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ABC TV & Screentime announce MDA cast

ABC TV and Screentime are pleased to announce today details of the forthcoming flagship medico-legal drama MDA (Medical Defence Australia).

The exquisite ensemble cast of MDA will be lead by leading Australian actor Kerry Armstrong (Lantana) and will see the return of Jason Donovan to Australian screens.

Head of ABC TV Drama, Robyn Kershaw said, "Kerry Armstrong's presence in MDA brings important big-screen Australian actors into significant Australian television drama. Kerry brings warmth, intelligence and depth to the character of Louella, the lynch-pin of the series, who is a strong, tender and lively contemporary Australian woman.

I'm thrilled that Jason Donovan has chosen to play Richard Savage, a plaintiff's advocate for medical litigation cases and prime opposition to Kerry's character Louella."

The ensemble includes Shane Bourne (Picasso at the Lapin Agile), Aaron Pedersen (Water Rats), Alice McConnell (Secret Bridesmaids Business), Petra Yared (The Secret Life of Us) and Angus Grant (Blue Heelers).

MDA producers also welcome award winning and critically acclaimed directors Ray Argall (SeaChange), Kate Woods (Changi) and Cate Shortland (Secret Life of Us).

The much-anticipated series, with its unique stories and ensemble casting, commences shooting in Melbourne on Wednesday April 17 and will screen on the ABC in 2002.

Andrea Kincade
A/Hd ABC TV Publicity Victoria