Norman Lindsay was an Australian artist, sculptor, writer, editorial cartoonist, scale modeller, and boxer. The first major screen adaptation of Lindsay’s literary works was the film Age of Consent. Adapted from Lindsay’s 1935 novel, it was the last feature film directed by Michael Powell, and starred James Mason and Helen Mirren. Sam Neill played a fictionalised version of Lindsay in the film Sirens, set and filmed primarily at Lindsay’s actual home. The film is also notable as the movie debut of Australian supermodel Elle MacPherson. It also starred Hugh Grant and Portia De Rossi who is now the partner of Ellen DeGeneres.