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Cast List Revealed for Upcoming Disney+ Original Series ‘The Artful Dodger’ – What’s Happening on Disney Plus

Cast List Revealed for Upcoming Disney+ Original Series ‘The Artful Dodger’ – What’s Happening on Disney Plus

Disney has announced the amazing cast of the Disney+ Australian original series “The Artful Dodger” when filming begins.

A first-class international character drama set in 1850s Australia, The Artful Dodger is a well-known and much-loved story with a twist.

Through eight episodes, the scripted series explores the adult double life of Charles Dickens’ famous prince of thieves – Dodger – who is now a surgeon but cannot shake his penchant for crime. From high-octane heists to life-and-death operations, glittering parties to colorful streets, this series is a rock’n’roll story with an Australian connection.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Pistol, The Queen’s Gambit), David Thewlis (Landscapers, Fargo) and Australia’s own Maia Mitchell (Good Trouble, The Fosters) lead the star-studded cast, with Brodie-Sangster taking on the role of “Jack Dawkins” aka « The Artful Dodger’, Thewlis as ‘Fagin’ and Mitchell as ‘Lady Belle Fox’.

The cast includes an incredible line-up of Australian talent, with Damon Herriman (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Judy and Punch), Miranda Tapsell (Top End Wedding, The Sapphires), Tim Minchin (Upright, Californication), Susie Porter ( Wentworth , Gold), Kym Gyngell (Love Me, Black Snow), Damien Garvey (Nautilus, Jack Irish), Jessica De Gouw (The Secrets She Keeps, The Drover’s Wife), Andrea Demetriades (The End, Seven Types of Ambiguity), Luke Carroll (Upright, Preppers) and English-born, Australian export Huw Higginson (Total Control, Janet King).

Joining the cast are rising talents, Lucy-Rose Leonard, Nicholas Burton, Jude Hyland, Finn Treacy and Albert Latailakepa.

“The Artful Dodger” is a co-production with Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and produced by Beach Road Pictures and SPT’s Curio Pictures. The series is Co-Created and Executive Produced by Beach Road Pictures’ David Maher & David Taylor. Jo Porter represents Curio Pictures as executive producer. James McNamara (co-creator and co-executive producer), Andrew Knight (co-executive producer and writer), Jeffrey Walker (co-executive producer and director) and Ross Allsop (producer) complete the production team.

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Jeffrey Walker (Young Rock, The Commons, Modern Family) serves as executive director and co-executive producer, with directors Corrie Chen (New Gold Mountain, Bad Behaviour) and Gracie Otto (Heartbreak High, The Clearing) and the series is written by James McNamara, Andrew Knight, Vivienne Walshe and Dan Knight, with Miranda Tapsell.

The series will be filmed in New South Wales, Australia, with financial support provided by the state through Screen NSW’s Made In NSW fund.

Roger Palmer

Roger has been a Disney fan since he was a child and this interest has grown over the years. He has visited Disney parks all over the world and has a huge collection of Disney movies and collectibles. He is the owner of What’s On Disney Plus & DisKingdom. Email: [email protected] Twitter: Twitter.com/RogPalmerUK Facebook: Facebook.com/rogpalmeruk

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