The highly anticipated two-part miniseries, Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door, will premiere across two big Sundays - September 13 and 20 at 8.30pm - on Seven.
Not The Boy Next Door tells the rollercoaster story of Australian entertainer, Peter Allen, who went from being a childhood performer in country NSW to a Grammy and Academy Award- winning songwriter and the toast of Broadway, marrying into Hollywood royalty along the way.
Peter is best known for his signature song ‘I Go To Rio’, the ‘I Still Call Australia Home’ and ‘Tenterfield Saddler’, a . He also co-wrote the huge commercial chart hits ‘I Honestly Love You’, ‘Don’t Cry Out Loud’ and ‘Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)’.
The miniseries stars Joel Jackson (Deadline Gallipoli) as Peter Allen, Rebecca Gibney (Winter, Packed To The Rafters) as Peter’s mum Marion Woolnough, Sara West (Winter, ANZAC Girls) as Peter’s one-time wife and lifelong friend Liza Minnelli, Nick Farnell (Charles Bean’s Great War, Killing Time) as Peter’s father Dick Woolnough, Henri Szeps (Mother and Son) as Peter’s agent Dee Anthony and musical theatre star Rob Mills as Peter’s singing partner Chris Bell; with Sigrid Thornton (Underbelly: The Golden Mile, SeaChange) as screen legend Judy Garland and 14-year-old newcomer Ky Baldwin as young Peter Woolnough.
Peter Allen: Not The Boy Next Door is Seven’s third drama collaboration with Endemol Shine Australia after the February 2014 smash hit, INXS: Never Tear Us Apart and the hugely successful, Catching Milat, earlier this year.
The miniseries was filmed February-March 2015 in New South Wales and is based on the book, ‘Peter Allen: The Boy From Oz’, by Stephen MacLean.
Executive Producers: Rory Callaghan and Julie McGauran Producers: Kerrie Mainwaring and Rory Callaghan Director: Shawn Seet
Writers: Justin Monjo (Part 1), Michael Miller (Part 2)