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Tech & Science Anne Phelan, Australian actor best known as star of Prisoner, dies aged 75

08:05  28 october  2019
08:05  28 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Australian Actor and activist Anne Phelan has died , aged 75 . She was photographed in this picture for after receiving the Equity Lifetime Phelan has been a well - known face on Australian screens since her television debut in 1968, with recurring roles in popular and acclaimed local series including

Phelan was best known for playing Myra Desmond on the iconic Australian jailhouse soap opera Prisoner from Actress and refugee activist Anne Phelan has died aged 71 after a sudden illness. 'She was a lauded actor for her incredible body of work in our industry, but most importantly, a

a person and a dog posing for the camera: Australian actor Anne Phelan, best known as a star of Prisoner, in 1978 and 2002. Phelan has died at the age of 75. © AAP/Getty Australian actor Anne Phelan, best known as a star of Prisoner, in 1978 and 2002. Phelan has died at the age of 75.

Australian actor Anne Phelan, best known for her role in long-running television series Prisoner – known as Prisoner Cell Block H in the UK – has died at the age of 75.

Phelan has been a well-known face on Australian screens since her television debut in 1968, with recurring roles in popular and acclaimed local series including Homicide, Blue Heelers, Neighbours, and Winners and Losers.

After a role in 70s rural soap opera Bellbird, Phelan got her big break in as Myra Desmond in Prisoner in 1979. She would play the role until 1985.

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Actor Anne Phelan , who was well known for roles in as Myra Desmond in Prisoner and Kate in Bellbird, has died at the age of 71. Key points: Ms Phelan was honoured with the Equity Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and an Order of Australia in 2011. The much-loved actor started

Australian actress and refugee advocate Anne Phelan has died aged 75 . Anne Phelan , best known for her breakthrough role as Myra Desmond in '80s soap Prisoner . Channel 10. “There was no trickery to her work, it was just true and beautiful, and she created a whole lot of archetypical Aussie

She went on to make appearances in a wide array of Australia’s most well-known television shows, including Matlock Police, A Country Practice, The Flying Doctors, and more.

Phelan had a prolific stage career, performing in more than 50 productions with major Australian theatre companies including Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre, and Playbox.

In film, Phelan was widely lauded for her performances in the screen adaptations of Ruth Park’s seminal novels, The Harp in the South and Poor Man’s Orange. Phelan received nominations and awards from the Australian Film Institute and the Television Society of Australia’s Penguin awards for her performance as Mumma Darcy.

She featured in a handful of other Australian films, most recently in the Michelle Payne biopic Ride Like a Girl.

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Australian actor Anne Phelan , best known for her role in long-running television series Prisoner – known as Prisoner Cell Block H in the UK – has Phelan has been a well - known face on Australian screens since her television debut in 1968, with recurring roles in popular and acclaimed local series

Anne Phelan , Actress: Prisoner . Anne Phelan , or Annie to her friends, started acting in amateur theatre productions and also worked as a singer before turning to full-time acting. Anne Phelan , Australian actor best known as star of Prisoner , dies aged 75 28 October 2019 | The Guardian

Phelan’s agent at BGM, Marea Jablonski, said in statement that Phelan’s health had “only recently” taken “a very sudden turn for the worst”.

“She had an incredible ability to create very true characters,” Jablonski said.

Phelan won a Green Room award for best supporting actress for her turn as Rachael in Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of Season’s Greetings.

She also won two best actress awards from the Television Society of Australia for her work on Prisoner.

In 2000, Phelan was the recipient of an AFI best actress award for her role in the drama series Something in the Air, alongside Eric Bana and later Vince Colosimo.

Phelan was a long-time member of the performing arts union and in 2016, won the equity lifetime achievement award presented by the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

She was also a committed member of Actors for Refugees and supporter of Positive Women, which supports women living with HIV, and received awards for her community activism.

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Anne Phelan , Actress: Prisoner . Anne Phelan , or Annie to her friends, started acting in amateur theatre productions and also worked as a singer before turning to full-time acting. Anne Phelan , Australian actor best known as star of Prisoner , dies aged 75 28 October 2019 | The Guardian

Judy McBurney, known best for her role as Pixie Mason in Prisoner Cell Block H, has passed away aged 70 after four-year battle with cancer. The Australian actress appeared as Pixie Mason in Prisoner : Cell Block H. Tributes from family, friends and fans poured in to remember the actress.

In 2007, Phelan was awarded an Order of Australia for service to the arts and the community.

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