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A Fortunate Life (1986–1986)

TV Mini-series | 95 min | Biography, Drama, History

Four part biopic about classic Australian author A.B. Facey (1894-1982). Born in a large impoverished family, uneducated and illiterate, he had to fend for himself since he was eight, and as a recruit in WWI, he was sent to Gallipoli.
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Updated Mar 9, 1986

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Mar 9, 1986 (Australia)

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Bill Kerr
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Dorothy Alison
Grandma Carr Grandma Carr   See fewer
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Dale Randall
Roy Facey Roy Facey   See fewer
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John Ley
Eric Facey Eric Facey   See fewer
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Bert (9 years) Bert (9 years)   See fewer
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Pat Bishop
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Paul Sonkkila
Archie McCall Archie McCall   See fewer
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Jeffrey Rhoe
Jock McKay Jock McKay   See fewer
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Maurie Ogden
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Leslie Wright
Jack Lander Jack Lander   See fewer
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Donovan Curyer
Young Roy Facey Young Roy Facey   See fewer
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Young Alice McCall Young Alice McCall   See fewer
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Evelyn Evelyn   See fewer
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Val Lehman
Bert's Mother Bert's Mother   See fewer
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Stepfather Stepfather   See fewer
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Carole Skinner
Shalagh Phillips Shalagh Phillips   See fewer
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Frank Phillips Frank Phillips   See fewer
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Charlie Bibby Charlie Bibby   See fewer
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Bad Bob Bad Bob   See fewer
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Mrs. Bibby Mrs. Bibby   See fewer
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Old Man Old Man   See fewer
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Brindley Brindley   See fewer
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Bill Oliver Bill Oliver   See fewer
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Harry Harry   See fewer
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Martin Martin   See fewer
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Arthur Arthur   See fewer
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Margaret Margaret   See fewer
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Official Official   See fewer
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Harry Beet Harry Beet   See fewer
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7.8 / 10 | 63 votes