Rachel Griffiths cast in NBC’s Camp

rachelgRachel Griffiths has the starring role in Camp, the 10 part dramedy being produced for NBC by Matchbox Pictures.

Due to film in the Tweed region of NSW, the series is set at a lakeside camp, where parents guzzle gin while teenagers make mischief and fall in and out of love.

Griffiths will play Mackenzie Greenfield, the director of ‘Camp Little Hawk’. The Hollywood Reporter describes her as “typically upbeat, relentlessly positive camp leader who runs the facility with the golden rule that having a good time is not optional. But beneath her rah-rah lies real pain that includes a philandering husband, dealing with wild kids and the financial strain of keeping the camp afloat.”

Also cast are three¬†Dance Academy stars Tim Pocock and Dena Kaplan, who have a summer romance, and Tom Green, Kaplan’s former on-screen boyfriend.

Production is due to begin in March.


  1. carolemorrissey

    If they are playing Americans, they have to speak in that accent. But I remember the first show Ryan Kwanten starred in playing a surfer, he was supposed to be an American, but he couldn’t get the accent right so they let him play an Australian. He must have practiced though, as now he is pretty big over there in True Blood.

  2. Wouldn’t it be nice, for a change, if actors were allowed to use their own accents instead of always pretending to be American. It happens to just about everyone, even the poshest accented Brit. But only if you’re a lead – if you’re Mexican or European, you can remain Mexican etc, specially if you’re playing a maid or a gardener!

    Are Americans in general really that dumb that they can’t understand English in accents other than their own? And what about accents from the Deep South – can anyone understand them?

    In Nicole’s early years of fame, she even did interviews with an American (sort of) accent, but she dropped that after a while. Russell Crowe is about the only big name Australian actor who has actually played an Australian. It wasn’t emphasised, no big deal. You’d reckon these people would be powerful enough by now to insist they use their real accents. Americans (presumably) were able to understand Paul Hogan, why not everyone else?

  3. Rachel is no stranger to the area – she filmed Muriels Wedding in the region (which was based on the experiences of diretor PJ Hogan growing up in the area).

  4. So we are led to believe J Bar! The region has doubled for the US a few times – not beause it looks like it but it’s quieter and closer to the airport than a lot of the GC locations. The area around Clarrie Hall Dam and Crams Farm has been used before for TV shows – some of the stuff for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here was shot around there. Everytime they needed to be in “Hawaii” for Mission Impossible (the tv show) they filmed on the Tweed.

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