Dirty Laundry cast star-struck by screen legend

Ricardo Simich,
Spy News,
Publish Date
Friday, 16 September 2016, 4:42PM
Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Victoria MacCulloch and George Ferrier.
Jennifer Ward-Lealand, Victoria MacCulloch and George Ferrier.

Jennifer Ward-Lealand hits screens as the money-laundering Donna Rafferty on TV One’s Dirty Laundry this Wednesday night. Her young castmates have been star-struck working with the stage legend and with Wentworth star Robbie Magasiva.

Alongside series co-stars Tim Carlsen, Tai Berdinner-Blades, Rachael Blampied, and David Van Horn, are two new faces hitting our screens for the first time.

Victoria MacCulloch plays Bianca, the youngest daughter of the four Rafferty children. MacCulloch has a background in theatre and formal training from the University of Los Angeles and Dirty Laundry is her first big screen gig.

“It’s been awesome working with the other actors,” she says. “I have learned so much from all of them.”

Auckland Grammar School student George Ferrier, 15, plays the youngest member of the Rafferty family, Leo. Dirty Laundry is his first TV role and as he tells Spy, his first scene was a bit of a thrill.

“My first scene was with Robbie, which was pretty awesome because I’ve grown up watching him on Shortland Street and Sione’s Wedding, so it was a pretty cool thing to actually be in a scene with him. Last year I wouldn’t have believed that would be possible!”