Beverley Dunn

Beverley Ruth Dunn (24 April 1933 – 27 November 2021)[1] was an Australian veteran radio, stage, television and film actress based in Melbourne, Australia.[2][3]

Beverley Dunn
Born(1933-04-24)24 April 1933
Died27 November 2021(2021-11-27) (aged 88)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation(s)Actress (film, TV, radio and theatre), voice artist, radio reader[1]
Years active1957-2016 (Film and TV) Theatre 1952-2008[1]

Dunn had roles in films including Ground Zero, Gross Misconduct, Shine (1996), The Craic (1999), The Dish (2000) and Charlie and Boots (2009).[1]

She appeared in numerous television series for which she was best known including Bellbird and The Flying Doctors as Claire Byrant.[1]

Other TV credits : Productions for both Crawford Productions and Grundy Television including Homicide, Matlock Police, Division 4, Prisoner (4 different character roles), Carson's Law, Neighbours (as Tina Bentley), A Country Practice and All Saints.[1]

She appeared in Roundabout, the first live play produced for Melbourne television (broadcast on 4 January 1957).[4]

Dunn featured in hundreds of radio plays and book readings for both the ABC and the BBC in England.[1]

Her lengthy stage career dating from 1952 until 2008, included roles for state and local companies, including for the Melbourne Theatre Company, Playbox Theatre, HIT Productions, South Australian Theatre Company, St Martins Theatre, Alexander Theatre. Melbourne Little Theatre and Tin Alley Players, as well as her one woman play As We Are that several times toured nationally. [1]

Dunn died in Melbourne, Australia on 27 November 2021, at the age of 88.[1][5]

Award Year Production
Green Room Award 1993 A Happy and Holly Occasion



Production Year Role
Roundabout (TV movie) 1957 The other woman
Fair Passenger (TV movie) 1957 unknown
Gaslight (TV movie) 1958 Bella Manningham
The Small Victory (TV movie) 1958 Sister Annalissa
The Lark (TV movie) 1958 Joan of Arc
Black Chiffon (TV movie) 1959 unknown
Antony and Cleopatra (TV movie) 1959 Octavia
Eye of the Night (TV movie) 1960 Ruth Arnott
Marriage Lines (TV movie) 1962 Peggy, Felix's secretary
Everyman (TV movie) 1964 Good Deeds
Luther (TV movie) 1964 Katherine
A Provisional Lady (TV movie) 1964 Daris Studendev
Photo Finish (TV movie) 1965 The mother
Division 4 (TV series) 1970-1975 5 character roles
Matlock Police (TV series) 1973-1975 3 roles
Homicide 1965-1976 6 roles
Bellbird 1976-1977 Mary Campbell
Bluey (TV series) 1977 Janey Hobbs
Cop Shop (TV series) 1978-1979 Jean Holden/Mrs. Holden
Cornflakes for Tea (TV series) 1981 unknown
Carson's Law (TV series) 1982 Mrs. Craig/Mrs. Forbes
The Fast Lane (TV series) 1985 Rona
Prisoner: Cell Block H 1979-1985 Ethel Warner/Mrs. Michell/Irene Henderson/Cynthia Leach
Neighbours (TV series) 1987 Tina Bentley
Ground Zero 1987 Commissioner #1
The Magistrate 1989 Doctor
Bligh (TV series) 1992 Flora Betlham
The Flying Doctors (TV series) 1990-1992 Claire Bryant
Fast Forward (TV series) 1992 Additional cast
Kelly (TV series) 1992 Mrs. Williams
Cluedo (TV series) 1992 Aunt Elelina
A Country Practice (TV series) 1993 Sister Leonie Sterling
Gross Misconduct 1993 Judge Barlow
Shine 1996 Beryl Alcott
Brilliant Lies 1996 President
The Last of the Ryans (TV movie) 1997 Ethel
Good Guys, Bad Guys (TV series) 1997 Norma Finster
The Craic 1999 Farmers Wif
The Adventures of Lano and Woodley (TV series)
Halifax f.p. (TV series) 1999 Monica Harris
The Micallef Program (TV series) 1999 Lynn Claxton
Tribe (Tv mini-series) 1999 Sister Margaret
The Dish 2000 Secretary
Welcher and Welcher (TV miniseries) 2003 Mrs. Cosgrove
All Saints (TV series) 2003 Sister Roslyn Barry
Underbelly (TV series) 2008 Sybil Kinniburgh
Saved (TV movie) 2009 Carmel
Charlie and Boots 2009 Val
Dogstar (TV series) 2007-2011 Gran
Conspiracy 365 (TV series) 2012 Millicent Ormond
Dogstar: Christmas in Space


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Vale: Beverley Dunn". 16 December 2021.
  2. ^ "From School Plays to Success on TV". The Age. 19 September 1958.
  3. ^ Lane, Richard (2000). The Golden Age of Australian Radio Drama Volume 2. National Film and Sound Archive. p. 132-134.
  4. ^ "From School Plays to Success on TV". The Age. 19 September 1958. p. 20.
  5. ^ DUNN, Beverley Ruth

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