Australian actor Simon Baker is best known for his role as Patrick Jane from the CBS hit The Mentalist. After its seventh successful season, the show ended. With The Mentalist over, Baker is now keeping busy by promoting a film he’s directing and starring in, Breath.
The film based on the novel Breath by Aussie author Tim Winton. It’s about two thrill-seeking teenage boys who fall under the spell of a veteran big-wave surfer named Sando (Baker) and his enigmatic wife. “When I first read ‘Breath,’ I knew I had to somehow make the film,” said Baker. “The gathering storm of the story, detailed and intimate against the power and scope of the rugged setting, struck me as incredibly cinematic. I’m beyond excited to be back in Australia realizing this dream.”