Libby Tanner

Elizabeth "Libby" Tanner (born 1970) is an Australian stage and television actress and theatre director best known for her roles as Bronwyn Craig in the television series All Saints and as Bridget Westfall in Wentworth.

Libby Tanner
Born
Elizabeth Joan Tanner

1970 (age 49–50)
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Notable work
All Saints (1998–2003)
Wentworth (2015–2018)
Children3

Early lifeEdit

Tanner grew up in Victoria, Australia, graduating from the University of Ballarat in 1993, with a Bachelor of Performing Arts.[1] She has an older brother.[2]

CareerEdit

Tanner began her career in theatre and made several guest appearances on Victorian based productions before landing her first big role as Zoe Marshall in the short lived Channel 9 soap Pacific Drive from 1996 to 1997.[3]

Tanner then moved to Sydney, Australia to pursue more acting opportunities and in 1998, began starring in the hospital drama All Saints [4] as Bronwyn (Bron) Craig until she exited the series in 2003. Tanner's character was well received during her time on the show, winning Logie Awards for her role in 2002 and 2003.[3]

In 2004, after returning to Victoria, she starred in the short lived television series Fireflies and then the Australian drama series headLand from 2005 to 2006.[3]

From 2009 to 2011 she starred as Michelle LeTourneau in Rescue: Special Ops.[3]

Since 2015 she has been a recurring character on the television series Wentworth playing forensic psychologist Bridget Westfall.

Tanner has her own theatre company, Mad as Us.[5]

AwardsEdit

During her run on All Saints, she gained a total of seven Logie nominations in categories including Most Popular New Female Talent and Most Outstanding Actress and Best Personality on Australian Television. Tanner won Most Popular Actress Logie Awards in 2002 and 2003 for her role as Bron.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Tanner was previously in a relationship with All Saints co-star Brian Vriends with whom she shares a daughter.[6] She has two other children.[5]

She currently resides in Ballarat, Victoria.[7]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Life Jane
2008 Little Wings Claire Short
2011 These Empty Streets Susie Short
2013 The Turning Gail Lang Segment: "Damaged Goods"
2016 Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows Sarah Riles

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Bony Jenny "Surf, Sun, Sand.... and Murder"
1993 Neighbours Kay "1.1882"
1994 Neighbours Lynette Thorneycroft Guest role
1994 Blue Heelers Heather "Nowhere to Run"
1995 Blue Heelers Holly McLeod "Motherlove"
1995 Breaking News Patient "Office Mole"
1995 The Man from Snowy River Brodie "The Foundling"
1996 Pacific Drive Zoe Marshall TV series
1998–2003 All Saints Bronwyn Craig Main role (series 1–6)
2003 Stingers Ava Ryan "Sleeping with the Enemy"
2004 Fireflies Lill Yengill Main role
2005–06 headLand Grace Palmer Main role
2006 BlackJack: At the Gates Stephanie Turner TV film
2008 Scorched Lizzie Francia TV film
2008 Rush Robyn Hume "1.8"
2009–2011 Rescue: Special Ops Michelle Letourneau Main role
2012 Mrs Biggs Norma TV miniseries
2013–14 Nowhere Boys Sarah Riles Recurring role (series 1–2)
2015–18 Wentworth Bridget Westfall Recurring role (series 3–6)
2019 Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries Florence Astor "1.1"
TBA Back to the Rafters Tessa

TheatreEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Cuckoo Lead Barnstorm Theatre Company
1994 Rebellion: Inca Eureka Lead Barnstorm Theatre Company
Emerald City Helen Queensland Theatre Company
1999 The Art of Penetration Lead Belvoir Street Theatre Company
2013 Burning June Matthews Mad as Us
2015 Abigail's Party Bev Mad as Us / Geelong Production Company

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Libby Tanner Biography" (PDF). Lisa Mann Creative Management. 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  2. ^ "My Bro". Instagram. 15 April 2016. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Libby Tanner makes return to TV on Rescue Special Ops". Herald Sun. 19 August 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2009.
  4. ^ "Libby Tanner—TV's Brightest New Star". Seven Network Limited. 1999. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Libby Tanner Talks Life, Philosophy and Her New Role in Burning". Theatre People. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Libby's Little Saints". Angelfire. 2003. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Tanner ready for Drysdale's party". Geelong Indy. 25 November 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2017.

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