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There has been a bit of press this last week about Dylan Georgiades, a young Greek-Aussie from Melbourne, who plays Orhan in The Water Diviner. Dylan had a crash course in Turkish to play the role of a young boy from Constantinople and did a wonderful job.

Dylan from his IMDB page

Dylan from his IMDB page

For his first major film role he had to skip some school to travel all over Australia, spent a couple of weeks in Istanbul and work with Russell Crowe. Nice work if you can get it! We caught up in Istanbul a couple of times, and he presents as a terrific, level-headed young man with loads of charm. I don’t dare say anything else – he’s about to do his grading for his black belt in karate. καλή τύχη, Dylan.

Read more about Dylan’s experience on The Water Diviner in his own words, here and here.