Hugh Laurie talking about his new album & "Mr. Pip". Songs: "Unchain My Heart", "Junco Partner", "Didn't it Rain", "Wild Honey" and "You Don't Know My Mind".
Mr Watts is the only white man left on the island after the blockade. He opens the school and introduces the children the 'Great Expectations.' Matilda, the teenage narrator finds comfort in the story of a Victorian orphan when her own world is falling apart. The Redskins, an army sent to destroy the local rebels are getting closer. Matilda writes 'Pip' in the sand. This simple act leads to terrible consequences when the Redskins suspect Pip to be a rebel leader and demand he be brought before them. Cast: Hugh Laurie as Mr. Watts; Kerry Fox as Mrs. Watts; Eka Darville as Pip; Florence Korokoro as Grace Watts; Xzannjah as Matilda; Healesville Joel as Delores
Filming began in Bougainville for Mr Pip, the movie based on the novel by New Zealander Lloyd Jones. It tells the story of the last white man left on the strife-torn island of Bougainville during the 1990 blockade by Papua New Guinea. He re-opens a school and uses his favourite novel, Dickens' Great Expectations, to inspire students, particularly a gifted 14-year-old named Matilda. The action takes place during the decade-long civil war in the autonomous province off the coast of Papua New Guinea. A former Bougainville MP, Francesca Semosa, who has been cast in the film, told Radio New Zealand International the story was close to many people's hearts, and would portray the hardships of women, children and men during the civil war.