7 Nov 2018

Geoffrey Rush's defamation case a 'roll-call' of actors

From Morning Report, 8:56 am on 7 November 2018

A defamation case brought by the Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush against the Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney is nearing a close.

Rush is suing the newspaper over articles it published last year, which claimed he behaved inappropriately with a co-star during a King Lear production in 2015.

Eryn-Jean Norvill, who played Cordelia in the Shakespeare play, has given evidence in the federal court in Sydney that Rush sexually harassed her.

He denies the allegations.

The Guardian's Michael McGowan has been covering the case. He talks to Kim Hill.