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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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While in prison the groups case was taken up by the biographer and lawyer, James Boswell. After Marys' release Boswell provided her with a pension of £10 until his death in 1795. See more »

Quotes

Clarke: All of these? An army couldn't have eaten and drunk this much!
Ambassador's wife: They had very healthy appetites.
Clarke: And these? You gave note of credit for a brothel?
Ambassador's wife: From our limited knowledge of English ways. Admittedly many gossip about your royal family and members of parliament... we understood that the brothel was very much a part of the daily rounds.
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Wish there were more aboriginal parts but its a pretty good effort!
30 October 2005 | by mattchuderSee all my reviews

I think its a pretty darn good TV movie hey.... although as always the aboriginal roles are relegated to absolute nothing which I wish I wish I wish COULD BE CHANGED!

But anyways...its about Mary's story..and its pretty realistic about the anarchy, the dirt the grime, the sexually charged atmosphere of depravity..as the Aboriginal elders and young uns watched this cesspool of white convicts raping and killing each other...who were the savages again? It questions many things about Australia as a penal colony journeying with this character of Mary.

But the film really depicts as many sides to the story as possible and with Jack Davenport playing against his type in the Brit- hit series "Coupling", mix that with a real ball-cruncher of Romola Grai and you've got something thats definitely meant to liven up the dreary boring Sunday night TV. Plus the "soft porny" stuff pretty spiff as well!


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2005 (UK) See more »

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

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