The Cast

The Trial contains dramatic reconstructions based on excerpts from actual court transcripts and evidence presented in court. The evidence included audio recordings from listening devices made during police surveillance of the accused.

Matthew King
as Mark Taft QC

Best known in the film and television industry for his work as a voiceover artist, Matthew King has appeared in numerous television series including Homicide, Division Four, Prisoner, The Sullivans, Rush, Blue Heelers and Stingers. His voiceover roles include animated characters in the children’s television (Silver Brumby and L’il Elvis) as well as the adult animated series Quads. He recently featured in the doco-drama Menzies and Churchill at War where he played Robert Menzies.

Roger Oakley
as Prosecutor Richard Maidment SC

Award winning actor Roger Oakley has performed in many Australian stage and screen productions. He recently performed the role of Uncle Charlie in the popular MTC play August: Osage County. He appeared in the feature My Year Without Sex and in many television series including The Hollowmen, Something in the Air and Neighbours.

Rhys McConnochie
as Justice Bongiorno

A veteran stage and television performer who has appeared in many Australian productions including Stingers, MDA for television, feature roles such as the Headmaster in Romulus, My Father and in numerous Melbourne Theatre Company Productions, King Lear, Inheritance and The Seagull.

Majid Shokor
as Abdul Nacer Benbrika

Originally from Iraq, Majid Shokor is a stage and screen actor. Best known for his role of Saleh in the Australian feature film Lucky Miles, Majid also performed in the recent television series City Homicide and Kick as well as in productions for Belvoir St Theater, Theatre @Risk and La Mama.

Matt Rolston
as Abdullah Merhi

Recently trained in acting, Matt Rolston has appeared in numerous student films and low budget features including a lead role in the feature Bushranger Origins – Finnegan’s Gang.


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