Hawke (film)

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Written by Glen Dolman
Directed by Emma Freeman
Starring Richard Roxburgh
Country of origin  Australia
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Richard Keddie
Rick Maier
Editor(s) Rodrigo Balart
Running time 120 minutes (including commercials)
Distributor Network Ten
Original release 18 July 2010 (2010-07-18)

Hawke is a television film or telemovie, which was produced by The Film Company for Network Ten.[1] The telemovie premiered on 18 July 2010 in the prime-time slot of 8.30pm.[2]


The telemovie chronicles the life of former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke. It centres around the difficult situations he had to deal with during his time as Prime Minister of Australia, mostly focussing on the battle Hawke had with his own party. In particular it addresses his fierce rivalry with Treasurer Paul Keating who, in 1991, successfully challenged Hawke for the party leadership and won the prime ministerial position.

The film begins and ends with this event, but proceeds to reveal the rest of Hawke's political career through flashbacks.[3]



Hawke was first announced on 19 July 2009 by Network Ten with Richard Roxburgh said to play Bob Hawke.[4] A scene was filmed on 25 August 2009 at Dallas Brooks Hall, East Melbourne.[3]



Awards Nominated[edit]

Australian Film Institute Television Awards


  1. ^ "Ten Announces Cast for New Telemovie Hawke". Throng Australia. 20 July 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Airdate: Hawke". TV Tonight.com.au. 2 July 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "A Hawke-eye view, warts and all on Channel 10 telemovie". Herald Sun Online. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Capturing the life, times and hair of Hawke". The Age Online. 15 August 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Nominees". 2010 Samsung Mobile AFI Awards. Australian Film Institute. 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2010. 

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