Jade cast as Kylie in Never Tear Us Apart

05 July, 2013 by Don Groves

The 2012 X Factor winner, singer Samantha Jade, makes her screen debut as Kylie Minogue in the Seven Network miniseries Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS.

Billed as the uncensored story of the iconic band's rise to the top of the international charts and the aftermath of dealing with frontman Michael Hutchence's death in 1997, it's shooting in Melbourne.


Luke Arnold, who stars as Long John Silver in the Michael Bay-produced pirate adventure series Black Sails for the US network Starz, plays Hutchence.

Georgina Haig (Fringe, The Elephant Princess) has been cast as Paula Yates and Mallory Jansen (Howzat! Kerry Packer's War) is Helena Christensen.

The first drama production from Shine Australia, it's scripted by Justin Monjo and Dave Warner. Daina Reed is the director and the producers are Kerrie Mainwaring and Andrew Prowse.

Newcomer Nicholas Masters is Tim Farriss with Ido Drent as Jon Farriss, Andy Ryan as Andrew Farriss, Alex Williams as Kirk Pengilly and Hugh Sheridan as Garry Gary Beers.

Damon Herriman, who stars in the upcoming Australian horror/comedy movie 100 Bloody Acres and in the US TV series Justified and Vegas, plays the band's manager CM Murphy.