Brides of Christ
|Brides of Christ|
|Created by||John Alsop
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Original release||4 September 1991 – 9 October 1991|
The series takes place behind the walls of a Sydney convent school and deals with the struggles of both the Roman Catholic nuns and the young students to adapt to the many social changes taking place within the church and the outside world during the 1960s.
Six fifty-minute episodes were made. Each episode focused on a particular story and set of characters. Some characters would appear in multiple episodes with varying levels of prominence from episode to episode. Lead characters in one episode might appear in a support role in another episode. Josephine Byrnes' character was the focus of both the first and last episodes.
In her first major role, Naomi Watts starred as Frances, one of the students. One episode also guest starred the then, almost, unknown Russell Crowe as a young man distressed about being called up for the Vietnam War.
The entire series has since been released on DVD.
|Sister Agnes||Brenda Fricker|
|Mother Ambrose||Sandy Gore|
|Diane/Sister Catherine||Josephine Byrnes|
|Veronica/Sister Paul||Lisa Hensley|
|Sister Attracta||Melissa Jaffer|
|Sister Patrick||Penny Stehli|
|Sister Philomena||Caroline Gillmer|
|Sister Clare||Beth Champion|
|Sister Francine||Michelle Pettigrove|
|Frances Heffernan||Naomi Watts|
|Rosemary Fitzgerald||Kym Wilson|
|Bridget Maloney||Melissa Thomas|
|Jack Delahunty||Simon Burke|
|Ian McGregor||Philip Quast|
|Mary Maloney||Pat Bishop|
|Dominic Maloney||Russell Crowe|
|Liz Heffernan||Anne Tenney|
- 1991 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission TV Drama Award was presented to the ABC TV and accepted by Penny Chapman and Sue Masters (Executive Producers)
- 1992 Logie Awards the show and cast won several awards:
- Brides Of Christ at the Internet Movie Database
- Australian Television Information Archive
- Brides of Christ at Australian Screen Online