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Wendy Hughes

Biography

Australian stage and screen actress who played out leading roles in such 1970s and 1980s films as My Excellent Profession and Echoes of Paradise. She researched ballet as a kid and continued to teach as an acting professional at the Country wide Institute of Dramatic Artwork in Kensington, Australia. She gained a 1983 Australian Film Institute award on her behalf role in Cautious, He Might Listen to You. During the period of her three relationships — to stars Sean Scully and Chris Haywood and chef Patrick Juillet — she got two kids. She caused movie director Paul Cox on many tasks, like the 1982 movie Unhappy Hearts.

Quick Facts


Full Name Wendy Hughes
Date Of Birth July 29, 1952
Died March 8, 2014, Sydney, Australia
Place Of Birth Australia
Profession Movie Actress
Education National Institute of Dramatic Art
Nationality Australian
Spouse Sean Scully
Children Charlotte Haywood, Jay Juillet
Awards AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress, Logie Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Telemovie
Nominations AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actress
Movies My Brilliant Career, Careful, He Might Hear You, Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue, Lonely Hearts, Newsfront, Princess Caraboo, Paradise Road, The Man Who Sued God, My First Wife, Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train, Petersen, Boundaries of the Heart, The Heist, Echoes of Paradise, A Woman Named Jackie, The Caterpillar Wish, High Rolling, An Indecent Obsession, Happy New Year, A Dangerous Summer, Sidecar Racers, Salvation, Remember Me, Touch and Go, Luigi's Ladies, Duet for Four, The View From Greenhaven, I Can't Get Started, Is There Anybody There?, Coralie Lansdowne Says No, The Spiral Bureau, Kostas, The Cherry Orchard, The Alternative, Puzzle, The Etiquette of Letter-Writing, Donor
TV Shows The Man from Snowy River, A Woman Named Jackie, Amerika, Return to Eden, Number 96, Power Without Glory, A Touch of Reverence, State Coroner
Star Sign Leo

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#Fact
1She appeared in two unrelated television series with the word "Homicide" in the title: Homicide (1964) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1993).
2Ex-daughter-in-law of Margaret Christensen.
3Attended and graduated from LaTrobe High School in Victoria, Australia.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries2012TV SeriesAdele Freeman
Just Desserts2009ShortJudy
All Saints2009TV SeriesAnnalise Lang
The Saddle Club2008TV SeriesLouise Lomax
The View from Greenhaven2008Dorothy
Salvation2008Gloria
The Bridge2007/IDocumentaryNarrator (voice)
City Homicide2007TV SeriesVictoria Semple
Two Twisted2006TV SeriesBarber's Wife
Caterpillar Wish2006Elizabeth Roberts
MDA2005TV SeriesGabrielle Bromley
The Man Who Sued God2001Jules Myers
State Coroner1997-1998TV SeriesState Coroner Kate Ferrari
Paradise Road1997Mrs. Dickson
Lust and Revenge1996George's Advisor
Golden Boy: Sasurai no o-benkyô yarô1995TV SeriesEmployee C
Blue Seed1994TV SeriesAdditional Voices (English version, voice)
Princess Caraboo1994Mrs. Worrall
Suikoden: Demon Century1993VideoGirl (English version, voice)
Star Trek: The Next Generation1993TV SeriesLt. Cmdr. Nella Daren
Homicide: Life on the Street1993TV SeriesDr. Carol Blythe, M.E.
Wild Orchid II: Two Shades of Blue1991Elle
Sukeban Deka1991VideoAdditional Voices (English version, voice)
A Woman Named Jackie1991TV Mini-SeriesJanet Lee Bouvier
Donor1990TV MovieDr. Farrell
The Heist1989TV MovieSheila
Luigi's Ladies1989Sara
Boundaries of the Heart1988Stella Marsden
Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train1988Girl
Happy New Year1987Carolyn
Echoes of Paradise1987Maria
Amerika1987TV Mini-SeriesMarion Andrews
I Can't Get Started1985Margaret
Remember Me1985TV MovieJenny
Promises to Keep1985TV Movie uncredited
An Indecent Obsession1985Honour Langtry
My First Wife1984Helen
Five Mile Creek1984TV SeriesArabella
Careful, He Might Hear You1983Vanessa
Return to Eden1983TV Mini-SeriesJilly Stewart
A Dangerous Summer1982Sophie McCann
Lonely Hearts1982Patricia Curnow
Partners1982unconfirmed
Duet for Four1982Barbara Dunstan
Hoodwink1981Lucy
Lucinda Brayford1980TV Mini-SeriesLucinda Brayford
Touch and Go1980Eva
Coralie Landsdowne Says No1980TV MovieCoralie Landsdowne
Kostas1979Carol
My Brilliant Career1979Aunt Helen
Puzzle1978TV MovieClaudine Cunningham
A Woman in the House1978TV Movie
Newsfront1978Amy Mackenzie
High Rolling in a Hot Corvette1977Barbie
The Alternative1976TV MovieMelanie Hilton
The Outsiders1976TV SeriesSusan Mayfield
Power Without Glory1976TV SeriesMary West
Rush1976TV SeriesEmma
Matlock Police1971-1976TV SeriesJill Perry / Joanna / Fran Carmody / ...
Is There Anybody There?1975TV MovieMarianne Dickinson
Sidecar Racers1975Lynn Carson
The Spiral Bureau1974TV Movie
Petersen1974Dr. Patricia 'Trish' Kent
A Touch of Reverence1974TV Series
The Cherry Orchard1974TV Movie
Homicide1967-1972TV SeriesBarbara Carlisle / Jan Smith / Rosalind Eyre / ...
Number 961972TV SeriesVanessa Harrison (1975)
The Group1971TV SeriesLaura Bent
Hunter1968TV SeriesSue Gallagher

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Luigi's Ladies1989executive producer
Boundaries of the Heart1988associate producer

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Luigi's Ladies1989written by

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Dangerous Summer Rekindled2006Video special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Darwin's Brave New World2009TV SeriesHerself - Narrator
Mornings with Kerri-Anne2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!2008DocumentaryHerself
The Fabric of a Dream: The Fletcher Jones Story2007TV Movie documentaryNarrator (voice)
The Making of Lonely Hearts2007Herself
Constructing Australia2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
A Dangerous Summer Rekindled2006VideoHerself
Looking back at Hoodwink2006VideoHerself
The 19th Annual TV Week Logie Awards1977TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Celluloid Heroes1995TV MovieHerself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984LogieLogie AwardsBest Supporting ActressReturn to Eden (1983)
1983AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Lead RoleCareful, He Might Hear You (1983)
1977LogieLogie AwardsBest Sustained Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RolePower Without Glory (1976)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995CableACECableACE AwardsActress in a Dramatic SeriesSnowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993)
1988AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Lead RoleBoundaries of the Heart (1988)
1987AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Lead RoleEchoes of Paradise (1987)
1984AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Lead RoleMy First Wife (1984)
1982AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Lead RoleLonely Hearts (1982)
1979AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Supporting RoleMy Brilliant Career (1979)
1978AFI AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest Actress in a Lead RoleNewsfront (1978)


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