Marta Dusseldorp in 2015
|Born||February 1, 1973|
Marta Dusseldorp (born 1 February 1973) is an Australian stage, film and theatre actress. Her television credits include BlackJack, Crownies (and its spin-off Janet King), Jack Irish and A Place to Call Home.
Early life and education
Dusseldorp is the granddaughter of Dutch-born engineer Dick Dusseldorp AC, the founder of Lend Lease Corporation. Her paternal grandfather was Dr Sandy Robertson AM a pre-eminent Sydney paediatrician. She attended Geelong Grammar School, graduating in 1990, and the University of New South Wales, where she majored in theatre and film for two years. She then went on to study at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne.
Dusseldorp played the character of Janet King in the 2011 ABC1 drama series Crownies, 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.
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. Dusseldorp returned to the stage in 2016 in the premiere of Benedict Andrews' play Gloria with the Griffin Theatre Company. 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.
Dusseldorp is married to fellow actor Ben Winspear, and they have two children.
|1997||Paradise Road||Helen van Praagh|
|2002||Baggage Claim||Lisa||Short film|
|2013||The Railway Man||Memsahib (uncredited)|
|1992||G.P.||Sophie||"Dial the Universe" (#4.25)|
|1996||Mercury||Lily-Ann Venables||"Bad News Is Good News" (#1.13)|
|1999||Halifax f.p.||Glenys Lund||"A Murder of Crows" (#1.14)|
|2000||All Saints||Inspector Debbie Bloom||4 episodes|
|2000||Murder Call||Marion Dreyfuss||"Last Act" (#3.16)|
|2002||Kangaroo Creek Gang||Actress|
|2002||Farscape||Officer Yal Henta||2 episodes|
|2002||Young Lions||Catherine McGregor||"Boy School Bullies" (#1.5)|
|2003||After the Deluge||Eva||TV movie|
|2003||MDA||Joanna Gilchrist||2 episodes|
|2004||BlackJack: Sweet Science||Sam Lawson||TV movie|
|2005||BlackJack: In the Money|
|2005||BlackJack: Ace Point Game|
|2005||Hell Has Harbour Views||Helen|
|2006||BlackJack: Dead Memory||Sam Lawson|
|2006||BlackJack: At the Gates|
|2010||Rescue: Special Ops||Lisa Hartigan||"Locked In" (#2.3)|
|2011||Crownies||Janet King||22 episodes|
|2012||Jack Irish: Black Tide||Linda Hillier||TV movie|
|2012||Jack Irish: Bad Debts|
|2012||Devil's Dust||Meredith Hellicar||2 episodes|
|2013||Precinct 13||Anne Chalmers|
|2013–2018||A Place to Call Home||Sarah Adams||Main Role|
|2014||Jack Irish: Dead Point||Linda Hillier||TV movie|
|2014–present||Janet King||Janet King||Lead role|
|2014||Life on Us||Narrator|
|2016||Hatch, Match & Dispatch||Narrator|
|2016-2018||Jack Irish||Linda Hillier||Two 6-part series|
- Screenshot, Instagram, undated, metadata: "Feb 1, 2016 at 8:06am UTC"
- "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
- "Rise and shine" by Catherine Keenan, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 October 2004
- RACP Roll: Robertson, Sandy Edwin John Retrieved 15 May 2019.
- Marta Dusseldorp: Before Janet King, I always felt I was there to serve a man's story Retrieved 15 May 2019.
- "Marta Dusseldorp, TV's leading lady, finds a place to call home". The Australian. 29 November 2014.
- Byrnes, Holly (9 July 2012). "New TV lead Marta Dusseldorp has Rebecca Gibney on speed dial". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 13 April 2013.
- Melanie Kembrey (19 March 2015). "Marta Dusseldorp reveals breastfeeding cost job on Sydney Theatre Company show". The Sydney Morning Herald.
- "Crownies' Marta Dusseldorp on stage and screen" by Steve Dow, The Saturday Paper, 27 August 2016
- Scenes from a Marriage, production details, Queensland Theatre Company
- Kylie Northover, "The Good Life: Lunch with Marta Dusseldorp", The Age, 8 June 2013, Life & Style, p. 3
- "Save the Children Ambassadors". Save the Children Australia.