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Gerda Nicolson (1937–1992)

One of Australia's best loved character actresses until her untimely death in 1992, Gerda was born in Hobart, Tasmania in 1937 to parents in the theatrical profession. Despite being surrounded by actors during her childhood, Gerda studied architecture and worked as a draughtsperson whilst living in London from 1958 to 1961. Returning to Australia,... See full bio »


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Prisoner: Cell Block H
Prisoner: Cell Block H Ann Reynolds / Mrs. Roberts
Gallipoli Rose Hamilton
Bluey Sgt. Monica Rourke
Bangkok Hilton
Bangkok Hilton Lady Faulkner


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 1994 Golden Fiddles (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Birrell
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Miss Birrell
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Miss Birrell
 1991 Boys from the Bush (TV Series)
- Mateship (1991) ... Betty
 1990 In Too Deep
Mrs. Lyall
 1989 Bangkok Hilton (TV Mini-Series)
Lady Faulkner
- Part 3 (1989) ... Lady Faulkner
- Part 2 (1989) ... Lady Faulkner
- Part 1 (1989) ... Lady Faulkner
 1989 Neighbours (TV Series)
Robyn Taylor
- Episode #1.1033 (1989) ... Robyn Taylor
- Episode #1.1032 (1989) ... Robyn Taylor
- Episode #1.1029 (1989) ... Robyn Taylor
- Episode #1.1027 (1989) ... Robyn Taylor
- Episode #1.1023 (1989) ... Robyn Taylor
 1988 Midnight Dancer
Belinda's mother
 1982 Next of Kin
 1982 The Clinic
 1980 Young Ramsay (TV Series)
Beth Emery
- Dyed in the Wool (1980) ... Beth Emery
 1980/II The Quick Brown Fox (Short)
Mrs Flint
 1979 Skyways (TV Series)
Joan Fitzgerald
- The Legend ... Joan Fitzgerald (as Gerda Nicholson)
 1979 Chopper Squad (TV Series)
Enid Paramor
- No Strings (1979) ... Enid Paramor
 1977 Cop Shop (TV Series)
Marion O'Reilly
 1976 The Sullivans (TV Series)
Mrs. Turnbull (as Gerda Nicholson)
 1976 The Devil's Playground
Mrs. Allen
 1975 Quality of Mercy (TV Series)
- We Should Have Had a Uniform (1975) ... (as Gerda Nicholson)
 1965-1975 Homicide (TV Series)
Julie Edwards / Tess Barker / Policewoman Reed / ...
- A Quiet Place (1975) ... Julie Edwards
- Objection Sustained (1968) ... Tess Barker
- Valley of Silence (1968) ... Policewoman Reed
- One Last Wish (1967) ... Anne Elliott
- One Man Crime Wave (1965) ... Carol Barwick (as Gerda Nicholson)
 1969-1975 Division 4 (TV Series)
Mrs. Laston / Ellen Finch
- Take No for an Answer (1975) ... Mrs. Laston
- The Victim (1969) ... Ellen Finch
 1974 Ryan (TV Series)
- Give Them the World (1974) ... Mary
 1974 Out of Love (TV Movie) (Story 3 "Separate Ways")
 1972 Boney (TV Series)
Clare Joyce
- Boney and the Monster (1972) ... Clare Joyce
 1972 Bellbird (TV Series)
Fiona Davies
- There's a Doctor in Anne's House (1972) ... Fiona Davies
 1971 Country Town
Fiona Davies
 1971 Matlock Police (TV Series)
Kay Maddern
- The Big Gun (1971) ... Kay Maddern
 1967-1968 Hunter (TV Series)
Marion Tolhurst / Janet McGregor
- Message from Hong Kong (1968) ... Janet McGregor
- The Prometheus File: Part 3 (1967) ... Marion Tolhurst
- The Prometheus File: Part 1 (1967) ... Marion Tolhurst
- The Tolhurst File: Part 4 (1967) ... Marion Tolhurst
- The Tolhurst File: Part 1 (1967) ... Marion Tolhurst
 1966 Ashes to Ashes (TV Movie)
Barbara Manson
 1964 Everyman (TV Movie)
 1964 Nude with Violin (TV Movie)
 1964 Consider Your Verdict (TV Series)
 1964 The Physicists (TV Movie)

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Starred in "Daylight Saving" at Regal Theatre Exhibit in Perth, Australia together with actors Jacki Weaver, Neil Fitzpatrick, Tony Sheldon, Maggie Millar and Vince Colosimo. See more »

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Gerda Nicholson

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Was afraid of mice. During a kidnapping scene in 'Prisoner (Cell Block H)' some mice were suppose to run over Nicolson's legs. But she was too afraid, so they had to hire a stunt woman to do the scene for her instead. Then it turned out that the stunt woman was even more afraid of mice than Gerda Nicolson, so in the end Nicolson had to do the scene herself... See more »

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