Haven't we all at some point in time fantasized about stepping through a cinema/TV screen and into the world of our favourite movies and television shows? I certainly have!

With its modern, urban setting and stunning harbour, it is easy to see why Sydney leads the way as an ideal and versatile shooting destination. Movies shot here have been set in New York (Godzilla: Final Wars, Kangaroo Jack), Chicago (The Matrix and sequels), London (Birthday Girl), Seville (Mission Impossible 2), Bombay (Holy Smoke), Darwin (Australia), Myanmar (Stealth), Mars (Red Planet) and the fictitious city of Metropolis (Superman Returns, Babe: Pig in the City).

Whether popular landmarks or off the beaten track locations that are often hard to find, you can now explore Sydney in a fun and unique way with the SYDNEY ON SCREEN walking guides. Catering to Sydneysiders as much as visitors, the guides have something to offer everyone, from history, architecture and movie buffs to nature lovers.

See where productions such as Superman Returns, The Matrix and sequels, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Candy, Mission Impossible 2, Mao's Last Dancer, Babe: Pig in the City, Kangaroo Jack, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Muriel's Wedding, The Bold and the Beautiful, Oprah's Ultimate Australian Adventure and many more were filmed.

Maps and up-to-date information on Sydney's attractions are provided to help you plan your walk. Pick and choose from the suggested itinerary to see as little or as much of the city as you like.

So, come and discover the landscapes and locations that draw filmmakers to magical Sydney, and walk in the footsteps of the stars!


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Greg Ham found dead in house

Men at work in 1983: Greg Ham, John Rees, Colin Hay, Roy Strykert and Jerry Speiser.
Men at Work in 1983: Greg Ham, John Rees, Colin Hay, Roy Strykert and Jerry Spicer.

Paul Millar and Henrietta Cook, The Sydney Morning Herald, report

The body of Men at Work flautist Greg Ham has been found in a house in Melbourne’s inner-north.

Police were called to a home in Canning Street, North Carlton, soon after midday and are trying to determine the cause of the man's death.

They were notified of the body after a friend turned up at the house to check on the man's welfare.

The area has been cordoned off with police tape and there is a large number of police at the scene.

Police would not confirm the identity of the man as relatives still had to be notified, but said he was a 58-year-old who lived at the house alone.

Detective Senior Sergeant Shane O’Connell said there were several unexplained circumstances surrounding the death but would not go into detail.

"There are a number of issues we are trying to resolve as to how the male died", Sgt O'Connell, of the homicide squad, said.

The body was found by a friend after he went to the house and there was no answer at the door. He then returned with another friend and found the body in the front of the house.

A close neighbour said he had only moved into the street recently, and although he was a bit of a recluse he had attended a barbeque recently .

"He looked like he'd done it hard," Linda Phypers said.

"He had lived just a bit further around the corner, and I think Men at Work had their first recording there."

Ms Phypers said that Ham had been renovating the corner house and was always pleasant to everyone in the street, although he had obvious health issues.

"He talked about that riff and he was still pretty upset about that", she said.

"But he was a good guy. He used to walk the streets a bit and looked a bit daggy."

A post mortem will be held to determine the cause of death.

Forensic detectives are at the scene and pathologists will attend later today.

A neighbour said the well-known musician had moved into the house a few months ago. He had moved from another house just around the corner where it is believed Men at Work rehearsed.

A section of Fenwick Street near the house, a converted shop front, has been fenced off with police tape.

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