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A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
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Series cast summary:
Romola Garai ...  Mary Bryant 2 episodes, 2005
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
Garry McDonald Garry McDonald ...  Reverend Johnson 2 episodes, 2005
Dan Spielman ...  Cox 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen Curry ...  Allen 2 episodes, 2005
Abe Forsythe ...  Sam Liley 2 episodes, 2005
Linal Haft Linal Haft ...  Sergeant Ryan / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Brittany Carney Brittany Carney ...  Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
Montana Carney Montana Carney ...  Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
Jada Lang Jada Lang ...  Baby Emmanuel 2 episodes, 2005
Jasmin Lang Jasmin Lang ...  Baby Emmanuel 2 episodes, 2005
Tasha Lang Tasha Lang ...  Baby Emmanuel 2 episodes, 2005
Alice McConnell Alice McConnell ...  Elizabeth 2 episodes, 2005
Genevieve O'Reilly ...  Alicia 2 episodes, 2005
Leo Jampinjinpa Wayne Leo Jampinjinpa Wayne ...  Woollarawarre Bennelong 2 episodes, 2005
Edwina Bishop Edwina Bishop ...  Woman in Cornwall 2 episodes, 2005
Roxanne Havard Roxanne Havard ...  Baby Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
Tieran Havard Tieran Havard ...  Baby Charlotte 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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Adventure | Drama

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Rated R for violence including rape, sexuality and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Australia | UK

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English

Release Date:

2005 (UK) See more »

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Mary Bryant See more »

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Australia See more »

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AUD 16,000,000 (estimated)
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(2 parts) | (DVD)

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Stereo

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Color
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Had a budget in excess of $15 million, making this the largest television mini-series ever made in Australia. See more »

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Clarke: Who are you being loyal to? Mary Bryant? She left you on that beach to die, do you think she'd die for you? She'd never even think of it!
Sam: I wouldn't want her to.
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Another great Aussie Mini Series!
1 November 2005 | by benjamin-ryanSee all my reviews

Before I start I would like to say Australia has THE BEST MINI SERIES, for example some great Aussie mini series are: Blue Murder, The Day of the Roses, Jessica and this Mary Bryant to name a few while the Americans had crappy ones like the 4400 and Battlestar Gallactica which I was looking forward to but was disappointing. I think the secret to Aussie mini series success is because some are based on true stories and are interesting to learn some true events, they are realistic, you can relate to the characters, the locations show how beautiful Australia is and in these mini series there is a chance that the viewers of these shows have been to the location where it happen and know the area like in The Day of the Roses Granville.

Mary Bryant (based on a true story) shows the life of Mary Broad a young seventeen year old pregnant girl who is on the first fleet sent to Australia for stealing food for her starving family, on the journey over she meets and befriends a man by the name of Wil Bryant who she later marries when they reach land. Sick of their life at the colony they plan to escape with five others and Mary's children to Timor. This is a great story that has a great Australian and international cast who play their roles perfectly. This is another great Aussie mini series that should not be missed just like the other Aussie mini series highly recommended!


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