been lurking and scouting throughout the board but didn't found a single separate TAR Aus Grant Bowler thread, so I might as well post it here... If the moderator notice a more relevant thread, feel free to move it there
I found this quite interesting article about Grant Bowler's career life (mainly about his performance starring as Richard Burton), as he whether should be considered to host another season of TAR AUS (despite of his experience from doing 2 seasons of the show)
but honestly, when I asked some of my TAR fanatic friends, they mostly didn't really like the way he brought the show, too calm and not quite excited...The Tough Question: Has Liz & Dick Killed Grant Bowler’s Hollywood Dream?
December 7, 2012By Andrew Tijs
......................... Writer Bill Harris avers that viewers have to be “realistic” about Lohan’s efforts, but praises Bowler’s “terrific job”, adding that he “nailed” Burton’s distinctive voice.
So can Grant Bowler – Kiwi-born NIDA graduate, host of Australia’s The Amazing Race, Australian drama mainstay (Blue Heelers, All Saints, Stingers, Always Greener) and recent US transplant for Lost, True Blood and Ugly Betty – come out of this trainwreck with career intact? Seemingly, yes.
While the critical attention was primarily directed at the preposterous framing devices and how little Lohan resembled Taylor both physically and emotionally, when it came to Bowler’s Burton, USA Today agreed with the Harris, writing “He at least sounds like Burton”. Salon crowed “[Lohan] is outmatched in every way by Bowler, who makes for a more convincing Burton — his voice is even pretty nice”. The Globe conceded that Bowler was “less miscast”, but the LA Times proclaimed “Bowler easily steals the film; he’s good and Lohan makes him look better”.
We should probably be more worried about his major role in the titanic ultra-right-wing two-parter megaflop Atlas Shrugged
.Critics barely bothered to mention his performance, choosing to spew bile over the enterprise as a whole (damned Liberal Elites!). Also concerning is his turn as Jesus (the actual Jesus) in this year’s prison drama non-event 186 Dollars To Freedom. What’s next? A role in a gay-man-and-lesbian-green-card-marriage romance indie I Do, released a month back at the Austin Film Festival. Maybe Bowler will just have to stick to TV, rather than movies or, especially, made-for-TV movies.http://www.theenthusiast.com.au/archives/2012/the-tough-question-has-liz-dick-killed-grant-bowler%E2%80%99s-hollywood-dream/