Helen graduated from QUT's Acting program in 2004. While at QUT she was fortunate enough to work with such directors as Michael Gow, Jennifer Flowers, Karen Crone and Sean Mee on shows including Live Acts on Stage, The Winter's Tale, Roberto Zucco andThe Rocky Horror Picture Show.
After graduating from QUT Helen played the dual role of Ellen and Sarmitte in LaBoite's The Drowning Bride, directed by Michael Futcher. Helen has also worked at QTC, again under the direction of Michael Gow, playing Amanda in Private Lives, a co- production with STCSA, and the seductive widow- next- door, Fanny Wilton in Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman. She has also delved into her darker side playing Lena in the Stablemates' production of Marius von Mayenberg's The Cold Child, directed by Anthony Skuse.
Helen's film credits include Rapid Fear, Endurance Island, The Underdog's Tale and Harrisville. She has also appeared in the short film The Pitch.
Helen was thrilled last year to be cast in MTC's The 39 Steps under the direction of Maria Aitken. She has loved every minute of working on The 39 Steps and has toured Australia and Asia with the show.
Caroline graduated from NIDA in 1999 and has since worked solidly in theatre and television. It was her role as Tess Gallagher on Blue Heelers which made her a household name and one of Australia’s most loved actors. Most recently Caroline starred in the Channel 9 award winning mini-series Underbelly playing the hard hitting policewoman Jackie James. As well as acting, Caroline narrated the entire series and has since moved on to narrate series 2, Underbelly – A Tale of Two Cities. Other television credits include the ABC mini-series Bastard Boys, Orange Roughies and The Heartbreak Tour.
Caroline’s theatre credits include Pig Iron People and Bed for Sydney Theatre Company, Love Song and Hitchcock Blonde for Melbourne Theatre Company, Babes in the Woods and Falling Petals for Playbox and Twelfth Night for Bell Shakespeare.
Kate graduated from WAAPA in 2004 winning the Nigel Rideout Award and has since been in constant demand for drama and comedy on both stage and screen. In 2005 Kate was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award for her role as Julia in Black Swan’s production of Zastrozzi and was a regular on the TV comedy series The Wedge from 2005 to 2007. She appeared on Thank God You’re Here in 2006 and 2007 as well as Forgotten Cities a new pilot for Working Dog.
In 2007 Kate also worked on Sean Micallef’s comedy Newstopia and had a lead guest role on the Channel 9 drama series Canal Road.
She began 2008 in the MTC production of Don Juan in Soho before commencing a series regular role on SBS’s Bogan Pride directed by Oscar nominee Peter Templeman. During 2008 Kate also had recurring roles on Southern Star’s Rush and Satisfaction and guest roles on Southern Star’s Tangle and Ruby Entertainment’s Whatever Happened to that Guy.
Katrina is a graduate from the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Since graduating in 1997, Katrina has been working consistently in theatre and television. Katrina played Sophie Novak (an ongoing role) in the TV series Stingers. Her work on the show earned her the recognition as an up and coming talent and in 2004 was nominated for a Best New Talent Logie Award.
Audiences may also be familiar with Katrina in the role of Kelly Katsis on Neighbours.
Katrina has also worked on the popular series’ Blue Heelers (recurring role of Raelene) and The Games. She also starred in the telemovie Little Oberon and the 2008 runner up at Tropfest Uncle Johnny.
Katrina has also featured in video clips for The Whitlams, Dallas Crane and Wendy Matthews.
Some of her theatre work includes Fat Pig written by Neil Labute for Sydney Theatre Co. (Katrina was nominated fo a Glug Award in 2006 for her performance as Helen)
The world premiere of Operator written by David Williamson for the Ensemble Theatre, Macbeth for The Sydney Theatre Co, Julius Caesar, and Antony and Cleopatra (both) for The Bell Shakespeare Co and Alive at Williamstown Pier for Griffin Theatre Company, The Maids for Theatre 20/20 and Barrie Kosky’s Open Your Mouth and Close Your Eyes.
Katrina was proudly the face of Ella Bache in 1999/2000 where she represented the idea that “Everyone is beautiful”.
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Jacki Weaver’s career has spanned more than four decades, in more than sixty plays, several films and quite a lot of television,( but, alas, never a soap opera,) beginning with her professional debut as Cinderella at Sydney’s Philip Theatre when she was still a schoolgirl.
Jacki has won a MO Best Actress Award for “ Old Masters” at the Sydney Theatre Company,and a Best Actress Award in the Sydney theatre critics GLUGS Awards for her performances in Neil Simon’s “Last of the Red Hot Lovers” with Max Gillies, as well as Reg Cribb’s “Last Cab to Darwin” with Barry Otto.
Jacki has won two AFI Awards, for “Caddie” and “Stork”, a Logie for “Do I Have to Kill My Child”, a Variety Club Award for Best Actress in a Musical for “They’re Playing Our Song “ with John Waters, for which she also won a Gold Record.
Jacki also won a Variety Club Best Actress Award for “Shadowlands” at the Opera House with John Bell.
Jacki played more than two hundred performances as the legendary Billie Dawn in “Born Yesterday” which broke box office records at the Sydney Opera House, only to be broken again with John Bell in Tom Stoppard’s “The Real Thing”, again at the Drama Theatre and again directed by Richard Wherrett who also directed Jacki as Masha in “The Seagull” with John Bell and Ruth Cracknell at Belvoir Street when it was still Nimrod.
Jacki’s other work for the Sydney Theatre Company includes “Pig Iron People”, “Fred”, “Six Degrees of Separation”, The Wharf Revue, “After the Ball”, “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “The Three Sisters”
Jacki’s films include “Picnic at Hanging Rock” directed by Peter Weir, “The Removalists”, “Petersen”, “The Perfectionist” and “Cosi”.
Jacki first appeared at the Stables the year after it opened as Nimrod in 1971 in “The Removalists”, “After Magritte”, ”Customs and Excise”, “The Roy Murphy Show” and “Tom”.
For the Melbourne Theatre Company Jacki has worked in “Emerald City”, “Blithe Spirit”, “Joe Egg”, “The Sisters Rosensweig”, “Shadowlands” and “Daylight Saving” by the late Nick Enright.
Jacki performed in a tour of sixty nine different venues around Australia in Patrick Edgeworth’s “Girl Talk” with Christen O’Leary for HIT Productions
and a sellout national tour of Robert Hewett’s “The Blonde, the Brunette and the Vengeful Redhead” a one woman show in which she plays seven different characters.She also appeared in “Priscilla Queen of the Desert-The Musical”.
Most recently Jacki has appeared in “Prisoner of Second Avenue” for The Queensland Theatre Company, “Death of a Salesman” for The Ensemble Theatre and made a guest appearance in the television series “Satisfaction”.
Patrick Brammall graduated from VCA in 2001. Since graduating, Patrick has worked with Bell Shakespeare in As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors and as a member of the ensemble in Just Macbeth!. He recently finished an acclaimed season of Moonlight and Magnolias directed by Bruce Beresford for MTC.
In 2006, Patrick was awarded The Philip Parsons Young Playwright Award with John Leary for co-writing The Suitors. Healso worked as assistant director alongside Neil Armfield for Company B’s production of Peribanez starring Leanna Walsman and Socratis Otto.
Patrick’s television credits include regular roles on The Alice, Home and Away, Canal Road, and guest roles on All Saints and most recently on the second series of East West 101.