june 13, 2016
He recently put on an affectionate display with his girlfriend Rosalind Rose during the Cannes Film Festival.
They arrived in Sydney on Monday morning.
The smitten actor beamed as the pair walked through the airport ahead of his appearance at the Sydney Film Festival, this week.
The couple, who made their first public appearance together at the Golden Globes in January, looked the picture of happiness as they walked closely alongside each other through the terminal. Brandishing his perfect bright white Hollywood smile, Mel appeared happy to be back Down Under.
The actor is in town to attend the Sydney Film Festival to present his Cannes selected film, Blood Father.
His appearance in Australia also comes after it was revealed he was working on a followup to his controversial smash hit film The Passion Of The Christ.
It is 12 years since the first 2004 R-rated film hit cinemas, and ended up making an astonishing $612 million off a $30 million budget.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor and director is working on a script with Braveheart writer Randall Wallace.
Twelve years on from the staggering box office success, Mel's longtime screenwriting partner confirmed that work has begun on telling the story of Christ's resurrection - which occurred three days after events in the Passion.