Russell is in L.A.

Apparently with the family and working with Carl Falk and Scott Grimes on the Crowe Doyle Songbook Volume VIII according to his post on twitter. The DT has photos of him at his favored cafe and with Charlie. Warning: Annette Sharp is still not over Russell beating her in that bike challenge.

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Own “Water Diviner” on Blu-ray or DVD on July 28th

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Own “Water Diviner” on Blu-ray or DVD on July 28th or

Own it Early on Digital HD on July 7th

“Sensational screen entertainment.”

— Pete Hammond, Deadline







Blu-ray debuts on July 28

Own it early on Digital HD on July 7

Burbank, CA, June XX, 2015 – Separated by war, a determined father goes the distance to find his sons when “The Water Diviner” arrives onto Blu-ray and DVD on July 28 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”) makes his directorial debut in “The Water Diviner,” an epic and inspiring tale of one man’s life-changing journey of discovery. The film will be available early on Digital HD on July 7.

Crowe directed “The Water Diviner” from a screenplay by Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios, who were also executive producers on the film. The film was produced by Andrew Mason, Keith Rodger and Troy Lum, alongside executive producers James Packer, Brett Ratner, Kerry Stokes, Tim Worner, Angus Ross and John Collee. The film’s international ensemble cast also includes Olga Kurylenko, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz, Jai Courtney, Ryan Corr, James Fraser, Ben O’Toole, Jacqueline McKenzie and Isabel Lucas.

The Water Diviner” won three Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, including Best Picture. The film also won in the categories of Best Supporting Actor (Erdogan) and Best Costume Design. It also received five additional nominations, for Best Lead Actor (Crowe), Best Supporting Actress (McKenzie), Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design and Best Editing.

The Water Diviner” will be available on Blu-ray for $29.98, and includes the film in high definition on Blu-ray disc and a digital version of the movie in Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “The Water Diviner” via purchase from digital retailers.


Crowe stars in “The Water Diviner” as Australian farmer Joshua Connor, who, in 1919 goes in search of his three missing sons, last known to have fought against the Turks in the bloody Battle of Gallipoli. Arriving in Istanbul, he is thrust into a vastly different world, where he encounters others who have suffered their own losses in the conflict: Ayshe (Olga Kurylenko), a strikingly beautiful but guarded hotelier and single mother; her young, spirited son, Orhan (Dylan Georgiades), who finds a friend in Connor; and Major Hasan (Yilmaz Erdoğan), a Turkish officer who fought against Connor’s boys and who may be this father’s only hope. With seemingly insurmountable obstacles in his path, Connor must travel across the battle-scarred Turkish landscape to find the truth…and his own peace.


“The Water Diviner” Blu-ray contains the following special features:

  • The Making of The Water Diviner
  • The Battle of Gallipoli


On July 7, “The Water Diviner” will be available to own for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. On July 28, “The Water Diviner” will be made available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.


Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices go to Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

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Composer James Horner dies

Composer James Horner (A Beautiful Mind) has died in a plane crash in California. Details at the LA Times. Update here

Ron Howard and Russell Crowe expressed their condolences and loss at Twitter:


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Preorder The Water Diviner at Amazon

Preorder of The Water Diviner (US) BluRay or DVD from Warner Home Video available today!

Brief clip of Russell with cousin Martin Crowe in Aukland today from New Zealand TV.

The cousins appeared to be enjoying each other’s company as they laughed and chatted away over coffee and lunch at Cafe on Kohi on Tamaki Drive in Kohimarama.

Martin Crowe’s wife, Lorraine Downes, joined the pair, who are first cousins and have a close relationship.

The former cricketer had a hearty bowl of soup and the trio were all dressed in casual attire.

Martin Crowe revealed earlier this year that the cancer he once called a friend, because of how it transformed his outlook on life, was now “an enemy”.

The 52-year-old opened up to media about the rare “double-hit” cancer that has transformed from his original Follicular Lymphoma to become life-threatening.

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The Water Diviner well on EBay

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The prop well used in The Water Diviner is up for auction on EBay. It might be fun to have in the back yard, but you have to travel to Burra, South Australia to pick it up.

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Russell in DT Lux

Russell in DT Lux (Spain) May 2015. Scans thanks to Ernest Barath and Russell Crowe Russia at twitter.

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The Water Diviner Soundtrack

This is nifty: Russell tweeted a world-wide link for The Water Diviner soundtrack. No matter where you live, there is a download option.

The Water Diviner (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) now available on iTunes and at Amazon.

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Russell Crowe with John Nash


Thanks to Marilee for the tall photo. Russell with John Nash on the set of A Beautiful Mind.


And with Director Ron Howard, dated March 28, 2001

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John and Alicia Nash die in New Jersey traffic accident

Very sad news this morning. John and Alicia Nash, portrayed in the film A Beautiful Mind by Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, died yesterday in a traffic accident on the New Jersey Turnpike. More at Our hearts go out to their family.

John was in the news again this March when he was awarded the Abel Prize, sometimes called the Nobel of Mathematics, for devising new methods for solving partial differential equations. John and Alicia attended an informal event hosted by Princeton in his honor where colleagues celebrated his life’s work. The prize was considered the crowning achievement of his career. Princeton’s press office quoted Nash,”The Abel Prize is top-level among mathematics prizes. There’s really nothing better.”

You can read about the Able Prize and Nash’s work it in the journal Nature.

Russell at twitter:

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Ron Howard at twitter: RIP Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story #ABeautifulMind

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American Cinematographer – Andrew Lesnie

American Cinematographer – Andrew Lesnie on filming Russell Crowe’s The Water Diviner with photos – thanks Steph

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