Marta Dusseldorp

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Marta Dusseldorp
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Marta Dusseldorp in 2015
Born (1973-02-01) February 1, 1973 (age 44)[1]
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Ben Winspear[2]
Children 2

Marta Dusseldorp (born 1 February 1973) is an Australian stage, film and theatre actress.

Early life and education[edit]

Dusseldorp studied at the University of New South Wales for two years, majoring in theatre and film and then went on to study at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. She is the granddaughter of Dutch engineer Dick Dusseldorp, the founder of Lend Lease Corporation.[3]


Dusseldorp played the character of Janet King in the 2011 ABC1 drama series Crownies,[4] a role she reprised in the 2014 spin-off Janet King. She is also known for the telemovie series BlackJack (2003–2007) as Sam Lawson and the 2012 Jack Irish telemovie series as Linda Hillier. She has appeared in guest roles on television series such as All Saints. She has a starring role in the ongoing series A Place to Call Home, which commenced in 2013.[5]

She won the award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play in the 2009 Helpmann Awards for her performance as Queen Margaret in Benedict Andrews' The War of the Roses with the Sydney Theatre Company.[6] Dusseldorp returned to the stage in 2016 in the premiere of Benedict Andrews' play Gloria with the Griffin Theatre Company.[7] In November 2017, Dusseldorp and her husband, Ben Winspear, will play the couple in Joanna Murray-Smith's stage adaptation of Scenes from a Marriage for the Queensland Theatre Company.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Dusseldorp is married to fellow actor Ben Winspear, and they have two children.[9]

She is an Ambassador for Save the Children Australia.[10]



Year Title Role Notes
1997 Paradise Road Helen van Praagh
1998 Praise Rachel
2000 Innocence Monique
2001 Elly Elly Short film
2002 Baggage Claim Lisa Short film
2011 Burning Man Lisa
2013 The Railway Man[citation needed] Memsahib (uncredited)


Year Television Show Role Notes
2016 Jack Irish Linda Hillier 6-part series
2016 Hatch, Match & Dispatch Narrator
2014 Life on Us Narrator
2014-present Janet King Janet King Lead role
2014 Jack Irish: Dead Point Linda Hillier TV movie
2013 Precinct 13 Anne Chalmers
2013–present A Place to Call Home Sarah Adams main role
2012 Devil's Dust Meredith Hellicar 2 episodes
2012 Jack Irish: Bad Debts Linda Hillier TV movie
2012 Jack Irish: Black Tide
2011 Crownies Janet King 22 episodes
2010 Rescue: Special Ops Lisa Hartigan "Locked In" (#2.3)
2007 BlackJack: Ghosts Sam Lawson TV movie
2006 BlackJack: At the Gates
2006 BlackJack: Dead Memory
2005 Hell Has Harbour Views Helen
2005 BlackJack: Ace Point Game Sam Lawson
2005 BlackJack: In the Money
2004 BlackJack: Sweet Science
2003 MDA Joanna Gilchrist 2 episodes
2003 After the Deluge Eva TV movie
2002 Young Lions Catherine McGregor "Boy School Bullies" (#1.5)
2002 Farscape Officer Yal Henta 2 episodes
2002 Kangaroo Creek Gang Actress
2000 Murder Call Marion Dreyfuss "Last Act" (#3.16)
2000 All Saints Inspector Debbie Bloom 4 episodes
1999 Halifax f.p. Glenys Lund "A Murder of Crows" (#1.14)
1997 Fable Sarah TV movie
1996 Mercury Lily-Ann Venables "Bad News Is Good News" (#1.13)
1992 G.P. Sophie "Dial the Universe" (#4.25)


  1. ^ Screenshot, Instagram, undated, metadata: "Feb 1, 2016 at 8:06am UTC"
  2. ^ "Actor Ben Winspear plays opposite his wife Marta Dusseldorp in A Place To Call Home" by Paul Kalina, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 June 2014
  3. ^ "Rise and shine" by Catherine Keenan, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 October 2004
  4. ^ "Marta Dusseldorp, TV's leading lady, finds a place to call home". The Australian. 29 Nov 2014. 
  5. ^ Byrnes, Holly (9 July 2012). "New TV lead Marta Dusseldorp has Rebecca Gibney on speed dial". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Melanie Kembrey (19 Mar 2015). "Marta Dusseldorp reveals breastfeeding cost job on Sydney Theatre Company show". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  7. ^ "Crownies' Marta Dusseldorp on stage and screen" by Steve Dow, The Saturday Paper, 27 August 2016
  8. ^ Scenes from a Marriage, production details, Queensland Theatre Company
  9. ^ Kylie Northover, "The Good Life: Lunch with Marta Dusseldorp", The Age, 8 June 2013, Life & Style, p. 3
  10. ^ "Save the Children Ambassadors". Save the Children Australia. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Marta Dusseldorp at Wikimedia Commons