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Tammy bags a movie role

1st September 1990 - TV Week

           By Chrissie Camp*

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Tammy MacIntosh is set to star in her first movie in September. The Flying Doctors nurse has the female lead in the Los Trios Ringbarkus film Garbo. The $4.5 million comedy, about garbage-truck drivers, was written by and stars Steve Kearney and Neill Gladwin.

Tammy will work on the film, to be shot in Melbourne, during a (?) break between series of The Flying Doctors.

"I have just one weekend off (?) finishing The Flying Doctors before I start the film, and then I go straight back into it. Not much of a holiday!" she says with a laugh. "I auditioned for the part in Sydney with Steve Kearney and liked him immediately. I've heard so many great things about Los Trios, I can't wait to get started. I read a story in TV WEEK about how the search was on for the leading lady. I tore it out and stuck it up in my dressing-room, saying, 'that's me!' I'm really excited about it."

Tammy's character, the daughter of a policeman, is the love interest for Steve Kearney, whose film debut was in Rikky and Pete.

"Garbo is the story of garbage-truck drivers, their (?) vehicle, and their adventures as they cruise through Fitzroy (?) surrounding Melbourne location," Steve says.

Tammy says people assume the film is about Hollywood icon Greta Garbo, which is partly correct. One of the drivers names their truck, Garbo, in honor of his (?)

* 'Garbo' is Australian slang for garbage collectors

* I believe the story to be by Chrissie Camp - however cannot confirm this with certainty. I found the magazine in question on ebay, and the seller had cut the preview picture - badly removing the edges of the article as well as the writer's full name - on looking at other articles in the same magazine the only other Chrissie I could see was 'Chrissie Camp', so I'm hoping I'm crediting the correct lady

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