Pippa Grandison

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Pippa Grandison
Born Pippa Jody Grandison
(1970-09-12) 12 September 1970 (age 44)
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation Actress, Musical artist
Years active 1990–present
Spouse(s) Steve Le Marquand (2000–present)

Pippa Jody Grandison (born 12 September 1970) is an Australian musical theatre performer. She currently lives in Sydney, with husband Steve Le Marquand and daughter Charlie.

Career[edit]

Pippa Grandison was born in Perth, Western Australia. She made her debut in the Australian television drama series A Country Practice in 1990. Notable TV and film credits include All Saints (1999–2006), Muriel's Wedding (1994) and Babe: Pig in the City (1998; voice role). Pippa then became part of a pop group called Ladykiller, and began to dedicate her singing voice to musical theatre, playing leading roles in the musicals The Witches of Eastwick, We Will Rock You and Company.

Wicked[edit]

She almost accepted the opportunity to originate the role of Elphaba in the Australian premiere of Wicked, but instead, had her daughter Charlie. She later received the chance to star in the role during the Sydney season of the show, when its main star, Amanda Harrison, fell ill. She shared the role with Jemma Rix;[1] each of them performing four shows a week. Her first show took place on 18 December 2009. She was initially a temporary replacement, until it was announced on 9 February 2010, that Harrison would no longer be returning to the show, and that Pippa and Jemma would be alternating as the lead on a permanent basis.

She exited the company on 23 May 2010, at the end of her contract. Her replacement was Patrice Tipoki, who understudied the role in the original Australian cast.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1992 Over the Hill Margaret
1994 Muriel's Wedding Nicole
1996 Hotel de Love Allison Leigh
1996 Dating the Enemy Colette
1998 Two Girls and a Baby Simone Short film
1998 Babe: Pig in the City Additional Voices
1999 Change of Heart Sammi
2000 Mr. Accident Nightclub Natasha
2001 Home Straight Wife #2 Short film
2002 Sway Phoebe
2004 Lovesong Helena Short film
2007 Two Door Mansion Jennifer Holding
2008 Rebecca Rebecca Short film
2009 Franswa Sharl Wendy Bishop Short film


Television
Year Title Role Notes
1990 Country Practice, AA Country Practice Miriam Biggs 4 episodes
1991 G.P. Lucy Carmichael 4 episodes
1991 Golden Fiddles Elsa Balfour TV miniseries
1991 Brides of Christ Bernadette TV miniseries
1993 Time Trax "The Price of Honor"
1993 E Street Melanie TV series
1996 Twisted Tales Karen "The Test"
1996 Water Rats Fran Marsden "Goldstein & Son"
1997 Big Sky Angel "Triskaidekaphobia"
1999 All Saints Simone Carlisle 3 episodes
2000 Three Stooges, TheThe Three Stooges Blonde TV movie
2001 South Pacific Nurse TV movie
2003 Balmain Boys Sheena TV movie
2004 New MacDonald's Farm Milly (voice) TV series
2006 All Saints Leanne Warren "One Wrong Step"
2011 Small Time Gangster Sally "Who's Got the RPG?"
2011 Underbelly Mona Woods 13 episodes

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