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Emma Thompson joining Kiwi web series

The Oscar winning actress has joined the cast of New Zealand’s High Road

By Sinead Corcoran
Actress Emma Thompson has signed on to star in season three of High Road, an award-winning web series created by Justin Harwood.
The critically acclaimed rock and roll series follows Terry Huffer (Mark Mitchinson), a washed up rock star who emigrates to New Zealand and starts a community radio station in a caravan at the Piha Campground.
Emma, playing herself, joins the cast as Terry’s long-suffering sister.
While Emma’s scenes were filmed in London, meaning the actress wasn’t able to see New Zealand for herself, the star is reportedly set on coming over to visit one day.
She’s even trying to convince her husband to come with her, so they can film the movie version of the web series.
"We should go to New Zealand and make the High Road film!" she reportedly told her husband, Greg Wise, who also appears in the film as himself.
While the first season of the show was filmed in only five days for $423, it’s been hugely popular and won best web series awards in Berlin, Montreal, Sicily, Los Angeles and New York.
Season three of High Road is out November 5.

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