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Coming soon to ABC TV Australia: Tim, as Northern Irish ex-convict Smasher Sullivan, in the mini-series The Secret River, adapted from Kate Grenville’s acclaimed novel.

Directed by Daina Reid, the series, which will air on ABC in two 90 minute episodes, stars British actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen as William Thornhill, a convict, and Sarah Snook as Sal, his free settler wife, who are transported to the new colony of New South Wales in 1805. Tim is amongst a stellar cast which also includes: Lachy Hulme, Genevieve Lemon and Trevor Jamieson.

Whet your appetite with this trailer and glimpse Tim, as the Hawkesbury River resident, looking and sounding as you’ve never seen or heard him before:

The Secret River was shot in locations across Victoria and on The Hawkesbury River, north of Sydney, last year.

It will feature as part of the Sydney Film Festival next month.

We’ll announce, on here, as soon as we hear exactly when you’ll be able to see it on your tellys.

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Elizabeth on 17th of May 2015

The Secret River miniseries looks to be great viewing. Can’t wait for it to be televised. It is another great book of Kate Grenville’s.

Vicki on 9th of May 2015

Saw the trailer on TV last night, and thought, “Gosh that looks like Tim Minchin”. Will definitely be watching it.

anna on 9th of May 2015

didnt see tim in that trailer

Suzanne on 8th of May 2015

It looks like they’ve stayed true to the book. Fantastic! Now, if only it made it over to the States…

Irene on 8th of May 2015

Fantastic, I have been looking forward to this so much!

adale o'brien on 8th of May 2015

this looks like a truly brilliant film. when will it hit the US? soon, i hope!

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