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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Storyline

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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Country:

Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Incredible Journey of Mary Bryant See more »

Filming Locations:

Australia See more »

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Budget:

AUD 16,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(2 parts) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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 »

Quotes

Will: Still thinking of your lieutenant?
Mary Bryant: There is, and always has been, only one man for me.
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Amazing!
19 April 2006 | by sarahjeanharperSee all my reviews

This 2 part series was spectacular. I was surprised it was not made into a movie and shown at the cinema. I loved Mary's character that was portrayed brilliantly by a very talented actress. As a great fan of period dramas, I would definitely consider this one of the best I have seen and would highly recommend it. All the characters were portrayed well and the quality of acting was Superb. The scenery and settings were spot on. Having read books on the topic of convicts in Austalia. I found this incredibly real to what life must have been like for those who traveled on such ships. Mary's will to live and the story of her journey was remarkable. Sam Neil is fantastic as the Admiral and 'Will' was played, again superbly, by yet another talented actor. By the end I was in tears and couldn't sleep for thinking of this fantastic mini-series. I will definitely buy this on DVD and no doubt watch it again and again.


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