More cast join Paper Dolls

Emma Booth, Thomas Cocquerel, Ditch Davey, Carlos Sanson Jr. & Ben Turland board 10's warts and all popstar drama.

New cast members have joined upcoming local drama, Paper Dolls, which is currently filming in Sydney for 10.

Emma Booth (Glitch), Thomas Cocquerel (The Gilded Age) and Ditch Davey (Spartacus) join along with new supporting cast Lyndon Watts (Hamilton), Carlos Sanson Jr. (Bump), Ben Turland (Neighbours), Philippa Northeast (The Newsreader) and Elizabeth Cullen (Bali 2002).

Emma Booth said: “I am thrilled to be back home in Australia and playing the role of Margot. It is such an exciting time in television for female driven storytelling. The creative team behind Paper Dolls has crafted a powerful, nuanced and fascinating story about the perks and perils of fame that I can’t wait to bring to life.”

Thomas Cocquerel said: “I’m so excited to be joining such a talented ensemble for Paper Dolls. The scripts are gripping, and I think audiences are going to be really captivated by this story. It’s also a joy to be filming at home again. I haven’t shot in Sydney since I started working nearly 10 years ago and it’s so nice be back.”

Ditch Davey said: “I’m excited to be working with Helium, Network 10 and the fabulous cast on this exciting project. This is a story that peers behind the curtain and shines a spotlight onto the darker and largely unseen corners of the industry. Stories like this are vital for safeguarding the future lives and careers of the artists that are the faces of our entertainment industries.”

They join previously announced ensemble Emalia, Naomi Sequeira, Miah Madden, Courtney Clarke and Courtney Monsma who dramatise rise and fall of fictional manufactured girl-group: Harlow.

Based on an original concept created by former Bardot member Belinda Chapple, the series is created and written by Ainslie Clouston (Amazing Grace), with writers David Hannam, Marieke Hardy, Jenna Purcell, Sara Khan and Thomas Wilson-White.

Paper Dolls is directed by Tenika Smith , Nina Buxton and Erin White, produced by Jessica Carrera and Kerrie Mainwaring, executive produced by Mark Fennessy and Belinda Chapple, with Alexander Pettaras as associate producer.

Paper Dolls is a Helium Pictures production for Network 10 Australia, with major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Screen NSW. Entertainment One (eOne) handles the international distribution for Paper Dolls outside of Australia.

Disclaimer: Paper Dolls is a work of fiction. The story, names, characters, and incidents portrayed in this production are fictitious. No identification with actual persons, places, businesses, and products is intended or should be inferred.

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