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Filming commences on new ABC drama series Seven Types of Ambiguity

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Hugo Weaving as Dr Alex Klima in Seven Types of Ambiguity.
Photo by Ben King
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ABC TV has confirmed filming is underway on a new six-part drama series Seven Types of Ambiguity, based on the critically acclaimed novel by Elliot Perlman.

Starring some of Australia’s finest actors including; Hugo Weaving, Xavier Samuel, Alex Dimitriades, Leeanna Walsman, Anthony Hayes, Andrea Demetriades and Susie Porter, Seven Types of Ambiguity is described as a “psychological mystery that explores the complicated emotional terrain of relationships and the risks people will go to in the name of love.”

The series is being filmed on location in and around Melbourne and will air later this year on ABC TV.

ABC TV Acting Head of Fiction, Alastair McKinnon says, “We are delighted to have so many of this country’s finest acting talents joining forces to bring Elliot Perlman’s dazzling novel to Australian audiences.”
Managing Director of Matchbox Pictures, Chris Oliver-Taylor says “Matchbox Pictures is thrilled to be working alongside the ABC in adapting Elliot Perlman's rich and complex novel.  Elliot’s intriguing characters make for a truly compelling drama.  The calibre of the team behind the camera, led by the amazing Tony Ayres and Amanda Higgs is matched only by the writing team, led by Jacqueline Perske with Jonathan Gavin and Marieke Hardy and the directing team that features the sublime talent of Glendyn Ivin, Ana Kokkinos and Matthew Saville”.


Alex Dimitriades as Joe and Leeanna Walsman as Anna in STOA.
Photo by Ben King.
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When seven-year-old Sam Marin is taken from school, his parents Anna (Leeanna Walsman) and Joe (Alex Dimitriades) are frantic.  Hours later Sam’s found unharmed and after an initial investigation, the police arrest Simon Heywood (Xavier Samuel).

But this is far from an open and shut case when it’s revealed that Simon is Anna’s ex-boyfriend and his suspected accomplice Angela (Andrea Demetriades), has a salacious connection to Joe.  Before long, Simon’s psychiatrist and ally Dr Alex Klima (Hugo Weaving), barrister Gina Serkin (Susie Porter), and even Joe’s best mate Mitch (Anthony Hayes) are pulled into the mystery of uncovering just why Simon really took Sam.