18 user

The Beautiful Lie 

Anna is happily married. She has the perfect family. But one man will change it all.
530 ( 360)




3 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »




Series cast summary:
Sarah Snook ...  Anna Ivin 6 episodes, 2015
Rodger Corser ...  Xander Ivin 6 episodes, 2015
Sophie Lowe ...  Kitty Ballantyne 6 episodes, 2015
Celia Pacquola ...  Dolly Faraday 6 episodes, 2015
Daniel Henshall ...  Kingsley Faraday 6 episodes, 2015
Benedict Samuel ...  Skeet Du Pont 6 episodes, 2015
Catherine McClements ...  Tess Du Pont 6 episodes, 2015
Alexander England ...  Peter Levin 6 episodes, 2015
Dan Wyllie ...  Nick Levin 6 episodes, 2015
Robert Menzies Robert Menzies ...  Phillip Ballantyne 6 episodes, 2015
Gina Riley Gina Riley ...  Catherine Ballantyne 6 episodes, 2015
Marlon Williams ...  Dylan 6 episodes, 2015
Lewis Fletcher Lewis Fletcher ...  Kasper Ivin 6 episodes, 2015
Harrison Molloy ...  Riley Faraday 6 episodes, 2015
Artemis Ioannides ...  Gabriela 5 episodes, 2015
Fiona Harris ...  Helen 3 episodes, 2015
Maia Thomas ...  Crystal 3 episodes, 2015
Ali Barter Ali Barter ...  Theresa 3 episodes, 2015
Milla Cormack Milla Cormack ...  Olive Faraday 3 episodes, 2015
Rubie Kirkwood Rubie Kirkwood ...  Olive Faraday / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Sheena Reyes ...  Nat 2 episodes, 2015
Danny McKenna Danny McKenna ...  Drummer 2 episodes, 2015
Savanna Molloy Savanna Molloy ...  Poppy Faraday 2 episodes, 2015
Hadley Webb Hadley Webb ...  Poppy Faraday 2 episodes, 2015


Anna is married to Alex, fifteen years her senior, both living off the spoils of their high profile sporting careers. Anna's been able to juggle career and family up until now when her brother Kingsley is caught philandering. Anna is called on to intervene, and the issue of infidelity rises to the surface. She finds herself dangerously attracted to Skeet, a charming dilettante who has rejected the apparently innocent Kitty. Skeet in turn becomes obsessed with Anna and willing to forgo his own music career to win her enduring love. A contemporary re-imagining of Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina' that explores over six episodes the different kinds of love and all that goes with it.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

tv mini series | See All (1) »




Did You Know?


A re-imaging of Leo Tolstoy's novel 'Anna Karenina'. See more »

User Reviews

Liked it.
10 March 2016 | by rednik-993-681332See all my reviews

The review I just read suggests that I watched a different mini-series. However, that is not so. The difference of opinion, fortunately, is just that. Some people like me liked it, others like the person who gave it two stars obviously did not. It is not high-brow, but it is interesting and entertaining, and at least to me, that's enough. Sarah Snook deserves good scripts, and this one probably did not stretch her. Worth a look and a listen because some of the music is very interesting, and I found the emotional tension quite realistic. The irrational behaviours exhibited by several of the characters were believable, and not unlike what I have seen in real life. Not all productions are going to be highly cerebral, and that is alright because sometimes it is entertaining to just watch, not think too much, and enjoy watching reasonable actors and actresses.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

2015 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beautiful Lie See more »

Filming Locations:

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed