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The King (2007)

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The King is the story of Graham Kennedy, Australia's first and greatest home grown TV superstar. It traces his rise from working class Balaclava kid, through radio, TV, film, and back to TV again. It also tracks Kennedy's personal tragedies - the loneliness, the unrealised ambitions and the terrible pressures of being Australia's first homegrown superstar in the 1950s and 60s.

Director: Matthew Saville
Writers: Jaime Browne, Kris Mrksa.

Release Date: 2007-05-20
Status: Released
Run time: 100 min / 1:40
Production Companies : Crackerjack Productions, TV1, FremantleMedia Australia
Production Country: Australia
Release Date: 2007-05-20
Status: Released
Run time: 100 min / 1:40

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Stephen Curry
as Graham Kennedy
Shaun Micallef
as Colin Bednall
Garry McDonald
as Nicky Whitta
Steve Bisley
as Harry M. Miller
Stephen Hall
as Bert Newton
Todd MacDonald
as Richard Croft
Bernard Curry
as John Wesley
Nick Farnell
as Norm Spencer
Donal Forde
as Geoff "Corkie" Corke
Leo Taylor
as Sir Frank Packer
Beau Brady
as Tim
Monica Maughan
as Nana Scott
Roz Hammond
as Kathleen Whitta
Jane Allsop
as Noeline Brown
Beth Buchanan
as Val Wesley
Leverne McDonnell
as Mary Kennedy
Virginia Bowers
as Clara
Cathy Godbold
as Rosemary Margan
Louis Corbett
as Young Graham Kennedy
Kodi Smit-McPhee
as Young John Wesley
Elwood Miles
as Len
Kate Doherty
as Princess Panda
Thomas M. Wright
as Alfie
Angus Sampson
as Ugly Dave Gray
Mick Alford
as Driver
Steve McDowell
as Stage Hand #1
John Osborne
as Stage Hand #2
Nigel Johnston
as Handsome Man
Chad Hamilton
as Michael Whitta
Riley Hamilton
as Gary Whitta
Carole Patullo
as Reception Nurse
Glen Hancox
as Floor Manager / AD
Dion Mills
as Batman
Rod Flannagan
as Executive #1
Raymond Hatfield
as Executive #2
Ian Swan
as Executive #3
Dave Kenyon
as Executive #4
Dan Purdey
as Executive #5
Morgan Baker
as David
Mike Shephard
as Blankety Blanks Member
Richard Askin
as Stage Manager
Greg Marian
as Packer's Lawyer
Chris Saxton
as Studio Crew #1
Marcelle Knapp
as Studio Crew #2
William Wood
as Radio Executive #1
Eric McPhan
as Radio Executive #2
Brett Donohue
as Writer #1
Nigel Leslie
as Writer #2
Graham Kennedy
as Himself (archive footage)
Tony Barber
as Himself (archive footage)
Bert Newton
as Himself (archive footage)


Directing Matthew Saville Director
Writing Jaime Browne Screenplay
Writing Kris Mrksa Screenplay
Production Elisa Argenzio Line Producer
Production Mark Fennessy Executive Producer
Production Jason Stephens Executive Producer
Sound Bryony Marks Music
Crew Leilani Hannah Cinematography
Editing Geoff Hitchins Editor
Production Nathan Lloyd Casting
Production Ann Robinson Casting
Art Paddy Reardon Production Design
Art Adele Flere Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Sandi Cichello Costume Design
Production Andrew Marshall Unit Production Manager
Production Anna Molyneaux Production Manager
Production Jason Stephens Producer

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