The King, premiered on TV1 in May 2007 and became the most watched drama in the history of subscription TV.
Best Tele feature: The King
Best lead actor: Stephen Curry
Best direction: Matt Saville
Best supporting actress: Monica Maughan
The King is the story of Graham Kenney, Australias first and greatest home grown TV superstar. It depicts his rise from working class kid, through radio, TV, film, and back into TV again. But against this backdrop of professional success it also tracks Kennedys personal tragedies - the loneliness, the unrealised ambitions and the terrible pressure of being under Australias spotlight in the 1950s and 60s. The King is not just about a man - its also the story of the birthday of television, a cultural phenomenon that has helped define a nation and made us who we are today.
Staring Stephen Curry, (The Castle), as Graham Kennedy who is joined by Stephen Hall (Bert Newton), Shaun Michallef (Colin Bednall), Garry McDonald (Nicky) and many more of Australias leading acting talent.
Nominated for 4 AFI Awards, The King is a dramatic, moving and entertaining story portraying a unique time in Australian television history.
"The life story of Graham Kennedy was always going to receive a lot of focus. Hopefully wevedone his story justice, it was an amazing journey for all of us involved with the project capturing the birth of television in Australia. Ive never had so much fun on a shoot, the AFI nominationsreally are a wonderful bonus"
-Jason Stephens Producer.
DVD Bonus Content
The Making of The King - A fascinating insight into the making of The King. Interviews with the cast, crew and friends. Behind the scenes look during pre-production and production.
Audio Commentary - with Stephen Curry, Kris Mrska, (writer) Jamie Browne, (writer), Jason Stephens (Producer - Co-Executive Producer) and Matthew Saville, (Director)
Price: $24.95 RRP
Duration: 99 mins