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Marta Dusseldorp shines on small screen
Marta Dusseldorp (Cl’90) co-stars alongside Guy Pearce when Jack Irish makes his TV debut in Bad Debts
on ABC1 on Sunday 14 October.
The star of ABC legal drama series, The Crownies
, Marta will also helm new Channel 7 drama A Place Like Home
alongside veterans Noni Hazelhurst and Brett Climo, while the ABC is producing a spin-off of The Crownies early next year centred on Marta’s character, senior Crown prosecutor Janet King.
Marta is regarded as one of Australia's finest stage actors – she won a Helpmann Award for her role alongside Cate Blanchett in Benedict Andrews's The War of the Roses
, an eight-hour production of Shakespeare's history plays for the Sydney Festival in 2009.
She has also appeared in films Praise
, Paradise Road
and Burning Man
, as well as a range of Australian TV dramas, including All Saints
Upon leaving GGS, she studied at the University of New South Wales, majoring in theatre and film, before undertaking further study at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
Upon graduated from VCA, she was one of 12 actors offered exclusive two-year contracts by the Sydney Theatre Company (STC) and starred in Barrie Kosky’s epic eight-hour play The Lost Echo
While Marta has previously said her career highlight was her role in Howards Barker’s play Victory
for STC, she recently told The Age
newspaper that working alongside Pearce was “amazing”.
“There’s never a compromise on a scene; it just crackles”.
screens on ABC1 on Sunday 14 October at 8.30pm.
The second Jack Irish telemovie, Black Tide
, will screen the following Sunday, October 21.