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Jack Irish

  • Why send a hit man when you can send a lawyer?

    Premiered 14 Oct 2012 on ABC1

    Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) is a man getting his life back together again. A former criminal lawyer whose world imploded, he now spends his days as a part-time investigator, debt collector, punter and sometime lover. An expert in finding those who don’t want to be found – dead or alive, Jack helps out his mates while avoiding the past.

    Adapted from the celebrated novels by Peter Temple – Bad Debts, Black Tide and Dead Point - the award-winning Jack Irish books have been acclaimed by critics; loved for their thrilling storylines, eclectic characters, underlying humour and most of all for being “wonderfully, quintessentially Australian.” The scripts have been written by Andrew Knight (Rake, After the Deluge, Seachange) and Matt Cameron (Crashburn, Seachange).
  • 3 x 90' Telemovies

    Based on the Peter Temple novels Jack Irish: Bad Debts, Black Tide and Dead Point.

    BAD DEBTS
    Cast Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson, Vadim Glowna, Steve Bisley, Damien Richardson, Colin Friels and Emma Booth
    Director Jeffrey Walker
    Written by Andrew Knight
    Producer Ian Collie
    Executive Producer Andrew Knight

    BLACK TIDE
    Cast Guy Pearce, Don Hany, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Diana Glenn, Shane Jacobson, Vadim Glowna, Kate Atkinson, Ron Jacobson, Marta Dusseldorp, Bob Franklin, Lachy Hulme, Alexandra Schepisi, Rhys Muldoon and Martin Sacks
    Director Jeffrey Walker
    Written by Matt Cameron
    Producer Ian Collie
    Executive Producer Andrew Knight

    DEAD POINT
    Cast Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp, Barry Humphries, Deborah Mailman, Kat Stewart, Vince Colosimo, Aaron Pedersen, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson, John Jarratt, Kate Beahan, Tess Haubrich, Dominic Allburn and Damien Richardson
    Director Jeffrey Walker
    Written by Matt Cameron
    Producer Ian Collie
    Co-Producer Jeffrey Walker and Andrew Anastasios
    Executive Producer Andrew Knight

    An Essential Media and Entertainment production for ABC1. Financed with the support of Film Victoria, Screen Australia, ABC Commercial and ZDF Enterprises .