Airdate: After The Party

This is the role that won Robyn Malcolm a Best Actress award in Series Mania’s International Panorama in Lille, France.

Last week, Robyn Malcolm (Outrageous Fortune, Harrow, Top of the Lake) won Best Actress in Series Mania’s International Panorama in Lille, France for her role as Penny in NZ drama After The Party, to premiere on ABC in April.

Produced by Lingo Pictures and Luminous Beast on location in Wellington NZ, the 6-part series also stars Peter Mullan (Ozark, Top of the Lake).

Penny’s world implodes when she accuses her husband Phil (Peter Mullan) of a sex crime against her daughter’s teenage friend and nobody believes her.

Five years later, he returns from Scotland and moves in with Penny’s daughter Grace (Tara Canton) and grandchild. Grace begs her to put the past behind them, but when Phil takes up a teaching position Penny is again compelled to prove his guilt, reopening barely covered wounds in those around her and causing Grace to cut her out of her life. An increasingly alienated Penny is forced to choose what’s more important – the truth or her relationship with her daughter.

Production Credit: A Lingo Pictures and Luminous Beast production. Produced by Helen Bowden, Liz DiFiore and Peter Salmon. Executive Producers Jason Stephens, Dianne Taylor and Robyn Malcolm.

Sunday 28 April at 8:30pm on ABC TV (all episodes available to stream on ABC iview).

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  1. I watched this series when I was over in Aotearoa NZ and it is one of the best I’ve watched in a very long time. Robyn Malcolm’s performance is outstanding. A powerful story, beautifully realised. Peter Mullan is also terrific. Great cast.

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