Mary Bryant (2005)

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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)
Garry McDonald ...
 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)
Abe Forsythe ...
 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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30 October 2005 (Australia)  »

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El increíble viaje de Mary Bryant  »

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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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Will: Still thinking of your lieutenant?
Mary Bryant: There is, and always has been, only one man for me.
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simply wonderful
17 April 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

this was a really fantastic drama. the passion shown by the cast - most of whom were unknown to me - was amazing and the story was spellbinding and heartbreaking. i don't really mind that some think it was an inaccurate portrayal of real life, the tragedy of each part of the story was accurate for some poor soul at the time. every unnecessary death pained me, and set against such a beautiful but unforgiving backdrop this really stirred me. i would recommend this to all, and would strongly suggest it as compulsory viewing for history students to see just what life was like 250 years ago. i hope that the cast - particularly Mary and will go on to do more great things


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