News

Fugitive got role acting as a cop

John Stenberg in an audition photo for a role in the murder mystery called Mystery Road, which he auditioned for while on the run following the murder of Broadwater man Ned Kelly.
John Stenberg in an audition photo for a role in the murder mystery called Mystery Road, which he auditioned for while on the run following the murder of Broadwater man Ned Kelly.

JUST DAYS before he was captured, fugitive Jonathon Stenberg applied for a part in a movie starring Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson and True Blood star Ryan Kwanten.

Mystery Road is about a detective trying to solve an outback murder.

Stenberg won a role as an extra, a policeman.

During recruiting for the project, being shot around the Queensland outback town of Winton, Stenberg approached the film's second assistant director Mark Ingram on June 23, at Winton's North Gregory Hotel.

Stenberg said he was passing through town and keen to earn some cash.

Stenberg did an audition and had photos taken.

When listing his particulars Stenberg said his address was "back of truck (swag)".

Stenberg included his mobile phone number on the particulars sheet and listed his availability as "all the time".

He also listed his eight years of service in the army, one year in both Iraq and Afghanistan, his qualifications as a first aid instructor and as a weapons instructor.

Stenberg told producer David Jowsey he had tools in his ute and he could do odd carpentry jobs and security on the set.

Later that day when Mr Ingram called Stenberg to tell him he could start straight away he could not be contacted.

Two days later Stenberg emailed Mr Ingram saying he could no longer take the part as he had to go to the Northern Territory.

The day after Stenberg sent the email his ute was found disguised in bushland sparking a six-day manhunt.

Stenberg, who had also worked as a bodyguard for Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, was captured by police on Sunday afternoon.

He is unlikely to return to the set in time, filming began yesterday.

Topics:  jonathon stenberg



Don’t go chasing waterfalls…find them on these drives!

BRISBANE isn’t all bright lights and city slickers.

Science Festival seriously awesome

Don't miss the World Science Festival Brisbane!

CALLING everyone who wants to see something totally cool.

Drink where the cool kids do this summer

There are a bunch of new bars open in Brisbane, make sure you're there!

CHECK out these new funky bars.

Discover Brisbane’s laneway gems

Brisbane's laneways will surprise you.

NOT all of Brisbane City is as it seems…

Top five things to experience this summer in Brisbane

Tangalooma is amazing if you're keen for a dive, kayak or swim.

THIS summer get out and explore your capital city.

Your boots are made for walking these tours

Brisbane Greeters tours are a great way to learn the local history of the city.

YOU don’t need a bike or bus for a seriously good tour of Brisbane.

Is Brisbane the new arts and culture capital?

Check out GOMA's latest exhibition - it's all about hair! GOMA 10 Ambassador Patience Hodgson visits Nervescape V 2016 by Icelandic artist Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir (aka Shoplifter), commissioned for ‘Sugar Spin: you, me, art and everything’ at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane. 
Photograph: Natasha Harth, QAGOMA

THE rest of the world should be envious of this line-up!

Lions roar into the Rose City

Stephen Reid and John Hart holding their football at the Brisbane Lions Mayor's Breakfast.

Brisbane Lions share leadership at Mayor's Breakfast

Hospital vehicle out of action, all thanks to vandals

 If anyone has any information with respect to this matter, they are asked to contact Stanthorpe Police or Crimestoppers.

The vehicle now be unable to service regional areas.

COURT: Warwick man smiles during sentencing, regrets it

The Warwick man was fined $600 and disqualified from applying for a licence for 3 months.

“Do you find this amusing?” Magistrate Robert Walker quickly asked.

Local Partners

Local schools brave the shave for cancer patients

Don't be surprised to see Warwick school students with their hair dyed a rainbow of bold hues or wearing playful wigs next month


New Wattles recruit called up for the All Stars

New Wattles signing Jordan Gale.

All Stars before club footy for TRL recruit from England

Sir Elton John coming to Mackay: What you need to know

Sir Elton will come to Mackay and Cairns in September.

Tickets to the concert go on sale on March 14

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT: Global superstar to rock Mackay in 2017

A major concert is set to rock Mackay this year.

Mackay, Cairns to host world's biggest superstars Sir Elton John

Furious Price wants to quit I'm a Celeb after clash with Keira

AN IRATE Steve Price has threatened to quit I'm A Celebrity after a series of drama-filled clashes with Keira Maguire.

Novel with lots of heart

The romance in A Quiet Kind of Thunder was only one of the joys of the book.

Book proves to be a gem with layers

Bliss N Eso announce tribute show for stuntman

Bliss N Eso will play a tribute show at Coolangatta in honour of Johann Ofner. The stuntman died during the filming of the group's Friend Like You film clip earlier this year.

BLISS N Eso to play tribute show to raise funds for killed stuntman

MOVIE REVIEW: Trainspotting sequel as good as original

Ewen Bremner in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

Director Danny Boyle proves sequels can be done well.

How Karl Stefanovic's wife, kids found out about girlfriend

Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough after their day on Sydney Harbour. Picture: Jonathan Ng

Pictures splashed across tabloid were shock to family

WATCH: Toowoomba opera hopeful's incredible voice

Kaitlyn Orange attends Opera Queensland auditions at Empire Theatres for Opera at Jimbour, Saturday, February 18, 2017.

Opera hopefuls vie for parts in performance at Jimbour House

MKR turns spiteful in suddendeath elimination

Alyse and Matt battled Josh and Amy in a spiteful elimination cook-off.

Bottom of the ladder faces off in spiteful sudden-death cook-off.

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Expert: Why renters, home buyers may struggle

Matusik Property Insights director Michael Matusik.

What's next for the city's housing market

Massive seaside development of 3200 lots

DESIRABLE LIFESTYLE: The masterplan for the proposed Elliott Heads Estate.

"There's nothing else left along the coastline of Queensland now"

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!