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
Sue Belinda Giblin
2 March 1950
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 but then died of breast cancer when she was 23, her dad died when he was 83. 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.
She played 'Kay Webster' in the risqué, satirical 1970s soap opera The Box, 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, originally played by Rowena Wallace. Giblin was cast in the role because of her resemblance to Wallace.
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, Division Four, Homicide, The Sullivans, Alvin Purple (1976), Bluey (1976), Heartbreak High, Skyways,, 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.
In 2017, she appeared in 'Bent 101' as 'Babs DeVure' in an Australian short form comedy series that was on the Seven Network.
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. She has two children, Romy and Nicholas and lives in Leichhardt. Her father-in-law was in the German music corps.
|The Box||1974||Kay Webster|
|The Box||1975||Kay Webster-Brooks|
|Matlock Police||1973-1975||2 roles|
|Quality of Mercy||1975|
|The Sullivans||1976||Sister Sue Marriot|
|Bluey||1977||Sgt. Tracey Alexander|
|Say You Want Me||1977|
|Case for the Defence||1978|
|Cop Shop||1979||Cheryl Haywood|
|Allison's Birthday||1980||Isobel Thorne|
|A Country Practice||1983||Zoe Parker|
|Crime of the Decade (TV movie)||Jane Fletcher|
|The Man in the Iron Mask (TV movie)||1985||Voice|
|The Empty Beach||1985||Marion Singer|
|Sons and Daughters||1985-1987||Allison Carr|
|Heartbreak High||1995-1996||Suzie Miller|
|Good Guys Bad Guys: Only the Young Die Good (TV movie)||1997||Loretta Monk|
|MDA (TV series)||2003||Renee Salmon|
|At the Edge of the Bed (short)||The Wife|
|Out There (TV series)||2004|
|The Horizon (TV series)||2009||Yvonne Forbes|
|Bent 101||2017||Babs De Vure|
|Home and Away||1989-2018||Cynthia Ross - Catherine Clements - Martha Baldivis - Martha Stewart|
- "Actress Belinda Giblin's 'outrageous' return to television". startsat60.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- "What I know about men". 17 April 2016. dailylife.com. Retrieved 30 March 2018.
- Jo Litson, "The Face: Belinda Giblin", Weekend Australian, 27–28 April 2002, Review, R3
- 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.
- Albert Moran and Chris Keating The A to Z of Australian Radio and Television, p. 347, at Google Books
- "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
- Bond, Nick (8 November 2013). "Slice of Sydney gains worldwide following". www.starobserver.com.au. Retrieved 15 December 2013.