Jack Irish goes into production Monday

Essential Media goes into production on Monday to make two tele-movies based on the character of Jack Irish.

The films come from the creative team behind ABC’s other successful lawyer program Rake, Jack Irish will be directed by Jeffrey Walker and produced by Ian Collie of Essential Media and Entertainment, and adapted by Andrew Knight and Matt Cameron. It will be filmed in and around Melbourne.

The two films; Jack Irish: Bad Debts, and Jack Irish Black Tide, will star Guy Pearce as Jack Irish, the former criminal lawyer, collector of bad debts, footy fan, trainee cabinetmaker and sometime lover.

The two films will also feature Martin Sacks (The Cup, Blue Heelers), Emma Booth (Cloudstreet, Underbelly), Don Hany (Offspring), Colin Friels (Killing Time, Blackjack) and more.

We last saw Guy Pearce on the small screen in his Emmy winning role as Monty in mini-series Mildred Pierce.

Jack Irish: Bad Debts
Synopsis: life is hard enough for Jack – his beloved football club has moved interstate, the odds of his latest plunge at the track seem too long and he’s still cooking for one. So a phone message from ex-client Danny McKillop (Simon Russell) doesn’t ring any bells. But then Danny turns up dead and Jack must take a walk back into a dark and dangerous past.

Jack Irish: Black Tide
Synopsis: Jack helps out an old family friend Des Connors (Ron Jacobson) whose son Gary (Nicholas Coghlan) has gone missing. As Jack begins to dig, he discovers Gary Connors was a man with something to hide, and his friends are people with darker and more deadly secrets.


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