Rebecca Ritters

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Rebecca Ritters
Born (1984-01-26) 26 January 1984 (age 33)
Years active 1992–2011

Rebecca Ritters (born 26 January 1984) is an Australian actress, mostly known for her role as Hannah Martin in the soap opera Neighbours. She first appeared in the show in 1992 when she was eight years old and remained in the show for a further seven years.[1] Rebecca briefly reprised the role of Hannah as part of Neighbours' 20th anniversary celebrations.

After leaving Neighbours in 1999 she appeared as Caz in the Australian soap Pig's Breakfast in 2000, and as Amelia Porter in Blue Heelers in 2001.

In 2002, Ritters toured with the British Shakespeare Company in an open-air production of Romeo and Juliet, playing Juliet opposite Tama Matheson as Romeo, and in the same year played Peaseblossom in A Midsummer Night's Dream with Wayne Sleep as Puck,[2] also an open-air production. In December 2002 and January 2003, She also played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone, Kent.[3] Also in 2002 she had a brief role in the British soap opera Coronation Street, playing Australian back-packer Jules Robinson[4] who briefly boarded with Les Battersby, and playfully sent-up his mistaken belief that she intended to seduce him.

She has gone on to travel extensively throughout Europe and America – studying acting at a prestigious college in New York[dubious ] and working on the stage in the UK. Rebecca also had a full-time job as a receptionist at Warner Bros Records.[citation needed]

She also had a short stint in the Australian medical drama All Saints, in which she played Nurse Rachel Simms.

Since 2011, Ritters has been studying for a BA in Politics and International Relations at the University of Melbourne. She also worked as a news and current affairs producer for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She currently works as a journalist for Deutsche Welle in Berlin.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Neighbours: 25 Top Characters". Sky TV. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Williamson, Robert J (24 March 2006). "Wayne Sleep to return as Puck". British Shakespeare Company. Archived from the original on 14 November 2006. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  3. ^ http://perfectblend.net/reference/pantoarchive.htm
  4. ^ Middleton, Fraser (31 July 2002). "Rebecca is up for a laugh". Evening Times. Glasgow. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Remember Neighbours Hannah, Lolly and co? You won't believe what the Ramsay Street kids look like now". The Sun. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 

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