The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant (2005)
"Mary Bryant" (original title)

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A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.

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 Lieutenant Ralph Clarke (2 episodes, 2005)
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 William 'Will' Bryant (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Governor Arthur Phillip (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Martin (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Thomas (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Reverend Johnson (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Cox (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Allen (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Mary Bryant (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Sam Liley (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Sergeant Ryan / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Convict (2 episodes, 2005)
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Will Bryant and Mary are among the petty common criminals who are condemned by British justice to deportation to the new Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The long sailing voyage is eventful, with them falling in love but her also seducing the noble, naive lieutenant Ralph Clarke. In the colony, life is terribly harsh. Ultimately, the pair and some other convicts organize a successful escape by boat. Barely alive, they reach Dutch Timor, and hope to be in the clear. Written by KGF Vissers

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Her courage paved the way to their freedom

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Rated R for violence including rape, sexuality and some nudity | See all certifications »
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AUD 16,000,000 (estimated)
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Shot over 12 weeks in 22 locations. See more »

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Clarke: All of these? An army couldn't have eaten and drunk this much!
Ambassador's wife: They had very healthy appetites.
Clarke: And these? You gave note of credit for a brothel?
Ambassador's wife: From our limited knowledge of English ways. Admittedly many gossip about your royal family and members of parliament... we understood that the brothel was very much a part of the daily rounds.
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Brilliant, it portrays the life of Mary Bryant extremely well
21 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I only had a chance to watch this programme today, however I thought it was absolutely fantastic. The voyage of a young woman to Australia as a convict was amazing. Not only was this film based on facts and true stories but it also showed compassion. You got the chance to look in on Mary's feelings. I felt so sorry for Mary, she was convicted for stealing money, but knowing her social class, you could understand that she was trying to provide for her family, even if it was the wrong way to go about it.

Romola Garai played Mary very well. You could see all sides of Mary's personality, her compassion and love for her two children and husband, but also her more cunning side, using Lt Ralph Clarke on two occasions, the first being to avoid the conditions on the boat. The second time she used him was worse, she lead him on to believe that she had feelings for him (and as you would have already found out) and he has feelings for her. Both Jack Davenport (Lt Ralph Clarke) and Alex O'Loughlin (Will Bryant) performed their roles very well. Jack Davenport shows the audience how sensitive he is towards Mary and how easily he can fold for her, yet as a Lt he can be a hard/tough person.

I would highly recommend watching this i thought it was brilliant


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