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Rake 

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Criminal lawyer Cleaver Greene defends the indefensible - from bigamists to cannibals and everything in between. He is champion of the lost cause, both in the court room and in the bedroom.
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Series cast summary:
Richard Roxburgh ...  Cleaver Greene 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Matt Day ...  David Potter 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Kate Box ...  Nicole 40 episodes, 2010-2018
Caroline Brazier ...  Wendy Greene / ... 39 episodes, 2010-2018
Adrienne Pickering ...  Melissa Partridge 36 episodes, 2010-2018
Keegan Joyce ...  Fuzz Greene / ... 33 episodes, 2010-2018
Russell Dykstra ...  Barney Meagher 32 episodes, 2010-2016
Damien Garvey ...  Cal McGregor 32 episodes, 2012-2018
Danielle Cormack ...  Scarlet Meagher / ... 28 episodes, 2010-2016
Tom Poulton Tom Poulton ...  Max Meagher 19 episodes, 2010-2016
Madeline Towns Madeline Towns ...  Zoe Meagher 18 episodes, 2010-2016
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On any single day, Cleaver Greene is described as many things. Whilst his ex-wife may call him 'unreliable', his son will call him 'a mate'. To his learned friends at the bar table he is 'a real wag', to his jurors he is 'hilarious', and to most judges he is 'an outrage'. To the Tax Office, he is 'a defendant', to a certain brothel owner 'a legend', and to his former cocaine dealer 'a tragic loss'.

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The bar gets even lower. (season 2) See more »

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In 2011 the series won the Equity Award in the Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category. See more »

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Remade as Rake (2014) See more »

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real life
26 May 2012 | by peterm1See all my reviews

While the cases in this series are over the top, believe it or not the main character in this is based on real person. Charles Waterstreet a Sydney barrister whose life is apparently every bit as colorful as the series would have you believe . Real life is stranger than fiction. Especially at the New South Wales bar, apparently. Waterstreet is mate of Richard Roxborough the star of the series who plays him in it. A younger and more handsome version as Roxborough smilingly says in one interview. The point is if you enjoy this series you should google waterstreet and find out more about him. As for me while something tells me he is the kind of guy who creates chaos in the lives of people around him, there is something about him that I find admirable and engaging. And this comes across in the show. PS love the show.


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