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Vanessa Downing

Vanessa Downing was born in 1958. She is known for her work on Home and Away (1988), Bullpitt! (1997) and Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008). She is married to Rodney Fisher. See full bio »


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 2015 The Immortal (Short) (filming)
Lucy at 50
 2015 Stationery (Short)
 2014 The Moodys (TV Series)
Robin Benson
- Australia Day (2014) ... Robin Benson
 2013 Felony
Manny Summer
 2012 Rake (TV Series)
- Greene vs Hole (2012) ... Judge
 2008 Packed to the Rafters (TV Series)
- Removing the Block (2008) ... Shirley
 2008 Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
Music Teacher
 2006 Headland (TV Series)
Pamela Martin
- Episode #1.52 (2006) ... Pamela Martin
- Episode #1.51 (2006) ... Pamela Martin
- Episode #1.50 (2006) ... Pamela Martin
 1998-2002 All Saints (TV Series)
Claire Hobson / Helen Lancaster
- Slings and Arrows (2002) ... Claire Hobson
- Live Now, Pay Later (1998) ... Helen Lancaster
 1998 Reflections
Mrs O'Brien
 1997 Big Sky (TV Series)
Danielle Morgan
- The Right Thing (1997) ... Danielle Morgan
 1997 Water Rats (TV Series)
Margaret Hobbs
- The Messenger (1997) ... Margaret Hobbs
 1994 Mary (Documentary)
Flora MacKillop
 1993 G.P. (TV Series)
Pam Preston
 1991 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Fiona Farrell
- For the Good Times: Part 1 (1991) ... Fiona Farrell
 1990 Motormouth (TV Series)
- Episode #3.17 (1990)
 1988 The Everlasting Secret Family
Woman Judge #2
 1988 Great Performances (TV Series)
Evie Doyle
- Melba (1988) ... Evie Doyle
 1986 Double Sculls (TV Movie)
Sister Cathy
 1986 Funeral Going (TV Movie)
 1985 I Can't Get Started
Check Out Girl
 1985 The Boy Who Had Everything
College Girl Singer
 1983 Who Killed Baby Azaria? (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lowe
 1982 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Cheryl Ryan
- Episode #1.60 (1982) ... Cheryl Ryan
- Episode #1.44 (1982) ... Cheryl Ryan (as Vanessa Ryan)
 1977 The Restless Years (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre works include roles in "The Threepenny Opera", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and in Nick Enright's "Good Works".

Alternate Names:

Vanessa Ryan

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When informed of acceptance for her role of Pippa in Home and Away (1988), she was working as a singer in a six piece accappella group called The Madrigals. See more »

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