Paul Kelly’s iconic song How To Make Gravy is being turned into a film

Starring some major names!
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How To Make Gravy by Paul Kelly is a staple in many Aussie households come Christmas time. And now, the song has been adapted for the screen by streaming service BINGE. 

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How To Make Gravy, written by Paul in 1966, tells the heartbreaking story of an inmate missing his family on Christmas Day. It’s about the inmate writing a letter to his brother about how to make gravy, as he explains how he’ll miss each and every one of them. 

The feature film adaptation by BINGE is set to star some big names, with Hugo Weaving attached in the leading role. Fans will recognise Hugo from The Lord of the Rings and The Matrix

Not to mention, the film will star other noticeable names like Brenton Thwaites from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Daniel Henshall from Mystery Road: Origin, Damon Herriman from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Kate Mulvany from Lambs of God, and French actress Agathe Rouselle making her English debut. 

Adam Briggs, who Paul has performed with recently, will be making cameo musical performances. Rising rap talent Dallas Woods will also perform in the movie.

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Hugo Weaving will star in How To Make Gravy. (Credit: Supplied)

Who is Paul Kelly?

Paul is 68 years old, born in Adelaide on January 13, 1955.

Rip It Up Magazine allegedly reported that Paul’s mother gave birth to him “in a taxi outside North Adelaide’s Calvary Hospital!”

Kelly’s first song was From St. Kilda to Kings Cross in 1985, but it wasn’t until the following year that he really got recognised. When his band, The Coloured Girls, released their double album and became one of the biggest Australian records of the year!

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Paul Kelly performing recently in 2023. (Credit: Getty)

Paul Kelly songs

You’ll find Australians singing Paul’s songs From Little Things Big Things Grow, To Her Door, and of course, How To Make Gravy.

Where is Paul Kelly now?

Paul recently created a song called, If Not NowProving that his musical career is still going strong to this day, 38 years later after creating his first song! And going strong he is, performing at Harvest Rock Festival in just a couple of days. 

You’ll be able to stream How To Make Gravy on BINGE with a 7-day free trial. Subscribe here.


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