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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 17 August 1953Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Birth NameLeonie Elva Hazlehurst

Mini Bio (1)

Noni Hazlehurst was born on August 17, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Leonie Elva Hazlehurst. She is an actress, known for City Homicide (2007), A Place to Call Home (2013) and Candy (2006).

Spouse (1)

John Jarratt (? - 199?) (divorced) (2 children)

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In the mid-late 1990s, she was well-known in Australia for co-hosting the Home and Lifestyle TV program, Better Homes and Gardens (1996), with her then-husband, John Jarratt, from their home. During the show's run, the high-profile couple divorced and John left the show, with Noni staying on as a host until 2004.
She was awarded the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) in the 1995 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to the performing arts as an actor, director, and presenter of children's television programs.
Has 2 sons with her ex-husband John Jarratt - William Jarratt and Charlie Jarratt.
Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia [January 2009]

Personal Quotes (6)

[Following Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull's comments that Australians should not get 'misty eyed' over Manus Island refugees]I was disturbed ... that a misty eyed response to a particularly frightful human story in the news was deemed inappropriate.
Change only happens when enough people put up their hands and say 'we've had enough. I look forward to the day where it's not an issue whether a man or a woman, or an Asian person or a Muslim gets anything in this country.We share more similarities than differences and I think I'm really keen to promote that idea because I think any other idea is divisive and potentially disastrous.
[criticising Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull following his comments that Australians should not get 'misty eyed' over refugees] I often get misty eyed about things ... if something touches my heart I cry readily.
[on early acting advice from her parents] My mum said you can always tell a lousy act they use lots of tricky lighting. The good ones just stood in a spotlight and did it. They made me understand that the industry did not owe me a living.
[on working on the children's television show, Play School (1966)] I started to see a world through the preschoolers eyes to see how free and unafraid they are to just be. They haven't yet been conditioned. No child is born a bigot.
[on becoming only the second woman to be inducted into the Australian Television Hall of Fame in 2016] The fact that I'm only the second woman to be given this honour is merely a reflection of the prevailing guard - as is the suggestion from some quarters that the eligibility of esteemed colleagues Waleed Aly and Lee Lin Chin going for gold is questionable. The great thing about glaciers is if you're not on them you go under. I've been riding that glacier for 40 years. And I'm staying on top of it.

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