And here is your first look at Ita Buttrose meeting Kerry Packer in ABC1’s forthcoming Aussie miniseries on the birth of Cleo magazine, Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo.
Asher Keddie plays a 30 year old Buttrose, who in 1972 was given the charge of the new women’s magazine by a 35 year old Kerry Packer, heir to Australia’s most powerful publishing company.
Packer is played by Rob Carlton (Chandon Pictures). In this scene Packer has been firing some of his staff, after his father Sir Frank Packer had just sold the Daily Telegraph to Rupert Murdoch.
The 2 part miniseries will air on ABC1 at 8:30pm Sunday and Monday April 17 /18.