Nicole Kidman and Jane Campion walk the red carpet for Top of the Lake: China Girl in Sydney

Tuesday night saw the Australian premiere of Jane Campion’s new BBC Worldwide crime thriller series Top of the Lake: China Girl at the Sydney Opera House.

Amongst the cast and crew present were Nicole Kidman, creator, writer and director Jane Campion, co-writer Gerard Lee, director Ariel Kleiman as well as cast members Alice Englert, Lincoln Vickey and Clayton Jacobsen.

The series is set in Sydney and follows the detective team of Elisabeth Moss (A Handmaid’s Tale) and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars) as they try to solve the murder of an prostitute whose body washes up on Bondi Beach in a suitcase. Underpinning this plot, Nicole Kidman plays a newly-divorced, intense and often neurotic mother of a teenage girl (Alice Englert) whose love-life is becoming overwhelmingly hard to deal with.

We were at this premiere of episodes 1 and 2 and will have further coverage about what we saw ahead of the shows debut episode on Foxtel’s BBC First on Sundays at 8.30pm from August 20th.