Jack Irish

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Jack Irish
Jack Irish DVD cover.jpg
Jack Irish DVD
Based on "Jack Irish" novels 
by Peter Temple
Screenplay by Matt Cameron
Directed by Jeffrey Walker
Starring Guy Pearce
Theme music composer Harry James Angus
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 3
Producer(s) Ian Collie
Editor(s) Geoff Lamb
Cinematography Martin McGrath
Running time 100 minutes
Original channel ABC1, ZDF[1]
Original release 14 October 2012 (2012-10-14) – 13 April 2014 (2014-04-13)
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Jack Irish is a series of Australian television movies adapted from the detective novels by Peter Temple.[2] The series stars Guy Pearce in the lead role of Jack Irish, a former criminal lawyer turned private investigator and debt collector. The telemovies have been adapted by screenwriters Andrew Knight and Matt Cameron, and directed by Jeffrey Walker.[3]

About the author[edit]

Peter Temple was born in South Africa and moved to Australia in 1980. He has been an international magazine and newspaper journalist and editor. He has also taught journalism, editing and media studies at university level. Temple has written nine novels, including four featuring the Jack Irish character. His novels have been published in 20 countries.[4]

Jack Irish: Bad Debts[edit]

The first telemovie Jack Irish: Bad Debts, based on the first Jack Irish novel, was broadcast 14 October 2012.[5]


Jack Irish: Black Tide[edit]

The second telemovie Jack Irish: Black Tide, based on the second Jack Irish novel, was broadcast 21 October 2012.[5]


Jack Irish: Dead Point[edit]

The third telemovie Jack Irish: Dead Point, based on the third Jack Irish novel, screened on 13 April 2014.[6][7]


Production team[edit]

The following creative team was responsible for the first three telemovies.[6]

  • Producer: Ian Collie
  • Co-Producer: Jeffrey Walker
  • Executive Producer: Andrew Knight
  • Co-Producer: Andrew Anastasios
  • Screenwriter: Matt Cameron
  • Director of Photography: Martin McGrath


Producer Ian Collie has plans for producing a further Jack Irish telemovie, an adaption of the fourth novel, White Dog and plans to option a fifth Jack Irish book, which author Peter Temple is currently working on.[8] A six part series will be produced in 2015.[9]


  1. ^ ZDF website
  2. ^ "Jack Irish". Thrillingdetective.com. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Guy Pearce To Star As Jack Irish In Two ABC1 Tele-Movies – ABC TV Blog". Blogs.abc.net.au. 8 August 2011. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Peter Temple Author. ABC website. Retrieved 20 May 2013
  5. ^ a b Knox, David (19 September 2012). "Airdate: Jack Irish". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Barry Humphries joins third Jack Irish telemovie. TV tonight 20 May 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2013
  7. ^ http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/03/airdate-jack-irish-dead-point.html
  8. ^ Knox, David (18 October 2012). "More Jack Irish in the pipeline". TV Tonight. Retrieved 24 October 2012. 
  9. ^ Knox, David (26 November 2014). "Renewed: Jack Irish, The Code". TV Tonight. Retrieved 27 November 2014. 

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