Genevieve Lemon (born 21 April 1958) is an Australian singer and actress who has appeared in a number of soap operas. Her best known roles are as Zelda Baker in The Young Doctors, Marlene "Rabbit" Warren in Prisoner and Brenda Riley in Neighbours. She showed her comedic and singing talents in the televised revue show Three Men and a Baby Grand. In 2018, she began playing Hazel Easton in the Channel 7 soap opera Home and Away.
Lemon began her acting with the Leichhardt-based amateur theatre company, The Rocks Players in inner city Sydney. Her professional career began on TV in 1982 with a minor role in Sons and Daughters, followed shortly after with a larger role as Nurse Zelda Baker in The Young Doctors.
Films and music
Her first CD, with her band, is called Angels in the City. It is a live recording of a concert she performed in the Studio at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Singing around the House series.
Lemon has worked extensively for a number of major state theatre companies in Australia. She played in the stage production Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – the Musical as Shirley, the barmaid and owner of the Broken Hill Hotel.
Genevieve Lemon is currently on stage at London's Victoria Palace Theatre, portraying Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot the Musical, a role she performed firstly in Sydney then Melbourne.
On 21 January 2008 she won Best Actress in a Musical award at the 2007 Sydney Theatre Awards. Lemon won a 2008 Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Musical for her role in Billy Elliot the Musical.
|Sweetie||Directed by Jane Campion|
|The Piano||With Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel |
Directed by Jane Campion
|The Well||Jen Brodern||With Pamela Rabe|
|Holy Smoke!||With Kate Winslet and Harvey Keitel |
Directed by Jane Campion
|Soft Fruit||Produced by Jane Campion|
|To Each His Own Cinema||French anthology film; segment: "The Lady Bug" |
Segment directed by Jane Campion
|8||Segment: "The Water Diary" - directed by Jane Campion|
|Ladies in Black|
|Sons and Daughters||Season 1, episode 136|
|The Young Doctors||Season 8|
|Prisoner||Main role; Seasons 6–7; 74 episodes |
Internationally re-titled Prisoner: Cell Block H
|Studio 86||Episode: "Lady's Day"|
|The Flying Doctors||Season 5, episode 24 "A Rhyme for Reason"|
|G.P.||Season 2, episode 37 "Longing"|
|Neighbours||Seasons 7–8; 41 episodes|
|Seven Deadly Sins||ABC mini-series|
|Heartland||Season 1, episode 8|
|After the Beep||Season 1; 7 episodes|
|Always Greener||Season 1, episode 3 "Close Encounters of the Furred Kind"|
|Top of the Lake||BBC Two/BBC UKTV mini-series; 7 episodes |
Created, written and directed by Jane Campion
|Rake||Season 3; 6 episodes|
|The Secret River||Mini-series|
|Home and Away||Recurring role • Season 31 (10 episodes)|
1985 Penguin Certificate of Commendation for Prisoner
2007 Sydney Theatre Award for Billy Elliot
2008 Helpmann Award for Billy Elliot
2009 Green Room Award for Billy Elliot
- Margaret Throsby interview on ABC's Radio National
- Genevieve Lemon on IMDb
- More Genevieve Lemon info at GENLEMON.COM
- Extensive interview about her television work on the Boxcutters podcast