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Lincoln has been pursuing an acting career
since 2003 and his persistence culminated in his
winning the Logie award for the best new male
talent in 2008.
With obvious talent, Lincoln hopes for a long
and fruitful career on screen in the years ahead.
But the lure of USA and Hollywood will dangle
in front of the promising actor in the not too
distant future and decisions will have to be made
as to whether he follows the great Australian
talent that has ventured to overseas stardom in
Well, according to Jackie that decision will not be
difficult as her obvious passion for anything Australian
will see her son in starring roles right here.
"There's nothing we can't do here in Australia
and that is making wonderful movies. We are
making one here in Cleveland now and that is an
international film that will bring lots of attention
on the Redlands and Queensland.
"With the right backing and support there is no
reason why the best movies cannot be made right
here in Australia. We have the facilities, the
wonderful natural scenery and now the great
depth of acting talent. "
Lincoln also starred on Dancing With The Stars,
where he was recently eliminated by the panel of
judges.Filming for this was held in Melbourne and
Lincoln's progression through the popular
contest was closely monitored by the Lewis family
including the grandparents.
"We used to fly to Melbourne to sit in the
audience for support. I'd taken down strawberries
from Adrian at the local farm here at Wellington
Point and Lincoln's favourite, my caramel slice.This
would be shared around bringing that touch of
Their daughter Jamie-Lee is inspirational in the
way she has adapted to the hearing condition she
has had since birth.
Jackie says that while Mitchell and Lincoln
played football, Jamie-Lee has inherited the ball
skills and sporting nouse of her father.
Jamie-Lee took up water polo at 14 years old,
when she was introduced to the sport at her
school All Hallows'School in Brisbane.
She excelled at the sport, representing the
school, then Queensland and now is touring
Europe with the Australian Under 20 side.
Jamie-Lee is the first hearing impaired water
polo player to be selected in the national team.
"Jamie-Lee is brilliant at lip reading and pre-
empting conversation and is easily fitting into the
team, "Jackie says.
She plays in the national water polo league with
the Brisbane Barracudas, which won the 2009
competition by defeating the favoured Balmain
Tigers by 11-9 in an upset.
Jamie-Lee has put her TAFE studies on hold to
pursue her water polo career. She works part time
with Vici in Capalaba and just been appointed the
ambassador for water polo to help promote the
Deaf Games to be held in Melbourne in 2012.
As for Wally,Jackie says that her husband is back
on top of the world."I feel he lost 20 years and has
gained 20 years."
Wally is the popular sports commentator in
Channel Nine nightly news and commentates on
call for weekend NRL matches, State of Origin and
Test match football.
Wally also appears occasionally as a guest on
The Footy Show,but finds the time to take up lots of
work with children and charities.
He is also active with Former Origin Greats
(FOGS), a group of retired State of Origin
footballers who help charities, indigenous groups
and those in need.
Jackie says that her husband keeps in contact
with his team mates from the past through FOGS
and regularly meets others for lunch.
"We often have dinner with the Gillmeisters
(Trevor Gillmeister is a Queensland State of Origin
great), the Browns (Ken Brown of Coastwatch
fame) and up until last year the Turners (Dick
"Tosser" Turner, an icon of Queensland Rugby
League,died last year)."
He also catches up with former team mates and
opponents on trips interstate and these include
NSW icons Andrew Johns and Mark Geyer, with
whom he had that famous chest pushing incident
at half time in the State-of-Origin clash in Brisbane
"Seeing separate posters and film clips of both
Lincoln and Wally over the years, could embarrass
some people, but to us they are part of our way of
life and in Wally's case part of Rugby League
history.That's how it was.
"We have hundreds of fond memories."
Wally Lewis is still an ardent follower of the
game that made him a household name.
"Wally watches most games during the
weekend. He rarely comments, but watches and
absorbs the tactics. He still has the knack that
made him famous . . .predicting the play."
And does the Lewis household have a
prediction for this year's NRL premiership?
"With the loss of Brett Kimmorley to the
Bulldogs, it could be the year for the Gold Coast
But Jackie quotes those famous words from her
equally famous husband . . . the team to win the
premiership will be the one "who wants it bad
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