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Bindi Irwin Wants to Do More Acting | Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin Wants to Do More Acting

Originally posted 03/22/2013 09:30AM

If Bindi Irwin has her way, Return to Nim's Island will not be her only film.

The wildlife expert, 14 – best known for appearing on her late father Steve Irwin's hit Animal Planet show The Crocodile Hunter – says she sees more movies in her future.

"I would love to expand my acting career and take on more roles, even if they do not directly have to do with wildlife," Bindi recently told PEOPLE.

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PHOTO: Crocodile Hunter's Daughter Bindi Irwin Is All Grown Up | Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin: Why My New Movie Role Feels So Personal

Originally posted 03/15/2013 05:00PM

Most of the world remembers Bindi Irwin as a young girl accompanying her famous wildlife-loving father, erstwhile Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, on his adventures in the Australian Outback.

Bindi, now 14, has shed the ponytails and khaki outfits she wore when she explored the world with her father. In her upcoming Hallmark Channel Movie, Return to Nim's Island (which premieres March 15 at 8 p.m. ET on the Hallmark Channel), the teenager portrays the lead role of Nim, a wildlife enthusiast who sports cutoff denim shorts and whose long blonde hair flows past her shoulders.

"Acting is something I'm extremely passionate about," Bindi tells PEOPLE. "Nim is the ultimate wildlife warrior so it was great. I could really relate to the role. Nim is such a passionate individual. She stands up for what she believes in and she won't take no for an answer."

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See Steve Irwin's 8-Year-Old Son – Feeding Crocodiles

Steve Irwin's 8-Year-Old Son Follows in Dad's Footsteps

Originally posted 10/03/2012 03:45PM

Call him a Crocodile Hunter ... in training!

Steve Irwin's only son made his late father proud Tuesday when he publicly fed freshwater crocodiles for the first time at the Australia Zoo in Beerwah.

Eight-year-old Robert Irwin, who was just 2 when his animal conservationist father died in 2006, stood a safe distance away from the half dozen reptiles as he carefully tossed them fish from a bucket.

"It was really, really fun," he told reporters afterward, adding that he wasn't nervous. "Next, I'd like to feed a big alligator, and then a saltwater croc."

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Steve Irwin Talked His Dad Out of Suicide

Steve Irwin Talked His Dad Out of Suicide

Originally posted 04/07/2008 06:15PM

The late Crocodile Hunter star Steve Irwin didn't just save wildlife – he saved his father, Bob, from taking his own life after the death of the elder Irwin's first wife in a 2000 car accident.

In an interview that aired Down Under Monday on a TV program called Australian Story, Bob Irwin, 68, recounted his grief over his wife Lynn and how, in the depths of despondency, he packed up his truck and headed to a "special spot" that he'd shared in the past with Lynn and Steve, reports Australia's The Age newspaper.

As Bob Irwin told the story, his cell phone rang in the truck, and it was Steve. "He said, 'I know what you're going to do', and I didn't really have an answer for that and then he said, 'Well, wait there, I'll come with you because we both might as well go.'

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Bindi Irwin: 'I Want to Be Like My Dad'

Bindi Irwin: 'I Want to Be Like My Dad'

Originally posted 01/12/2007 08:00AM

Bindi Irwin made her TV debut on Thursday and said she wants to make her dad proud.

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Steve Irwin's Widow Gets Only Tape of His Death | Steve Irwin

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Steve Irwin's Widow Gets Only Tape of His Death

Originally posted 01/04/2007 11:10AM

Terri Irwin, widow of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, has been given the original video of her husband's Sept. 4 death from a stingray barb, Australian officials said.

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Talking Steve Irwin Action Figure to Hit Shelves | Steve Irwin

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Talking Steve Irwin Action Figure to Hit Shelves

Originally posted 12/26/2006 08:45AM

Late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin is to be immortalized – as an action figure.

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Bindi Irwin's Jungle Girl Show On Hold

Bindi Irwin's Jungle Girl Show On Hold

Originally posted 10/20/2006 10:00AM

Bindi Irwin's 26-part wildlife documentary series for the Discovery Kids network, Bindi, The Jungle Girl, slated to debut in January 2007, has been put on hold for a year.

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Steve Irwin's Daughter Bindi Filming Own Show

Steve Irwin's Daughter Bindi Filming Own Show

Originally posted 10/16/2006 09:10AM

Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin may be gone, but his love for animals will live on – through his and his wife Terri's 8-year-old daughter, Bindi.

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Terri & Bindi Irwin Attend Nickelodeon Awards

Terri & Bindi Irwin Attend Nickelodeon Awards

Originally posted 10/11/2006 10:40AM

"Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's widow Terri and daughter Bindi made their first big trip away from their home at Queensland's Australia Zoo on Wednesday – to attend the Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards 2006 at Sydney's Entertainment Centre, where they both got slimed.

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