The lead role of Danny, the emotionally retarded, existentially angst-ridden wannabe writer in the throes of writer's block and a love triangle, is played by Noah Taylor, one of Australia's most accomplished film actors. Catapulted into international stardom by his leading role in the Academy-Award winning feature film Shine, Noah is now based in London. Since Shine he has had leading roles in the new Cameron Crowe film Almost Famous, Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie and in the UK film Simon Magus, with Rutger Hauer and most recently, Sleeping Dictionary with Bob Hoskins.
HE DIED WITH A FELAFEL IN HIS HAND was his first Australian film in four years. Noah first came to prominence in the John Duigan films The Year My Voice Broke and Flirting, produced by the Kennedy Miller company. He went on to star in The Nostradamus Kid, directed by Bob Ellis. Among Noah's other pursuits are drawing, painting and writing and playing music.