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Ruth Cracknell

Ruth Cracknell

Ruth Cracknell's professional career began in 1945 in radio. She has worked constantly ever since. In 1948 the young actress joined the John Alden Company and played in King Lear, Measure For Measure and The Tempest. She went to England to work for the BBC in 1953, later returning to Australia where she appeared at the first Adelaide festival in the play Murder In The Cathedral. Ruth is acclaimed both for her dramatic and comedic talents which she has brought to performances in theatre, film and television. She has delighted television audiences with her role in ABC TV's Mother and Son and recent theatre credits include Lettice & Lovage, Lost in Yonkers, The Importance Of Being Earnest, Tom And Viv and David Williamson's Emerald City.

Screen credits include the recent Spider And Rose, the film version of Emerald City and Fred Schepsi's The Chant Of Jimmy Blacksmith.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Ruth Cracknell Facts

Birth Name Ruth Winifred Cracknell
BirthdayJuly 6, 1925
BirthplaceMailland, New South Wales, Australia
Date of deathMay 13, 2002 (age 76)

Selected Filmography

Mother and Son: Season 1
Seven Little Australians
Lilian's Story
Mother & Son
Alice to Nowhere
The Night, the Prowler
Emerald City
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
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