FIVE FAST FACTS ABOUT A PLACE TO CALL HOME:
DOWNTON DOWNUNDER? Being a period piece the
comparison between A Place To Call Home and Downton Abbey will be natural and critics won’t be far off the mark.
While there is no downstairs staff to speak of, the piece does deal with class and the responsibilities of wealthy families.
BEVAN LEE Seven’s chief ideas man Bevan Lee has had a longheld desire to create an Australian period drama. The brains behind shows
THE HOUSE The family home you see in A Place To Call Home is actually a functioning house people live in. They kept the lower floor completely traditional and live in the upstairs section of the house. Naturally the series is shot in the
NEW FACES There are plenty of newcomers getting their big television break in this but it isn’t
by any means their first acting gig. David Berry (James Bligh) and
Arianwen ParkesLockwood (Olivia Bligh) are seasoned theatre performers. ParkesLockwood starred opposite Martha Dusseldorp in Sydney Theatre Company’s
A Place To Call Home marks the celebration of Noni Hazlehurst’s 39th year in television. She began her career in 1974 on The Box and has gone on to appear in Division 4,
The Sullivans, City Homicide as well as her
much-loved run in Play School. This new show sees her give Maggie Smith a run for her money in being an expert at sour faces and old
PERIOD PIECE: The cast of Seven’s new period drama