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Simon McCarthy
Updated May 23 2024 - 6:18pm, first published 3:00pm
Alexander Wolfe, Hannah Fredericksen and Alex Rathgeber from the cast of Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' playing at the Civic Theatre until May 25. Picture by Simone De Peak
Alexander Wolfe, Hannah Fredericksen and Alex Rathgeber from the cast of Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' playing at the Civic Theatre until May 25. Picture by Simone De Peak

"I had a very good friend who woke up one evening to smoke billowing in her apartment," the actor, Alex Wolfe, said in his crisp London accent.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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