Belinda Giblin

Sue Belinda Giblin (born 2 March 1950) professionally billed as Belinda Giblin, is an Australian actress. Prominent in theatre and television soap operas, her small screen roles include Kay Webster in The Box (1974), Sister Sue Marriott in The Sullivans (1977–1978), Allison Carr in Sons and Daughters and her character roles as Cynthia Ross in 1989 and Martha Stewart, the wife of Alf Stewart in Home and Away. Giblin is also a corporate trainer

Belinda Giblin
Born
Sue Belinda Giblin

(1950-03-02) 2 March 1950
Spouse(s)Axel Bartz

Biography

Early life

Born in Tamworth, New South Wales, to Phyllis and Ted, she has two older brothers Ted Jn. and Graham and a younger sister Allison. Her father Ted was a doctor at the Tamworth Base Hospital. Her mother ran the dramatic society, and acted and directed in productions[1] but then died of breast cancer when she was 23, her dad died when he was 83.[2] Giblin was offered a scholarship to the Australian Ballet School when she was 17, but chose to study arts at the University of Sydney. Then she studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, before leaving after a year to practise her craft.[3]

Television roles

She played 'Kay Webster' in the risqué, satirical 1970s soap opera The Box,[1] and the scheming Alison Carr in the 1980s melodrama Sons and Daughters. The Alison Carr character was revealed to be the post-plastic surgery incarnation of the show's original and much vaunted villain, 'Pat The Rat' – Patricia Hamilton,[4] originally played by Rowena Wallace. Giblin was cast in the role because of her resemblance to Wallace.[5]

Other credits

Giblin appeared in numerous roles by Crawford Productions over a 12 year period early in her career many filmed in black and white, television roles include appearances in Matlock Police,[2] Division Four, Homicide, The Sullivans,[1] Alvin Purple (1976), Bluey (1976), Heartbreak High, Skyways,[1], Good Guys, Bad Guys, as well as Home and Away as Cynthia Ross in 1991 and Martha Stewart, the first wife of regular Alf Stewart, from 2018.[6]

Since 2013, she has also guest starred in The Horizon, a gay shortform web-series on YouTube, as Wilma (the drag queen's) mother.[7]

Theatre

In 2016, she performed at the Sydney Opera House, 'Blonde Poison',[2] a one-woman show about a Jewish woman who became a Nazi collaborator during World War II.[4]

In 2017, she appeared in 'Bent 101' as 'Babs DeVure' in an Australian short form comedy series that was on the Seven Network.[1]

She also works as a corporate trainer.[1]

Private life

Giblin has been married to Axel Bartz (a set designer) for 28 years. She was performing in a theatre production Bedroom Farce when it came to Adelaide and Axel was the resident designer of the Adelaide Theatre Company.[2] She has two children, Romy and Nicholas and lives in Leichhardt.[4] Her father-in-law was in the German music corps.[2]

Selected filmography

Production Year Role
Homicide1974Niki
Petersen1974Moira
The Box1974Kay Webster
The Box1975Kay Webster-Brooks
Matlock Police1973-19752 roles
Quality of Mercy1975
End Play1978
Alvin Purple1976Monique
The Sullivans1976Sister Sue Marriot
Bluey1977Sgt. Tracey Alexander
Say You Want Me1977
Chopper Squad1978Gail
Case for the Defence1978
Ripkin1978
Skyways1979
Demolition1979
Cop Shop1979Cheryl Haywood
Allison's Birthday1980Isobel Thorne
Bellamy1981Julie
Sporting Chance1981
A Country Practice1983Zoe Parker
Crime of the Decade (TV movie)Jane Fletcher
The Man in the Iron Mask (TV movie)1985Voice
The Empty Beach1985Marion Singer
Winners1985Marj
Sons and Daughters1985-1987Allison Carr
Heartbreak High1995-1996Suzie Miller
Good Guys Bad Guys: Only the Young Die Good (TV movie)1997Loretta Monk
MDA (TV series)2003Renee Salmon
At the Edge of the Bed (short)The Wife
Out There (TV series)2004
The Horizon (TV series)2009Yvonne Forbes
Bent 1012017Babs De Vure
Stille Nacht2017
Home and Away1989-2018Cynthia Ross - Catherine Clements - Martha Baldivis - Martha Stewart

References

  1. "Actress Belinda Giblin's 'outrageous' return to television". startsat60.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  2. "What I know about men". 17 April 2016. dailylife.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
  3. Jo Litson, "The Face: Belinda Giblin", Weekend Australian, 27–28 April 2002, Review, R3
  4. Veerhuis, Jennifer (25 April 2016). "For former Tamworth girl, Belinda Giblin, space was important so it was love at first sight when she found her dream property in Leichhardt". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  5. Albert Moran and Chris Keating The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television, p. 347, at Google Books
  6. "Alf's wife returns". Soap World. No. 307. May 2018. p. 14. Actress Belinda has previously appeared in Home and Away in 1991, in the role of Cynthia Ross, the first wife of regular character Michael Ross
  7. Bond, Nick (8 November 2013). "Slice of Sydney gains worldwide following". www.starobserver.com.au. Retrieved 15 December 2013.

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