Colleen McCullough is perhaps Australia’s most well-known author, having made millions and achieved notoriety around the world for her epic affair novel ‘The Thornbirds’. But the chain smoking writer hated the mini-series of her book, which became the most watched television show of all time, labelling it ’instant vomit’.
In a recent interview with the UK’s Mail, McCullough said the stars of the series, Richard Chamberlain and Rachel Ward, were both wrong for their parts, going on to say that Ward couldn’t ‘act her way out of a paper bag’.
According to the author, who is in the UK putting the finishing touches to a musical version of her story which is expected to set the West End stage alight, the series was filmed in Hawaii with only one Kangaroo and all the actors bar Brian Brown sounded American.
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