The Nine Network has confirmed actor Ben Mingay, best known for roles in Wonderland and Packed to the Rafters will star as Alan Bond in a new mini-series House Of Bond currently in production.
House of Bond, from the same production company that created House of Hancock, tells the ‘outrageous tale’ of Australia’s most controversial tycoon, whose excesses ran to women, fame, money, crime and everything in between.
The mini-series co-stars Rachael Taylor (Jessica Jones) as Diana Bliss, Adrienne Pickering (Rake) as Eileen Bond and Sam Neill (House of Hancock) as Roland “Tiny” Rowland.
It will be interesting to see how critical this script is of Bond’s business dealings, after the previous series House of Hancock resulted in court action.
The series will also star Gyton Grantley, Samantha Jade, Anne Looby, John Howard, Johnny Ruffo, Roy Billing, Paul Gleeson and Jack Campbell.
House of Bond is the rags-to-riches tale that will expose Alan “Bondy” Bond’s incredible rise and spectacular fall in the 1970s and 80s as the cheeky, knockabout “Ten Pound Pom” who fought his way from the back alleys of Fremantle to become the richest man in Australia and one of our greatest sporting heroes for winning the America’s Cup. Was Bond a hero? A villain? Or a little bit of both?
House of Bond is being produced by Cordell Jigsaw Zapruder, with executive producers Andy Ryan, Jo Rooney and Michael Cordell; producer Paul Bennett (House of Hancock, The Great Mint Swindle); writer Sarah Smith (Winter, Rescue Special Ops, Dripping in Chocolate); and the assistance of Screen Australia and Screen NSW.