|Created by|| John Edwards |
|Written by|| Fiona Seres |
|Directed by|| Jessica Hobbs |
Michael James Rowland
|Starring|| Justine Clarke |
|Theme music composer||Bryony Marks|
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||3|
|No. of episodes||22 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers|| Hugh Marks (Southern Star)|
Kim Vecera (Showtime)
|Producers|| John Edwards |
|Production locations|| Melbourne |
|Running time||50–55 minutes|
|Production company||Southern Star|
|Picture format|| 1080i (HDTV) |
576i / 576p (SDTV)
|Original release||1 October 2009 –|
29 April 2012
Tangle is an Australian drama series for the Showcase subscription television channel. It focuses on the tangled lives of two generations of two families.Tangle is filmed in Melbourne and first screened on 1 October 2009. It is written by Fiona Seres, Tony McNamara and Judi McCrossin, and directed by Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville and Stuart McDonald. There have so far been three seasons.
Tangle revolves around the intertwined lives of the Kovac and Williams families and their network of friends and extended family. Nat Manning (Kat Stewart) returned to her home town of Melbourne after ten years in England on the minor celebrity circuit. She created ripples and then waves in the lives of two clans already struggling under the weight of their myriad secrets. Ally (Justine Clarke) is the devoted wife of builder Vince (Ben Mendelsohn), mother of Romeo and Gigi (Lincoln Younes and Eva Lazarro), who is happy to have her sister Nat back. Politician Tim (Joel Tobeck) had an affair 15 years ago with Nat, and as a result, Nat became pregnant. Tim and his wife Christine (Catherine McClements) patched up their marriage and fought hard for custody of the child, Max (Blake Davis). Divorcee Em is having an affair with married man Vince and doctor Gabriel (Matt Day) has a secret lust for married Ally. Vince is unexpectedly killed in a random auto accident.
With Vince now gone, secretive man Joe Kovac (Kick Gurry), brother of Vince, returns, hoping to become a part of a family he was never allowed into. Spiros Georgiades (Don Hany) is recruited by the party as a political adviser to Tim, and develops an attraction to Christine. Tim makes a bid for the top job of Premier, but is kicked out of the party after an honest press conference. Ally and her children, Romeo and Gigi, make a fresh start in a new house; Nat meets a young, successful man and Gabriel's new outgoing girlfriend, Sophie, looks a lot like Ally (according to Nat).
Season Three will pull apart and look at just how the generations separate from one another and how the ties of family are stretched. Ally sheds some of love's illusions and begins to see life possibilities beyond her family and Gabriel. Both Romeo and Gigi need her less than she'd imagined, but in different ways, as they build their own lives. When Max moves away, Christine flirts with a parallel life at odds with all previous certainties. Gabriel and Ally finally get together as Nat reconnects with the sinister Michael Chubbievsky, a suspected drug dealer. Nat's chaos is the one constant.
|Actor||Role||First Episode||Last Episode|
|Justine Clarke||Ally Kovac||1.01||3.06|
|Kat Stewart||Nat Manning||1.01||3.06|
|Catherine McClements||Christine Williams||1.01||3.06|
|Joel Tobeck||Tim Williams||1.01||3.06|
|Matt Day||Gabriel Lucas||1.02||3.06|
|Don Hany||Spiros Georgiades||2.01||3.06|
|Blake Davis||Max Williams||1.01||3.06|
|Lincoln Younes||Romeo Kovac||1.01||3.06|
|Eva Lazzaro||Gigi Kovac||1.01||3.06|
|Georgia Flood||Charlotte Barker||1.01||3.06|
|Kick Gurry||Joe Kovac||2.01||3.06|
|Ben Mendelsohn||Vince Kovac||1.01||1.10|
|Lucia Mastrantone||Em Barker||1.01||1.09|
Showcase renewed Tangle for a third series on 12 December 2010 and production began in June 2011, ending in August.
Tangle is filmed in and around the city of Melbourne, usually set within the more affluent suburbs of the city. Without notice, reason or motivation the idiots in production keep moving houses in different parts of Melbourne. It seems as if the production unit got a deal renting houses until the owners came back in after a 6 month lease. “We just thought our audience would be too stupid to notice” said Assoc producer Alice Broughton. The new house in which Ally and her children move to in season three is in Black Rock, and Tim and Christine's house is in Kew. Some other locations that have been used to film throughout the series are:
Republic of Ireland
Asia Pacific (numerous countries)
|DVD title||Date Released||Episodes||Discs||ACB rating||Runtime|
|Series 1||15 April 2010||10||3||M||534 minutes|
|Series 2||18 November 2010||6||2||MA15+||303 minutes|
|Series 3||3 October 2012||6||2||MA15+||317 minutes|
|Series 1–3||5 December 2012||22||7||MA15+||1154 minutes|
|Seasons 1–3(repackaged)||21 April 2021||22||7||MA15+||1154 minutes|
|2010||Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama||Catherine McClements||Won|
|Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama||Justine Clarke||Nominated|
|AACTA Award for Best Television Drama Series||Tangle (Season 2)||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay in Television||Fiona Seres (for 2x5)||Nominated|
|Best Direction in Television||Emma Freeman (for 2x6)||Nominated|
|2013||Best Television Drama Series||Tangle (season 3)||Nominated|
|2010||Most Outstanding Drama||Tangle (Season 1)||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor: Male||Ben Mendelsohn||Won|
|Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor: Female||Justine Clarke||Won|
|Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor: Male||Matt Day||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor: Female||Catherine McClements||Nominated|
|Best New Talent||Eva Lazzaro||Nominated|
|2011||Most Outstanding Drama||Tangle (Season 2)||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male||Don Hany||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor: Female||Justine Clarke||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance by an Actor: Female||Catherine McClements||Won|
|2013||Most Outstanding Drama||Tangle (Season 3)||Won|
|Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male||Lincoln Younes||Won|
|Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Male||Dan Wyllie||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Female||Justine Clarke||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Female||Catherine McClements||Won|
|Most Outstanding Performance By An Actor: Female||Eva Lazzaro||Nominated|
|Australian Director' Guild Awards|
|2010||Best Direction in a Television Drama Series||Stuart McDonald (for 1x9)||Won|
|2010||"Out of the Box" Award||Eva Lazzaro||Nominated|
|2011||"Out of the Box" Award||Blake Davis||Nominated|
|2010||Most Outstanding Drama Series, Miniseries or Telemovie||Tangle (Season 1)||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Actor||Ben Mendelsohn||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Actress||Justine Clarke||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding New Talent||Eva Lazzaro||Nominated|
|2011||Most Outstanding Actress||Justine Clarke||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actor||Don Hany (also for Offspring )||Nominated|
|2013||Most Outstanding Drama Series||Tangle (Season 3)||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Actress||Catherine McClements||Nominated|
|NSW Premier's Literary Awards|
|2010||Script Writing||Fiona Seres (for 1x1)||Nominated|
|Screen Music Awards|
|2010||Best Television Theme||Bryony Marks||Nominated|
|Best Music in a Television Series or Serial||Bryony Marks (for 1x1)||Nominated|
|2011||Best Music in a Television Series or Serial||Bryony Marks (for 2x6)||Nominated|
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