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Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door 

The two part mini-series tells the remarkable story of Peter Allen's rise from country New South Wales to the Hollywood Hills, becoming part of American royalty along the way.
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Series cast summary:
Joel Jackson ...  Peter Allen 2 episodes, 2015
Rebecca Gibney ...  Marion Woolnough 2 episodes, 2015
Sara West ...  Liza Minnelli 2 episodes, 2015
Rob Mills ...  Chris Bell 2 episodes, 2015
Ky Baldwin ...  Young Peter Allen 2 episodes, 2015
Sigrid Thornton ...  Judy Garland 2 episodes, 2015
Kim Knuckey Kim Knuckey ...  George Woolnough 2 episodes, 2015
Nick Farnell ...  Dick Woolnough 2 episodes, 2015
Elise McCann ...  Lynne Woolnough 2 episodes, 2015
Tess Callaghan Tess Callaghan ...  Young Lynne Woolnough 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Buchanan Andrew Buchanan ...  Father Bell 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Lees ...  Greg Connell 2 episodes, 2015
Georgia Adamson ...  Aunt Betty Davidson 2 episodes, 2015
Sophie Gregg ...  Aunt Jean Davidson 2 episodes, 2015
Hayley McElhinney ...  Jenny Wallace 2 episodes, 2015
Laura Bunting Laura Bunting ...  Young Jenny Wallace 2 episodes, 2015
David Kelly David Kelly ...  Mr. Wallace 2 episodes, 2015
Henri Szeps Henri Szeps ...  Dee Anthony 2 episodes, 2015
Donna Lee Donna Lee ...  Val Anthony 2 episodes, 2015
Christopher Morris ...  Mark Herron 2 episodes, 2015
David Hynes David Hynes ...  Bruce Cudd 2 episodes, 2015
Christie Whelan Browne Christie Whelan Browne ...  Olivia Newton-John 2 episodes, 2015
Lucy Velik ...  Carole Bayer Sager 2 episodes, 2015
Scott Sheridan Scott Sheridan ...  Brian Henderson 2 episodes, 2015
Kate Ryerson ...  Judy Stone 2 episodes, 2015
William Wensley William Wensley ...  Col Joye 2 episodes, 2015
Chelsea Brown ...  Patsy-Ann Noble 2 episodes, 2015
Burgess Abernethy ...  Neal Peters 2 episodes, 2015
Joanne Samuel ...  Bev Moulson 2 episodes, 2015
Jonny Hawkins Jonny Hawkins ...  Charles Suppon 2 episodes, 2015
Sarah Marlowe Sarah Marlowe ...  Adrienne Erdos 2 episodes, 2015
Brendan Miles Brendan Miles ...  A & M Exec 1 2 episodes, 2015
David Hov ...  Sebastian 2 episodes, 2015
Jackson Bunting Jackson Bunting ...  Tiddley 2 episodes, 2015
Hannah Goodwin ...  Audience Member 2 episodes, 2015
Richard Cotter Richard Cotter ...  Amateur Hour Judge 1 2 episodes, 2015
Brett Harris Brett Harris ...  Yul Brynner 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Hearle ...  Rob Matthews 2 episodes, 2015
Michelle Collins Michelle Collins ...  Claire Napier 2 episodes, 2015
William Usic William Usic ...  LA Doctor 2 episodes, 2015
Franc Violi ...  Judge Joseph Macchia 2 episodes, 2015
Nicholas Gledhill Nicholas Gledhill ...  NY Photographer 2 episodes, 2015
Jonathan Lane Jonathan Lane ...  Sydney Photographer 2 episodes, 2015
Alan Flower ...  Frank Moss 2 episodes, 2015
Oliver Wenn Oliver Wenn ...  New Yorker 2 episodes, 2015
Steve Corner Steve Corner ...  Lynne's Husband 2 episodes, 2015
Natalie Rees Natalie Rees ...  Florida Motel Receptionist 2 episodes, 2015
April Rose Pengilly ...  Tracey 2 episodes, 2015
Lachlan Nolan Lachlan Nolan ...  Rex Kramer 2 episodes, 2015
Wade Doolan Wade Doolan ...  Reporter 1 2 episodes, 2015
Abi Rayment ...  Amateur Hour Judge 2 2 episodes, 2015
Randall Mettam Randall Mettam ...  Reporter 2 2 episodes, 2015
Greg Poppleton ...  Amateur Hour Judge 3 2 episodes, 2015
Matthew Rootes Matthew Rootes ...  Paper Boy 2 episodes, 2015
John Daley John Daley ...  Bitter End Journalist 2 episodes, 2015
Naomi White Naomi White ...  Liza's PA 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Ryan Andrew Ryan ...  Molly Meldrum 2 episodes, 2015
Vico Thai ...  Hong Kong Hilton Bartender 2 episodes, 2015
Madeleine Kennedy ...  Dress Shopper 2 episodes, 2015
Kathryn Pemberton Kathryn Pemberton ...  Helen Reddy 2 episodes, 2015
Frank Stead Frank Stead ...  TV Station Manager 2 episodes, 2015
Gregg Arthur ...  Liza's Boyfriend 2 episodes, 2015
Katherine Soames Katherine Soames ...  Bikini Model 1 2 episodes, 2015
Emily Keys Emily Keys ...  Bikini Model 2 2 episodes, 2015
Sam Mossop Sam Mossop ...  Model Photographer 2 episodes, 2015
Hayley Gia Hughes ...  Bikini Model 3 2 episodes, 2015
Lavinia White Lavinia White ...  Bikini Model 4 2 episodes, 2015
Chris Mitchell Chris Mitchell ...  Armidale Cop 2 episodes, 2015
Abbey McPherson Abbey McPherson ...  Tap Dancer 2 episodes, 2015
Baylee McPherson Baylee McPherson ...  Tap Dancer 2 episodes, 2015
Sasha Rose Sasha Rose ...  Tap Dancer 2 episodes, 2015
Scout Van De Merwe Scout Van De Merwe ...  Tap Dancer 2 episodes, 2015
Paris Naumovski Paris Naumovski ...  Tap Dancer 2 episodes, 2015
Angela Toohey Angela Toohey ...  Vocals of Liza Minnelli 2 episodes, 2015
Melanie Parry ...  Vocals of Judy Garland 2 episodes, 2015
Aimee Mursell Aimee Mursell ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
Rose Hartigan Rose Hartigan ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
Elle Mursell Elle Mursell ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
Natalie Rakhimova Natalie Rakhimova ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
Catherine Bolitho Catherine Bolitho ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
Whitney Ross Whitney Ross ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
Sophie McAuliffe Sophie McAuliffe ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
Elicia McDonald Elicia McDonald ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
Samara Kennedy Samara Kennedy ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
Jenna Kratzel ...  Rockette 2 episodes, 2015
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The two part mini-series tells the remarkable story of Peter Allen's rise from country New South Wales to the Hollywood Hills, becoming part of American royalty along the way.

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23 September 2015 | by brycefionaSee all my reviews

No cringing here. This is vintage Australian movie making at its best. Script, casting, directions, delicate camera work - just a perfect production.This had all the ingredients for being soppy and clichéd, but tight scripting and direction keeps it together all the way to its simple ending. It recognizes Peter Allen career as being one filled with the gritty boringness of trying to make it,until his ship sailed in with the all-sails blazing Judy Garland, played in perfect balance by Sigrid Thornton, a role that could have so easily slipped into parody. The clever flatness of colour at times poignantly captures an era of post war Australia when all was not easy on the home-front, but new sounds and media were innocently arising. This series reveals how the Australian film industry has been so dreadfully neglected, as it showcases the ability of our homegrown talent to make world class entertainment.


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