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      Wendy Hughes

      Wendy Hughes

      Highest Rated: 100% Lonely Hearts (1982)

      Lowest Rated: 65% 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 poster
      Lonely Hearts
      My Brilliant Career poster
      My Brilliant Career
      My First Wife poster
      My First Wife
      The View From Greenhaven poster
      The View From Greenhaven
      The Man Who Sued God poster
      The Man Who Sued God
      Princess Caraboo poster
      Princess Caraboo

      Photos

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      71% 60% The View From Greenhaven Dorothy (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Salvation Unknown (Character) - 2008
      No Score Yet 58% Caterpillar Wish Elizabeth Roberts (Character) - 2006
      71% 59% The Man Who Sued God Jules Myers (Character) - 2001
      65% 49% 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 Boundaries of the Heart Stella Marsden (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Luigi's Ladies Sara (Character) - 1988
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happy New Year Carolyn (Character) $30.6K 1987
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train Girl (Character) - 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 88% Careful, He Might Hear You Vanessa (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Dangerous Summer Sophie McCann (Character) - 1982
      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 Touch and Go Eva (Character) - 1980
      86% 68% My Brilliant Career Aunt Helen (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Kostas Carol (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet 57% Newsfront Amy Mackenzie (Character) - 1978
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Puzzle Claudine Cunningham (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 91% Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Snowy River: The McGregor Saga Kathleen O'Neil (Character) 1993-1996
      92% 89% Star Trek: The Next Generation Lt. Cmdr. Nella Daren (Guest Star) 1993
      91% 82% Homicide: Life on the Street Unknown (Character) 1993