version (and DVD). Video [...]

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Mini-Series Information

Screening Times:

Australia / New Zealand

- 24 March 2013 Foxtel UKTV Channel (Aus)
- 25 March 2013 UKTV (NZ)

US

- 18 March 2013 9 pm Sundance Channel
(first two episodes and then each Monday)

UK

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Top Of The Lake
See-Saw Films Pty Ltd

Producers Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Philippa Campbell

Executive Producers Jane Campion, Sharon Menzies

Writers Jane Campion, Gerard Lee

Director Jane Campion

Broadcaster BBC (UK), UKTV (Australia), TV3 (NZ), Sundance (USA)

Funding: funding from Screen Australia and Screen NSW

Sales and Distribution BBC Worldwide (UK), UKTV (Australia - Foxtel)

Synopsis
A 12-year-old girl is found chest deep in the freezing waters of a South Island lake. She’s five months pregnant and when asked who the father is she insists: “No one”. Then she disappears. Detective Robin Griffin’s obsessive search for Tui unravels both Robin and the compromised town of Laketop.