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Where to Watch NIDA Alumni Summer 2023-24

NIDA alumni are shining bright on screens this summer, with actors appearing across a range of streaming series taking their performances to a global audience.

Directed and produced by Baz Lurhmann (Acting 1985), alongside Production Design and Producer Catherine Martin (Design 1988), Faraway Downs is six-part miniseries streaming on Disney+ that reimagines the movie Australia for a new audience. ‘Because it’s a melodrama, it was already episodic,’ Luhrmann told Variety. ‘At the end of each episode, there is a tragedy, and there’s a real reason why you want to know what happens next.’

NCIS Sydneyis screening on Paramount +/Channel Ten – co-stars Tuuli Narkle (Acting 2018) as AFP Liaison Officer Constable Evie Cooper who is part of a talented and tireless team of Naval Criminal Investigative Services agents dedicated to solving criminal cases involving the Marines and the Navy.

Thomas Cocquerel (Acting 2012) and Mia Madden

Thomas Cocquerel (Acting 2012) and Mia Madden - Photo: Tony Mott

Artful Dodger co-stars alumni Susie Porter (Acting 1995), Miranda Tapsell (Acting 2008) and Vivienne Awosoga (Acting 2018) and follows the adventures of Jack Dawkins, 15 years after the events of Oliver Twist. Through unlikely circumstances, Dawkins has become a decorated veteran and a trained surgeon in this 4-part energetic mini-series streaming now on Disney+.

Paper Dolls is an eight-part scripted drama streaming on Paramount+ which follows the meteoric rise and fall of Australian fictional manufactured girl-group: HARLOW.  The female led cast features five aspiring singers thrust into the spotlight and co-stars alumna Thomas Cocquerel (Acting 2012) with some scenes also filmed at NIDA's Kensington campus.

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