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|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Heath Ledger||-||Ned Kelly|
|Orlando Bloom||-||Joseph Byrne|
|Geoffrey Rush||-||Superintendent Francis Hare|
|Naomi Watts||-||Julia Cook|
|Joel Edgerton||-||Aaron Sherritt|
|Laurence Kinlan||-||Dan Kelly|
|Philip Barantini||-||Steve Hart|
|Kerry Condon||-||Kate Kelly|
|Kris McQuade||-||Ellen Kelly|
|Emily Browning||-||Grace Kelly|
|Kiri Paramore||-||Constable Fitzpatrick|
|Rachel Griffiths||-||Susan Scott|
|Geoff Morrell||-||Robert Scott|
|Charles 'Bud' Tingwell||-||Premier Graham Berry|
|Saskia Burmeister||-||Jane Jones|
The world premier of the film, which was in Australia, took place only 2 blocks away from where Ned Kelly was hanged.
The Sydney Morning Herald suggested that Heath Ledger was made for the role because when he tried on Ned Kelly's original iron armour, it fit perfectly. Heath Ledger was quoted saying, "It was quite eerie actually ... we're the same height and the same body weight. He was skinny 'cause he was starving, I'm skinny 'cause I don't go to the gym."
Ned's original armor can be seen on display at the State Library of Victoria, Australia. Joe's armor is in the hands of a private collector. The National Trust (Old Melbourne Gaol) owns the armor believed to be Dan's. Steve's is with the Police Historical Unit (Police Museum in Melbourne).
The now blood-stained green sash Ned was given after saving a boy from drowning is on display at a museum in Benalla.
Ned said that his father had to steal a sheep to get here (Australia), and other sources mention that he stole two pigs, among other tales. John 'Red' Kelly's crime isn't certifiably known, because most of the court records were destroyed during the Irish Civil War.
The last words from Heath Ledger in the final voice-over are also the last words of Ned Kelly before he was hanged ("Such is life").
The Irish folk singer appearing in the film is Bernard Fanning.
Mick Jagger starred as Ned Kelly in the original film made in 1969.
Where Broadford is listed as a filming location, it was actually Wandong and Mt Disappointment.
Acting legend Charles 'Bud' Tingwell (who has a cameo as Victorian Premier Graham Berry) had previously appeared in another biopic about Ned Kelly: He provided the narration for Rupert Kathner's The Glenrowan Affair (1951), which starred footballer Bob Chitty as Kelly. Tingwell also narrated the documentaries Ned Kelly in Popular Culture (2003) (which appears as a special feature on the DVD release of this film) and Picture Pond Media's The Story of Ned Kelly (2002), as well as the introduction to the audiobook recording of Ian Jones' Ned Kelly: A Short Life.
The film had its world premiere in 2003 at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. Coincidentally, the theatre is across the road from the Athenaeum Theatre, where the very first film to depict the life of Ned Kelly, "The Story of the Kelly Gang" (1906), had its world premiere on 26 December 1906.
Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush were also casted for Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Jonathan Hardy (who cameos in the film as The Great Orlando) previously appeared in another biopic about Ned Kelly: "The Trial of Ned Kelly" (1977).