Noni Hazlehurst

Noni Hazlehurst AM (born 1953) is an accomplished actor, presenter, and broadcaster. She studied drama at Flinders University in South Australia, where she honed her skills before launching into a prolific career. Initially appearing in television cop shows like Division 4, Homicide, and Matlock Police, Hazlehurst gained prominence as part of the original cast of The Sullivans in 1976. From 1978 to 2001, she became a beloved presenter on Playschool. In 1982, Hazlehurst received the Australian Film Institute's Best Actress award for her role in Monkey Grip, based on Helen Garner's novel. She earned another AFI Best Actress award in 1985 for Fran, and in 2005 was recognized as Best Supporting Actress for Little Fish, starring alongside Cate Blanchett. Her versatility extended to television mini-series, winning accolades for her role in Waiting at the Royal (2000). Hazlehurst's film credits include Candy (2006), The Getting of Wisdom (1977), and Ladies in Black (2018), the latter earning her an AACTA nomination and Best Supporting Actress at the Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards. Beyond film, she anchored Better Homes and Gardens (1995–2004) and presented Every Family Has a Secret and What Does Australia Really Think About... for SBS. Her television movies such as Waterfront (1985), Nancy Wake (1987), The Shiralee (1987), and Curtin (2007) further showcased her talent. She also starred in City Homicide (2007–2011) and A Place to Call Home (2013–2018). Hazlehurst is also recognized for her contributions to music, earning ARIA nominations for children's recordings and winning Logies for her performances in Ride on Stranger (1979) and Waterfront. Offscreen, she serves as an Ambassador for Barnardos and has been involved with Film Australia and Belvoir St Theatre. She received an honorary doctorate from Flinders University in 2007 and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1995.

Acting

2024

Sting (2024)

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