Roy Billing | Actor
Jack Irish: Bad Debts
"A phone message from an ex-client – Danny McKillop (Simon Russell) – doesn’t ring any bells for Jack and sends him searching through old case files, dredging up memories of the bleakest kind. Jack wasn’t at the top of his game when he represented Danny ten years earlier. King hit by scotch on the rocks and the murder of his wife Isabel (Emma Booth), Jack is amazed he managed to drag himself out of bed in the mornings let alone make it to court. Bottom line – Danny did five years for manslaughter and he might have been set up. So when Danny turns up dead, Jack feels like he has failed his ex-client twice over. Keen to set the ledger straight, Jack starts investigating Danny’s death. With his ad-hoc, unorthodox, crumpled style he begins to peel back the layers that connects Danny’s death to dodgy cops, drug dealers, a slimy priest and a blackmailing pornographer. "
Jack Irish: Black Tide
"Life’s gone pear-shaped for Jack Irish (Guy Pearce). He’s back to takeaway Chinese for one after his girlfriend Linda (Marta Dusseldorp) abandoned him for a career in Sydney, a flashy Brisvegas type is muscling in on the racetrack action, and his cabinet-making still leaves a lot to be desired. So when an old teammate of his dad’s turns up looking for help, it’s a welcome distraction for Jack. Des Connors’ (Ron Jacobson) son Gary (Nicholas Coghlan) has gone missing, having nicked off with all Des’s money. But sometimes prodigal sons go AWOL for a reason. As Jack begins to dig he discovers Gary was a man with something to hide and a very good reason to disappear – or be disappeared. Finding Gary turns nasty when Jack pushes the wrong buttons at the headquarters of a national transport company owned by one of Australia’s wealthiest men. Suddenly there is a disturbing number of faceless people in ill-fitting suits taking an interest in Jack’s quest including Dave (Don Hany) – an obsessive federal agent and head of a clandestine operation called Black Tide. "
Jack Irish: Dead Point
Jack is back. Guy Pearce returns in the third instalment of Jack Irish – Dead Point: based on the award-winning thriller by author, Peter Temple. Jack Irish (Guy Pearce) is a part-time lawyer, mug punter and finder of people who’d rather remain lost. When a high profile judge, Justice Loder (Barry Humphries), commissions him to locate a mysterious red book, Jack is thrown into a world of sexy club owners, dodgy drug dealers, bisexual blackmailers, and unhinged killers. Anyone who touches the red book turns up dead. Jack should follow his instinct and back away very slowly and very quietly. If only the judge wasn’t family.