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Foxtel announces cast for UPRIGHT

Some major Aussie names make the list.

Heather Mitchell, Daniel Lapaine and Ella Scott Lynch are just a few of the recognisable Aussie actors announced to star in new series UPRIGHT.

In a media release on Oct. 22, Foxtel announced the series’ full cast, which will be led by comedian and actor Tim Minchin.

Tim Minchin
Tim Minchin will lead the cast. (Credit: Getty)

UPRIGHT is “the story of two misfits, thrown together by chance in the middle of the Australian desert forging the unlikeliest of bonds in their quest to get a precious piano from one side of the country to the other.”

From the moment I heard about the idea for UPRIGHT, I knew it was the show I’d been waiting to make,” Minchin says. “I like stories that make me laugh and think and cry, I adore the landscapes of outback Australia.”

Joining Minchin in the cast line-up is Heather Mitchell, who starred in A Place To Call Home and Great Gatsby.

Heather Mitchell pictured with husband
Heather Mitchell pictured with her husband in 2008. (Credit: Getty)

Love Child star Ella Scott Lynch has also been cast for the series. 

Ella Scott Lynch
Ella Scott Lynch will appear in UPRIGHT. (Credit: Getty)

Starring alongside will be actor Daniel Lapaine who is known for his role as David Van Arckle in the 1994 Australian classic Muriel’s Wedding.

Daniel Lapaine
Actress Fay Ripley with Daniel Lapaine in 2015. (Credit: Getty)

Rising actress Milly Alcock will also join the stellar cast.

The eight part series will begin production this month.

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