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Her courage paved the way to their freedom
A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788. Full summary »
6 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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Jack Davenport ... Lieutenant Ralph Clarke (2 episodes, 2005)

Alex O'Loughlin ... William 'Will' Bryant (2 episodes, 2005)

Sam Neill ... Governor Arthur Phillip (2 episodes, 2005)

Tony Martin ... Martin (2 episodes, 2005)

David Field ... Thomas (2 episodes, 2005)

Gary McDonald ... Reverend Johnson (2 episodes, 2005)

Dan Spielman ... Cox (2 episodes, 2005)

Stephen Curry ... Allen (2 episodes, 2005)

Romola Garai ... Mary Bryant (2 episodes, 2005)
Abe Forsythe ... Sam Liley (2 episodes, 2005)

Linal Haft ... Sergeant Ryan / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
Georgii Speakman ... Convict (2 episodes, 2005)
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Series Directed by
Peter Andrikidis (unknown episodes)
Series Writing credits
Peter Berry (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Andrew Benson .... producer (unknown episodes)
Peter Berry .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Justin Bodle .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Greg Haddrick .... producer (unknown episodes)
Andy Harries .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Sue Masters .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Des Monaghan .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Brenda Pam .... line producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Iva Davies (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Joseph Pickering (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Henry Dangar (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Anousha Zarkesh (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Tim Ferrier (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
Scott Bird (unknown episodes)
Series Set Decoration by
Faith Robinson (unknown episodes)
Series Costume Design by
Louise Wakefield (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Nadia Cowell .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Terri Farmer .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Deborah Lanser .... hair designer / makeup designer (unknown episodes)
Deborah Lester .... makeup department head (unknown episodes)
Marilyn McPherson .... makeup artist: Mr. Neill (unknown episodes)
Trish Newton .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Carolyn Nott .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Beth Porter .... hair stylist / makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Erica Wells .... hair stylist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Lindsay Harmer .... unit manager: Queensland (unknown episodes)
Robbie Henley .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Paul Ranford .... production manager: Queensland (unknown episodes)
Sam Thompson .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alison Meir .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Eddie Thorne .... second second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Joshua Watkins .... third assistant director (unknown episodes)
Russell Whiteoak .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Charlie Amaro .... painter (unknown episodes)
Peter Annison .... greensman (unknown episodes)
Natalie Armstrong .... art department assistant (unknown episodes)
TeKimo Artema .... set builder (unknown episodes)
Warren Barnard .... props maker (unknown episodes)
Marc Bertman .... props dresser (unknown episodes)
Steven Blatchford .... set builder (unknown episodes)
Genevieve Blewitt .... art finisher (unknown episodes)
Walter Bron .... construction manager (unknown episodes)
Kath Burton .... property master (unknown episodes)
Michael Carroll .... leading hand (unknown episodes)
Peter Cooke .... painter (unknown episodes)
Peter Coy .... construction foreman (unknown episodes)
Francois Crespel .... plasterer (unknown episodes)
Jack Elliot .... greensman (unknown episodes)
Frank Falconer .... set finisher (unknown episodes)
Peter Fitzgerald .... assistant stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Ben Foley .... set builder (unknown episodes)
David Hird .... construction rigger (unknown episodes)
Alex Holmes .... art painter (unknown episodes)
John King .... stand-by props (unknown episodes)
Adam Long .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
Paul Madden .... brush hand (unknown episodes)
Suzanne Mallon .... art department coordinator (unknown episodes)
Craig Mandile .... graphic designer (unknown episodes)
Daniel A. McGinley .... laborer (unknown episodes)
Dennis McVay .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
Brian Nickless .... set designer (unknown episodes)
Alex Parslow .... set builder (unknown episodes)
Ross Perkin .... assistant art director (unknown episodes)
Bruno Pietrzak .... painter (unknown episodes)
Andrew Pryer .... set builder (unknown episodes)
Craig Salisbury .... laborer (unknown episodes)
Damian Sandland .... metal worker (unknown episodes)
Bernadette Sexton .... set builder (unknown episodes)
Justine Seymour .... assistant set finisher (unknown episodes)
Bill Undery .... head scenic artist (unknown episodes)
Greg Vowles .... brush hand (unknown episodes)
Matilda Wainwright .... props buyer (unknown episodes)
Brett Wilbe .... carpenter (unknown episodes)
John Zuvela .... construction runner (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Mike Jones .... adr recordist (unknown episodes, 2005)
Chris Alderton .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Todd Kirkness .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Karon Messina .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
Nada Mikas .... dialogue editor (unknown episodes)
Linda Murdoch .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Martin Oswin .... dubbing mixer / sound re-recording mixer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Plain .... sound designer (unknown episodes)
Blair Slater .... foley recordist (unknown episodes)
Alicia Slusarski .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
William Ward .... assistant sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Jon Bowering .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Roy Earnshaw .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Chris Murray .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Scott Geersen .... titles designer (1 episode, 2005)

Brett McManus .... visual effects (unknown episodes, 2005)
Soren Dyne .... visual effects (unknown episodes)
Gerry Mozsi .... digital matte painter (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Dean Gould .... stunt performer (1 episode, 2005)
Judd Wild .... stunts (1 episode, 2005)

Philip Partridge .... stunt performer (unknown episodes, 2005)
Richard Boué .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Raelene Chapman .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Spike Cherrie .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sheree Swords .... stunt double (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Matthew Temple .... camera operator / steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2005)

Keith Bryant .... focus puller (unknown episodes)
John Creedy .... additional focus puller (unknown episodes)
Bernie Holstegge .... best boy (unknown episodes)
Glen Jones .... best boy electric: Queensland (unknown episodes)
Jonas Juhanson .... key grip (unknown episodes)
Bella Kenworthy .... clapper loader (unknown episodes)
Craig Knight .... fourth electric (unknown episodes)
Jon Leahy .... grip assistant (unknown episodes)
James Lengel .... additional electrician (unknown episodes)
Nicholas Owens .... additional focus puller (unknown episodes)
Ken Pettigrew .... gaffer (unknown episodes)
Jimmy Pozarik .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Richard Ward .... best boy grip (unknown episodes)
Series Casting Department
Gregory Apps .... casting: Australia (unknown episodes)
Kate Rhodes James .... casting: UK (unknown episodes)
Nora Saliba .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Dex Tallo .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fabiola Astorga .... additional costumer (unknown episodes)
Emma Barnet .... extras costume stand-by (unknown episodes)
Gloria Bava .... costume cutter (unknown episodes)
Lara Blomfield .... additional costumes (unknown episodes)
Julie Bryant .... costume cutter (unknown episodes)
Manuka Clay .... additional costumes (unknown episodes)
Mary Lou Da Roza .... costume buyer (unknown episodes)
Robyn Elliott .... costume supervisor (unknown episodes)
Lisa Hall .... costume cutter (unknown episodes)
Julie Herlihy .... costume maker (unknown episodes)
Martin Heusel .... costume maker (unknown episodes)
Louise Hogg .... costume maker (unknown episodes)
Gary Jones .... additional costumes (unknown episodes)
Sofi Jones .... costume maker (unknown episodes)
Terri Lamera .... costume design coordinator (unknown episodes)
Philip Moore .... costume maker (unknown episodes)
Hayley Nebauer .... costume maker (unknown episodes)
Sonia Nourry .... assistant costume stand-by (unknown episodes)
Dan Owen .... assistant costume stand-by (unknown episodes)
Sharyn Rhys .... costume maker (unknown episodes)
Emily Sarks .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Jade Sims .... costume runner (unknown episodes)
Kia Snell .... costume cutter (unknown episodes)
Rebecca Tancred .... costume maker (unknown episodes)
Melissa Thornton .... costume maker (unknown episodes)
Carolyn Wells .... key costume stand-by (unknown episodes)
Series Editorial Department
Annelie Chapple .... colorist (unknown episodes)
Allison Gibbons .... second assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Brett McManus .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Peter Powell .... first assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Jo Spillane .... on-line editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Iva Davies .... music recordist (unknown episodes)
Christopher Gordon .... conductor (unknown episodes)
Simon Leadley .... music editor / scoring engineer (unknown episodes)
James K. Lee .... orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Katrina Schiller .... assistant music editor (unknown episodes)
Jessica Wells .... music preparation (unknown episodes)
Series Other crew
Paul Bennett .... network drama executive (2 episodes, 2005)
Humphrey Elles-Hill .... development assistant (2 episodes, 2005)
Gideon Marshall .... armorer (2 episodes, 2005)

Blake Archer .... location manager: Queensland (unknown episodes)
Jon Attenborough .... additional production assistant (unknown episodes)
Ed Baran .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Teresa Barker .... assistant production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Russell Boyd .... location manager: Queensland (unknown episodes)
Jill Coverdale .... post-production accountant (unknown episodes)
Wade Crothers .... unit assistant: Queensland (unknown episodes)
Tim Dickson .... unit assistant (unknown episodes)
Neil Faulkner .... unit assistant (unknown episodes)
Brendan Fitzgerald .... unit assistant (unknown episodes)
Emma Fletcher .... production runner (unknown episodes)
Jenny Frayn .... script editor (unknown episodes)
Nikki Freeman .... pre-production secretary (unknown episodes)
Dave Gumbrell .... unit assistant: Queensland (unknown episodes)
Louise Johnson .... continuity (unknown episodes)
Ken Jones .... armorer (unknown episodes)
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production (unknown episodes)
Chris Kelly .... production runner (unknown episodes)
Gill Lang .... head of business affairs (unknown episodes)
Tracey Mair .... unit publicist (unknown episodes)
Colin McDougall .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Chris McNamara .... unit assistant (unknown episodes)
Amanda Jane Mikolajs .... stand-in: Mary Bryant (unknown episodes)
Luke Miller .... production runner (unknown episodes)
Reza Mokhtar .... caterer (unknown episodes)
Tim Neill .... unit assistant (unknown episodes)
Janet Probin .... accountant: Screentime (unknown episodes)
Damian Simankowicz .... accounting assistant (unknown episodes)
Eva Stolcs .... production secretary (unknown episodes)
Susan Temby .... dialogue coach (unknown episodes)
Julie Trunkfield .... first assistant accountant (unknown episodes)
David Turnedge .... head of finance (unknown episodes)
Kelly Vincent .... production coordinator (unknown episodes)
Sandy Willis .... head of business affairs (unknown episodes)

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Rated R for violence including rape, sexuality and some nudity
Australia:480 min (2 parts) | USA:185 min (DVD version)
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Shot over 12 weeks in 22 locations.See more »
Will:I could never leave that boy behind, no more than I can sleep with Ralph Clarke, but we've got this far because you could. They all know it, but none of them can say it.
Mary Bryant:We got this far because you sailed us here.
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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Superb Australian epic, 3 November 2005
Author: Sweet_Ophelia from Australia

'The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant' tells the breathtaking tale of Cornish convict Mary Bryant (Romola Garai), convicted for stealing a bonnet and bread and sentenced to England's new Colony on the other side of the world in Australia. Mary, who had never been more than 5 miles outside of her village, made the journey with the first fleet in 1787, on the boat commanded by Captain Clarke (Jack Davenport). Clarke has a vision of reform for the convicts, an idea which clashes with the beliefs of Governor Arthur Phillip (Sam Neill) who sees no hope for England's trash. Clarke has particular hope for the wide-eyed angelic Mary; raped while in jail in England, Mary was pregnant during the voyage and the birth of her baby girl in the horrendous conditions of the boats is miraculous in itself, but Mary's journey doesn't end there. Arriving at the new colony in New South Wales in 1788 Mary marries Will Bryant, another Cornish convict they and other newly-wed convicts reap the benefits of their marriage as they are granted permission to build a house. Mary and other female convicts are outnumbered by the men 5:1, a gory scene of rape, pillage and plunder harshly depicts exactly how terrible the colonies conditions were for the women of 1788. Not only that, but water is scarce and crops do not grow in the poor soil. Mary, now with 2 children, proposes a plan with her husband to escape from the island prison, by stealing the colonies cutter boat and sailing 4 thousand miles to Timor with 5 other male convicts. But, as Governor Phillip exclaims; "the burden of carrying a woman, and children, no - even if they survive the sea, they'll never survive each other" – so begins Mary's truly incredible and heart-breaking journey.

This is a truly spectacular Australian mini-series, and no surprise since it had a budget in excess of $15 million and is the largest television mini-series ever made in Australia. Directed by Peter Andrikidis and shot over 12 weeks in 22 locations, 'Mary Bryant' is a real accomplishment. The sets are spectacular; from the claustrophobic, sickening hull of the convict ships, to the stifling and scorching colony; every set perfectly evokes the atmosphere of the times and adds to the grandeur of the mini, aided with the beautiful music score of Iva Davies. Of course 'Mary Bryant' isn't always historically accurate, but it's practically impossible for it to be; there are few records of the first fleet's journey and following the events depicted in this mini, Mary Bryant all but vanished from the face of the earth. And despite Mary and Clarke being on the same ship in the first fleet, there is no evidence that they ever had a tumultuous love affair. But where there were plot-holes in history, writer Peter Berry adequately fills in angst-ridden characters and suspenseful plot.

The characters for this larger than life tale are perfectly cast. Romola Garai stars in her first epic role but is no stranger to period pieces; having starred in 'Nicholas Nickelby' and 'Vanity Fair'. Despite Garai's milk skin and doe eyes, she brings sharpness to Mary's strong-willed character; sometimes you resent her, but Garai knows when to make you sympathize and warm to her, and you do. Alex O'Lachlan is a NIDA graduate and his character of Mary's husband, Will is his first big role. He has charm and like Garai, can evoke feelings of bitterness towards the character which gives Will more depth. Jack Davenport rounds out the major leads as Captain Clarke; like O'Lachlan and Garai, Davenport portrays a complicated and multi-faceted character. We see tender moments of real love on Clarke's behalf when Mary seduces him as apart of her plan to escape; one criticism may be that the storyline and lengthy character development between Mary and Clarke means that the audience sees more reason for Mary to be with him, rather than Will. Just as quickly Davenport evokes bitter resentment as Clarke's obsession with Mary destroys and devastates. Even the minor characters deserve praise; Abe Forsythe's innocent charm and adorable looks stir sympathy as Sam, and Sam Neill's stony demeanor perfectly suits for the unsympathetic Governor Phillip assigned the almost impossible task of creating a new society on the barren Australian land.

This is a truly spectacular Australian mini-series, an accomplishment on all fronts, and what makes it truly amazing is it's derived from a true story.

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