Glenda Linscott

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Glenda Linscott
Born Glenda Linscott
(1958-09-06) 6 September 1958 (age 58)
England
Nationality English Australian
Occupation Actress
Notable work Prisoner (1985–86)
Murder Call (1997–2000)

Glenda Linscott (born 6 September 1958) is an English Australian actress and director, best known for her performance as tough bikie inmate and top dog Rita "The Beater" Connors in the television drama Prisoner, for which she won a Penguin Award. In 2015 she took up the position of Head of Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA).

Career[edit]

Glenda was born in England, and immigrated to Adelaide, Australia, as a child. She later returned to her native Britain when she appeared in a stage play version of the series. Guest roles include A Country Practice, All Saints and McLeod's Daughters. She also had a recurring role in the Australian drama, Murder Call as Pathologist, Dr. Imogen Soames between 1997–2000.

In November 2011, it was announced Linscott had joined the cast of Neighbours for three months as Dr. Jessica Girdwood, a surgeon at the Erinsborough Hospital. She made her first on screen appearance that same month.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Howling III: The Marsupials Bahloo
1995 Back of Beyond Mary Margaret
2001 The Man Who Sued God Co-plaintiff
2002 The Nugget Bunny
2005 Deck Dogz Exboobs
2006 Jindabyne Detective

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Cowra Breakout Heather Miniseries
1985–86 Prisoner Rita Connors Seasons 7 & 8 – 106 episodes
1990 A Country Practice Vera Charles Season 10, Episodes 61 & 62 – "Little Big Man" (Parts 1 & 2)
1991 The Miraculous Mellops Professor Moorcroft Season 1, Episodes 3, 11 & 13
1993 Big Ideas Lix Dixon Television film
1995 Janus Kathy Tainsh Season 2, Episode 9 – "Fit to Plead"
1995 Soldier Soldier Betty Palmer Season 5, Episode 6 – "Ill Wind"
1997–2000 Murder Call Dr. Imogene 'Tootsie' Soamses Seasons 1–3 – 31 episodes
2001 All Saints Anna Murchinson Season 4, Episode 31 – "Look Into My Eyes"
2003 MDA Gretle Celeste Season 2, Episode 1 – "Eternity"
2004 Fergus McPhail Gabrielle Season 1, Episode 15 – "The Grass is Greener" & Season 1, Episode 16 – "Cactus"
2004 McLeod's Daughters Celia Rivers Season 4, Episode 13 – "Second Chance"
2006 Real Stories Jesse Martin's Mother Season 1, Episode 3
2011 Underbelly Files: Infiltration Sandra Television film
2013 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Mrs. Biggs Season 2, Episode 4 – "Deadweight"
2011–15 Neighbours Jessica Girdwood Seasons 27, 28 & 30 – 9 episodes
2011–15 Winners & Losers Lily Patterson Seasons 1 & 4 – 7 episodes

Short films

  • Transformation ... as Amanda (2009)
  • Game (2011 – writer & director)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (10 November 2011). "'Neighbours' casts 'Prisoner' actress Glenda Linscott as new surgeon". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 10 November 2011. 

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