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''Love My Way'' is a
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-winning and critically acclaimed Australian television drama program. It won the
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for Best Television Drama Series for each of its three seasons (2004–2007).


Premise

Set in
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Sydney
, ''Love My Way'' was about a group of 30-somethings dealing with the ups and downs of life. The series revolves around an extended family unit - Frankie Paige and Charlie Jackson are the separated parents of Lou, and Frankie also lives with Charlie's brother, Tom. As the series began, Charlie's new wife Julia is about to have their first child. Frankie's mother, Di and Charlie's mother, Brenda, and father, Gerry, also have a strong presence in the ongoing story, as does Julia's ex-lover Howard, who enters into a relationship with Frankie.


Production

Produced by
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and
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
, ''Love My Way'' starred Karvan,
Sam Worthington Samuel Henry John Worthington (born 2 August 1976) is an Australian actor. He is best known for playing Jake Sully in ''Avatar (2009 film), Avatar'', Marcus Wright in ''Terminator Salvation'', and Perseus in ''Clash of the Titans (2010 film), Cl ...
,
Dan Wyllie Daniel Wyllie (born 1970) is an Australian stage, film and television actor. Wyllie began acting in theatre. Early life Wyllie grew up on Sydney's North ShoreNorth Shore may refer to: Geographic features Australia *North Shore (Sydney), sub ...
,
Asher Keddie Asher Keddie (born 31 July 1974) is an Australian actress. Beginning her career in the television series ''Five Mile Creek'' in the mid 1980s, Keddie received wide recognition for her role in the critically acclaimed series ''Offspring (TV seri ...

Asher Keddie
, Brendan Cowell, and Alex Cook. As the program was made for subscription television in Australia, it contained stronger material than most Australian programs: regular swearing, drug use and sexual references. When the series was launched, much was made of the connection between ''Love My Way'' and ''The Secret Life of Us'': both sharing a star, as well as significant creative talent (Edwards and Perske both were involved in ''Secret Life'', as were series writers like Tony McNamara). However, the series is not a continuation of ''Secret Life'', although it does share some thematic concerns. The star of the series, Claudia Karvan, is also a co-producer, along with having written for the series. Brendan Cowell, who appears as Tom, also worked as script writer for two episodes of seasons 1 and three episodes of season 2. On first airing, the theme song originally by The Psychedelic Furs, this time covered by Magic Dirt, played over the title sequence. Some scenes were filmed on location at the infamously dangerous Cromwell Park.


Subscription television

The series premiered on FOX8 on 22 November 2004 during the late summer months when commercial TV is in a non-ratings period. During the second season it was moved to W. Channel. In 2007, for its third season, it screened on Showtime Australia, Showtime. Foxtel has been criticised for moving the show to different channels to encourage viewing of the W. Channel and then for moving the program to Showtime which is not included in the basic package of subscription television in Australia.


Cast


Main cast

*
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
as Francesca "Frankie" Paige *
Asher Keddie Asher Keddie (born 31 July 1974) is an Australian actress. Beginning her career in the television series ''Five Mile Creek'' in the mid 1980s, Keddie received wide recognition for her role in the critically acclaimed series ''Offspring (TV seri ...

Asher Keddie
as Julia Jackson * Brendan Cowell as Tom Jackson * Daniel Wyllie as Charlie Jackson * Lynette Curran as Brenda Jackson * Alex Cook as Louise "Lou" Jackson Paige * Gillian Jones as Di Paige * Max Cullen as Gerry Jackson


Recurring/guest stars

* Ben Mendelsohn as Lewis Feingold *
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as Howard Light * Mariel McClorey as Katie * Sam Parsonson as Dylan Feingold * Claire van der Boom as Billie * Sacha Horler as P.K. * Damon Herriman as George Wagstaffe * Justine Clarke as Simone * Adelaide Clemens as Harper


Series overview


Episodes

(Episode information retrieved from Australian Television Information Archive).


Season 1 (2004-05)


Season 2 (2006)


Season 3 (2007)


Awards and nominations


AACTA Awards

2015 Wins * AACTA Subscription Television 20th Anniversary Award for Best Drama (one-off award)


Australian Film Institute Awards

The program has won many Australian Film Institute Awards. 2005 Wins * Best Television Drama Series * Best Direction in Television (for Jessica Hobbs) * Best Television Screenplay * Best Actress in Television (for
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
) * Best Supporting Actor in Television (for Max Cullen). 2005 Nominations * Best Actor for
Dan Wyllie Daniel Wyllie (born 1970) is an Australian stage, film and television actor. Wyllie began acting in theatre. Early life Wyllie grew up on Sydney's North ShoreNorth Shore may refer to: Geographic features Australia *North Shore (Sydney), sub ...
* Best Achievement in Screen Craft - Cinematography - for Louis Irving 2006 Wins * Best Television Drama Series,Australian Film Institute
making it the first show to win that title over two consecutive years in AFI history. 2006 Nominations * Best Actress category for stars
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
and
Asher Keddie Asher Keddie (born 31 July 1974) is an Australian actress. Beginning her career in the television series ''Five Mile Creek'' in the mid 1980s, Keddie received wide recognition for her role in the critically acclaimed series ''Offspring (TV seri ...

Asher Keddie
* Best Actor for
Dan Wyllie Daniel Wyllie (born 1970) is an Australian stage, film and television actor. Wyllie began acting in theatre. Early life Wyllie grew up on Sydney's North ShoreNorth Shore may refer to: Geographic features Australia *North Shore (Sydney), sub ...
* Best Direction in Television * Best Television Screenplay 2007 Wins * Best Television Drama Series * Best Actress in Television (for
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
) 2007 Nominations * Best Actor for Ben Mendelsohn * Best Supporting Actress for Justine Clarke * Best Television Screenplay


TV Week Logie Awards

2005 Wins * Most Outstanding Australian Drama 2005 Nominations * Most Outstanding Actor - Brendan Cowell * Most Outstanding Actor - Daniel Wyllie * Most Outstanding Actress -
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
* Most Outstanding Actress -
Asher Keddie Asher Keddie (born 31 July 1974) is an Australian actress. Beginning her career in the television series ''Five Mile Creek'' in the mid 1980s, Keddie received wide recognition for her role in the critically acclaimed series ''Offspring (TV seri ...

Asher Keddie
2006 Wins * Most Outstanding Australian Drama * Most Outstanding Actor - Daniel Wyllie * Most Outstanding Actress -
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
2006 Nominations * Most Outstanding Actor - Brendan Cowell * Most Outstanding Actress -
Asher Keddie Asher Keddie (born 31 July 1974) is an Australian actress. Beginning her career in the television series ''Five Mile Creek'' in the mid 1980s, Keddie received wide recognition for her role in the critically acclaimed series ''Offspring (TV seri ...

Asher Keddie
2007 Wins * Most Outstanding Australian Drama 2007 Nominations * Most Outstanding Actor - Ben Mendelsohn * Most Outstanding Actor - Daniel Wyllie * Most Outstanding Actress -
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
* Most Outstanding Actress -
Asher Keddie Asher Keddie (born 31 July 1974) is an Australian actress. Beginning her career in the television series ''Five Mile Creek'' in the mid 1980s, Keddie received wide recognition for her role in the critically acclaimed series ''Offspring (TV seri ...

Asher Keddie
* Most Outstanding New Talent - Sam Parsonson * Most Popular Actor - Brendan Cowell 2008 Nominations * Most Outstanding Actress -
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
* Most Outstanding Actress -
Asher Keddie Asher Keddie (born 31 July 1974) is an Australian actress. Beginning her career in the television series ''Five Mile Creek'' in the mid 1980s, Keddie received wide recognition for her role in the critically acclaimed series ''Offspring (TV seri ...

Asher Keddie
* Most Outstanding Actress -
Asher Keddie Asher Keddie (born 31 July 1974) is an Australian actress. Beginning her career in the television series ''Five Mile Creek'' in the mid 1980s, Keddie received wide recognition for her role in the critically acclaimed series ''Offspring (TV seri ...

Asher Keddie
* Most Outstanding New Talent - Adelaide Clemens


ASTRAs

ASTRAs * The series also has been nominated at almost every Australian television awards. At the ASTRA Awards (recognising talent in Cable television) it won awards in 2005 and 2006 for
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
,
Dan Wyllie Daniel Wyllie (born 1970) is an Australian stage, film and television actor. Wyllie began acting in theatre. Early life Wyllie grew up on Sydney's North ShoreNorth Shore may refer to: Geographic features Australia *North Shore (Sydney), sub ...
and Best Drama Program.
Asher Keddie Asher Keddie (born 31 July 1974) is an Australian actress. Beginning her career in the television series ''Five Mile Creek'' in the mid 1980s, Keddie received wide recognition for her role in the critically acclaimed series ''Offspring (TV seri ...

Asher Keddie
and Daniel Wyllie won acting awards in 2007, and the show won Best Drama Program for a third consecutive year. In 2008
Claudia Karvan Claudia Karvan (born 19 May 1972) is an Australian actress, producer and scriptwriter. As a child actor, she first appeared in the film, ''Molly (1983 film), Molly'' (1983) and followed with an adolescent role in ''High Tide (1987 film), High ...

Claudia Karvan
won her third ASTRA for the series. In its four years, the series was nomination for a total of 25 ASTRAs including nominations for stars Alex Cook, Brendan Cowell and Ben Mendelsohn.


Australian Cinematographers Society Awards

2005 Nominations * Cinematographer Louis Irving was nominated for Best Cinematography in Television


Australian Screen Music Awards

2005 Wins * Composer Stephen Rae won Best Music for Television


Screen Sound Awards for Best Achievement in Sound

2005, 2006, 2007 Nominated * Best Sound In A Drama Series


Australian Directors Guild Awards

2007 Nominated * Outstanding Direction in Television


Australian Editors Guild Awards

2007 Nominations * Outstanding Editing in Television Drama


Australian Writers Guild Award

2008 Nominations * Outstanding Screenplay: Brendan Cowell for episode "The Cemetery Gates" 2007 Wins * Outstanding Screenplay: Tony McNamara (playwright), Tony McNamara for episode "Cold Blooded Creatures" 2007 Nominations * Outstanding Screenplay: Brendan Cowell for episode "The King of the Castle" 2006 Nominations * Outstanding Screenplay: Brendan Cowell for episode "I Know You" 2005 Wins * Outstanding Screenplay: Louise Fox for episode "A Different Planet" 2005 Nominations * Outstanding Screenplay: Jacquelin Perske for episode "Only Mortal"


International airings

''Love My Way'' was aired as a primetime show in the UK on Five (channel), Five's spin-off channel Five Life (Now 5*, Fiver). In Sweden it airs on channel 4 (TV4 (Sweden), TV4) on Thursday evenings and it also aired in Ireland on RTÉ Two in the early hours of Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. It is also screened in Estonia on Eesti Televisioon, ETV during Sunday evenings, and in New Zealand on TVNZ Channel 2 during late Monday evenings. As well, Super Channel (Canada) carries ''Love My Way''. In Mexico is screened on Cosmopolitan (TV channel), Cosmopolitan. The Netherlands as well.


References


External links


Foxtel

Showtime


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