Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Eric Bana at YOTS-Interview with John Cleese

Father Chris Riley & Eric Bana
Youth Off The Streets held their 20th Year anniversary black tie Gold Dinner on Saturday at the Hilton Hotel. YOTS, for short is the brainchild of Catholic priest Father Chris Riley who has been beavering away now for two decades assisting homeless, disadvantaged and abused youth.

Riley has some high profile supporters including Murdoch Books publisher Matt Hanbury and it's special ambassador is actor Eric Bana.

Among the guests were Premier Barry O'Farrell, patrons Sir William and Lady Helen Deane, TV host David Koch and wife Libby, Sony Music heavy Denis Handlin and actress Paula Duncan. Entertainment was provided by Diesel and Mahalia Barnes.

Bana has been back in Australia for two months, and plans to stay on with wife Rebecca and children Klaus and Sophie, reducing his film work to one project a year. The thriller film Hanna in which he stars is currently showing in Sydney and he has two more due for release-By Virtue Fall and Blackbird.

Sen. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
   and Premier Barry O'Farrell

Sir William & Lady Deane
 Let's hope Sony's Handlin took notice of some of the ladies who work for YOTS. They read the interview with young singer Jack Vidgen who said he wished to participate and help YOTS out and they are excited.
 Sony signed Vidgen after his Australia's Got Talent win and his debut CD, Yes I Am is going gangbusters.

From 702 ABC Sydney :
John Cleese & Richard Glover (ABC Radio 702)
Comedy legend John Cleese is in town for the Just for Laughs comedy festival at the Sydney Opera House. Richard Glover caught up with John to talk Fawlty Towers, Monty Python and how he feels about political and social changes in the UK.
 Go to The Drive Show website here to listen to Glover's excellent interview with Cleese.

Go to the Sydney Opera House website here to book tickets for Just For Laughs which is hosted by John Cleese and features Martin Short, Dylan Moran, Demetri Martin, Russell Howard, Margaret Cho, Louis C.K and more.