Alethea McGrath

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Alethea Ada McGrath
Alethea McGrath Star Wars.jpg
Born(1920-06-01)1 June 1920
Melbourne, Australia
Died9 February 2016(2016-02-09) (aged 95)
Melbourne, Australia
OccupationActress, comedian, voice artist

Alethea Ada McGrath (1 June 1920[1] – 9 February 2016[2]) was an Australian actress and comedian who played the role of Jocasta Nu in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.

She was widely known for her roles on television, playing Dot Farrar in Prisoner and three different roles in Neighbours: Miss Logan in 1985, Mary Crombie from 1989 to 1990, and Lily Madigan in 1998. In the 2000s, she played elderly characters including Mrs. Lillie in Romulus, My Father (2007), and Miss Taylor in Knowing (2009).


Before concentrating on acting professionally, McGrath taught drama at Methodist Ladies College, Kew, Melbourne.[citation needed]


She died in a hospital near Melbourne, Australia on 9 February 2016, aged 95.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1988 The Big Hurt Mrs. Trent
1988 Backstage Old Lady #2 - Theatre
1993 Hammers Over the Anvil Mrs. Bilson
1994 That Eye, the Sky Grammar Flack
1994 Dallas Doll Aunt Mary
1997 Epsilon Grandmother
1998 Dead Letter Office Gardening Mother
2000 Muggers Older Woman
2000 Sensitive New-Age Killer Evicted Guest
2002 Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones Madame Jocasta Nu
2003 Inspector Gadget 2 Mrs. Quimby Direct-to-video
2003 Take Away Mrs. McLeod
2004 Dreams for Life Lucy
2006 Irresistible Maggie
2007 Desolation Angel Mrs. Reeves Short film
2007 Romulus, My Father Mrs. Lillie
2007 The Money Shot Nanna
2009 Knowing Miss Taylor (2009) (final film role)


Year Title Role Notes
1984 Prisoner: Cell Block H Dot Farrar 25 episodes
1984 Matthew and Son Minnie Timmins TV movie
1985 The Dunera Boys English landlady TV movie
1985, 1989, 1991, 1998 Neighbours Miss Logan, Mary Crombie, Lily Madigan 20 episodes
1985 Emerging Food Lady TV movie
1989 This Man... This Woman Sheila mini-series
1989 Pugwall Old Worm 2 episodes
1990 The Flying Doctors Mrs. Harrington Episode: "Valentine's Day"
1994 Law of the Land Sarah Pearcedale 2 episodes
1994 Newlyweds Aunty Rose Episode: "The Annunciation"
1994–1995, 2001–2002, 2005–2006 Blue Heelers Alice Foster, Mrs. Carmichael, Lily Majors 6 episodes
1994 A Country Practice Aunty Vera Episode: "Where's Wally"
1996 English: Have a Go
2000 Dogwoman: Dead Dog Walking Pam Davis TV movie
2000-2002 Something in the Air Alice 11 episodes
2001 The Lost World Old Ana Episode: "The Source"
2002 Kath & Kim Melissa Episode: "Old"
2004 Fergus McPhail Mrs. Carmody Episode: "Goosebumps"
2005 Scooter: Secret Agent Emily Griffin Episode: "Operation: Supernatural"
2006 Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Elderly Mary mini-series
2007 Curtin Mrs. Needham TV movie
2008 City Homicide Daphne Hurley Episode: "Spoils of War"

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Year Title Role Notes
2005 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Madame Jocasta Nu


  1. ^ a b Date of birth per niece,; accessed 15 February 2016.
  2. ^ Name. "Herald Sun Tributes". Retrieved 2016-12-21.

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