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The Beautiful Lie 

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




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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 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.

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Moody,dramatic yet good
15 November 2015 | by jk-692-236394See all my reviews

I am very much enjoying this mini series. I have never read or seen Anna Karenina so I am not comparing it to that. I see this as a very realistic, and rather stylish and moody take on cheating and sudden attraction. Then chronicling the destruction and fall out which follows. I feel like they have not made it look pretty or fun or easy either. Everyone has been dramatically affected by the main characters choice to embark on an affair. The obvious people like her husband and little boy, but also the people all around her that she hurt. She cries in episode 5, I have lost my family, meaning all the extra people who form our families, not just her blood family and ex. Skeet, the man she cheats with, is interesting to me. I like the actor and I have never seen him before. What I found so interesting is how she meets his mother on a plane ride just before she meets him and the Mother clearly tells her how Skeet never stays with women. He moves on and loses interest quickly. It was like she got this very intimate run down on the guy from his Mom, but her sexual attraction blitzed her brain. I found the side story of the insecure young women who was engaged to Skeet and then finds love after, and the alcoholic brother and his brother moving and well done. There is one episode left and I have no idea how this is all going to turn out, but I am looking forward to it.

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