Paper Giants: Magazine Wars - Netflix
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars is the story of the Golden Years of the glossies, of the 'battle' waged by Nene King (Mandy McElhinney) and Dulcie Boling (Rachel Griffiths) from the rival Packer and Murdoch empires to make their publication the number one seller in Australia. Both women were supremely talented. All stops were pulled out to sell their magazines. 'Camilla-gate', 'Squidgy-gate', the Fergie toe sucking photos - no story was off limits. The boundaries of journalism were stretched like never before. Filled with humour, tragedy and outrageous tactics, Paper Giants: Magazine Wars charts the rise of cheque-book journalism in Australia from 1987-97; the age of celebrity power and Princess Di; of the paparazzi and AIDS; of media moguls, and two remarkable women who helped make them.
Runtime: 90 minutes
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars - Mark Lee (Australian actor) - Netflix
Mark Lee (born 1958) is an Australian actor and director whose most prominent role was the lead in the film Gallipoli (1981), alongside Mel Gibson. He has worked extensively in Australian film, television and theatre for over thirty years. His debut was in 1969 in the film Strange Holiday (based on the novel by Jules Verne). He starred in the 1987 Australian television drama Vietnam (one of Nicole Kidman's early roles) and the 1988 gay cult film The Everlasting Secret Family. He also starred as a gay man in Sex Is a Four Letter Word.. Lee also worked with James Belushi in the remake of Sahara in 1995. Most of his work has drawn little notice outside of Australia, save for a short film Stranger So Familiar, shown in the 2005 Reno Film Festival. In 2000 Mark Lee starred in Nowhere to Land as the antagonist Phillip Decon. The following year he starred in the one man show The Time Machine, adapted by Frank Gauntlett from the novelette by H. G. Wells, and directed by Penny Young. He also appeared in the acclaimed and controversial production of The Miracle Rose at Belvoir Street Theatre in Sydney, directed by film and theatre Robert Chuter. His feature film directorial debut was an Australian film titled The Bet, released in 2007. He also made a documentary Mountains to the Sea, about a couple of pub bands, and directed the play Unit 46 in 1999. In 2012 he reprised his role in The Time Machine at The Old 505 Theatre, Sydney. In 2013/2014 he toured Australia in the theatrical production of a play based upon Agatha Christie's A Murder Is Announced, playing the character of Inspector Craddock. In 2013 he featured in the successful TV mini-series Paper Giants: Magazine Wars. Since 2015, he has had a recurring role in the TV series A Place To Call Home. When not working extensively in Australian television or features, Lee continues to pursue his first love, music. He has been married twice and has children.
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars - Select credits - Netflix
Bailey's Bird (1979) (TV series)
Paper Giants: Magazine Wars - References - Netflix