DARLINGS OF THE GODS



Australia / ABC TV – Simpson Le Mesurier – Euston / 2x120m-e / 27–28 September 1989

Writers: Roger Simpson, Graeme Farmer / Book: Garry O’Connor / Camera: Ian Warburton / Music: Brian May / Design: Colin Gersch / Costume: Jim Murray / Producers: Roger Le Mesurier, Roger Simpson / Executive Producer: Sandra Levy / Director: Catherine Millar

Period drama serial. In 1948 top English actors Laurence Olivier and his wife Vivien Leigh visit Australia with the Old Vic Theatre Company, Leigh is drawn towards an affair with up and coming actor Peter Finch.

Cast: ANTHONY HIGGINS as Laurence Olivier / MEL MARTIN as Vivien Leigh / JEROME EHLERS as Peter Finch / RHYS McCONNOCHIE as Ralph Richardson / ANTHONY HAWKINS as Cecil Tennant / BARRY QUIN as Dan Cunningham / JACKIE KELLEHER as Elsie Beyer / LINDY DAVIES as Antonia Vaughan / NICKI PAULL as June Kelly / SHANE BRIANT as Cecil Beaton / FRED COURT as Peter Cushing / MARTIN REDPATH as George Relph