Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo (2011)

TV Mini-Series  -   -  Biography | Drama | History
7.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 195 users  
Reviews: 3 user

The Whitlam era as seen through the eyes of Cleo magazine and its young editor, Ita Buttrose.

Writers:

(creator), (creator), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 453 titles
created 02 Oct 2011
 
a list of 38 titles
created 12 Apr 2012
 
a list of 516 titles
created 28 Aug 2012
 
a list of 119 titles
created 26 Nov 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 05 Jan 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo (2011– )

Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo (2011– ) on IMDb 7.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo.

User Polls

Season:

1

Year:

2011
3 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Cloudstreet (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The lives of two working class Australian families who come to live together at One Cloud Street, over a period of twenty years, 1943 - 1963.

Stars: Emma Booth, Kerry Fox, Geoff Morrell
Wonderland (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Stars: Anna Bamford, Michael Dorman, Emma Lung
Rush (TV Series 2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Stars: Rodger Corser, Callan Mulvey, Nicole da Silva
Underbelly (TV Series 2008)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Each season of this multi award winning Television series takes you through a 13 episode run in the rise and fall of of real life Ausralian underworld figures as told from both sides of the... See full summary »

Stars: Caroline Craig, Marcus Shultz, Paul Tassone
Beautiful I (2009)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

After another teenager disappears from the idyllic suburb of Sunshine Hills, Suzy, the girl-next-door of every boy's dreams, persuades Daniel, a fourteen-year-old with an obsessive crush, to help her uncover the truth.

Director: Dean O'Flaherty
Stars: Deborra-Lee Furness, Peta Wilson, Aaron Jeffery
Hawke (TV Movie 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of the Life of Former Australian Prime minister Bob Hawke.

Director: Emma Freeman
Stars: Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake, Felix Williamson
Love My Way (2004–2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A story about a group of thirty-somethings dealing with the ups and downs of life.

Stars: Claudia Karvan, Asher Keddie, Brendan Cowell
Tangle (TV Series 2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A story of two generations of two families colliding, connecting, sometimes at cross purposes as they navigate their way around the maze of love, sex, money and politics.

Stars: Justine Clarke, Catherine McClements, Joel Tobeck
Offspring (TV Series 2010)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

The story of the impossible loves of 30-something obstetrician Nina Proudman and her fabulously messy family.

Stars: Asher Keddie, Kat Stewart, Richard Davies
It's a Date (TV Series 2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Stars: Sibylla Budd, Jess Harris, Nazeem Hussain
The Time of Our Lives (TV Series 2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Stars: Justine Clarke, Shane Jacobson, William McInnes
Howzat! Kerry Packer's War (TV Mini-Series 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Stars: Lachy Hulme, Abe Forsythe, Damon Gameau
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Joel (2 episodes, 2011)
Octavia Barron-Martin ...
 Pat Nigra (2 episodes, 2011)
Tony Barry ...
 Sir Frank Packer (2 episodes, 2011)
Rob Carlton ...
 Kerry Packer (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Ivana Holbrook (2 episodes, 2011)
Rachel Chesham ...
 Mandy Kennedy (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Daniel Ritchie (2 episodes, 2011)
Andrew Crabbe ...
 Clyde Packer (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Rachel Carr (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Murray (2 episodes, 2011)
Tani Edgecombe ...
 Gary (2 episodes, 2011)
Robin Goldsworthy ...
 Gordon (2 episodes, 2011)
Richard Healy ...
 Graham Goodman (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Lisa (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Ita Buttrose (2 episodes, 2011)
Charlton Hill ...
 Alan (2 episodes, 2011)
Sahara Jones ...
 Kate (2 episodes, 2011)
Simon Lyndon ...
 Jack Thompson (2 episodes, 2011)
Jye MacDonald ...
 Stephen Berry (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Annie Woodham (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Andrew Cowell (2 episodes, 2011)
Russell Newman ...
 Harry Chester (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Alasdair 'Mac' Macdonald (2 episodes, 2011)
Catherine Parle ...
 Marie (2 episodes, 2011)
Olivia Pigeot ...
 Rosina O'Casey (2 episodes, 2011)
Janine Penfold ...
 Miss Faircloth (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Leslie Carpenter (2 episodes, 2011)
Rory Williamson ...
 V.J. (2 episodes, 2011)
...
 Bunkie King (2 episodes, 2011)
Igor Breakenback ...
 Ian / ... (2 episodes, 2011)
Gough Whitlam ...
 Himself - Prime Minister of Australia (2 episodes, 2011)
Edit

Storyline

The Whitlam era as seen through the eyes of Cleo magazine and its young editor, Ita Buttrose.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tv mini series


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2011 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Paper Giants  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Australian feminism remembered
19 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The '60s were prudish times in Australia, and elsewhere. The churches were full, skirts were well below the knee, sex was not discussed. People entered marriage in complete ignorance and, it seems, often stayed that way for the duration. Sex was for having children. Enjoyment of sex was fornication and invited an afterlife spent burning in Hell. The revolution that started in the late '60s was slow to have much impact. Feminism was lampooned as the "burn your bra" movement. Men rarely saw that the effect of women embracing feminism was actually going to benefit them by providing much more fulfilling relationships. "Paper Giants" reminds us of the times and of the part played by the new-look women's magazines like Cosmo, Dolly and, in this case, Cleo. I was concerned that this would be a big plug for the magazine on a public broadcaster but I came away from the two night mini series with a smile on my face. The realism is admirable. The acting is outstanding. Asher Keddie IS Ita Buttrose. The lisp, the toss of the hair, all great mimicry. The hardest job was to find a real Kerry Packer and Bob Carlton does about as well as anyone could do. No one can look like Kerry Packer but Carlton makes us believe in his character. The one character not quite realised is Frank Parker. Perhaps the producers are not old enough to remember him in his last years with his super-thick glasses and constant swallowing of built-up phlegm. I would have thought that a look at one of the late interviews would have made this an easy character to copy but Tony Barry's Frank Parker is of a younger and more dynamic man altogether. The minor stories are also well done as they run parallel to the issues covered in the magazine articles. Jessica Tovey as Leslie Carpenter is particularly impressive in portraying the young girl from the western suburbs caught in an affair with a married older man while engaged to an insensitive "yob". Perhaps this series will have little appeal outside of Australia but I expect that the opinions that I have expressed will be shared by a great many other Australians. As for Ita, how many remember "Ita Buttrose but it kept getting caught in my underpants".


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
wow nikee123
Mac Buttrose??? rven3
Asher Keddie is so great. JimmyCollins
Discuss Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?