Belinda Bromilow (born 21 May 1975) is an Australian actress. She is known for her roles in the Nine Network series, Doctor Doctor (2016–21),[1] and the Hulu/Disney+ series, The Great (2020–23).

Belinda Bromilow
Belinda Bromilow

(1975-05-21) 21 May 1975 (age 48)
Alma materWestern Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Years active2001–present
SpouseTony McNamara

Education Edit

Bromilow studied acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.[2]

Career Edit

Bromilow has appeared in a number of Australian television series, including Mcleod's Daughters, Packed to the Rafters, and Rake. She played Jonquil Payne as a series regular on Spirited from 2010 to 2011. In 2016 Bromilow joined the main cast of Doctor Doctor as Betty Bell. She appeared in every episode of the series. In film, Bromilow has had roles in The Rage in Placid Lake and Not Suitable for Children.

Bromilow gained greater recognition outside of Australia through her role as Aunt Elizabeth in the Hulu/Disney+ series The Great. She unsuccessfully auditioned for a part in the 2008 Sydney Theatre Company production of the original play upon which the series is based.[3]

Personal life Edit

She is married to Australian director, playwright and screenwriter, Tony McNamara.[4] They began their relationship in 2005. Together they have two children.[3] Bromilow is a stepmother to McNamara's daughter from a previous marriage. She was diagnosed with bowel cancer ten weeks after her son was born.[2]

In 2019, Bromilow auctioned a pair of earrings she wore to the 91st Academy Awards valued at $8,950. The earrings were designed by her friend, jewellery designer, Nicole Winkler. All proceeds from the auction were donated to the Australian organization, Mummy's Wish, helping families of women diagnosed with cancer.[2][5]

Filmography Edit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 All Saints Fiona Bannock Episode: "Behind Closed Doors"
2002 Sway Bel
2003 The Rage in Placid Lake Nurse Doreen
2003 McLeod's Daughters Ashley Redstaff Episode: "The Ties That Bind"
2003 MDA Sally Delaney Episode: "Without Prejudice"
2006 Define Success Angela Taylor Short Film
2006 Happy Feet Live Action Cast
2007 Talk To Me Nicole Recurring: 4 Episodes
2009–2010 Packed to the Rafters Libby Sanders Recurring: 7 Episodes
2010–2011 Spirited Jonquil Payne Main Role: 18 Episodes
2012 Not Suitable For Children Claire
2013 Mr & Mrs Murder Cate McVeigh Episode: "Early Checkout"
2013 Felony Accident Site Cop
2016–2021 Doctor Doctor Betty Bell Main Role: 48 Episodes
2018 Rake Patrice Devine Episode: "Gold and Greene v Red"
2020–2023 The Great Aunt Elizabeth Main Role: 30 Episodes

References Edit

  1. ^ "Doctor Doctor's Belinda Bromilow Donates Oscars Earrings To Charity". SheSociety. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "Doctor Doctor's Belinda Bromilow Donates Oscars Earrings To Charity". SheSociety. 13 March 2019. Retrieved 26 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b Moran, Robert (6 May 2020). "Belinda Bromilow's second stab at the story of Catherine the Great". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Australian actress Oscars red carpet moment has a special meaning". 24 February 2019. Retrieved 3 April 2019.

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