Sophie Lowe as Kate Kendall.

Beautiful Kate


A writer (Ben Mendelsohn) visits his isolated family home to say goodbye to his dying father (Bryan Brown), but memories of his beautiful twin sister (Sophie Lowe) awaken long buried secrets from their past. ‘Beautiful Kate’ is based on on the Newton Thornburg novel and also has Rachel Griffiths and Maeve Dermody in the cast.

Bryan Brown discusses Beautiful Kate

Sophie Lowe as Kate Kendell

Ben Mendelsohn as Ned Kendell and Bryan Brown as Bruce Kendell


Director/Writer: Rachel Ward
Producers: Bryan Brown and Leah Churchill-Brown


Ben Mendelsohn – Ned Kendall
Maeve Dermody – Toni
Bryan Brown – Bruce Kendall
Rachel Griffiths – Sally Kendall
Sophie Lowe – Kate Kendall
Scott O’Donnell – Ned Kendall (teenage)
Josh Macfarlane – Cliff Kendall
Heloise Baker – Sally Kendall (child)
Eve Burner – Kate Kendall (child)
Daniel Binks – Cliff Kendall (child)
Briony Kent – Tamara
Suzie Boyaci – Emily Kendall (mum)

Production Companies: New Town Films and Doll
Domestic Distributor: Roadshow Films
Sales Agent: The Works International

Ben Mendelsohn, Bryan Brown, Rachel Griffiths and Maeve Dermody

Sophie Lowe and Scott O’Donnell.


New Town Films is a boutique film and television production company, started by actor Bryan Brown in 1983, With the simple philosophy 'If you own it, They can't tell you that you can't be in it.'