Judy Nunn

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Judy Nunn
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Born (1945-04-13) 13 April 1945 (age 69)
Occupation Actress and author
Spouse(s) Bruce Venables (m.1988-)

Judy Nunn (born 13 April 1945) is an Australian actress, author and screenwriter

Acting career[edit]

Her breakout role was as the scheming bisexual reporter Vicky Stafford in the risque soap opera The Box. Her character became a popular cult figure in the series. Nunn continued in the role for the show's entire 1974–1977 run. In 1979 she briefly played Joyce Martin in the Australian TV series Prisoner and after that had a lengthy spell as Dr. Irene Fisher in Sons and Daughters from 1984 until 1986.

Her role as Ailsa Stewart in the soap opera Home and Away, from 1988 until the character was killed off in 2000, is probably Nunn's most famous role. In 2002 she returned to the role as a ghost that only her former on-screen husband, Alf Stewart, could see.

Personal life[edit]

Nunn married her husband, actor Bruce Venables, the same week in which she filmed Ailsa's marriage to Alf.

Literary career[edit]

Nunn is a screen writer and author. She has written scripts for Neighbours and Possession. In the 1980s she decided to turn her hand to prose. The result was two adventure novels for children, Eye in the Storm and Eye in the City, which remain popular in Australia and Europe. Embarking on adult fiction in the early 1990s, Judy's three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage, and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre, and film, became bestsellers. Other books she has written include Kal, Beneath the Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage and Maralinga. Nunn was a contestant on the television programme It Takes Two with her partner Glenn Shorrock. Nunn currently lives on the Central Coast (New South Wales), Australia.

Bibliography[edit]

Children’s fiction[edit]

  • The Riddle of the Trumpalar (1981, as Judy Bernard-Waite) with Patricia Bernard and Fiona Waite
  • Challenge of the Trumpalar (1986, as Judy Bernard-Waite) with Patricia Bernard and Fiona Waite
  • Eye in the Storm (1988)
  • Eye in the City (1991)

Adult fiction[edit]

  • The Glitter Game (1991)
  • Center Stage (1994)
  • Araluen (1994)
  • Kal (1996)
  • Beneath the Southern Cross (1999)
  • Territory (2002)
  • Pacific (2004)
  • Heritage (2005)
  • Floodtide (2008)
  • Maralinga (2009)
  • Tiger men (2011)
  • Elianne (2013)

References[edit]

  • Nunn, Judy (2004-11-27). "Prime time for peeping Toms". The Weekend Australian. p. 21. 

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