Jack is engaged to find a missing person, only to be later framed for his murder. Jack is quickly caught up in a complex web of powerful vested interests that stretches from his home town of Fitzroy to a remote village in the Philippines.
2,079 ( 32)




3   2   1  
2021   2018   2017   2016  
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Series cast summary:
Guy Pearce ...  Jack Irish 16 episodes, 2016-2021
Aaron Pedersen ...  Cam Delray 16 episodes, 2016-2021
Roy Billing ...  Harry Strang 16 episodes, 2016-2021
Shane Jacobson ...  Barry Tregear 16 episodes, 2016-2021
John Flaus ...  Wilbur 16 episodes, 2016-2021
Terry Norris ...  Eric 16 episodes, 2016-2021
Marta Dusseldorp ...  Linda Hillier 15 episodes, 2016-2021
Damien Richardson ...  Drew Greer 14 episodes, 2016-2021
Kate Atkinson ...  Simone 14 episodes, 2016-2021
Damien Garvey ...  Stan 12 episodes, 2016-2018
Jacek Koman ...  Orton 10 episodes, 2016-2018
Deborah Mailman ...  Cynthia 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Ronald Falk ...  Norm 7 episodes, 2016-2018
Bob Franklin Bob Franklin ...  Brendan O'Grady 7 episodes, 2016-2018


Once a successful partner in a busy Melbourne criminal law practice, Jack Irish slipped into an alcohol-fueled depression after his wife was murdered. First he lost his cases, then his self-esteem. But after hitting rock bottom, he finally started putting his life together again and has become a part-time investigator. In Jack's first case, "Bad Debts," he uncovers big-time corruption in the police, the church and the state government. In "Black Tide," Jack helps out an old family friend whose son has gone missing - for a good reason. Starring Guy Pearce as Jack Irish, this TV movie series based on the crime novels by Peter Temple offers a collection of suspense-filled whodunits with a charismatic lead and charming secondary characters.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama


Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The first series of six episodes broadcast from February 11 to March 17, 2016. See more »


Follows Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012) See more »

User Reviews

Yards of gritty Australian character....
16 March 2016 | by s3276169See all my reviews

Jack Irish is a detective show with yards of gritty, very Australian character.

Jack is wryly witty, hard drinking, somewhat self destructive, self styled detective and part time ladies man. Played with a world worn, crusty charm, by Guy Pearce.

Jack Irish and the larger than life, cast of very colourful Australian characters, really bring this series to life. Each of the characters in this series has a well rounded, often off beat or odd ball personality and their own well scripted narrative. There are no "filler" characters in Jack Irish and the series is so much better, for it.

The quality characterizations are matched up with robust, mystery/crime, tales, that typically have an "underdog taking on the corrupt establishment" flavour. Jack is always the underdog, who inevitably comes out on top, but, typically, not without exacting a personal toll.

I really, really like Jack Irish. If you have not spent time in Australia it may be hard to appreciate some of the cultural artifacts and nuances found in the series. That said, its a very approachable watch, that's certainly a departure from mainstream US and UK crime/mystery drama's. I say give it a go. Eight out of ten from me.

52 of 58 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 22 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »


Official Sites:

Official Site





Release Date:

12 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jack Irish See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed