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To celebrate the launch of her funny, wise and thought-provoking memoir Top End Girl, Australian darling of stage and screen Miranda Tapsell is sharing with us her 10 favourite rom-com films of all time and you know you’ll want to watch them all!

10) Lady and the Tramp

9) Four Weddings and a Funeral 

8) Sleepless in Seattle 

7) The Big Sick 

6) My Big Fat Greek Wedding 

5) You’ve Got Mail 

4) Notting Hill 

3) Crazy Rich Asians 

2) The Apartment

1) When Harry Met Sally

Top End Girl will have you at hello!

‘Writing this book is a joyous celebration of the crazy year I had in 2018. Getting married and making a film at the same time is not something I would recommend, but something I will always look back on with pride and love. To be able to share my gaze and give voice to how I see my industry, my country and the commentary around Aboriginality makes this book something that is incredibly close to my heart.’  - Miranda Tapsell

  • Top End Girl - Miranda Tapsell

    As a young Larrakia Tiwi girl Miranda Tapsell often felt like an outsider. Growing up, she looked for faces like hers on our screens. There weren't many. And too often there was a negative narrative around First Nation lives, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women especially. As she got older, Miranda stopped expecting others would help change things and set about doing something herself. Combining her pride in her Aboriginality and passion for romantic comedies with her love of Darwin, the Tiwi Islands and the Top End, Miranda co-wrote, produced and starred in the box office hit Top End Wedding. In this engaging memoir, Miranda shares the path she took to acting and how her role in The Sapphires and then in Love Child inspired her to create a film about coming back to family and culture. And, it would turn out, that as she was writing her romantic lead she was also conjuring up some magic that saw a real-life love ignite. This deadly, ballad-loving rom-com nerd also asks us all to open our minds and our hearts to the importance of country and culture, In doing so, Miranda shows us how we will all be richer for it.

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