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The Brides Of Christ (ABC Drama, Lisa Hensley, Naomi Watts)



The Brides Of Christ ABC Drama

Period drama series The Brides Of Christ detailed episodes in the lives of a group of nuns during the 1960’s. Sister Agnes (Brenda Fricker) was at the centre of things as was Sister Catherine (Josephine Byrnes).

The series won AFI awards for Best Mini Series, Best Actress (Lisa Hensley), Best Director and Best Script) Filmed at Douglas Park, NSW. It was actually a co-production between ABC in Australia, Channel 4 in the UK and RTE in Ireland.

Cast: BRENDA FRICKER as Sister Agnes; JOSEPHINE BYRNES as Sister Catherine; SANDY GORE as Mother Ambrose; PAT BISHOP as Mary Maloney; LISA HENSLEY as Sister Paul; NAOMI WATTS as Frances Heffernan; KYM WILSON as Rosemary Fitzgerald; CAROLINE GILMER as Sister Philomena; STUART FINCH as Father Riordan; JOHN FRAWLEY as Bishop

Creator: Penny Chapman / Music: Mario Millo / Script Editor: Sue Smith / Executive Producers: Penny Chapman, Liam Miller / Producer: Sue Masters

Australia – UK / ABC – RTE – Roadshow – Coote and Carroll – Channel 4 / 6×60 minute episodes / Broadcast 1991