Geraldine on The Morning Show
April, 24 2017        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on Geraldine on The Morning Show

2017 Logie Awards
April, 23 2017        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on 2017 Logie Awards

Geraldine attended the 2017 Logie Awards in Melbourne this evening. Click on the photo below to see them full size:

The Daily Edition Interview
April, 23 2017        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on The Daily Edition Interview

Last month Geraldine did an interview on The Daily Edition. Check out the interview below:

Logies newcomer Geraldine Hakewill has turned to an A-list sisterhood
April, 21 2017        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on Logies newcomer Geraldine Hakewill has turned to an A-list sisterhood

Styling up…fashion designer Bianca Spender fits actor friend Geraldine Hakewill in one of her gowns. Photo: Bob Barker.

IF there’s anybody who could dish out advice on how to survive TV’s night of nights with grace and glamour, former Gold Logie winner Rebecca Gibney is a smart place to start.

And Geraldine Hakewill — nominated for this year’s esteemed Graham Kennedy award for most outstanding new talent — has made it her job to shadow Gibney, learning the best tricks of the trade from her Wanted co-star.

It’s paid off so far, with the 29-year-old actor getting the nod by her peers and fans alike for her remarkably assured TV debut as unlikely renegade, Chelsea Babbage on the run with Gibney’s Lola Buckley in the Channel 7 drama series the latter created and produced.

Sharing the reflected glory of her nomination with her co-star, Hakewill credits Gibney for her “big sister” support and professional inspiration.

“It’s been one of the most important relationships in my career so far. I’m sure she’s part of the reason I got the role because our chemistry was really great in the audition.”

The former Packed To The Rafters matriarch has garnered a reputation for taking young actors under her wing and Hakewill is no exception.

“She’s so generous with her wisdom and her time. She’s so much fun to work with and so easy and really has been a great role model for me, in terms of my first lead role.”

So much so Gibney invited Hakewill along as her date to last year’s Logies, a valuable test run before she faces the industry gala this time, with the added pressure of being nominated — vying for the peer-voted prize along with Elias Anton (for ABC miniseries, Barracuda); Hunter Page-Lochard (ABC drama series, Cleverman); Rob Collins (for Ten’s The Wrong Girl and ABC’s Cleverman) and Tilda Cobham-Hervey (Foxtel drama series, The Kettering Incident).

“It was such a nice, very gentle entry into the whole thing because it really is madness. I mean, it’s so exciting and so much fun, but also quite surreal too, being in a room with people you know, or have seen and feel like you know; people from all different shows and networks.”

The awards have had their detractors, with the public-voted Gold Logie raising eyebrows when only one woman — The Wrong Girl and Love Child star Jessica Marais — earned a nom, alongside Molly star Samuel Johnson (Seven); Doctor, Doctor favourite Rodger Corser (pictured, Nine), as well as Waleed Aly, Peter Helliar and Grant Denyer (Ten).

But Hakewill was swept up in the moment by her experience last year and loves the comraderie of the occasion.

“I was sitting on a table with Dannii Minogue and then Delta Goodrem was over to my left, and over there were the MasterChef judges…that actually made me quite excited. It was all a bit bizarre but how fantastic is it that we can all be in a room together and celebrate each other? I guess that rarely happens and it’s nice when it’s something celebratory like that and you can all get together,” Hakewill said.

Pooling talents is also what has bonded Hakewill with one of her best friends and Logies’ dress designer, Bianca Spender.

The pair met seven years ago across a crowded movie festival, instantly enamoured with one another, Hakewill revealed: “we were in this big, cavernous hall and I was wearing this bright yellow Carl Kapp dress and she was standing across the room…it was love at first sight. The room parted and we saw each other. She came walking towards me because she loved the colour of my dress and I recognised her because I had read an interview with her not that long beforehand, so I went running towards her and we both just started gushing, talking and it kind of went from there.”

Walking the red carpet at Melbourne’s Crown casino on Sunday night, Hakewill will be wearing a special Spender creation she has coveted since seeing it on the catwalk of her friend’s collection show two seasons ago.

“It was a finale dress, so there was only one made,” Hakewill explained. “ No one has ever worn it since and I’ve kind of had my eye on it. We tried it on ages ago just for fun and I said at the time ‘if nobody else wears this before the Logies, and if I go, can I wear it?’ and she said, ‘yes, of course!’”

Beyond a celebration of the sisterhood, Hakewill said the dress would also be a comfort for her jangling nominee nerves: “It’s nice to wear something of hers because I feel like I have a bit of her with me when I’m there.”

* The 59th annual Logie Awards airs from 7pm on Sunday, April 23 on Channel 9.


Young Labor (short) screencaps
March, 17 2017        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on Young Labor (short) screencaps

Click HERE to see all caps from Geraldine in the short film “Young Labor”. Some previews:

Chimerica photos
March, 17 2017        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on Chimerica photos

Click on the photos below to see them full size:

The Daily Telegraph article
March, 17 2017        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on The Daily Telegraph article

Actress Geraldine Hakewill lets us in on some of her secrets
As told to Renata Gortan, The Sunday Telegraph
March 4, 2017 2:00pm

Young star Geraldine Hakewill starred opposite Rebecca Gibney in Seven Network’s drama Wanted, with a second series set to air later this year. But first she has returned to tread the boards in Chimerica now showing at Sydney Theatre Company.

The hardest working item in my wardrobe is … my Lonely lingerie. I discovered this brand while I was working in New Zealand and it’s the most comfortable and the most beautiful underwear you could ever hope to own. It’s rare to feel special in something that is also really, really comfy.

My most recent purchase wa s… black Dr Denim overalls. I wanted to see if I was an overalls kinda gal, and you know what? I think I am. I’ve had lots of comments already and I think they’re fantastic.

The wardrobe I wish I could raid belongs to … Charlotte Gainsbourg. Elegant, a bit kooky, effortless and ridiculously cool.

Three items every woman should own are … Free education, family planning and clean water. But after those essentials, I reckon a terrific hat to keep the UV rays at bay, a dress or a suit that you feel a million bucks in, and shoes that make you walk like a boss.

I buy shoes over bags because … I love a statement shoe. They take an outfit to the next level. Usually it’s flats and boots over heels, though… I’m a really tall lady.

My make-up MVP is … Perricone MD No Blush Blush. This stuff is magical. It’s the perfect colour for me, it has SPF and it immediately makes me look alive, no matter how rubbish I feel. My make-up artist on Wanted uses it on me for the show because it’s so natural, and now I wear it every day.

My ultimate skincare saviour is… Dr Hauschka Revitalising Mask. I have very temperamental skin and this is a miracle worker on dry patches and acne scars. You can use it as a mask once a week, but I actually use it as a daily moisturiser. It works a treat.

Photography by Johnny Diaz Nicolaidis

I fix a bad hair day with… hats, dry shampoo, messy high buns and distracting eye make-up.

My signature scent is… Le Labo The Noir 29. I love masculine or unisex fragrances that aren’t too sweet. This is so unusual. It’s peppery, there is a bit of rose and incense in there, it makes me feel more mysterious than I am.

My morning routine involves… mediation, yoga, tea, shower, a big breakfast and tea (so much tea) while listening to the news or reading.

Tea over coffee… because coffee makes me go a bit bananas. I do drink coffee when it’s getting to the end of a big job and I’m starting at 4am, but I need tea every morning. I like Earl Grey best.

My comfort food go-to is… potatoes — chips, mashed potato, baked potato, sweet potato fries. It’s the Irish in me.

My favourite Sydney spot is… the Botanical Gardens, and just before sunset is prime. When I was last working at The Opera House I’d go for runs along the water in between shows and it made me fall deeply in love with Sydney.

I’m a regular at… the dumpling tea house inside the White Rabbit Gallery in Chippendale. It’s delicious, and then you get to go and look at all the incredible Chinese art while the dumplings digest.

Photography by Johnny Diaz Nicolaidis

My party trick is… starting the dance floor.

I’m currently binge watching… Saturday Night Live videos, and Chef’s Table on Netflix.

I’m Instagram stalking…. @lord_birthday, my favourite Instagram account. It makes me laugh out loud on public transport.

I’m listening to… Laura Marling’s new singles from her album Semper Femina. I think she’s extraordinary.

My favourite app is… It’s my porn. Right now I’m a bit obsessed with finding land in the mountains where I might build a house one day.

My favourite Friday night in involves… my best friends, making food all together, listening to music and lying on the floor belly-laughing.

My five, real or fictional, dream dinner party guests… David Attenborough because he is wondrous, Neil Gaiman for the stories and Amanda Palmer for the after dinner jam session, Massimo Bottura (chef) for the cheese he would bring, and Mark Ruffalo because, Mark Ruffalo.

If my life had a hashtag, it would be… ​#tallgirllyf


Young Labor (short film)
February, 22 2017        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on Young Labor (short film)

Click on the photo below to be redirected to the full short film “Young Labor”:

Tropfest 2017
February, 12 2017        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on Tropfest 2017

Geraldine attended Tropfest last night. Click on the photo below to see all 7 photos in the gallery.

I’m Banksy (2016) short film trailer
November, 08 2016        Posted By Veronique        Comments Off on I’m Banksy (2016) short film trailer

Check out the trailer for Geraldine’s new short film “I’m Banksy” below:

I'm Banksy trailer from Eddy Bell on Vimeo.

Click HERE to see all caps from the trailer. Some previews: