Saturday, August 26, 2006

Natalie To Star In Independent Film

Natalie Imbruglia is set to star in the independent Australian film "Elise". The film, based on the novel "Closed for Winter" by Georgia Blain, will feature Natalie in the title role of character Elise Silverton. Shooting is expected to begin this month in Adelaide, Australia with director James Bogle. On the music front (because we all know how much I love her music), I'm happy to report that Natalie is also working on her 4th studio album which she hopes to release in early 2007. Word has it she is collaborating with Dan Wilson, lead guitarist and vocalist for the band Semisonic who most recently worked with the Dixie Chicks on their latest release "Taking The Long Way".

Back to the acting news. Perhaps best known in the acting world for her role as Beth on the top-rated Australian soap-opera Neighbours, which seems to turn out a lot of pop stars (Kylie, Delta Goodrem, Jason Donovan etc.), Natalie only made her big screen debut in 2003 in the film "Johnny English", starring opposite the always hysterical Rowan Atkinson. Plus, she still continues to be one of the top faces of beauty product empire L' Oreal.

Her latest album "Counting Down The Days" (one of my favorite albums of 2005) is available in stores now, if you don't have it, and you love well-written pop albums (of which there are so few these days), go buy it. It's definitely a must have.

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