Cast: Sam Worthington, Hugh Dancy, Ewen Leslie, Joel Jackson, Charles Dance, Rachel Griffiths, Bryan Brown, Jessica De Gouw, Nick Pelomis, Anna Torv, Dan Wylie
Director: Michael Rymer
Genre: TV – War Drama
Running Time: 196 minutes
Deadline Gallipoli is a powerful historical mini-series that explores the legend of the Gallipoli campaign during World War I. This lavish event drama is seen from the viewpoint of war correspondents, fully embedded in the action. These journalists run into sharp conflict with the Allied military high-command when they become determined to report on the dire mismanagement of the operation. Starring a stellar international cast including Sam Worthington (Avatar), Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Bryan Brown (Old School), Rachel Griffiths (Six Feet Under) and Hugh Dancy (Hannibal), Deadline Gallipoli is available on DVD & Digital from April 21, 2016.
Three journalists, Charles Bean (Joel Jackson, Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door), Ellis Ashmead Bartlett (Dancy) and Phillip Schuler (Worthington), arrive at Gallipoli with the invading British and Allied troops in 1915. They will report the war but are prevented from getting out the true story of an unfolding disaster. From encampment in Cairo to Anzac Cove to the evacuation, this is the story of journalists who will not allow truth to be the first casualty. This is the story of the men who will not shut up. The actions of these men will help change the course of the campaign, ensure that a strategic disaster becomes a legend of human heroism and leave an impregnable mark on each of their lives.
Co-written by four of Australia's best scripting talents; Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean, Australia), Cate Shortland (Somersault, The Slap), Shaun Grant (The Snowtown Murders, Killing Time) and Jaquelin Perske (Little Fish, Love My Way), Deadline Gallipoli is a fresh take on the Gallipoli story. Also starring an array of brilliant Australian talent including Dan Wyllie (Puberty Blues), Anna Torv (Fringe), Jessica De Gouw (Arrow) and Ewen Leslie (Wonderland), Deadline Gallipoli is yours to own on DVD & Digital from April 21, 2016.