Jack Irish

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According to promo shown last night, the six part series is coming soon. The series follows on from the three telemovies.

Apart from the regulars Guy Pearce, Marta Dusseldorp and Shane Jacobsen, the promo features Marcus Graham, Claudia Karvan, Brooke Satchwell, Peta Brady and Damien Richardson.

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Returns Thursday 11 February at 8:30pm

Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) is back next month in an expanded six-part series that takes us from Fitzroy to Manila in the Philippines, where Jack’s on-again-off-again lover Linda Hillier (Marta Dusseldorp) is now a foreign correspondent for an Australian newspaper.

As Jack and Linda say their final goodbye, it is clear that he has learned little about life, love or women. In the wake of Linda’s departure, Jack continues his important business on home soil – collecting debts, sanding cabinets, and seeing a man about a racehorse. But his fear of commitment is about to be well and truly tested by the arrival of Sarah Longmore (Claudia Karvan).

Seemingly out of the blue, Jack is engaged to track down a missing man, Wayne Dilthey (Dan Hamill). The investigation goes pear-shaped when his quarry is killed before his eyes. The client becomes an enigma and the job is revealed to be an elaborate set up – one that now has Jack prime suspect for murder. Even his alibi is false – the alluring but unnerving metal sculptor, Sarah Longmore, claims to have been with Jack at the time. If all this isn’t disturbing enough, the only witness to the crime has taken off in his beloved Studebaker.

Meanwhile, in Manila, Linda’s journalistic instincts tell her she is on the trail of something big. But when the beginnings of her expose are quickly quashed, the opportunity of a lifetime begins to look like a dead end job – until a mysterious meeting with a criminal in hiding. But all is not what it seems…

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Great cast with some of our best aussie actors.

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Good to see that the ABC have gone back to having their quality dramas on Thursday night and Friday night.

I wish SBS hadn’t put The Family Law in the same slot, considering there are so many other nights available for scripted Aussie drama/comedy, so they wouldn’t clash with Jack Irish on the ABC.

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@JBar quality australian drama should do very well on Thursday and Friday nights.

Yeah but for a while there they kept trying to put their dramas on Sunday nights with less success. They did it with the third season of Rake which ended with lower ratings than previous seasons and the second season of Time of our Lives which led to it getting axed.

Let’s hope they stick with Thursday 8.30pm this year and follow Jack Irish with Janet King, Barracuda, The Code, Glitch etc…

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Jack Irish - Season 2

The Luck of the Irish … Guy Pearce is back as Jack

ABC is pleased to announce that filming is underway on Jack Irish series 2 in Melbourne.

Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce reprises his iconic role as Jack Irish, former criminal lawyer, and part-time debt collector, with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t.

Returning to Jack’s world are Marta Dusseldorp as journalist Linda Hillier, Roy Billing as horse racing identity Harry Strang, Aaron Pedersen as Harry’s trusted off-sider Cam Delray, Shane Jacobson as old-school detective Barry Tregear, Kate Atkinson as IT-guru Simone, Damien Richardson as Jack’s former legal partner Drew, Damien Garvey as Stan, the Prince of Prussia publican, and the inimitable Fitzroy Youth Club, Terry Norris and John Flaus.

The series has an all-star line-up of guests including Danielle Cormack (Rake, Wentworth), Tiarnie Coupland (Sunshine, Love Child), Jacek Koman (Jack Irish series 1, Seven Types of Ambiguity), Leah Vandenberg (The Letdown, Sunshine) and Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering).

The bluebird of happiness has stopped warbling and Jack’s life has hit a new low. His body broken from too many beatings, Linda has left him, the racing world is in turmoil, his local, the Prince of Prussia may never be the same again and Jack has returned to the law in the form of mundane conveyancing.

That is, until he learns of foreign students at a disreputable private college dying in bizarre circumstances. His investigation leads him down a rabbit hole – and Linda to India – to unveil a corrupt and complicit government in bed with a homegrown global enterprise engaged in the literal pursuit of happiness and its very lucrative benefits.

The six-part series is by once again written by 2017 Australian Writers’ Guild (AWGIE) Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Andrew Knight (Ali’s Wedding, Hacksaw Ridge, Rake), Matt Cameron (Sunshine, Secret City, Molly) and Andrew Anastasios (The Water Diviner, Wentworth) with Elise McCredie (Sunshine, Nowhere Boys) joining the team.

Series directors are Mark Joffe (Jack Irish series 1, The House of Hancock), Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, The Principal) and Fiona Banks (Wentworth, Mustangs).

Award-winning producers Ian Collie, Andrew Knight and Matt Cameron said, “In a fast-moving world of progress-at-any-cost, Jack Irish once again proves there is still a place for a time-warped Luddite with a keen sense of justice who prefers not to leave his postcode. This is crime thriller meets drongo-noir and we couldn’t be happier to be getting the band back together.”

ABC’s Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley said, “We’re delighted to welcome Jack Irish and his eccentric entourage back to our screens. The stellar creative team has set the scene for another thrilling ride as Jack’s dogged (and dishevelled) determination to uncover the truth cracks open a world of intrigue, danger and suspense. We can’t wait to share the new season with our audiences.”

Inspired by the Jack Irish novels by Peter Temple, Jack Irish is an Easy Tiger Production for ABC in association with Film Victoria.

The series will air on ABC and ABC iview in 2018.

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Jack Irish - Season 2

From Sunday 8 July at 8:30pm

Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce reprises his iconic role as Jack Irish, former criminal lawyer, and part-time debt collector, with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t.

Returning to Jack’s world are Marta Dusseldorp as journalist Linda Hillier, Roy Billing as horse racing identity Harry Strang, Aaron Pedersen as Harry’s trusted offsider Cam Delray, Shane Jacobson as old-school detective Barry Tregear, Kate Atkinson as IT-guru Simone, Damien Richardson as Jack’s former legal partner Drew Greer, Damien Garvey as Stan, the Prince of Prussia publican, and the inimitable Fitzroy Youth Club, Terry Norris and John Flaus.

The series has an all-star line-up of guests including Danielle Cormack (Rake, Wentworth), Tiarnie Coupland (Sunshine, Love Child), Jacek Koman (Jack Irish Series 1, Seven Types of Ambiguity), Leah Vandenberg (The Letdown, Sunshine) and Tom Gleeson (Hard Quiz, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering).

The bluebird of happiness has stopped warbling and Jack’s life has hit a new low. His body broken from too many beatings, Linda has left him, the racing world is in turmoil, his local – the Prince of Prussia – may never be the same again and Jack has returned to the law in the form of mundane
conveyancing.

That is, until he learns of foreign students at a disreputable private college dying in bizarre circumstances. His investigation leads him down a rabbit hole – and Linda to India – to unveil a corrupt and complicit government in bed with a homegrown global enterprise engaged in the literal pursuit of happiness and its very lucrative benefits.

The six-part series was once again written by 2017 Australian Writers’ Guild (AWGIE) Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Andrew Knight (Ali’s Wedding, Hacksaw Ridge, Rake), Matt Cameron (Sunshine, Secret City, Molly) and Andrew Anastasios (The Water Diviner, Wentworth) and Elise McCredie (Sunshine, Nowhere Boys).

Series directors are Mark Joffe (Jack Irish Series 1, The House of Hancock), Kriv Stenders (Red Dog, The Principal) and Fiona Banks (Wentworth, Mustangs).

Inspired by the Jack Irish novels by Peter Temple, Jack Irish is an Easy Tiger Production for ABC in association with Film Victoria, produced by Ian Collie, Andrew Knight and Matt Cameron. Jack Irish Season 2 is dedicated to Peter Temple who sadly passed away in March 2018.

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JACK IRISH

SEASON 3

Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce reprises his iconic role as Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer, part-time debt collector and private investigator with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t, for an unmissable finale.

The explosive final series of Jack Irish delves deep into Jack’s past, questioning everything he thought he knew about his life and bringing him face to face with an antagonist more personal and destructive than he has ever encountered.

Joining Pearce once again are Jack’s trusty cohorts Marta Dusseldorp as journalist Linda Hillier, Roy Billing as horse racing identity Harry Strang, Aaron Pedersen as Harry’s trusted off- sider Cam Delray, Shane Jacobson as old-school detective Barry Tregear, Kate Atkinson as IT-guru Simone, Damien Richardson as Jack’s former legal partner Drew, Damien Garvey as Stan, the Prince of Prussia publican, and the inimitable Fitzroy Youth Club, Terry Norris and John Flaus.

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P R O D U C T I O N C R E D I T S

Producer, Ian Collie. Writer/Producer/Series Creator, Matt Cameron. Writer/ Executive Producer/Series Creator, Andrew Knight. Co-Writer/Series Creator, Andrew Anastasios. Co-Writer, Alli Parker. Executive Producer, Rob Gibson.

Director, Greg McLean. ABC Executive Producers, Sally Riley and Brett Sleigh. An Easy Tiger Production for ABC in association with Film Victoria International distributor, DCD rights.

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Filming is underway on the final chapter of ABC’s award-winning series Jack Irish .

Emmy Award-winner Guy Pearce reprises his iconic role as Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer, part-time debt collector and private investigator with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t, for an unmissable finale.

The explosive final series of Jack Irish delves deep into Jack’s past, questioning everything he thought he knew about his life and bringing him face to face with an antagonist more personal and destructive than he has ever encountered.

Star of the series, Guy Pearce said, “Jack has been one of the most enjoyable characters I’ve ever played. From our first telemovie in 2012 to our last miniseries in 2018 every twist and turn has been thrilling and every line of dialogue utterly satisfying. I’m very much looking forward to Jack’s final hurrah but also feeling a deep sense of melancholy knowing it will be our last.”

Joining Pearce once again are Jack’s trusty cohorts Marta Dusseldorp as journalist Linda Hillier, Roy Billing as horse racing identity Harry Strang, Aaron Pedersen as Harry’s trusted off-sider Cam Delray, Shane Jacobson as old-school detective Barry Tregear, Kate Atkinson as IT-guru Simone, Damien Richardson as Jack’s former legal partner Drew, Damien Garvey as Stan, the Prince of Prussia publican, and the inimitable Fitzroy Youth Club, Terry Norris and John Flaus.

A stellar line up of guests including Gary Sweet, Alison Whyte, Genevieve Picot, Matt Testro, John Stanton, Robert Rabiah and Nicole Nabout join Jack on this final crusade.

The four-part series, created by Matt Cameron, Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios, is written by Matt Cameron ( Sunshine, Secret City ), Andrew Knight ( Rake, Hacksaw Ridge ), Andrew Anastasios ( The Water Diviner, Wentworth ) and Alli Parker ( Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries ).

All four episodes will be directed by Greg McLean (The Gloaming, Wolf Creek) .

ABC’s Head of Scripted Production Sally Riley said, “ABC audiences have relished every outing of Jack Irish and we are thrilled to be bringing Jack back for one last ride. The stellar creative team have pulled out all stops for the finale and we can’t wait to share what promises to be an epic conclusion to this much-loved series.”

Award-winning producers Ian Collie and Matt Cameron said, “Jack Irish is a character who embodies a ramshackle but indefatigable integrity, putting himself on the line for the forgotten and the disenfranchised in a world that often looks the other way. But he has always been a man carrying scars and demons of his own and in this final chapter he comes face to face with the past that has long haunted him in a thrilling and moving conclusion.”

Inspired by the Jack Irish novels by the late Peter Temple, the first two Jack Irish telemovies Bad Debts and Black Tide were broadcast on ABC in 2012 followed by the final in the trilogy, Dead Point , in 2014. The first Jack Irish series of six episodes screened in 2016. The second series was broadcast in 2018.

The series will air on ABC and ABC iview in 2021.

Production Credits: An Easy Tiger Production for ABC in association with Film Victoria. Producers: Ian Collie, Matt Cameron and Jo Rooney. Executive Producers: Rob Gibson and Andrew Knight.

ABC Executive Producers: Sally Riley and Brett Sleigh. Distributed internationally by DCD Rights.

Season 3

Premieres Sunday 13 June at 8:30 pm

Update:

The not-to-be missed final chapter of ABC’s much-loved series Jack Irish starts on Sunday 13 June, 8.30pm on ABC TV, and then all episodes will be available to stream on ABC iview.

Emmy award-winner Guy Pearce is back for one last crusade reprising his iconic role as Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer with a penchant for getting wrapped up in things he shouldn’t.

Inspired by the acclaimed crime novels of Peter Temple, the explosive four-part series comes full circle, with the long-suppressed trauma of Jack’s wife’s brutal and random murder by his former client Wayne Milovich – which launched the first Jack Irish instalment, Bad Debts – rearing its ugly head after Jack discovers there was more to those fateful events all those years ago.

Striking painfully close to home, Jack’s obsession with unlocking the secrets of the past brings him face-to-face with an adversary more personal and destructive than any other he has known.

Joining Guy Pearce on Jack’s final journey are Marta Dusseldorp as journalist Linda Hillier, Roy Billing as horse racing identity Harry Strang, Aaron Pedersen as Harry’s trusted off-sider Cam Delray, Shane Jacobson as old-school detective Barry Tregear, Kate Atkinson as IT-guru Simone, Damien Richardson as Jack’s former legal partner Drew, Bob Franklin as hapless career criminal Brendan O’Grady, Jacek Koman as Linda’s former journalist husband, Damien Garvey as Stan, the Prince of Prussia publican, and the inimitable Fitzroy Youth Club, Terry Norris and John Flaus.

An impressive line-up of guest stars including Gary Sweet, Alison Whyte, Genevieve Picot, Matt Testro, Robert Rabiah and Nicole Nabout also join Jack for this thrilling and moving conclusion.

Created by the highly regarded creative team of Matt Cameron, Andrew Knight and Andrew Anastasios, the series is written by showrunner Matt Cameron ( Sunshine, Secret City ), Andrew Knight ( Rake, Hacksaw Ridge ), Andrew Anastasios ( The Water Diviner, Wentworth ) and Alli Parker ( Secret Bridesmaids’ Business, Miss Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries ). All four episodes are directed by Greg McLean ( The Gloaming, Wolf Creek ).

The first two Jack Irish telemovies Bad Debts and Black Tide were broadcast on ABC in 2012 followed by Dead Point in 2014. The first Jack Irish series of six episodes screened in 2016. The second series was broadcast in 2018.

Production Credits : An Easy Tiger Production for ABC in association with Film Victoria. Producers: Ian Collie, Matt Cameron and Jo Rooney. Executive Producers: Rob Gibson and Andrew Knight. ABC Executive Producers: Brett Sleigh and Sally Riley. Distributed internationally by DCD Rights.

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Worth noting there are only 4 episodes in this season.

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