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Robert Drewe (novel)
John Michael McDonagh (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 March 2004 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A film about the legendary outlaw whose story outgrew his life See more »
Plot:
An innocent man becomes one of the most wanted criminals the world has ever known. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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This film is a Quirk. I liked it. See more (132 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Heath Ledger ... Ned Kelly

Orlando Bloom ... Joseph Byrne

Geoffrey Rush ... Superintendent Francis Hare

Naomi Watts ... Julia Cook

Joel Edgerton ... Aaron Sherritt

Laurence Kinlan ... Dan Kelly

Philip Barantini ... Steve Hart

Kerry Condon ... Kate Kelly
Kris McQuade ... Ellen Kelly

Emily Browning ... Grace Kelly
Kiri Paramore ... Constable Fitzpatrick

Rachel Griffiths ... Susan Scott

Geoff Morrell ... Robert Scott
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Premier Graham Berry

Saskia Burmeister ... Jane Jones
Peter Phelps ... Constable Lonigan

Russell Dykstra ... Wild Wright

Nick Farnell ... Tom Lloyd
Russell Gilbert ... Constable Hall

Brooke Harman ... Maggie
Molly McCaffrey ... Fanny Shaw

Tim Wright ... Constable McIntyre

Nicholas Bell ... Richard Cook

Anthony Hayes ... Sergeant Kennedy

Jonathan Hardy ... The Great Orlando
Karen Davitt ... Anne Jones
Declan Simpson ... Johnny Jones
Andrew S. Gilbert ... Stanistreet
Jerome Ehlers ... Sherritt Trooper

Robert Taylor ... Sherritt Trooper

Warwick Sadler ... Sherritt Trooper
Morgan Evans ... Sherritt Trooper
Warwick Yuen ... Chinese Miner
John Muirhead ... Reverend Gribble
Bernard Fanning ... Irish Singer
Ed McShortall ... Constable Scanlon (as Eddy McShortall)
Sharlene Yeh ... Laundry Girl

Damian Walshe-Howling ... Glenrowan Policeman
John Davidson ... Glenrowan Policeman
Chris Birt ... Glenrowan Policeman
Peter Forster ... Glenrowan Policeman
Peter O'Shea ... Reardon
Nick Bourke ... Martin Cherry

Christopher James Baker ... Curnow (as Christopher Baker)
Brian Wray ... Bracken
Thea Gumbert ... Mary Hegarty
Gregan O'Leary ... Edward Rogers
Chris Wilson ... O'Dea
Graham Jahne ... Whelan

Clayton Jacobson ... Sullivan
Cody O'Prey ... Young Ned
Tasman Vaughan ... Richard Shelton
Greg Saunders ... Mr. Shelton
Victoria Eagger ... Mrs. Shelton
Peter Young ... Red Kelly
Jessica Hall ... Girl on Aaron's Knee
Monty Maizels ... Greta Old Man
Sarah Pass ... Older Barmaid
Alexander Ramsey ... James Cook
Samuel Shepherd ... Matthew Cook
Dan Bourke ... Imperial Hotel Musician
Anthony O'Neill ... Imperial Hotel Musician
Paddy O'Neill ... Imperial Hotel Musician
Steve Simmonds ... Imperial Hotel Musician
Edward Carisbrooke ... Young Cook Stablehand
Erika Felton ... Toddler Ellen Kelly
Frank Magree ... Greta Policeman (as Frank McGree)

Talia Zucker ... Sarah Wicks
Laurie Jensen ... Wicks
Jim Howes ... Glenrowan Train Doctor
Michael Williams ... Glenrowan Train Policeman
Geoff Wallis ... Glenrowan Train Policeman
Lucy Christopher ... Jerilderie Young Woman

Thomas Blackburne ... Jerilderie Boy
Jim Russell ... Jerilderie Man

Mandy McElhinney ... Jerilderie Woman
David Ngoombujarra ... Tribesman
Jack Mancor ... Mandolin Player
John Bedggood ... Fiddle Player
Peter Flood ... Paying Farmer
Guy Charnock ... Child #1

Madeleine Jay ... Child #2
Matt Molony ... Spitting Farmer
Ashley Gosam ... Aboriginal Tracker
Jida Gulpilil ... Aboriginal Tracker
Colin Aitken-Glass ... Aboriginal Tracker
Harold Lawrence ... Handcuffed Farmer
Mitchell Pickering ... Handcuffed Son
John Bolger ... Glenrowan Train Priest
Brendan O'Connor ... Policeman

Jamesen Re ... Policeman (as James Re)
Mark Blackmore ... Newspaper Vendor
David Millar ... Prison Warden
Neil Jenkin ... Prison Warden
Eileen Dibbs ... Jerilderie Hostage
Timothy Gingell ... Jerilderie Townsperson
Judith Lee ... Ransacked Family Member
Anthony Namor ... Umbrella Glenrowan Policeman
Robert Sanders ... Police Foot Trooper
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jasper Bagg ... Undercover Policeman #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Gregor Jordan 
 
Writing credits
Robert Drewe (novel "Our Sunshine")

John Michael McDonagh (screenplay)

Produced by
Tim Bevan .... executive producer
Catherine Bishop .... line producer
Liza Chasin .... co-producer
Robert Drewe .... associate producer
Eric Fellner .... executive producer
Debra Hayward .... co-producer
Lynda House .... producer
Timothy White .... executive producer
Nelson Woss .... producer
 
Original Music by
Klaus Badelt 
Bernard Fanning 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver Stapleton 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Gregory 
 
Casting by
Jina Jay 
Christine King 
 
Production Design by
Steven Jones-Evans 
 
Art Direction by
Ian Gracie 
 
Set Decoration by
Jill Eden 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Borghesi 
 
Makeup Department
Angela Conte .... makeup artist
Blanka Dudas .... makeup artist
Deborah Lester .... hair stylist
Helen Magelaki .... hair stylist
Jenny Shircore .... hair designer
Jenny Shircore .... hair stylist
Jenny Shircore .... makeup artist
Jenny Shircore .... makeup designer
Margaret Stevenson .... key makeup artist
Deb Watson .... key hair stylist
Helen Magelaki .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tania Blunden .... post-production supervisor (as Tania Windsor)
Andy Pappas .... unit production manager
Michelle Wright .... executive in charge of production: Working Title Films
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Margie Beattie .... second second assistant director
Brendan Campbell .... first assistant director: second unit
Ben Cox .... fourth assistant director
Todd Embling .... second assistant director: second unit
Emma Jamvold .... third assistant director
Toni Raynes .... second assistant director
Brad Shield .... second unit director
Liz Tan .... first assistant director
Giovanni Pacialeo .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Matt Baldwin .... construction foreman
Michael Bell .... set designer
Matt Connors .... head scenic artist
Ben Corless .... construction lead hand
Matthew Cotter .... sculptor
Rohan Dawson .... on-set painter
Richie Dehne .... property master
Roger Gillespie .... head plasterer
Greg Hajdu .... construction coordinator
Nell Hanson .... assistant designer
Rain Hart .... production illustrator
Anita King .... set dresser
Tam Morris .... storyboard artist
Jane Murphy .... set dresser
Orlando Murray .... construction assistant
Shanthi Nadaraja .... construction coordinator
Andy Robinson .... set finisher
Timothy Shanahan .... art finisher
Adam Smits .... stagehand
 
Sound Department
Chris Burdon .... sound re-recording mixer
Craig Carter .... additional sound effects editor
Matthew Gough .... additional sound re-recording mixer (as Matt Gough)
Antony Gray .... additional sound effects editor
Howard Halsall .... dialogue editor
Steve Hancock .... sound studio technician
Peter Holt .... foley editor
Jacques Leroide .... foley editor
Gerard Loret .... sound editor
Colin Miller .... supervising sound editor
Chris Navarro .... adr recordist
Chris O'Shea .... second boom operator
Mike Prestwood Smith .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Martin Schloemer .... adr recordist
Eric Thompson .... adr mixer
Mark J. Wasiutak .... boom operator
Gary Wilkins .... production sound mixer
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Sam Abbott .... special effects assistant
Gordon Barber .... special effects assistant
Rob Collin .... special effects assistant
Eucla Davis .... special effects assistant
Gillian Farrow .... special effects assistant
Jeff Little .... special effects coordinator
Costas Maniatis .... special effects assistant
Andrew McAllister .... special effects assistant
Tim O'Brien .... special effects coordinator
Dave Seaborn .... special effects technician
Peter Stubbs .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Ben Baker .... visual effects coordinator
Roger Bolton .... digital compositor: Complete Post
Mark Curtis .... lead compositor: MPC
Murray Curtis .... digital compositor: Complete Post
Murray Curtis .... visual effects technical supervisor: Complete Post
Stefan Drury .... visual effects producer: MPC
Dan Duran .... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Michael Gracey .... digital compositor: Complete Post
Michael Gracey .... visual effects supervisor: Complete Post
Andrea Parkes .... visual effects producer: Complete Post
Colin Rhodes .... digital compositor: Complete Post
Noel Richards .... 3D animator: Complete Post
Patrick Roussett .... 3D animator: Complete Post
Asmina Samolis .... digital compositor: Complete Post
Chris Schwarze .... visual effects executive producer: Complete Post
Kerri Schwarze .... visual effects executive producer: Complete Post
Jamie Scott .... digital compositor: Complete Post
Christina Simons .... digital compositor: Complete Post
Sally Spencer .... visual effects coordinator: MPC
Ferry Taswin .... 3D animator: Complete Post
Ben Walsh .... digital matte painter: Complete Post
 
Stunts
Russell Allan .... stunt performer
Lance Anderson .... assistant stunt coordinator
Lance Anderson .... stunt performer
Mark Austin .... stunt performer
Dean Bennett .... stunt performer
Marky Lee Campbell .... stunts (as Mark Campbell)
Wayne Cartwright .... stunt performer
Dean Caulfield .... stunt performer
Kent Clifton-Bligh .... stunt performer
Tom Coltraine .... stunt performer
Peter Culpan .... stunt performer
Roy Edmunds .... stunt performer
Zev Eleftheriou .... stunt coordinator
John Fairhead .... stunt performer
Amanda Graver .... stunt performer
Chris Gray .... stunt performer
Selina Harmen .... stunt performer (as Selena Harman)
Nathan James .... stunt performer
Flynn Jungwirth .... stunt performer
Chris Kemp .... stunt performer
Tony Lynch .... stunt performer
Nicole Moro .... stunt performer
Neil Pollock .... stunt performer
Cody Rawson-Harris .... stunt performer
Phil Rielley .... stunt performer
Robert Shook .... stunt performer
Davin Taylor .... stunt performer
Rick Tonna .... stunt performer
Jools Weigh .... stunt performer
Tiny Good .... stunt rigger (uncredited)
Warwick Sadler .... lead stunt double: Heath Ledger (uncredited)
Warwick Sadler .... stunt performer (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tov Belling .... first assistant camera
Mal Booth .... best boy grip
Kevin Campbell .... first assistant camera
Chris Dewhurst .... best boy
Gregg Dunthorne .... additional grip
Robyn Good .... rigger
Tiny Good .... head rigger
Kaine Harling .... camera attachment
Paul Heidke .... grip
Andrew Jerram .... camera operator: underwater scenes
Carolyn Johns .... still photographer
Lee Mariano .... second assistant camera: second unit
Katie Milwright .... assistant camera
Luke Nixon .... first assistant camera: second unit
Troy Paschini .... grip
Brad Shield .... director of photography: second unit
Oliver Stapleton .... camera operator
Peter Stott .... assistant camera
Peter Stott .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Paul Thompson .... key grip
John Tsiavis .... still photographer
Anthony Tulloch .... rigging gaffer
Ben King .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Simon Ozolins .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Gabrielle Healy .... extras casting
Kate Leonard .... extras casting attachment
Trish McAskill .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Samantha Edwards van Gyen .... assistant set costumer
Peter Paul .... set costumer
Roberta Shaw .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction
Mark Ellis .... assistant editor
Tamsin Jeffrey .... assistant editor
Ian Letcher .... color grader
Ian Seymour .... associate editor
Rob Woiwod .... editor trainee
 
Music Department
Nick Angel .... music supervisor
Christopher Brooks .... music editor
Michael Connell .... music editor
Ramin Djawadi .... composer: additional music
Geoff Foster .... score recordist
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Vic Fraser .... music preparation
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Henning Lohner .... orchestrator: synthesizer
Gerard McCann .... music editor
Blake Neely .... orchestrator
Rick Wentworth .... conductor
Bruce White .... viola
Nick Wollage .... score recordist
Gavyn Wright .... orchestra leader
Geoff Zanelli .... composer: additional music
Alexandra Hill .... music assistant (uncredited)
Katy Stephan .... featured vocalist (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Chris Bardaris .... driver
 
Other crew
Martin Addy .... animal wrangler
Joanne Agius .... animal wrangler
George Akl .... cast runner
Ian Anderson .... laboratory liaison
Jeremy Atcliffe .... payroll accountant
Neil Bell .... assistant: Mr. Ledger
Linda Benson .... assistant: Ms. House
Russell Boyd .... location manager
Evanne Chesson .... animal supervisor
Emma Cooper .... unit publicist
Sara Curran .... head of legal/business affairs
Denise Farrell .... financial controller
Alan Fitzsimmons .... assistant animal handler (as Alan Fitzsimmonds)
Mel Flanagan .... development executive
Jane Forbes .... script supervisor: second unit
John Fox .... armorer
Victor Fukushima .... assistant unit manager
Bruce Gleeson .... assistant animal handler
Gerry Grennell .... dialogue coach
Melissa Hasluck .... assistant: Mr. Woss
Katherine Heads .... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Christine Hutchins .... production coordinator
Aliza James .... assistant: Mr. Fellner
Ben Lowe .... assistant location manager
Callum Metcalfe .... assistant: Mr. Bevan
Greg Meyer .... animal wrangler
Victoria Mielewska .... dialect coach
John Mullinger .... animal wrangler
Roger Phillips .... end titles
Claire Pollock .... animal wrangler
Jacinta Stone .... assistant production coordinator
Adam Sutton .... animal wrangler
Dex Tallo .... extras on-set supervisor
Anna Vincent .... electronic press kit
Jo Weeks .... script supervisor
Sen Weir .... animal wrangler
Robert Milo Williams .... synthesizer programmer
Danny Woodrow .... safety supervisor
Christina Angeloudes .... paralegal (uncredited)
Allon Furstenberg .... assistant armorer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ian Honeyman .... thanks
Steve Jablonsky .... thanks
Blake Neely .... thanks
Geoff Zanelli .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ned Kelly: Public Enemy No. 1" - Philippines (English title) (poster title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and brief nudity
Runtime:
110 min
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Color:
Color (Cinevex)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Sydney Morning Herald suggested that Heath Ledger was made for the role because when he tried on Ned Kelly's original iron armour, it fit perfectly. Heath Ledger was quoted saying, "It was quite eerie actually ... we're the same height and the same body weight. He was skinny 'cause he was starving, I'm skinny 'cause I don't go to the gym."See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: All of Kelly's gang are shown wearing both front and rear armor. In reality, only Kelly had front and back plates, the others only had front plates.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Ned Kelly:I was the hero of Hughes Creek. I can still see the glint in me Da's eye as he looked down at me, his hand on me shoulder. What did he call me that day? Ah, what did Da call me? That's right. He called me Sunshine.
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Soundtrack:
Morning Star - Star of Munster Laingston's ReelSee more »

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42 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
This film is a Quirk. I liked it., 20 February 2004
Author: jashael from Australia

Due to reading bad reviews and being told by friends that they couldn't believe how bad it was, I didn't go and see this film at the cinema. After watching it on DVD, I have to say I regret that now. I'm not saying it is brilliant, but I would venture to say that it is a good movie. I enjoyed it.

People have skulls thicker than Ned's helmet if they go to see a movie like this and expect it to be a documentary. If you read up the actual history behind most movies based on historical figures, there is usually a huge difference between the fact and the fictional portrayal. I don't think Ganghis Kahn has ever once been portrayed even remotely close to historical fact. What kind of man Ned Kelly actually was is a matter of debate, and quite passionate it seems. In spite of the efforts of governments and some historians, Ned Kelly has become a legend. Legends are stories, and stories say as much about those who tell and listen to them as they do about the actual figure himself. Ned Kelly has become such a popular identity because he does represent that aspect of Australian culture that doesn't trust or accept authority. A society in which there is no dissent or challenge to authority is crazier and more dangerous than any bushranger.

So not expecting this to be an accurate recreation of the historical Kelly gang, I actually found it a surprisingly unencumbered and refreshing movie. It was sentimental and romantic, but thankfully not anywhere as cheesy as it could have been; for my fellow Australians, watch 'The Lighthorseman' and you will see what I mean (it is a pity the way that story was treated so poorly). Perhaps the love affair business could have been forsaken for a bit more detail in other areas, such as the shooting of the troopers. Ironically, I actually enjoyed the movie because of that, because it would be those details that most of the focus on Ned's story would dwell. And they are the details of the story that are best discovered by reading the different viewpoints given by the various historians.

This movie was always going to have a hard time, having make a compromise of appealing to a global movie market (to pay the pills) and the legend as it means to Australians; perhaps a little of Ned's spirit is in this movie, because I think it rebelled against people's expectations, and unfortunately missed both targets. Fortunately it made for an enjoyable quirk of a film. For me it was an unexpected kind of movie about Ned, and that is why I liked it. Orlando Bloom's performance did a lot for the movie too - he really added something. I think he would have enjoyed being the monster instead of the pretty elf, for a change.

When you consider some other movies that are far worse than this one, your opinion of this movie should be reconsidered. Send me this on DVD for christmas rather than Croc Dundee or The Man From Snowy River anytime.

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