The “Hoges” mini series on Channel 7 starring Josh Lawson as Hoges was a blast and I can tell you first hand that Josh absolutely nails it. I was lucky enough to get a small role on the series as an American TV reporter interviewing Paul and his wife Delvine Delaney who in real life actually introduced my parents!! Is that weird or what??! I also did a couple of news style anchorman reports that tie together the story in this series where I had to grow this big cheesey 80 mustache and wear Miami vice style pastels. There is so much to this iconic Australians rise to fame that I didn’t know until being a part of this incredible mini series produced by Freemantle media and directed by Kevin Carlin . Love Kevin! He’s awesome to work with!! I’m sure Australians and other people around the world who watch this series will love Australia’s favorite son even more after seeing this series. Incredibly proud to be a part of it!
What is even more cool is the fact that Hoges side kick on the Paul Hogan show, Delvine Delaney introduced my mum and dad in real life. Mum says it like this.
“So I was in the Miss Australian Beach Girl Competition in 1971 and Delvine Delaney was chaperone for the Queensland representative. Then this guy called Grant Goldman came to meet his friend Delvine Delaney at the Contactio Motel, which is no longer around when I was introduced. After winning the competition I went on my winning trip to Hawaii, then when I got back there was a disco in town where I was and Grant came up and introduced himself. We went on a date after that and made two lovely boys, Mike and Jay Goldman.”
Mum back then and now sailing around Australia with her salty sea dog,”Dallas Williams”.
Nice one mum! She now sails around Australia and writes a blog called “Pensioner Pirates”.
See the cast and crew here http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5763748/
Mike “Anchorman” Goldman and Josh “Hoges” Lawson.
Director Kevin Carlin
Linda Klowslowski played by Laura Gordon