Thelma Grigg

Thelma Grigg was an Australian actress. She was first hired as an extra for Cinesound Productions in 1937. She made her stage debut in a 1939 production of The Women by Clare Boothe Luce at the Minerva Theatre, Sydney. She subsequently appeared in over 25 plays. Her first significant film role was in That Certain Something, directed by Clarence G. Badger in 1941. After playing the lead in the Minerva Theatre production of Ayn Rand's Night of January 16th in 1944, she moved to radio, starring in radio plays for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. In 1947 she appeared in her last Australian film, the popular children's comedy Bush Christmas.

After Bush Christmas, Grigg moved to England in a largely unsuccessful effort to further her movie career. She landed minor roles in the 1949 films Christopher Columbus and Train of Events. In 1950 she returned to the stage with Robertson Hare in the West End production of Vernon Sylvaine's Will Any Gentleman...? That same year she appeared in her last known movie role, in the comedy The Lady Craved Excitement.



    • "Striking Actress Off to England". The National Advocate. Bathurst, New South Wales. 12 September 1947 via Trove.
    • "They Help a Mouse to Become a Man". The Sunday Times. Perth. 17 September 1950 via Trove.
    • "Won Star Role after Two Years of Struggle". The Australian Women's Weekly. 29 April 1950. p. 32 via Trove.
    • "Bargains Absent from Closing Down Sale". The Truth. Sydney. 1 October 1950. p. 38 via Trove.

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