Channel Seven today announced the full cast for its major new drama The Secret Daughter starring Jessica Mauboy, which begins filming this week in Sydney and country NSW.
The ARIA and AACTA award-winning singer and actress leads the cast as Billie Carter, a part-time country pub singer whose life changes forever after a chance meeting with wealthy city hotelier Jack Norton, played by acting great Colin Friels.
Recently announced cast member Bonnie Sveen (Home and Away) will play Billie’s best friend Layla.
The feel-good drama will also star Matthew Levett (A Place To Call Home, Devil’s Playground), David Field (Catching Milat, No Activity),Rachel Gordon (Winter, The Moodys, Blue Heelers), Salvatore Coco (The Principal, Catching Milat), Jared Turner (The Almighty Johnsons, The Shannara Chronicles) and outstanding newcomer Jordan Hare.
Supporting cast members include former Miss World Australia Erin Holland, JR Reyne (Neighbours), Libby Asciak (Here Come The Habibs),Johnny Boxer (Fat Pizza vs Housos), Terry Serio (Janet King), WAAPA graduate Harriet Gordon-Anderson, Jeremy Ambrum (Cleverman,Mabo) and Amanda Muggleton (City Homicide, Prisoner).
Seven’s Director of Network Production, Brad Lyons, said: “Seven is the home of Australian drama and we’re immensely proud to be bringing another great Australian story to the screen. Jessica Mauboy is an amazing talent and this is a terrific yarn full of warmth, humour and music and we can’t wait to share it with everyone.”
Screentime CEO Rory Callaghan added: “We are delighted that this heart-warming production has attracted a cast of such depth and calibre.”
The Secret Daughter will air on Seven later this year.