Star cast ready to Tangle

By David Knox on July 24, 2008 / Filed Under Pay TV 22

An impressive cast is being assembled for Tangle, the new locally-produced drama being made by Showtime. Justine Clarke, Ben Mendelsohn, Catherine McClements, Matt Day, Kat Stewart and Joel Tobeck have all signed on.

Produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks, the 10 part drama deals with ‘the tangled lives of parents, their teenagers, and the shifting moral compass of modern life.’

John Edwards said “A cast of this quality not only makes for great fun, they can make alchemy.”

The series will be shot in and around Melbourne from September and screen in 2009.

Press Release:
An outstanding Australian cast has been secured for TANGLE the new 10 x 1 hour premium original series from the makers of Love My Way.

Headlining the cast are:

* Justine Clarke (Love My Way 3, Bastard Boys, Look Both Ways)
* AFI Award winner Ben Mendelsohn (Love My Way 2 and 3, Australia, Beautiful Kate)
* TV Week Silver Logie and AFI Award winner Catherine McClements
(Water Rats, The Secret Life of Us, Rush)
* Matt Day (Spooks, Hell Has Harbour Views)
* Kat Stewart (Underbelly, Newstopia, Kick, City Homicide) and
* Joel Tobeck (Lord of the Rings, Little Fish, The Water Horse, Accidents Happen)

A gritty drama, TANGLE is being produced by John Edwards and Imogen Banks. Executive Producers will be Hugh Marks for Southern Star, and Kim Vecera for SHOWTIME Australia.

In making the announcement producer John Edwards said “A cast of this quality not only makes for great fun, they can make alchemy.”

Executive Producer Kim Vecera added ‘The producers have secured a wonderfully strong company of actors to anchor our new drama. I know they will individually bring something unique to the show”

Dealing with the tangled lives of parents, their teenagers, and the shifting moral compass of modern life, TANGLE will be shot in and around Melbourne, Victoria from September this year. The show will premiere on showcase in 2009.

Written by Fiona Seres (Love My Way, Dangerous, The Surgeon) and Tony McNamara (Love My Way, The Secret Life of Us) and to be directed by Jessica Hobbs (Love My Way, Curtin, Answered by Fire), Matthew Saville (The King, Noise, The Surgeon) and Stuart McDonald (The Secret Life of Us, Summer Heights High, SeaChange) TANGLE is being produced with the assistance of Film Victoria and investment by AUSTAR.


  1. lyn February 3, 2010 at 5:48 pm -

    is anybody at all able to help me with the main locations in Tangle.
    It seems to me that they are in Kew, Richmond, but I would like some more specific info as I’m an old kew girl. Don’t need addresses….but locale/location
    It would be great to hear from somebody, because to date…i’ve come up with zilch
    which I find strange….lyn

  2. Sandy December 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm -

    Never mind…just found the answer to my own question. Helps when you Google it yourself. Check out the link below about the next series. Unfortunately, it’s not certain whether Ben Mendelsohn will return due to the way the last season finished.

    Bring it on! Can’t wait for the next series.

  3. Sandy December 6, 2009 at 10:45 pm -

    I thoroughly enjoyed this series too. It covered storylines that parents and teenagers could relate to. A good series to watch together to invoke conversation about the perils of being a teenager and an adult!
    Bring on the next series! Anyone know if it’s in production yet?

  4. kelly November 27, 2009 at 12:15 am -

    Just watched the final episode of season one and it was nothing short of brilliant. Vince had some absolute unforgettable lines and whilst may deemed as crude, lewd and rude they still had myself and my 16 year old son laughing. His rather vehement racial slings were more than well said and in these times of asylum seekers and people smugglers even justified. He played a character that said it as he saw it. Well scripted for and acted by Ben. Had a bit of trouble getting my head around Gigi and Max’s character. The former was not portrayed believable in that she was way too wise for her age and the latter was forgettable and unenthralling. Christine needed to get over herself and Nat shouldn’t have a pommy accent. Didn’t suit. Justine Clarke was brilliant and played her role exceptionally well. Thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and it was by far the best thing on Austar on a Thursday night. Well done to all involved.

  5. Allegra November 20, 2009 at 5:15 pm -

    Matt Day is hot, hot, hot in this series. As for Justine Clarke, not short of outstanding.

  6. Lisa November 17, 2009 at 9:30 pm -

    Love, love, love this show and look forward to it every week. Ben Mendelsohn is absolutely fantastic, as is Justine. Multi-talented, for sure.
    One wish: that WA would adopt daylight saving so we don’t have to watch it at the ridiculous hour of 5.30pm! (Have cottoned on to the repeats, but really!)

  7. Annie Wetere September 18, 2009 at 10:12 pm -

    I am no movie critic but I saw Tangle and I was shocked to think that alot of script writers came out with that Rubbish. The two stories running along seemed to definately jump too far in spots and Ben Mendelsons **spoiler**.
    It took a lot of screen time to establish the link of Ben **spoiler**
    Ben didn’t suit the part at the workplace, swearing etc, at the chinese man, that had racial connotations, Ben is a brilliant actor but this was not one of his best.
    It didn’t do Ben justice, the on again, off again love scenes were so on cue, they didn’t seem natural and flowing.
    The tangled lives of Adults and their dysfunction is more than real in most homes throughout Australia without the need to screen it on TV and then to include **school children** This is disturbing!
    What have our children got to look up to… a whole lot of adults in the sack with everyone elses wife or husband and then their disturbed children**spoiler**!!????
    Go back to the drawing boards guys.

  8. Sue Hounslow April 15, 2009 at 2:25 pm -

    I was an extra in this production also (my 2nd proper gig!) and am waiting enthusiastically for it to start.
    Thanks to all production staff – it was great fun!

  9. David Knox March 20, 2009 at 6:00 pm -

    Tangle is still a few months off, but check via Search for earlier articles on the show.

  10. Matt Mahady March 20, 2009 at 5:48 pm -

    The Brisbane Courier Mail Obituary, for Frank Gallacher, included a reference to his last Movie role as Father Scully, in December Boys (2007), plus his playing the part of Pat Mahady in the yet-to-released “Tangle”, which intrigues me, due to the fact that I have been researching my Mahady Family/Clan name, for over
    twenty years now, and have now found this form of “Connection” to one other Mahady, of whom I seemingly had no previous knowledge, and whom I would love to find out more about, apart from my watching “Tangle”, when it starts up.

    Consequently, I would appreciate any further information/details regarding the above, or perhaps even someone to contact me, or the means for me to contact them, in order that I may find out more about this Pat Mahady and his Family etc.

    Matt Mahady – A Scottish, Irish, Australian.

  11. Abe March 3, 2009 at 4:37 pm -

    I have seen the pilot and it is excellent. Series seems to have strong potential. Brilliant cast, beautifully written and shot.

  12. Rachel February 21, 2009 at 5:52 pm -

    Yeah, I thought that I was maybe getting my hopes up a bit! But it was on a Chromamedia website.

  13. David Knox February 21, 2009 at 3:42 pm -

    Read where? Sounds unlikely unless it is a year or more later.

  14. Rachel February 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm -

    I’ve read a couple of times now that Tangle is also going to be on Channel Ten as well. I hope it is, coz not everyone has foxtel!

  15. abby malagoli February 19, 2009 at 6:50 pm -

    hey im the horse that sings in the play and im also a school girl extra who laughs at gigi in her chciken costume look out for me!!!!

  16. Allen Riddle February 9, 2009 at 1:01 pm -

    Hi i was also an extra on Tangle i played the part of one of the press photographers in the scene outside the church….i would like to thank all the crew for their help and allowing me to be part of this production….looking forward to when this series goes to air….could someone please let me know the dates it will go to air… of luck, hope the series is very successful for all those involved…..Allen

  17. Lisa Hardy February 5, 2009 at 9:27 pm -

    It was an awesome experience – I am also an extra on the show – my first gig.I cant wait to see it either . I think I am in episode 8 (hotel scene)

    Actual dates would be great.

  18. Rosie January 8, 2009 at 1:12 pm -

    cant wait
    does anyone know the actual date it comes out
    also i was in this, watch out for the singing dog
    and the girl who walks down with gigi when she goes to talk to charlotte, im the one with brown hair


  19. roger fletcher December 14, 2008 at 6:45 pm -

    I wa an extra in this production and played the priest at the catholic church.My thanks to the local priest for his guidance on donning the vestments and how to speak the part.Thanks also to the production crew for making it easier for me on my firsty speaking part. It looks like being a very topical series and I hope a very successful one

  20. Phil December 6, 2008 at 12:18 pm -

    Also was an extra on the set for the shooting of the last episode. Thanks to the whole crew for a great experience, specially to Raphael, Kara, Kerry, Jules and Chris for the great time. Sounds like a great series. Can’t wait to see it…

  21. alex November 13, 2008 at 7:24 pm -

    IM in tangle im a extra
    it is really good
    i love tangle
    best wishes

  22. William November 10, 2008 at 4:37 pm -

    really looking forward to this!!

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