A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Chris Lilley ...  Daniel Sims / ... 6 episodes, 2005
Jennifer Byrne ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2005
Mick Graham Mick Graham ...  Terry 6 episodes, 2005
Chung Jade Koh Chung Jade Koh ...  Chun 6 episodes, 2005
Maria Angelico ...  Mel 6 episodes, 2005
Emma Clapham Emma Clapham ...  Brianna 6 episodes, 2005
Adrienne Smith ...  Emma 6 episodes, 2005
Deborah Jones ...  Kerry 6 episodes, 2005
Taylor Potter Taylor Potter ...  Tyson 6 episodes, 2005
Tracey Mathers Tracey Mathers ...  Shelly / ... 6 episodes, 2005
Woody Miles ...  Jordan 6 episodes, 2005
Frieda McKenna Frieda McKenna ...  Frieda 5 episodes, 2005
Carol Chong Carol Chong ...  Carol 5 episodes, 2005
Ferdinand Hoang ...  Mr Wong 5 episodes, 2005
Pixie Jones Pixie Jones ...  Tracey 3 episodes, 2005
Nyathan Hoth Mai Nyathan Hoth Mai ...  Sonali 3 episodes, 2005
Jhyll Teplin Jhyll Teplin ...  Mrs. King 3 episodes, 2005
Lise Rodgers ...  Mrs Welham 3 episodes, 2005
Steven Abdilla ...  Stevie J 3 episodes, 2005
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A group of Australians are nominated for the Australian of the Year Award.

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Official Sites:

ABC [Australia]

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Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2005 (Australia) See more »

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The Nominees See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Trivia

To film the twin characters of Daniel & Nathan, a body double was used for distance shots and blue-screen was used for the close-up shots where both characters were facing camera. See more »

Quotes

Daniel Sims: This is our dog, Ja Rule. We call him that 'cos he's black.
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Followed by Ja'mie: Private School Girl (2013) See more »

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The barren landscape of Australian content receives some drought relief
31 July 2005 | by eamoSee all my reviews

With the local content down to a depressing 20% on our TV screens, finally an Australian comedy has been produced that can enjoy a well deserved cult following, and fill the void of Australian comedy to stand up next to Kath & Kim. We Can Be Heroes is a true blue satirical look at the search for the Australian of the year with six contenders all played by the ever observant Chris Lilley. The detail and subtlety Lilley puts into each character's language and social interactions is truly astounding. Most people would have gone to school with their own Ja'mie or have an Aunty reminiscent of Pat Mullins or experienced the vocal styling's of Daniel with his deaf twin brother Nathan. In the tradition of the mocumentary brought to us by previous comedy's the Office and Kath & Kim, We Can Be Heroes raises the bar of observational humour to another level never seen in this country before. A truly phenomenal achievement in Australian comedy in 2005. God bless the ABC.


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