Diane Craig

Diane Mary Craig (born 9 June 1949) is an actress born in County Down, Northern Ireland but who is best known for her performances on Australian television. She is married to Australian actor and comedian Garry McDonald.

Diane Craig
Born (1949-06-09) 9 June 1949
Years active1969–2009
Spouse(s)Garry McDonald, 1971-present


She attended the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), but left after a year to star in the British Australian feature film Ned Kelly (1970), alongside Mick Jagger. Her other film appearances included roles in The Mango Tree (1977), The Highest Honor (1983), Double Deal (1983), Travelling North (1987) and A Sting in the Tale (1989).

As well as playing two roles in the cult television series Prisoner – first, as Jackie Nolan in late 1980, and then as Nun Anita Selby in early 1985 – she has made TV appearances in Division 4, Cop Shop, All the Rivers Run, The Restless Years, Out of the Blue, also appeared in Mother and SonThe Young Doctors, Bellamy, Taurus Rising, The Henderson Kids, Family and Friends, Chances, The Flying Doctors , E Street, (replacing actress Penny Cook as Dr. Elly Fielding) Home and Away (as Teresa Lynch), Heartbreak High (as Hartley High principal, June Dyson) and the Australian-filmed 1988 revival of Mission: Impossible.[1] Craig also appeared in Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities as Barbara Mackay.


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