The Seven network has announced the cast for its major new drama A Place to Call Home.
Set in rural Australia in the 1950s, A Place to Call Home is a sweeping drama of one woman's journey to heal her soul and of a privileged family's confrontation with a changing era. A romantic saga based in the fictional town of Inverness – home to the Bligh family estate Ash Park - with a landscape as vast and dramatic as the people who live there.
Acclaimed actress Marta Dusseldorp leads the distinguished cast as Sarah Adams, a woman with a mysterious past who returns to Australia looking for healing and a place to call home. She is joined by the much-loved and award-winning Noni Hazlehurst as the controlling Bligh family matriarch Elizabeth. Brett Climo plays her only son George Bligh, who heads up the family's business interests, ruling with a kind but firm hand.
An ensemble of fresh new talent has been unearthed, many of whom will be making their major television debut. David Berry, Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Craig Hall, Abby Earl and Aldo Mignone will bring a passion and excitement to their characters as they take on the most significant roles of their careers. Rounding out the cast is the legendary Frankie J. Holden.
Filming is underway in Sydney.
Creator Bevan Lee – the man behind hits such as Always Greener, Packed to the Rafters and most recently Winners & Losers – believes Australian audiences will be drawn to the lavish production which he describes as a compelling melodrama about love and loss set against the social change of the 1950s.
"It is above all a ripping emotional yarn about a woman fighting to find a place to call home and a wealthy family being challenged by a changing Australia. In learning to live again, Sarah brings new life and inspiration to all around her, especially the Bligh family."
The network's Head of Drama Julie McGauran says A Place to Call Home will be a welcome addition to the network’s award winning drama stable. With splendid locations, sets and costuming, it brings epic drama back to Australian television.
"A Place to Call Home is a sweeping and grand production and our most ambitious yet," Julie says. "Casting has been a joy. We've assembled the most outstanding group of actors. The blend of youth and experience is magic and together they bring these brilliantly conceived characters to life."More details will be released in upcoming months. A Place to Call Home is produced by Chris Martin-Jones for the network. Executive producers are John Holmes and Julie McGauran.
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