Hollywood star Michael J Fox will be in Australia with his show ''A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future'', billed as a spectacular one-night only event. To be held in in Melbourne on Tuesday August 14, Fox will talk about his career as a TV and movie star and his diagnosis and ongoing struggle with Parkinson’s Disease.
If you're in Melbourne, and you're a Back To The Future fan, this is a very special opportunity.
Hosted by Aussie actor Shane Jacobson (Kenny, Charlie & Boots and the upcoming 'The Bourne Legacy') and written and directed by our own Ignatious Jones, Fox will tell of his career beginnings, the high-points, low-points, his diagnosis with Parkinson’s and his subsequent humanitarian work dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s Disease his disease and that has helped change the way medical research is funded.
Michael J Fox came to fame as the ultra-conservative but loveable Alex P Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties (1982-1989) and had another hit with Spin City (1996 -2001) playing New York’s Deputy Mayor Michael Flaherty.
But for Sci Fi fans - there's only one role that Fox has ever done. Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy.
Of course, in one of the great casting stories to come out of Hollywood, Fox nearly missed out on the part of Marty McFly. Although he was director Robert Zemeckis’s first choice, he has to pass due to a scheduling conflict with Family ties. As fate would have it, Eric Stoltz was fired a few weeks into filming by which time Fox’s schedule had changed and he was permitted to take the role as long as it did not disrupt filming on Family Ties. There's a good chance you'll hear all about it on the night.
Fox has starred in numerous other films including The Hard Way, Doc Hollywood, The Secret of My Success, Bright Lights, Big City, Light of Day, Teen Wolf, Casualties of War, For Love or Money, The American President, The Frighteners, and Mars Attacks!
He was just nominated for two Emmy’s as Best guest actor in a drama series for The Good Wife and Best guest actor in a comedy series for Curb Your Enthusiasm.
If you want to see Michael J.Fox in 'A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Future', on August 14, at the Melbourne Convention Centre, you can book here