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Australia / 2019 / 107 min / DCP / Drama

Director : Paul Ireland

Script : Damian Hill, Paul Ireland based on William Shakespeare's play
Cinematography : Ian Jones
Editing : Gary Woodyard
Music : Tristan Dewey, Tai Jordan
Production : Damian Hill, Paul Ireland

Cast : Hugo Weaving (Duke), Harrison Gilbertson (Claudio), Daniel Henshall (Lukey), Doris Younane (Karima), Fayssal Bazzi (Farouk), Mark Leonard Winter (Angelo), John Brumpton (Percy), Gerald Lepkowski (Boyle)

Melbourne Film Festival 2019

Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, Measure for Measure follows the disparate lives of inhabitants of a housing commission whose paths cross after a shocking event occurs on their doorstep. Claudio is an aspiring musician with a tough upbringing and penchant for dope, while Jaiwara (Megan Hajjar) is a university student from an immigrant family. Hugo Weaving plays Duke, an ageing crime lord trying to ensure business continues as usual. Themes of justice, loyalty, love and revenge run through this moody contemporary retelling of an iconic play. Magnificent.


Paul Ireland

Paul Ireland (born 1970) is a Scottish actor. After leaving Scotland, he moved to London, England for thirteen years before leaving the United Kingdom to move to Australia in 2009 where he currently resides. In 1995, Ireland acted in the West End of London at the Ambassadors Theatre in a theatrical adaptation of the novel, Trainspotting. During his career, Ireland has acted in numerous British television programmes such as Judge John Deed, The Bill, Midsomer Murders and Inspecteur Barnaby. In April 2011, he gained a role in Australian soap opera, Neighbours as Superintendent Duncan Hayes. He also acted  The Slap (2011), Outland (2012), Underbelly (2009-13), Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014) and feature films The Turning (2013), The Young Messiah (2016). In 2013, Ireland made a return appearance on Neighbours as Duncan Hayes. In 2015 he directed his first feature film Pawno which was Awarded Best Film at the Saint-Tropez Antipodes Film Festival 2016.

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