Brooke Satchwell

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Brooke Satchwell
Brooke Satchwell 1, jjron, 2010.jpg
Brooke Satchwell in 2010
Brooke Kerith Satchwell

(1980-11-14) 14 November 1980 (age 38)
ResidenceSydney, New South Wales
OccupationActress, model, spokesperson
Years active1994–present
Notable credit(s)
Anne Wilkinson in Neighbours
Donna McCarthy in Dangerous

Brooke Kerith Satchwell (born 14 November 1980) is an Australian actress, model, and environmental spokesperson.

Early life[edit]

She was the first of two children of Andrew Satchwell, a real estate agent and Jane Satchwell, a high school teacher. Satchwell lived in Teesdale, Victoria for most of her life. She attended Toorak College, an independent girls' boarding school located in the suburb of Mount Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula. Satchwell has stated that her friends and family in Melbourne are a big part of her life.[1]


Satchwell started acting in 1994 when a casting agent suggested she model in a few adverts. She also appeared in the ABC musical Harriet.[2] After she had completed work on an advertisement for Just Jeans, a make-up artist advised Satchwell to get an agent. A year later she successfully auditioned for the role of Anne Wilkinson in Neighbours.[3]

She modelled for Pantene and was signed to act as their 'brand ambassador' in 2004.[4]

She has promoted charity work as a fundraiser for the Starlight Children's Foundation Gift of a Lifetime,[5] and in joining the fight against sand mining of Sydney's historic Kurnell sand dunes.[6]

Satchwell got her first big break on film in 2008 when she was cast as a lead role in Subdivision which was released in cinemas on 20 August 2009. In 2012, Satchwell joined the cast of drama series Packed to the Rafters as Frankie, an electrician and employee of Dave Rafter. In 2013, she became a regular panellist on celebrity gossip, comedy show Dirty Laundry Live. That same year, Satchwell joined the cast of Wonderland as lawyer Grace Barnes.[7] After three seasons, Wonderland was cancelled due to falling ratings.[8]

In 2014, Satchwell made a guest appearance on sketch comedy series Black Comedy, as Tiffany.[9] She reprised the character in the second series in 2016.[10] Satchwell plays Ally in the 2018 black comedy-drama Mr Inbetween.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Satchwell's five-year relationship with actor Matthew Newton ended in 2006. Newton was charged with four offences including common assault, intimidation and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Satchwell. Three of the charges were withdrawn by prosecutors, Newton pleading guilty on the remaining charge of common assault.[12]

On 26 November 2008, Satchwell was in a building which was attacked by terrorists in the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks. She hid in a cupboard until gunfire ceased. One gunman passed by the cupboard as she sat hidden from view. Upon leaving the hotel, she claims to have seen several dead bodies.[13]

Satchwell was engaged to film editor David Gross.[14]


Satchwell signing autographs for fans in 2007


Year Title Role Notes
1996–2000 Neighbours Anne Wilkinson Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent (1998)
People's Choice Award for Most Popular Teen Idol (1999)
2000–01 Water Rats Sophie Ferguson
2001–02 BeastMaster Rhana
2002–03 White Collar Blue Sophia Marinkovitch
2005–2010 Play School Herself
2006 Tripping Over Felicity
2007 Dangerous Donna McCarthy
2008 Canal Road Bridget Keenan
2010 Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation Herself
2011 The Jesters Herself Episode: "Stunted"
2012–13 Packed to the Rafters Frankie Calasso
2013–16 Dirty Laundry Live Panelist
2013–15 Wonderland Grace Barnes
2014–16 Black Comedy Tiffany
2018 Hughesy, We Have a Problem Herself Guest celebrity[15]
2018 Mr Inbetween Ally


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Radio Samurai Ethel
2004 Right Here Right Now Jenny Not distributed
2004 Small Claims: White Wedding Imogen Telemovie
2008 Corrections Amy Perrin Short film
2009 Echo Bella Short film
2009 Subdivision Tiffany Feature film


Year Production Role Director
1999 Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens Tina Leon Gallagher
1999 The Caribbean [sic] Tempest Miranda Toby Gough, Holders Season, Barbados
1999 Vagina Monologues Herself Caroline Stacey, Adrian Bohm Productions
2001 The Graduate Elaine Robinson Terry Johnson, The Really Usefull [sic] Co
2010 The Clean House Matilde Kate Cherry


  1. ^ Woman's Day, "Brooke Gets Dangerous" (2007-01-03)
  2. ^ Who Weekly, "Most Beautiful People" (2007-04-09)
  3. ^ Schmidt, Lucinda (3 February 2008). "Year of wonders". The Sun-Herald. Fairfax Media. p. 12. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  4. ^ Daily Telegraph, "Brooke Named as Hair Apparent" (2003-08-17)
  5. ^ Herald Sun, "Sick Children Make a Wish" (2002-11-19)
  6. ^ The Sunday Telegraph, "Actors Rally for Dunes" (2003-03-23)
  7. ^ Nauman, Zoe (28 April 2013). "Brooke back as Wonder woman". Retrieved 29 April 2013.
  8. ^ Knox, David (26 October 2015). "Axed: Wonderland". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  9. ^ Houston, Melinda (16 November 2014). "Shameless Brooke Satchwell finds fun in Black Comedy". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Cameras roll on a second series of Black Comedy". ABC Online. 24 August 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  11. ^ Cronin, Seanna (27 September 2018). "Brooke Satchwell dates a hitman in dark new Aussie comedy". Sunshine Coast Daily. Retrieved 4 October 2018.
  12. ^ "3 Matthew Newton charges dropped, lawyers say". ABC News Online. 21 May 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2007.
  13. ^ Actor Satchwell Escapes Gunfire India Archived 1 December 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  14. ^ "Brooke Satchwell's Cambodian wedding surprise". 18 October 2012. Archived from the original on 21 November 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  15. ^ Knox, David (13 February 2018). "Hughesy, We Have a Problem: Feb 13". TV Tonight. Retrieved 14 June 2018.

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