Ella Scott Lynch

Ella Scott Lynch (born 27 September 1982 in Sydney) is an Australian actress. Her notable roles include Shirley Ryan in the series Love Child and Melbourne gangland barrister Nicola Gobbo in the Channel Nine mini-series Informer 3838.

Ella Scott Lynch
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Ella Scott Lynch and fellow actor Damian Walshe-Howling
Ella Scott Lynch

(1982-09-27) 27 September 1982 (age 38)
Partner(s)Toby Schmitz (2008–present)
ChildrenZiggy Schmitz

Early lifeEdit

Ella Scott Lynch attended St Catherine's School, Waverley, NSW. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Arts.[1]


In 2005, she was cast in the soap opera Home and Away in the role of Hayley Lawson, previously played by Bec Cartwright, which she played until the end of that year.[2]

In 2008 Lynch was cast as a regular in All Saints. Her character, nurse Claire Anderson, replaced Jolene Anderson's character Erika. Coincidentally, Kip Gamblin, who played Hayley's love interest Scott Hunter in Home and Away, also joined All Saints at that point.[3]

In 2020 she appeared in Informer 3838 as the titular character, Melbourne gangland lawyer Nicola Gobbo. The mini-series was inspired by the real-life career of Gobbo, who was recruited by Victoria Police in the 1990s as an informer on crime figures such as drug kingpin Tony Mokbel.



Year Title Role Notes
1996 Shine Jessica
2006 Emulsion
2006 Charlotte's Web Girl at Fair
2008 Monkey Puzzle Pippa
2008 Rope Burn Bella Short
2012 Inhuman Resources Female Secretary
2013 Fruit Isobel Short
2018 Enter the Wild Pippa
2018 Pimped Sarah Montrose/Rachael Montrose
20?? Standing Up for Sunny Felicity Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1985 Winners Doyle Family Member Episode: "Top Kid"
2005 Home and Away Hayley Lawson Regular role (Season 18)
2005 All Saints Shauna Lapin Episode: "New Beginnings"
2006 The Silence Lilya TV film
2008 Emerald Falls Blossom Piggot TV film
2008–09 All Saints Claire Anderson Main role (series 11–12)
2011 City Homicide Narelle O'Brien Episode: "No Greater Honour: Tangled Web"
2011 Crownies Erin O'Shaughnessy Main role
2012 Underbelly: Badness Camille Alavoine Main role
2013 Mr & Mrs Murder Emily Gorman Episode: "Keeping Up Appearances"
2013 Serangoon Road Angelica Warnock Episodes: "My Girl", "1.8", "1.9"
2014 Janet King Erin O'Shaughnessy Main role (series 1)
2014–2016 Love Child Shirley Ryan Main role (series 1–3)
2015 NCIS: Los Angeles Dr. Karen Ward Episode: "Spiral"
2015 Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Angela Lombard Episode: "Game, Set & Murder"
2016 The Code Meg Flynn Main role (series 2)
2016 Brock Beverly Brock TV miniseries
2017 Newton's Law Lana Devries Episode: "Control Theory"
2017, 19 Doctor Doctor Celia Episodes: "Both Sides Now" & "A House Divided"
2018 Underbelly Files: Chopper Margaret Episodes: "Tell Them Lucifer Was Here", "Infiltration"
2019 Upright Suzie Flynn
2020 Informer 3838 Nicola Gobbo


Year Name Role Director Theatre Notes
2006 Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset[4] Hope Leland Kean SBW Stables Theatre next to Susan Prior & Billie Rose Prichard
2007 Capture the Flag[5] Mathilde Toby Schmitz The Old Fitzroy, Sydney next to Andrew Gee, Robin Goldsworthy & Sam North[6]


  1. ^ "Ella Scott Lynch". tv.com. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 27 July 2011.
  2. ^ Home and Away Character: Hayley Smith – Hunter
  3. ^ Home and Away's Kip Gamblin and Ella Scott-Lynch join All Saints!!
  4. ^ Theatre: Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset Archived 13 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Arts/Theatre: Capture the Flag
  6. ^ "Theatre: Capture the Flag". Archived from the original on 13 September 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2010.

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