Cast of
The Tale of Ruby Rose

About The Tale of Ruby Rose

  • Released on May 25, 1988

The year is 1933. Ruby Rose (Melita Jurisic) is an Australian woman living with her Welsh immigrant husband Henry (Chris Haywood) in the Tasmanian highlands. Cut off from her superjudgmental family, for whom Henry had once worked as a humble farm hand, Ruby remains isolated in her tiny house. Superstitiously terrified of the dark, she begins developing her own folklore about the inky blackness that surrounds her each night; this folklore eventually develops into Ruby's own personal religion, created to ward off the evils that she imagines lurk in every corner. Only by venturing out of her house and rekindling her relationship with her embittered father is Ruby able to exorcise her fears. Almost hypnotic in its stark beauty, Tale of Ruby Rose is proof enough that writer/director Roger Scholes deserves to be far better known.

Full Cast of The Tale of Ruby Rose

Melita Jurišić
plays Ruby Rose

Chris Haywood
plays Henry Rose

Rod Zuanic
plays Gem

Martyn Sanderson
plays Bennett

Martyn Sanderson as Bennett

Martyn Sanderson was born on February 24, 1938 and passed away 14 years ago at the age of 71 on October 14, 2009.

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Sheila Florance
plays Großmutter

Sheila Kennelly
plays Cook

John McKelvey
plays Tasker

Wilkie Collins
plays Father

Nell Dobson
plays Mrs. Bennett

Terry Garcia
plays Vassi

Marie-Rose Jones
plays Singer

Graham Davis
plays Town Man

Phil Hammomd
plays Dead Bennett

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