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Mary Bryant 

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A young woman is transported to the New South Wales penal colony in 1788.
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Series cast summary:
Romola Garai ...  Mary Bryant 2 episodes, 2005
Jack Davenport ...  Lieutenant Ralph Clarke 2 episodes, 2005
Alex O'Loughlin ...  William 'Will' Bryant 2 episodes, 2005
Sam Neill ...  Governor Arthur Phillip 2 episodes, 2005
Tony Martin ...  Martin 2 episodes, 2005
David Field ...  Thomas 2 episodes, 2005
Garry McDonald Garry McDonald ...  Reverend Johnson 2 episodes, 2005
Dan Spielman ...  Cox 2 episodes, 2005
Stephen Curry ...  Allen 2 episodes, 2005
Abe Forsythe ...  Sam Liley 2 episodes, 2005
Linal Haft ...  Sergeant Ryan / ... 2 episodes, 2005
Brittany Carney Brittany Carney ...  Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
Montana Carney Montana Carney ...  Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
Jada Lang Jada Lang ...  Baby Emmanuel 2 episodes, 2005
Jasmin Lang Jasmin Lang ...  Baby Emmanuel 2 episodes, 2005
Tasha Lang Tasha Lang ...  Baby Emmanuel 2 episodes, 2005
Alice McConnell Alice McConnell ...  Elizabeth 2 episodes, 2005
Genevieve O'Reilly ...  Alicia 2 episodes, 2005
Leo Jampinjinpa Wayne Leo Jampinjinpa Wayne ...  Woollarawarre Bennelong 2 episodes, 2005
Edwina Bishop Edwina Bishop ...  Woman in Cornwall 2 episodes, 2005
Roxanne Havard Roxanne Havard ...  Baby Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
Tieran Havard Tieran Havard ...  Baby Charlotte 2 episodes, 2005
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Will Bryant and Mary are among the petty common criminals who are condemned by British justice to deportation to the new Botany Bay penal colony in Australia. The long sailing voyage is eventful, with them falling in love but her also seducing the noble, naive lieutenant Ralph Clarke. In the colony, life is terribly harsh. Ultimately, the pair and some other convicts organize a successful escape by boat. Barely alive, they reach Dutch Timor, and hope to be in the clear. Written by KGF Vissers

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Her courage paved the way to their freedom

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Adventure | Drama

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Rated R for violence including rape, sexuality and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Australia | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2005 (UK) See more »

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Mary Bryant See more »

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Australia See more »

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AUD16,000,000 (estimated)
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(2 parts) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Shot over 12 weeks in 22 locations. See more »

Quotes

Mary Bryant: Well, look at you, Mr. John Parker - I went and married the perfect gentlemen.
Will: And I went and married a real pistol!
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This mini-series is a must see!
12 November 2005 | by fiery_phoenix89See all my reviews

Mary Bryant was a remarkable person and this mini-series starred remarkable actors who held together a wonderfully moving recollection of a dark time in the history of Brittan and the beginnings of Australia. It frightens me that my country was essentially founded with such atrocities and in such inhumane ways. I knew of the injustices that would later come about with more force for the Aboriginal people, but scarcely thought of the convicts that were dumped there. I had never really looked at the first fleet the way I did when watching the series, it opened my eyes and those of all of us who've seen it, that I'm sure. All in all there were top film making and superb character portrayals in a very important story to remember of the right of each human being to live and to have redemption from there (often petty) mistakes. I will be listening up for Alex O'Lachlan's name in the future and am sure to follow Romola's acting career with deep interest.


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