The cab ride for Caton is quicker to Lismore

AUSTRALIAN actor Michael Caton will be in Lismore for a special screening of his hit movie Last Cab to Darwin and a Q&A session.

Michael Caton, 72, is an Australian actor and television host, best known for playing Uncle Harry in the Australian television series The Sullivans, for playing Darryl Kerrigan from 1997's hit film The Castle and for playing Ted Taylor in the popular Packed to the Rafters.

Australian actor Michael Caton
Australian actor Michael Caton David Thomas

He was inducted into the Australian Film Walk of Fame in honour of his work in Australia's cinema and television industries.

His latest hit film, Last Cab to Darwin, joins a long list of Australian films released this year and scoring glowing reviews by critics and smashing the box office.


In Last Cab to Darwin, Rex (Caton) is a loner and when he's told he doesn't have long to live, he embarks on an epic drive through the Australian outback from Broken Hill to Darwin to die on his own terms.

He has never been outside of Broken Hill, and his first experience outside the town may be his last.

His journey shows him that before you can end your life, you have to live it, and to live it, you've got to share it.

Cast and Crew

This film, by director and co-writer Jeremy Sims, takes on the Australia that was first depicted in the loved Red Dog (2011), as the setting for a truly memorable story, framed by fantastic performances from the likes of Caton, Mark Coles Smith, Ningali Lawford, Jacki Weaver, John Howard and Emma Hamilton.

Ningali Lawford-Wolf is subtle but wonderful as Polly, Rex's neighbour.

Mark Coles Smith plays Tilly, the charming but somehow lost character that brightens up the screen every time he smiles.

As in many Australian films, the location becomes an important character in the story, showing off places that don't normally make it to the tourism brochures: Marree, William Creek, Oodnadatta, Alice Springs, Daly Waters, Berry Springs and, of course, Darwin.

Event details

At the Star Court Theatre, 126 Molesworth St, Lismore, on Friday, November 27, from 6.30pm. $20.



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