Ned Kelly

Ned Kelly

Gregor Jordan (2003)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Adapted by John McDonagh from Robert Drewe's book Our Sunshine, Gregor Jordan's film about Australia's famous outlaw casts as rosy a light as possible on the outback legend. Heath Ledger gives a growling performance as Kelly, while the oppressive nature of the world in which he lived is evocatively presented. Misjudged and set up by the police, especially Superintendent Hare (Geoffrey Rush), he is forced to go on the run and form a gang. The outback is filmed in tones as sumptuous as any tourist brochure, but, in the end, the idolisation of Kelly rings only as true as the stature accorded to Billy the Kid.


A man is forced to go on the run with his brothers after being framed for a robbery, and then decides to compound his reputation as a crook by carrying out a string of audacious bank raids. Adventure telling the story of the infamous Australian outlaw, starring Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush and Naomi Watts.

Cast & Crew

Ned Kelly Heath Ledger
Joseph Byrne Orlando Bloom
Francis Hare Geoffrey Rush
Julia Cook Naomi Watts
Aaron Sherritt Joel Edgerton
Dan Kelly Laurence Kinlan
Mrs Scott Rachel Griffiths
Kate Kelly Kerry Condon
Director Gregor Jordan
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: May be edited for violence and nudity.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray