Ned Kelly


1h 50m 2004

Brief Synopsis

In the latter part of the 19th century, Australia is still largely untamed. The former penal colony's first-generation Irish immigrant population lives in poverty. Having already experienced police brutality and the death of his father, bushranger Ned Kelly is wrongfully imprisoned on the trumped-up

Film Details

Also Known As
Kelly Gang, The, Our Sunshine
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Canal Plus; StudioCanal; Universal Pictures; Working Title Films
Distribution Company
Focus Features; Focus Features; Italia Films; Sam Film; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Synopsis

In the latter part of the 19th century, Australia is still largely untamed. The former penal colony's first-generation Irish immigrant population lives in poverty. Having already experienced police brutality and the death of his father, bushranger Ned Kelly is wrongfully imprisoned on the trumped-up charge of stealing a horse. Emerging a few years later, in 1874, Ned is hardened but vows to stay straight. Rejoining his widowed mother and younger siblings, he makes money for his family as a champion bare-knuckle boxer. He also toils as a farmhand on the estate of an English landowner--with whose beatuiful wife Ned shares a mutual attraction. But the British colonial system and its Victorian English enforcers remain prejudiced against Australia's working people, and the struggling Kelly family is no exception. When, in 1878, a bullying police officer is rebuffed by Ned's younger sister Kate and targets the family for harassment, Ned and his mother are unjustly charged with attempted murder. Ned is determined to avenge his family's name and strike back against his people's oppressors. While hiding in the bush, he forms a loyal Gang that includes his best friend Joe Byrne. When a chance encounter with the police culminates in three officers killed, the Kelly Gang is forced to go on the run. They blaze a trail through the Outback, robbing banks to fund themselves and giving police the runaround. The Kelly Gang's reputation as invincible outlaws grows, as does nationwide support from their immigrant countrymen. To the masses, Ned is a hero. To lawmen, he is the most wanted man in Australia. When the authorities bring in the formidable Superintendent Francis Hare to capture and/or kill the outlaws, Ned strategizes a risky showdown at the Glenrowan Inn. It is this event which will seal his fate--and his legend.

Cast

Heath Ledger

Ned Kelly

Orlando Bloom

Joe Byrne

Geoffrey Rush

Francis Hare

Naomi Watts

Julia Cook

Laurence Kinlan

Dan Kelly

Philip Barantini

Steve Hart

Joel Edgerton

Aaron Sherritt

Kiri Paramore

Fitzpatrick

Kerry Condon

Kate Kelly

Kris Mcquade

Ellen Kelly

Emily Browning

Grace Kelly

Rachel Griffiths

Mrs Scott

Geoff Morrell

Mr Scott

Charles Tingwell

Saskia Burmeister

Jane Jones

Peter Phelps

Constable Thomas Lonigan

Russell Dykstra

Isaiah Wright

Nick Farnell

Russell Gilbert

Brooke Harman

Molly Mccaffrey

Tim Wright

Nicholas Bell

Anthony Hayes

Jonathan Hardy

Karen Davitt

Declan Simpson

Andrew S Gilbert

Jerome Ehlers

Robert Taylor

Warwick Sadler

Morgan Evans

Warwick Yuen

John Muirhead

Bernard Fanning

Eddy Mcshortall

Sharlene Yeh

Damian Walshe-howling

John Davidson

Peter Forster

Chris Birt

Peter O'shea

Nick Bourke

Christopher Baker

Brian Wray

Thea Gumbert

Gregan O'leary

Chris Wilson

Graham Jahne

Clayton Jacobson

Cody O'prey

Tasman Vaughan

Greg Saunders

Victoria Eagger

Peter Young

Jessica Hall

Sarah Pass

Monty Maizels

Alexander Ramsey

Samuel Shepherd

Dan Bourke

Anthony O'neill

Paddy O'neill

Steve Simmonds

Edward Carisbrooke

Erika Felton

Frank Mcgree

Talia Zucker

Laurie Jensen

Jim Howes

Michael Williams

Geoff Wallis

Lucy Christopher

Thomas Blackburne

Jim Russell

Mandy Mcelhinney

David Ngoombujarra

Jack Mancor

John Bedggood

Peter Flood

Guy Charnock

Madeleine Jay

Matt Molony

Ashley Gosam

Jida Gulpilil

Colin Aitken-glass

Harold Lawrence

Mitchell Pickering

John Bolger

Brendan O'connor

James Re

Mark Blackmore

David Millar

Neil Jenkin

Eileen Dibbs

Timothy Gingell

Judith Lee

Anthony Namor

Robert Sanders

Crew

Sam Abbott

Special Effects Assistant

Martin Addy

Animal Wrangler

Joanne Agius

Animal Wrangler

George Akl

Driver

Hamish Alderson-hicks

Scenic Artist

Russell Allan

Stunt Performer

David Allardice

Grip

Richard Allardice

Grip

Leigh Ammitzboll

Unit Manager

Paul Ammitzboll

Unit Manager

Kalotina Amperidis

Hair

Hugh Anderson

Painter

Ian Anderson

Film Lab

Lance Shane Anderson

Stunt Coordinator

Lance Shane Anderson

Stunt Performer

Oliver Anderson

Painter

Nick Angel

Music Supervisor

Anthony Argiro

Electrician

Libby Argus

Carpenter

Catherine Ashton

Costumes

Jeremy Atcliffe

Accountant

Mark Austin

Stunt Performer

Klaus Badelt

Music

Matthew Baldwin

Foreman

Gordon Barber

Special Effects Assistant

Mike Barnes

Plasterer

Margaret Beattie

Assistant Director

Michael Bell

Set Designer

Neil Bell

Assistant

Tov Belling

Camera Focus Puller

Dean Bennett

Stunt Performer

Linda Benson

Assistant

Rikki Lea Bestall

Accounting Assistant

Tim Bevan

Executive Producer

Travis Bird

Electrician

Catherine Bishop

Line Producer

Timothy Blaikie

Construction

Roger Bolton

Digital Effects Artist

Mal Booth

Best Boy Grip

Anna Borghesi

Costume Designer

Snow Bostock

Assistant

Russell Boyd

Location Manager

Brigita Brand

Costumes

Martine Broderick

Production Coordinator

Justin Brow

Costumes

Judy Bunn

Costumer

Colin Burchall

Props

Stewart Burchall

Painter

Chris Burdon

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jessie Bush

Costumes

Andrea Cadzow

Makeup

Andrea Cadzow

Hair

Brendan Campbell

Assistant Director

Brendan Campbell

Production Manager

Mark Campbell

Stunt Performer

Craig Carter

Sound Effects Editor

Ray Carter

Sign Writer

Wayne Cartwright

Stunt Performer

Dean Caulfield

Stunt Performer

Bernard Chandley

Construction

Liza Chasin

Co-Producer

Lisa Chatfield

Production Executive

Evanne Chesson

Animal Trainer

Lee Chong

Art Department

Janie Christopherson

Painter

Chris Clark

Development Executive

Helen Clarke

Caterer

James Clemens

Scenery

Kent Clifton-bligh

Stunt Performer

Mark Cohn

Assistant

Mick Collis

Painter

Tom Coltraine

Stunt Performer

Michael Connell

Music Editor

Dominic Connor

Carpenter

Matt Connors

Scenic Artist

Angela Conte

Makeup Artist

Emma Cooper

Unit Publicist

Ben Corless

Construction

Ben Cox

Assistant Director

Peter Coy

Foreman

Jocelyn Creed

Costumes

David Critchley

Production Assistant

Paul Crowe

Construction

Veronica Csosz

Costumes

Peter Culpan

Stunt Performer

Graham Cummings

Construction

Sara Curran

Business Affairs

Mark Curtis

Digital Effects Artist

Murray Curtis

Visual Effects Producer

Murray Curtis

Digital Effects Artist

Paul Daffy

Assistant Set Decorator

Pettie Danos

Costumes

William R Davidson

Construction

Eucla Davies

Special Effects Assistant

Scott Davis

Construction

Tony Davis

Production Coordinator

Rohan Dawson

Painter

Greg De Marigny

Camera Focus Puller

Daniel Decarli

Video Assist/Playback

Richie Dehne

Property Master

Anton Denby

Location Assistant

Chris Dewhurst

Best Boy Electric

Ian Dewhurst

Gaffer

Ramin Djawadi

Music

Niall Douglas

Props

Robert Drewe

Associate Producer

Robert Drewe

Source Material (From Novel:"Our Sunshine")

Stefan Drury

Visual Effects Producer

Chris Duckworth

Construction

Blanka Dudas

Makeup Assistant

Brendan Dwyer

Costumes

Jill Eden

Set Designer

Jill Eden

Set Decorator

Roy Edmonds

Stunt Performer

Roy Edmunds

Stunt Performer

Samantha Edwards Van Gyen

Costumes

Zev Eleftheriou

Stunt Coordinator

Ingrid Elenius

Props

Ingrid Elenius

Props Assistant

John Elliott

Greensman

Mark Ellis

Effects Coordinator

Louis Elman

Voice Casting

Todd Embling

Assistant Director

Lydia Emery

Animal Wrangler

Gab Facchinei

Props

John Fairhead

Stunt Performer

Bernard Fanning

Music Arranger

Bernard Fanning

Song Performer

Dean Farago

Plasterer

Tim Farmer

Costumes

Denise Farrell

Production Accountant

Gillian Farrow

Special Effects Assistant

Eric Fellner

Executive Producer

Allen Fitzsimmons

Animal Wrangler

Mel Flanagan

Development Executive

Matt Flynn

Grip

Ben Foley

Construction

Jane Forbes

Continuity

Alison Fowler

Costumer

John Fox

Props

Zoe Fox

Costumes

Vic Fraser

Music Coordinator

Martin Frisbee

Construction

Victor Fukushima

Unit Manager Assistant

Rohan Gale

Stand-In

Shefali Ghosh

Executive

Roger Gillespie

Plasterer

Roger Gillespie

Props

Peter Gillies

Construction

Wayne Gilmour

Assistant

Doug Glanville

Makeup

Bruce Gleeson

Animal Wrangler

Paul Glubb

Plasterer

Rob Gollin

Special Effects Assistant

Matthew Gough

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Michael Gracey

Digital Effects Artist

Michael Gracey

Visual Effects Supervisor

Ian Gracie

Art Director

Amanda Graver

Stunt Performer

Anthony Gray

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Gray

Stunt Performer

Jon Gregory

Editor

Gerry Grennell

Dialogue Coach

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Lionel Griffiths

Stand-In

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist

Ben Grogan

Production Assistant

Sophie Guerrier

Costumes

Jill Guice

Costumes

Michael Gyucha

Construction

Eric Haddon

Painter

Greg Hajdu

Construction Manager

Howard Halsall

Dialogue Editor

Chris Hand

Greensman

Thomas Hannen

Music Engineer

Nell Hanson

Set Designer

Luke Hara

Art Department

Peter Harding

Construction

Kaine Harling

Camera

Selena Harman

Stunt Performer

Rain Hart

Illustrator

Melissa Hasluck

Assistant

Peta Hasting

Makeup

Debra Hayward

Co-Producer

Katherine Heads

Assistant

Gabrielle Healy

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Paul Heidke

Grip

Lucas Henry

Painter

Yarren Henwood

Construction

Brendan Herbert

Stand-In

Bob Hern

Coordinator

Alison Hills

Costumer

Paul Hilton

Construction

Frankie Hogan

Costume Coordinator

Peter Holt

Foley Editor

Lynda House

Producer

Christine Hutchins

Production Coordinator

Ineke Hutter

Assistant Set Dresser

Jake Jackson

Music Engineer

Aliza James

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Kelly Gang, The, Our Sunshine
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Canal Plus; StudioCanal; Universal Pictures; Working Title Films
Distribution Company
Focus Features; Focus Features; Italia Films; Sam Film; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International
Location
Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 50m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States March 26, 2004

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States on Video July 27, 2004

Released in United States Spring March 26, 2004

Feature screenwriting debut for John Michael McDonagh.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Milestones) October 30-November 9, 2008.)

Limited Release in United States March 26, 2004

Released in United States Spring March 26, 2004

Released in United States on Video July 27, 2004