The Herald Sun has taken a sneak peek at some of Hawke, the new telemovie in which Richard Roxburgh portrays former PM Bob Hawke, coming to TEN in July.
“Given the extraordinary performances, impressive production design and editing, Hawke is a guaranteed ratings hit for Ten,” writes Darren Devlyn.
“Roxburgh’s performance is pitch-perfect. He nails Hawke‘s voice and mannerisms.”
The telemovie produced by Richard Keddie (Curtin, After the Deluge) promises a ‘warts-and-all’ look at Hawke. Early scenes show Hawke in explicit bedroom scenes with the woman who would become his wife, Blanche d’Alpuget (Asher Keddie).
There are also scenes of him being drunk and abusive, and breaking down in tears over his failures as a father.
The cast also includes Felix Williamson (Paul Keating) and Sacha Horler (Hawke‘s long-time personal assistant Jean Sinclair).
Bob Hawke was involved as a consultant on the project.
Source: Herald Sun