|Born||Pamela June Koropatnick
April 30, 1959
Pamela Rabe (born April 30, 1959) is a Canadian / Australian stage, television and film actor and theatre director. A graduate from the Playhouse Acting School, in Vancouver, Pamela Rabe is one of Australia’s most highly regarded and awarded actors. She is best known for her appearances in the films Così, Sirens, Paradise Road and the television series Wentworth. She was born in Ontario, Canada, though she has long resided and worked in Australia.
Rabe is a prolific contributor to theatrical life in her adopted country. Some of her high-profile roles include Nora Boyle in Patrick White's The Season At Sarsaparilla, for which she won a Green Room Award for Best Actress, and Richard III in the Sydney Theatre Company production of The War Of The Roses, which also starred Cate Blanchett as Richard II.
In 2005 she performed a challenging, Croatian play called Woman-Bomb.
Ms Rabe served on the board of the Australian Film Institute from 1999-2002 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of NIDA. In September 2013, it was announced that she will reprise the role of Joan Ferguson in season two of Wentworth.
Rabe's husband is theatre director Roger Hodgman.
- Against the Innocent (1989) .... American woman
- Sirens (1993) .... Rose Lindsay
- Vacant Possession (1995) .... Tessa
- Così (1996) .... Ruth
- Lust and Revenge (1996) .... Obnoxious Woman
- Paradise Road (1997) .... Mrs. Tippler
- The Well (1997) .... Hester
- The Boy Who Feeds Cats (2004) .... Narrator
- For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013)
- A Single Life (1986) .... Margaret Bennett
- Nancy Wake (1987) .... Madeleine
- A Country Practice (1990) .... Marnie Rose
- The Leaving of Liverpool (1992) .... Mrs. Lang
- Seven Deadly Sins (1993) .... Greed
- Ocean Girl (1995) .... Commander Byrne
- The Bite (1996) .... Samira Nazib
- Mercury (1996) .... Clare Bannister
- Frontier (1997) .... Rosa Campbell Praed
- Stingers (2001) .... Eve Reisner
- The Secret Life of Us (2003) .... Luciana
- CrashBurn (2003) .... Andy
- Holly's Heroes (2005) .... Mrs. Rocacelli
- Wentworth (2014–present) Joan Ferguson
- "Pamela Rabe". 16th Street. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- "Sarsaparilla steals the Melbourne Limelight". Sydney Morning Herald. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 19 December 2009.
- "Richard III, thy name is woman". Sydney Morning Herald. January 5, 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- Lalak, Alex (January 19, 2009). "Review: The War Of The Roses, starring Cate Blanchett". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- Womb with a view
- Croggon, Alison (June 11, 2010). "Pamela Rabe on a roll as a woman behaving badly". The Australian. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- "National Institute of Dramatic Art". 2010. Retrieved August 24, 2010.
- IMDb - Pamela Rabe