Wayne Johnston got lost in The Odyssey: 12-hour reading offers your chance

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Actress Kate Kendall is among the high-profile Melburnians taking part in a 12-hour reading of Homer’s classic.

  • John Bailey
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

Carlton football legend Wayne “The Dominator” Johnston would rather read the form guide than The Odyssey, but actor Kate Kendall noticed some similarities between her footy veteran husband and the leading man of Homer’s classic.

Both are orphans. Both have lost a son. And while the footy field is far from the battleground, it left Johnston with enough injuries to require 22 surgeries.

So when Kendall was asked if her husband might appear in an Odyssey-inspired short film, she thought the…

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