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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Roxburgh ...  Cleaver Greene 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Matt Day ...  David Potter 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Kate Box ...  Nicole 37 episodes, 2010-2018
Caroline Brazier ...  Wendy Greene 36 episodes, 2010-2018
Adrienne Pickering ...  Melissa Partridge 33 episodes, 2010-2018
Russell Dykstra ...  Barney Meagher 32 episodes, 2010-2016
Keegan Joyce ...  Fuzz Greene 32 episodes, 2010-2018
Damien Garvey ...  Cal McGregor 29 episodes, 2012-2018
Danielle Cormack ...  Scarlet Meagher / ... 28 episodes, 2010-2016
Tom Poulton Tom Poulton ...  Max Meagher 19 episodes, 2010-2016
Madeline Towns Madeline Towns ...  Zoe Meagher 18 episodes, 2010-2016
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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.

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The bar gets even lower. (season 2) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Official Sites:

ABC [Australia]

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Australia

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English

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13 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Рейк See more »

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Dolby Digital

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16:9 HD
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Cleaver Greene's character is loosely based on one of Sydney's most colourful barristers, an author and co-creator of Rake, Charles Waterstreet. Both (fictional) Greene and Waterstreet have a Bachelor of Law from the University of New South Wales. See more »

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Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Rake S3-4 (2017) See more »

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Aussie TV well worth your time if you love a good bad boy . . .
4 May 2014 | by purrlgurrlSee all my reviews

Not being Australian and completely unfamiliar with Australian TV, I came to Rake without any expectations or preconceived notions. I find the show is hilarious and mesmerizing at the same time, in no small part due to Roxburgh's performance. He's terrific as a cad with a heart of 14K gold plated brass.

In some ways, Rake is reminiscent of, but doesn't imitate, the great Robbie Coltrane series, Cracker, with both lead characters brilliant in their professional lives, yet exasperatingly self-destructive train wrecks once they're off the clock.

The show's been Americanized by Fox, starring Greg Kinnear (an actor of whom I'm a big fan), but I'm avoiding the Fox series because I've been told the edge of the Australian original was sanded down for American audiences. But, it's the sharp edge that I enjoy. If you can get your hands on the OZ version of Rake, you ought to watch it. It's really good TV.


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