Aussie actor headed to New York

06 October, 2013 by Don Groves

Ditch Davey has joined the cast of the US network series The Black Box, which stars Sherlock Holmes' Kelly Reilly as Elizabeth Black, a neuroscientist who struggles to hide her mental illness from her fiancé and family.

Vanessa Redgrave will play Dr. Hartramph, Elizabeth's psychiatrist. Davey is cast as Dr. Marc Bickman, a brilliant neurosurgeon.


Davey played Nemetes in Spartacus: War of the Damned, the New Zealand-produced 'sword and sandal' show which recently wrapped its third and final season.

He was a regular in Sea Patrol, All Saints and Blue Heelers and appeared in Justin Dix’s thriller Crawlspace. His other credits include Underbelly  Files, Satisfaction and Wilfred.

The US network ABC commissioned The Black Box. Shooting of the 13 episodes starts in New York later this month, produced by Bold Films.

The show was created by Amy Holden Jones, whose screenwriting credits include Mystic Pizza, The Relic and Indecent Proposal. Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn, TV’s Cranford) is the director.

Sierra/Engine Television picked up the international sales rights and will pitch the show to buyers at the Mipcom market in Cannes this week. It will probably premiere in the US in January.