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Outrageous Fortune
108 x 1hr drama

Over six seasons between 2005-2010, Outrageous Fortune established itself as New Zealand's most successful television drama series. A consistent ratings winner, the show achieved cult status and critical acclaim at home and abroad and to date has won over 50 awards.

Back in season one, the Wests were a one-family crime wave with a proud tradition in thievery, larceny and petty crime. When patriarch Wolfgang West is sentenced to four years in jail, his wife Cheryl decides enough is enough; the family are cleaning up their act and going straight. Can the Wests live up to Cheryl's resolve and stay out of crime? It's not easy to be a saint when you have the DNA of a sinner.

Starring: Robyn Malcolm, Grant Bowler, Antony Starr, Siobhan Marshall, Antonia Prebble & Frank Whitten



AWARDS

Outrageous Fortune season 1

2005 Qantas Television Awards:
- Best Drama
- Best Director (Mark Beesley)
- Best Actress (Robyn Malcolm)
- Best Actor (Antony Starr)
- Best Script (Rachel Lang)
- Best Editing (Nicola Smith)

2006 Air New Zealand Screen Awards:
- Sony Best Drama Series
- Best Drama Programme (Episode 4)

2005 TV Guide Best On The Box Awards
- Best Drama
- Best Actress (Robyn Malcolm)

2005 Woman's Day Readers Choice Awards: Favourite NZ Female Personality (Robyn Malcolm)

Outrageous Fortune season 2

2007 Qantas Television Awards:
- Best Drama (Christmas Special)
- Best Actress in a TV Drama (Robyn Malcolm)
- Best Script (James Griffin)
- Best Editing (Bryan Shaw).

2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards:
- Best Drama
- Performance by an Actress (Robyn Malcolm)
- Performance by an Actor (Antony Starr)
- Performance by a Supporting Actor (Frank Whitten)
- Drama Script (James Griffin)
- Achievement in Directing a Drama/Comedy programme (Simon Bennett).

Finalist certificate: 2007 New York Festival Television Programming & Promotion Competition: Best Editing (Drama) and Drama categories.

2006 TV GUIDE Best on the Box People's Choice Awards: Best Drama; Best Actress (Robyn Malcolm)

2006 M2 Magazine 'Best' Awards: Best TV Show

Outrageous Fortune season 3

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards: -
- Images and Sound Best Drama Programme
- Performance by an Actress in General Television (Robyn Malcolm)
- Performance by an Actor in General Television (Antony Starr)
- Performance by a Supporting Actress in General Television (Antonia Prebble)
- Performance by a Supporting Actor in General Television (Tammy Davis)
- Best Script - Drama/Comedy Programme (Rachel Lang)
- Sony Achievement in Directing - Drama/Comedy Programme (Mark Beesley).

2008 M2 Magazine Awards: Best TV Show

2007 Asian TV Awards: Best Drama Performance by an Actor (Antony Starr).

2007 Qantas Television Awards:
- Best Actor in a TV Drama (Antony Starr).

2007 Woman's Day People's Choice Awards: Favourite NZ Show; Favourite NZ Female Personality (Robyn Malcolm).

2007 TV GUIDE Best on the Box People's Choice Awards, 2007:
- Best Drama
- Best Actress (Robyn Malcolm)
- Best Actor (Antony Starr)
- Sexiest Woman (Robyn Malcolm).

WIFT New Zealand Awards 2007:
- TV3 and C4 Success in New Zealand Television Award (Robyn Malcolm)

Outrageous Fortune season 4

2009 Qantas Film and Television Awards:
- Atomic Coffee Roasters Ltd: Best Script - Drama Comedy Programme (James Griffin/Rachel Lang)

2009 TV GUIDE Best on the Box People's Choice Awards:
- Best Drama
- Best Actress (Robyn Malcolm)
- Best Actor (Antony Starr)
- Sexiest Woman (Robyn Malcolm)
- Sexiest Man (Antony Starr).

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards:
- Achievement in Editing - Drama/Comedy Programme (Bryan Shaw)

Outrageous Fortune season 5

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards:
- Images & Sound Best Drama Programme

2010 Qantas Film and Television Awards:
- Best Script - Drama/Comedy Programme (James Griffin)

Outrageous Fortune season 6

Aotearoa Film and Television Awards 2011 (AFTAs):
- Best Script - Drama/Comedy - James Griffin

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International distributor: All3Media International

Runtime:
60

Producer(s):
Mike Smith & John Laing

Director(s):
Mark Beesley, Simon Bennett, Britta Johnstone, Murray Keane, Michael Bennett, Jonathan Brough, Peter Salmon, Vanessa Alexander, Peter Burger, Reina Webster, Richard Barr

Executive Producer(s):
John Barnett, Rachel Lang, James Griffin, Simon Bennett, Chris Bailey

Writer(s):
Rachel Lang & James Griffin (creators)

Production Year
2010

Type
TV Series

Genre
Drama

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Website:
outrageousfortune.co.nz

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