Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes

Highest Rated: 100% Lonely Hearts (1982)

Lowest Rated: 63% Princess Caraboo (1994)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1952

Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

When the "New Australian Film" movement began in the late 1970s and early 80s, several actresses rose to prominence including Helen Morse and Judy Davis (who went on to earn international fame). Among the most talented was Wendy Hughes, an attractive, elegant-looking brunette who originally intended to pursue a career in dance. When she hit her teens, though, Hughes switched interests to acting and went on to train at the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and hone her craft on stage with the Melbourne Theatre Company. She moved to features in 1974 with "Petersen," playing the wife of a college professor who takes an interest in a married student. Hughes first reached American audiences as a woman involved with an ambitious newsreel photographer in Philip Noyce's "Newsfront" (1978), a role that brought her the first of seven (to date) nominations for the Australian Film Institute award. The following year, she earned plaudits as the maternal figure to aspiring writer Sybylla Melvyn (Judy Davis) in "My Brilliant Career" and initiated a collaboration with director Paul Cox with "Kostas," in which she portrayed a genteel divorcee romantically pursued by a Greek journalist.

Highest rated movies

Lonely Hearts
My Brilliant Career
My First Wife
The View From Greenhaven
The Man Who Sued God
Princess Caraboo

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Salvation Unknown (Character) - 2008
71% 60% The View From Greenhaven Dorothy (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 60% Caterpillar Wish Elizabeth Roberts (Character) - 2006
71% 59% The Man Who Sued God Jules Myers (Character) - 2001
63% 50% Princess Caraboo Mrs. Worrall (Character) $3.0M 1994
No Score Yet 39% Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue Elle (Character) $534.8K 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Donor Dr. Farrell (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 48% The Heist Sheila (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Luigi's Ladies Sara (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Boundaries of the Heart Stella Marsden (Character) - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train Girl (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy New Year Carolyn (Character) $30.6K 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Echoes of Paradise Maria (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Can't Get Started Margaret (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet An Indecent Obsession Honour Langtry (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Remember Me Jenny (Character) - 1985
80% No Score Yet My First Wife Helen (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 92% Careful, He Might Hear You Vanessa (Character) - 1983
100% 62% Lonely Hearts Patricia Curnow (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Duet for Four Barbara Dunstan (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dangerous Summer Sophie McCann (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touch and Go Eva (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kostas Carol (Character) - 1979
85% 67% My Brilliant Career Aunt Helen (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Puzzle Claudine Cunningham (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 57% Newsfront Amy Mackenzie (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 17% High Rolling in a Hot Corvette Barbie (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Alternative Melanie Hilton (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jock Petersen Dr. Patricia 'Trish' Kent (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sidecar Racers Lynn Carson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Is There Anybody There? Marianne Dickinson (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Spiral Bureau Unknown (Character) - 1974

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 88% Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Banjo Paterson's The Man From Snowy River Kathleen O'Neil (Character) 1994-1996
91% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Cmdr. Nella Daren (Guest Star) 1993
91% 100% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Character) 1993