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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Click on the picture above to see a preview of all four walking guides and on the picture below to see larger stills of Sydney movie and television locations featured in the slideshow!

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Sydney on Screen guides are now available for purchase at the following outlets:

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The Mint shop, 10 Macquarie Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8239 2416

Hyde Park Barracks shop, Queen Square, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8239 2311

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The Shangri-La Hotel (concierge desk), 176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9250 6018

The Sebel Pier One (concierge desk), 11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8298 9901

The Radisson Plaza Hotel Sydney (concierge desk), 27 O'Connell Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 8214 0000

The Sydney Marriott Circular Quay (concierge desk), 30 Pitt Street, Sydney - Ph: (02) 9259 7000

Boobook on Owen, 1/68 Owen Street, Huskisson - Ph: (02) 4441 8585

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Stalker targets Hugh Jackman in New York gym

Hugh and Deborra
Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra. Picture: Hugh Jackman / Twitter Source: news.com.au

The Daily Telegraph reports

A female stalker burst into Hugh Jackman's New York gym and threw an electric razor filled with her pubic hair at him on Friday morning.

The New York Post reported yesterday that the bizarre incident happened during Jackman's morning workout and that the woman, identified as Kathleen Thurston, 47, screamed; "I love you" as a staffer dragged her away from the Aussie star.

The actor was exercising about 8am when the woman slipped past the check-in desk at the tiny gym and made a beeline for the actor, said trainer Mike Castle.

"She was crying," said Castle, who was in the facility's boxing ring.

"I physically removed her from the place, then I called the cops."

Thurston then reached into her waistband and launched the dirty razor at Jackman who, according to police, thought the woman was reaching for a gun or knife and backed away as soon as she made a move for her nether regions.

Police later apprehended the woman nearby.

Forensic officers recovered the razor and had to pick the hairs out of it to match them with her DNA.

Thurston, whose listed address is a Harlem shelter for the mentally ill, was charged with stalking and taken to court, where she was awaiting arraignment last night.

It wasn't the first time Thurston has stalked the 44-year-old Australian actor the sources said, having reportedly once showing up at the New York home he shares with his Australian actress-wife Deborra-Lee Furness.

Jackman told police he also has seen her outside his seven-year-old daughter Ava's primary school in Manhattan.

It's understood Jackman is preparing for X-Men: Days of Future Past and is yet to comment on the incident.

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