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Cast

Series cast summary:
Stephen Curry ...  Eddie 6 episodes, 2001
Leon Ford ...  Bill Dwyer 6 episodes, 2001
Anthony Hayes ...  Gordon Yates 6 episodes, 2001
Matthew Newton ...  David Collins 6 episodes, 2001
Mark Priestley ...  John 'Curley' Foster 6 episodes, 2001
Matthew Whittet ...  Tom 6 episodes, 2001
Geoff Morrell ...  Rowdy 6 episodes, 2001
Nicholas Hope ...  Guillaume Koper 6 episodes, 2001
Gotaro Tsunashima Gotaro Tsunashima ...  Lieutenant Aso 6 episodes, 2001
Shingo Misawa Shingo Misawa ...  Colonel Nakamura 6 episodes, 2001
Sean Taylor Sean Taylor ...  Colonel Smythe 6 episodes, 2001
William Upjohn William Upjohn ...  CSM Bryson 6 episodes, 2001
Dean Atkinson Dean Atkinson ...  Bernie 6 episodes, 2001
Joel McIlroy Joel McIlroy ...  Bertie Jenkins 6 episodes, 2001
Alan Morris Alan Morris ...  James 6 episodes, 2001
Ichiro Harada Ichiro Harada ...  Guard 6 episodes, 2001
Masa Yamaguchi ...  Guard 6 episodes, 2001
Scott Youll Scott Youll ...  Guard 6 episodes, 2001
Lawrence Puang Lawrence Puang ...  Guard 5 episodes, 2001
Christopher James Baker ...  Lofty Morgan 4 episodes, 2001
Ian Bolt Ian Bolt ...  Father Paul 3 episodes, 2001
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...  Older David Collins 2 episodes, 2001
Frank Wilson ...  Older Gordon 2 episodes, 2001
Terry Norris Terry Norris ...  Older Bill Dwyer 2 episodes, 2001
Slim DeGrey Slim DeGrey ...  Older John 'Curley' Foster 2 episodes, 2001
Bill Kerr ...  Older Eddie 2 episodes, 2001
Tatsumi Ishihara Tatsumi Ishihara ...  Captain Shindo 2 episodes, 2001
Andrew James Mead ...  Captain Lovegrove 2 episodes, 2001
Peter Carroll ...  Doctor Hurrell 2 episodes, 2001
Peter Gow Peter Gow ...  Guard / ... 2 episodes, 2001
Victor Ng Victor Ng ...  Guard 2 episodes, 2001
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Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with 15,000 others. Together, the six boys struggle to survive three and a half years of incarceration. Written by Aubrey Leong

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Drama | Music | Romance | War

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English

Release Date:

14 October 2001 (Australia) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The butterflies, which Guillaume had to eat were made by the prop maker from wafer, food coloring and marzipan. See more »

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Lieutenant Aso: Japan has won the war. Japan has won!
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An Excellent Depiction
17 June 2006 | by Weary-SpudSee all my reviews

As soon as I saw the ad for "Changi" on the History Channel, I knew I'd love it. It captured the ANZAC spirit fantastically - you would die if you didn't have mates around you. The characters of "Changi" were strong and each brought something different into the story, and the Japanese soldiers weren't criticised, but were depicted as normal soldiers doing what they thought was right, just as the Australians were doing. Direction, screenplay, acting and setting were all done wonderfully, with a clear easy-to-follow plot. Humour was the soldiers' key to survival, and it was great to see a mini-series about war actually have some sort of humour in it, which is usually difficult to do without offending people. From what I've read about soldiers in Changi PoW camp, this story is a very realistic approach to the three and a half years those Australian, British, New Zealand, American and Dutch men spent there. I would recommend this series to anyone, whether you are interested in war or not. 10/10.


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