Friday, December 20, 2013

Boxer Les Darcy comes to life

From the Maitland Mercury report:
Zac Garred has spent the best part of the year transforming himself into Les Darcy.
He’s jabbed, ducked, weaved and hooked in a bid to bring the story of the Maitland boxing legend to the big screen. 
And yesterday the young actor and filmmaker took his commitment one step further by re-enacting Darcy’s fight against East Maitland jockey George ‘Guv’nor’ Balser in 1911.
Originally the fight took place at a Thornton construction site for railway cuttings, but Garred and his crew instead chose Richmond Vale Railway Museum for the scene to be used as part of a trailer for the film, based on Peter FitzSimon’s book The Ballad of Les Darcy.
Full article available at Maitland Mercury,