Judy Nunn

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Judy Nunn
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Born Judith Ann Nunn
(1945-04-13) 13 April 1945 (age 70)
Other names Judy Nunn
Judy Bernard-Waite (pen name)
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Bruce Venables (m. 1988)
Website http://JudyNunn.com.au

Judith "Judy" Ann Nunn[1] (AM) (born 13 April 1945) (known also as a publisher under the pseudonym of Judy Bernard-Waite) is an Australian actress, author and screenwriter

Acting career[edit]

Her breakout role was as the scheming bisexual reporter Vicky Stafford in the risque soap opera The Box. Her character became a popular cult figure in the series. Nunn continued in the role for the show's entire 1974–1977 run. In 1979 she briefly played Joyce Martin in the Australian TV series Prisoner and after that had a lengthy spell as Dr. Irene Fisher in Sons and Daughters from 1984 until 1986.

Her role as Ailsa Stewart in the soap opera Home and Away, from 1988 until the character was killed off in 2000, is probably Nunn's most famous role. In 2002 she returned to the role as a ghost that only her former on-screen husband, Alf Stewart, could see.

Personal life[edit]

Nunn married her husband, actor and writer and former police officer Bruce Venables, the same week in which she filmed her character Ailsa's marriage to Alf (Ray Meagher) in Home and Away in 1988.

Literary career[edit]

Nunn is a screen writer of radio and television and author. She has written scripts for program's Neighbours and Possession. In the 1980s she decided to turn her hand to prose. The result was two adventure novels for children, Eye in the Storm and Eye in the City, which remain popular in Australia and Europe. Embarking on adult fiction in the early 1990s, Judy's three novels, The Glitter Game, Centre Stage, and Araluen, set respectively in the worlds of television, theatre, and film, became bestsellers. A specialist in Australian period fiction, other books she has written include Kal, Beneath the Southern Cross, Territory, Pacific, Heritage and Maralinga. Nunn was a contestant of the Australian version of the television music programme It Takes Two on season 1 in 2006 with her partner Glenn Shorrock. In the 2010s Nunn has not returned to acting and continued her writing career, publishing novels "Tiger men" in 2011 and "Elianne" in 2013 respectively. Nunn a long time resident of Bondi, New South Wales, now resides in Darlinghurst, New South Wales


Children’s fiction[edit]

  • The Riddle of the Trumpalar (1981, as Judy Bernard-Waite) with Patricia Bernard and Fiona Waite
  • Challenge of the Trumpalar (1986, as Judy Bernard-Waite) with Patricia Bernard and Fiona Waite
  • Eye in the Storm (1988)
  • Eye in the City (1991)

Adult fiction[edit]

  • The Glitter Game (1991)
  • Center Stage (1994)
  • Araluen (1994)
  • Kal (1996)
  • Beneath the Southern Cross (1999)
  • Territory (2002)
  • Pacific (2004)
  • Heritage (2005)
  • Floodtide (2008)
  • Maralinga (2009)
  • Tiger men (2011)
  • Elianne (2013)


  1. ^ {itsanhonour.gov.au}
  • Nunn, Judy (2004-11-27). "Prime time for peeping Toms". The Weekend Australian. p. 21. 

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