Judith Arthy

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Judith Arthy (born November 12, 1940 Brisbane, Australia) is an Australian actress, now retired, and writer.

Arthy made her professional debut with the Brisbane Repertory Theater in 1958 and from 1961 appeared onstage in Sydney - initially in Alan Seymour's The One Day of the Year - and later in Melbourne, a successful run of The Fantasticks. Arthy appeared on Australian television from 1962 and made her cinematic debut in the Australian film They're a Weird Mob (1966).

Arthy began an extended stay in the UK in 1966 inaugurating a series of British television credits with a guest spot on The Baron, with subsequent credits including Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Clouds of Witness on Masterpiece Theatre and Z-Cars.

Arthy made her London stage debut in 1969 [1] with William Douglas-Home's The Secretary Bird playing opposite Kenneth More at the Savoy Theatre, and later appeared with Eartha Kitt in Bunny at the Criterion Theatre. Arthy subsequently participated in the 1970 season at the Chichester Festival Theatre appearing in Arms and the Man and Peer Gynt [2]. There were also for her supporting roles in the films The Shuttered Room (1967) and Arthur? Arthur! (1969).

In 1975 Arthy resumed her stage and television career in Australia: her final apparent screen credit was the Australian television series Case For the Defense which ran in May and June 1978. Arthy subsequently taught secondary-school English and Drama in Brisbane. Her two novels are Goodbye Goldilocks (1984) - for younger readers - The Children of Mirrabooka in 1997.

Brisbane audiences saw her return to the in 2002 to La Boite Theatre in Peta Murray's Salt.

She married the Australian croquet champion and film-maker Aggy Read [3] and was with him at the time of his death on 22 August 1998.

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