Richard Roxburgh plays Cleaver Greene, a talented but self-destructive criminal barrister who uses unconventional methods and usually defends those beyond redemption. With unyielding optimism he takes on only the most difficult court cases that no one else wants, from suicide bombing to sex offences and thefts to psychotic school girl drama.


8 x 60′ Comedy/Drama Series
4 Seasons

As the seasons progress – twisting and weaving the stories of the ensemble of characters we’ve grown to love – Rake continues the misadventures of dissolute Cleaver Greene and casts the fool’s gaze on all levels of politics, the legal system, and our wider fears and obsessions.

AACTA Award 2016 for Best Direction in a Television Drama or Comedy

AACTA Award 2013 for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama

Winner Best Local Drama 2010 SMH Couch Potato Awards

Selected 2011 FIPA awards Series/Serial section

Selected Fipatel Market 2011

Equity Awards – Most Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Award

2011 Silver Logie for most outstanding actor – Richard Roxburgh

Production Credits

Writers – Peter Duncan, Andrew Knight

Cast – Richard Roxburgh, Matt Day, Adrienne Pickering, Danielle Cormack, Russell Dykstra, Caroline Brazier, Damien Garvey, Kate Box, Keegan Joyce

An Essential Media and Blow by Blow production for ABC

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