‘Wry, erudite, engrossing, Cast Mates is a red-carpet ride from home to Hollywood.’ — Briohny Doyle

‘More than a story of colourful characters and famous faces, and more than a history of the movies, Cast Mates is an illuminating and entertaining portrait of the relationship between Australia and the United States.’ — Dan Golding

‘Passionate, opinionated, political, this journey through Australia’s iconic stars is meticulously researched and absolutely enthralling. For lovers of Australian cinema this is a must-read!’ — Margaret Pomeranz

Cast Mates feels like the best kind of conversation in the cinema foyer: astute, sharp-witted, and deliciously dishy, excavating the sordid and startling tales of film history in a country which has long seemed embarrassed of its screen.’ — Michael Sun

'There’s just too much good stuff here to recall at one reading.' — Charles Wooley, The Australian

'This is a fascinating book to dip into in short, intense bursts. Its stories will delight you, instruct you, make you furiously angry, make you laugh out loud. Above all it will send you back to the movies these Australian stars made' — Desley Deacon, Inside Story

'Cast Mates weaves biography with sociopolitical history to piece together a compelling portrait of Australia’s chequered relationship with cinema through its star American exports.' Nathan Smith, The Saturday Paper


Cast Mates is a group biography of Australian acting giants across the ages.

Available through all good bookshops and online here

Contact sam dot twyfordmoore at gmail dot com

Sam Twyford-Moore is a writer and has contributed to a wide range of publications, including the Monthly, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and many others.