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Born: July 29, 1952 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Melbourne, Victoria, AU Profession: Cast ...
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Raised in Melbourne, Australia
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Pursued ballet as a child
1966:
Turned focus towards acting and began appearing in school plays and community theater (date approximate)
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Attended the National Institute of Dramatic Arts
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After graduating from drama school, spent two years working with the Melbourne Theatre Company
1974:
Feature debut, "Petersen"
1977:
Initial film collaboration with Judy Davis, "High Rolling"
1978:
Co-starred in the acclaimed Australian feature "Newsfront"
1978:
Reunited with Judy Davis (playing her aunt) in "My Brilliant Career"
1979:
Made first of four films (to date) with director Paul Cox, "Kostas"
1981:
Revisited themes similar to her debut feature in "Duet for Four"
1981:
Third film with Judy Davis, "Hoodwink"
1982:
Cast as a doomed insurance investigator in the mystery "A Dangerous Summer"
1982:
Reteamed with Cox for "Lonely Hearts"; cast against type as a dowdy, sexually repressed woman
1983:
Delivered a stellar turn as the Anglophile aunt battling for custody of her nephew in the feature adaptation of "Careful, He Might Hear You", based on Sumner Locke Elliott's book
1984:
Acted in the Australian miniseries, "Return to Eden"; aired in syndication in the USA
1984:
Played an unfaithful spouse in Paul Cox's "My First Wife"
1985:
Cast as the incompetent nurse heading a mental ward during WWII in "An Indecent Obsession"
1987:
US miniseries debut, "Amerika"
1987:
Starred opposite Colin Friels in the quirky romance "Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train", co-produced by husband Patric Juillet
1988:
Debut as associate producer with "Boundaries of the Heart", produced by Juillet; also starred
1989:
First feature screenplay and debut as executive producer, "Luigi's Ladies"; also had one of the leading roles
1989:
Relocated with family to USA and settled in Los Angeles (date approximate)
1989:
Co-starred with Pierce Brosnan in the HBO movie "The Heist"
1991:
Cast in first US feature, "Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue"; portrayed a brothel madam
1991:
Played the title character's mother in the NBC miniseries "A Woman Called Jackie", about former US First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy
1993:
Starred in the TV series "Snowy River: The McGregor Saga"
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Had recurring role in the first season of the NBC series "Homicide: Life On The Street", playing the medical examiner
1994:
Portrayed the lady of the house in which the title character is welcomed in the comedy "Princess Cariboo"
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Returned to Australia
1996:
Fourth film with Paul Cox, undertook gender-bending role in "Lust and Revenge"
1997:
Cast as one of the female prisoners in "Paradise Road"
1997:
Played the lead in the Australian TV series "State Coroner"
2001:
Reunited on screen with Judy Davis and Colin Friels in "The Man Who Sued God"
2001:
Portrayed Mrs. Robinson in the Australian stage adaptation of "The Graduate"

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