MATT Nable’s dance card is pretty full right now – with jobs taking the actor/writer from Sydney to Hollywood, film to television.
But in his latest starring role — in Nine’s new crime drama, Hyde And Seek — the happily married father of three laughed off any suggestion he’d been warned off one of his leading ladies by her musclebound husband.
You see the last time his co-star Deborra-lee Furness was seen in a major TV series, she fell madly in love with the hot young actor playing opposite – Hugh Jackman.
Furness is yet to join the MatchBox Pictures’ production, which began filming two weeks ago; instead celebrating 20 years of marriage to Jackman this month, with a romantic beach holiday in St Barts.
But Jackman can rest easy, says Nable, who is revelling in his own family time back in Sydney for the series.
Fresh from a key role in the ABC’s adaptation of award-winning book, Barracuda in Melbourne, Nable began the year away from home in Los Angeles; appearing in Legends Of Tomorrow, a cameo by his Arrow character, Ra’s al Ghul.
“To me, this is a wonderful opportunity to be working at home. I’m pinching myself,” Nable told TV Insider.
Reunited with his Bikie Wars director Peter Andrikis, Nable, who will play detective Gary Hyde investigating the death of a police mate, said: “it is nice working again with people you trust, who just enjoy what they do.”
Furness will play Claudia, “a tough, intelligent, politically-minded woman who works in a top Government security role and knows how to get what she wants.”
Just as she did as shrink, Louisa, who fell for prisoner Kevin Jones (Jackman) in the 1995 ABC drama, Correlli.
Nable said: “I haven’t met Deb, but I’m really looking forward to working with her. [Jackman should] think nothing of it, but there are some remarkably strong women in this series,” including The Making Of A Princess star Emma Hamilton, House Of Hancock’s Mandy McElhinney and former Packed To The Rafters favourite, Zoe Ventoura.
Also on the casting call sheet is Nable’s Gallipoli and Bikie Wars pal, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor and his East West 101 co-star Aaron Fa’aoso; as well as Home And Away alum Tai Hara.
[Source – news.com.au]
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