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Peter Allen biopic cast

27 January 2015 3:19 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Joel Jackson.


After making his screen debut in Foxtel.s Deadline Gallipoli, Nida graduate Joel Jackson will play the title role in the Seven Network.s Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door.

Sara West has been cast as Liza Minnelli, to whom Allen was married, with Sigrid Thornton as Judy Garland, Rebecca Gibney as Peter.s mother Marion Woolnough and Henri Szeps as New York-based talent agent Dee Anthony.

The two-part drama scripted by Justin Monjo and Michael Miller and directed by Shawn Seet starts production next week. The producers are Rory Callaghan and Kerrie Mainwaring.

As If reported last week, Foxtel executives were so impressed with Jackson.s portrayal of war correspondent Charles Bean in Deadline Gallipoli they made a financial arrangement with the actor.s agent Mark Morrissey of Morrissey Management to ensure that if he took jobs in other shows, none would go to air before »

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