Diane Craig

Diane Mary Craig (born 9 June 1949), sometimes credited as Di Craig, is an Australia actress best known for her performances in film and television. She was born in Northern Ireland and since 1971 has been married to award-winning Australian actor and comedian Garry McDonald.

Diane Craig
Born (1949-06-09) 9 June 1949 (age 70)
Other namesDi Craig
Years active1970–2013
Garry McDonald (m. 1971)



She attended the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), but left after a year, making her debut in 1970 starring in the British Australian feature film Ned Kelly (1970), alongside Mick Jagger. Her other film appearances included roles in The Mango Tree (1977), The Highest Honor (1983), Double Deal (1983), Travelling North (1987) and A Sting in the Tale (1989).


Craig has also appeared on the small screen in numerous serials, mini-series and telemovies. She is probably best known for the long-running roles in The Restless Years and E Street (replacing actress Penny Cook as Dr. Elly Fielding), as well as appearing several times in the cult television series Prisoner. Craig's last long-running role was as Deborah McManus in the 2008 series Out of the Blue.[1]


Production Medium Year Role Notes
Ned Kelly Film 1970 Maggie Kelly
Dead Men Running TV miniseries 1971 Teresa Doherty 6 episodes
Crisis TV movie 1972
Homicide TV series 1972 Trish Langley 1 episode:
"Change of Heart"
Snake Gully with Dad and Dave TV series 1872 Mabel 8 episodes:
-"Snake Gully with Dad and Dave"
-"That Old Flame of Mine"
-"Husbandry Is Not Just a Golden Ring"
-"Lest We Er Forget"
-"Hold That Tiger"
-"Tis All in the Mind"
-"The Hotel Dave"
Boney TV series 1973 Marion 1 episode:
"Boney and the Powder Trail"
Ryan TV series 1973 Lacey Glen 1 episode:
"A Little Something Special"
Matlock Police TV series 1971–1974 4 roles:
-Val Hudson
-Kate Wilson
-Christine Anderson
Madeleine Roberts
4 episodes:
-The End of the Season
-Grinning George
-Two to One Against
And The Big Men Fly TV series 1974 Lil
Division 4 TV series 1973–1975 Jenny Franklin 5 episodes:
-Voice of the Gun
-The Criminal Type
-Triangle-Sergeant Babbe
-A Sense of Duty -Part 2
Certain Women TV series Marjorie Fisher 26 episodes
The Mango Tree Film 1977 Miss Pringle
Roses Bloom Twice TV movie 1977 Unknown
The Newman Shame TV movie 1977 Singer
Chopper Squad TV series 1979 Jenny 1 episode:
"The Big Trip"
The Restless Years TV series 1978–1979 Gail Lawrence 43 episodes
Skyways TV series 1979 Catherine Tissot 1 episode:


The Sullivans TV series 1978–1979 Pamela Summers 2 episodes:
Episode#1.289 (1978)
Episode #1.426 (1979)
Cop Shop TV series 1978–1979 Alison Finlay/Eve Kadar Episode 21
Young Ramsay TV series 1977–1980 2 roles:
-Tess Cameron
-Sara Dreamtime
2 episodes:
A Kid is a Kid (1977)
The Young Doctors TV series 1980 Diane Butler 1 episode:
Episode #1.872
Holiday Island TV series 1981 Marie-Claude 1 episode:
"Treasure Shop"
Bellamy TV series 1981 Connie 1 episode:
A Minor Change of Murder
The Highest Honor TV series 1982 Mrs. Page
The Applicant TV series 1982 Credited as Di Craig
Taurus Rising TV series 1982 Libby Hilton
Double Deal Film 1983 Miss Stevens
Scale of Justice TV mini-series 1983 Meredith 1 episode:
The Numbers
All the Rivers Run TV series 1983 Dorothy Barrett
Prisoner[a] TV series 1980–1985 3 roles:
-Sarah Forrest
-Jacki Nolan
-Sister Anita Selby
22 episodes
Travelling North 1987 Sophie
Mother and Son TV series 1988 Delores 1 episode:
The Surprise
True Believers TV miniseries 1988 Elsie 6 episodes
After Marcuse TV movie 1988 LIz
Mission: Impossible TV series 1989 Lady Michelle Faulkner 1 episode:
The Lion
Travelling Man TV movie 1988
A Sting in the Tale Film 1989 Diane Lane
Family and Friends TV series 1990 Pamela Chamber
The Flying Doctors TV series 1990 Marion Burgess 1 episode:
A Little Tenderness
Chances TV series 1991 Barbara Taylor #2
Acropolis Now TV series Miss Joan Wilson 1 episode:
The Kid
A Country Practice TV series 1982–1991 4 roles
E Street TV series 1990–1991 Dr Elly Fileding
Home and Away TV series 1995 Theresa Lynch
Heartbreak High TV series 1997–1998 Dyson
Murder Call TV series 1997 Diana Cochrane 1 episode
The Cowboy Short film 1997
Wildside TV series 1998 Robyn Stack 2 episodes
Medivac TV series 1998 Mrs. Fly 1 episode
Never Tell Me Never TV movie 1998 Shirley Shepherd
All Saints TV Series 1999–2001 4 episodes
Marti Party Film short 2005 Trish
One of the Lucky Ones TV movie 2007 Neighbour
Out of the Blue TV series 2008 Deborah McManus 75 episodes
In Her Skin Film 2009 Joy
Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities TV series 2009 Barbara McKay 3 episodes
Packed to the Rafters TV series Margory 1 episode:
"Brave New World"
Crownies TV series 2011 Carolyn Fletcher
Howzat! Kerry Packer's War TV mini-series 2012
101 Cupcakes 2013 Matilda[2]


  1. ^ Also known as Prisoner Cell Block H.


  1. ^ Diane Craig on IMDb
  2. ^ ALLERTON, MARGOT AND VEITCH "The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Australian Showbiz" published hardback by Sunshine Books division of Allans Books}}