Christine Amor

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Christine Debra Amor (born 1952) is an Australian actress of stage, television and film.

Career[edit]

Amor was born in Brisbane, Queensland. She graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).[1] She has acted extensively in television guest roles and in Australian film starting in 1973. Her film roles include Alvin Purple (1973), Petersen (1974), Snapshot (1979). Amor's early television roles include appearances in Matlock Police, Division 4, Certain Women, Bellbird, Chopper Squad, Young Ramsay, Glenview High.

She is possibly best known for her role as social worker Jean Vernon during the 1979 season of Prisoner.[2]

Amor later took a regular role in the Australian version of sitcom Are You Being Served?. She was the female junior in the program's second season in 1981.

Amor was also a leading cast member of the drama series Carson's Law (1983–1984). She later played the role of Miss Chatham in the Australian television series H2O: Just Add Water (2006).

Amor became a Civil Marriage Celebrant working in the state of Queensland.[3]

Works[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1973 Alvin Purple[4] Peggy
1974 Petersen Annie
1977 High Rolling Teenage girl
1979 Snapshot Paula[5]
1980 Touch and Go Sue Fullerton
1983 Now and Forever Margaret Burton[6]
1988 Prisoner of Zenda Voice
1990 Bloodmoon Virginia Sheffield[5]
1991 Dead Sleep Sister Kereby
2008 Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Herself Documentary

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1967 Bellbird Josie
1973 Division 4 Sally Mathews[7]
1973 Certain Women
1978 Cop Shop
1978 Young Ramsay Diana Frost
1979 Prisoner Jean Vernon
1981 I Can Jump Puddles Rose
1983 Home[8]
1983–84 Carson's Law Felicity Bryce
1986 Saturdee Ma Gimble[9]
1991 Eggshells Vanessa[10]
2001–02 Cybergirl Mayor Buxton
2006 H2O: Just Add Water Louise Chatham

Stage[edit]

Year Title Role Venue Notes
1973 Playing the Piper Madame Pinchard[11]
1973 Come Blow Your Horn St. Martin's Theatre[12]
1975 The Ride Across Lake Constance
1976 Some of My Best Friends Are Women[13]
1976 Old Flames Sally Grant Street Theatre[14]
1977 Summer of the Seventeenth Doll[15]
1977 The Pleasure of His Company[15]
1979 Once a Catholic[16]
1992 Conjugal Rites Genevieve The Playhouse[17]
1993 Brilliant Lies Canberra Theatre[18]
2016 Quartet[19] Cecily

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sheldon, Gordon (25 June 1992). "Coast troop out on scene stealing raid". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Newcomb, Horace (3 February 2014). Encyclopedia of Television. Taylor & Francis. p. 1826. ISBN 978-1-135-19479-6. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  3. ^ "About". Gold Coast Wedding Celebrant. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  4. ^ Drew, Bernard A. (4 December 2013). Motion Picture Series and Sequels: A Reference Guide. Routledge. p. 19. ISBN 978-1-317-92894-2. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Shelley, Peter (30 August 2012). Australian Horror Films, 1973–2010. McFarland & Company. pp. 44, 136. ISBN 978-0-7864-6167-7. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  6. ^ Murray, Scott; Caputo, Raffaele; Tanskaya, Alissa (1995). Australian Film, 1978–1994: A Survey of Theatrical Features. Oxford University Press. p. 135. ISBN 978-0-19-553777-2. Retrieved 9 September 2014. 
  7. ^ "200 episodes of Division 4". The Age. 2 August 1973. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  8. ^ "Top new ABC series for children". The Sun-Herald. 10 April 1983. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Hooks, Barbara (9 May 1986). "A timeless theme: boys will be bad". The Age. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  10. ^ Wallace, Lisa (11 February 1991). "McDonald set for lots more trouble with his women". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  11. ^ "Sublime to ridiculous". The Age. 5 October 1973. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  12. ^ Dexter, Nancy (13 June 1973). "Divall the dynamic is happy here". The Age. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Mark his words". The Age. 15 July 1976. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  14. ^ "Flaming disaster at Grant Street". The Age. 18 November 1976. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "She gets no kicks from a plane". The Sydney Morning Herald. 3 March 1977. Retrieved 13 March 2016. 
  16. ^ Groves, Don (29 April 1979). "Morley and son plan Old Country". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  17. ^ Nugent, Ann (20 July 1992). "Strikes a chord in the heart". The Canberra Times. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  18. ^ "Williamson's play for the '90s". The Canberra Times. 25 November 1993. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  19. ^ "The devilishly funny Quartet to tour Queensland" (PDF). Queensland Theatre Company. 11 January 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 

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