Not The Boy Next Door tells the rollercoaster story of Australian entertainer, Peter Allen, who went from being a childhood performer in country NSW to a Grammy and Academy Award-winning songwriter and the toast of Broadway, marrying into Hollywood royalty along the way.
The miniseries stars Joel Jackson (Deadline Gallipoli) (left) as Peter Allen, Rebecca Gibney (Winter, Packed To The Rafters) as Peter’s mum Marion Woolnough, Sara West (Winter, ANZAC Girls) as Peter’s one-time wife and lifelong friend Liza Minnelli, Nick Farnell (Charles Bean’s Great War, Killing Time) as Peter’s father Dick Woolnough, Henri Szeps (Mother and Son) as Peter’s agent Dee Anthony and musical theatre star Rob Mills as Peter’s singing partner Chris Bell; with Sigrid Thornton (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, SeaChange) as screen legend Judy Garland and 14-year-old newcomer Ky Baldwin as young Peter Woolnough.
Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door is Seven’s third drama collaboration with Endemol Shine Australia after the February 2014 smash hit, INXS: Never successful, Catching Milat, earlier this year.
[blockquote style=”3″]Listen to Mediaweek’s chat with Joel Jackson about his role in Sam Worthington’s Deadline Galipoli and aims for the future.[/blockquote]
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