Leah Purcell


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Multi talented Leah Purcell is a Theatre, Film and Television Actress, Singer, Director, Playwright and Author. She is the youngest of seven children of Aboriginal Australian descent. Her father was a butcher and a boxing trainer. After a difficult adolescence, looking after her sick mother who died while Leah was in her late teens, problems with ... See full bio »

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Redfern Now Grace
(2012-2013)
Lantana Claudia
(2001)
The Proposition Queenie
(2005)
Jindabyne Carmel
(2006)

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 2018-2020 Wentworth (TV Series)
Rita Connors
- Episode #8.1 (2020) ... Rita Connors
- Under Siege Pt 2 (2019) ... Rita Connors
- Under Siege Pt 1 (2019) ... Rita Connors
- Protection (2019) ... Rita Connors
- Bad Blood (2019) ... Rita Connors
 2016-2018 Black Comedy (TV Series)
Guest Cast
- Episode #3.4 (2018) ... Guest Cast
- Episode #2.3 (2016) ... Guest Cast
- Episode #2.2 (2016) ... Guest Cast
 2015-2016 Love Child (TV Series)
Daisy
- Episode #3.10 (2016) ... Daisy
- Episode #3.7 (2016) ... Daisy
- Episode #2.7 (2015) ... Daisy
 2016 Janet King (TV Series)
Heather O'Connor
- The Long Goodbye (2016) ... Heather O'Connor
- The Heart of It (2016) ... Heather O'Connor
- The Thaw (2016) ... Heather O'Connor
- Apprehended Violence (2016) ... Heather O'Connor
- The Smoking Gun (2016) ... Heather O'Connor
 2015 Mary: The Making of a Princess (TV Movie)
Toni Klan
 2015 Last Cab to Darwin
Sonya
 2015 House of Hancock (TV Mini-Series)
Hilda Kickett
- Episode #1.1 (2015) ... Hilda Kickett
 2014 My Mistress
Audrey
 2012-2013 Redfern Now (TV Series)
Grace
- Pokies (2013) ... Grace
- Family (2012) ... Grace
 2009 My Place (TV Series)
Ellen
- 2008 Laura (2009) ... Ellen
 2009/I Tomorrow (Short)
Laura
 2008 McLeod's Daughters (TV Series)
Terri Barker
- Dammed (2008) ... Terri Barker
 2007 The Starter Wife (TV Mini-Series)
Hannah Sprints
- Hour 6 (2007) ... Hannah Sprints
- Hour 5 (2007) ... Hannah Sprints
 2007 Love My Way (TV Series)
Caroline Syron
- Together Apart (2007) ... Caroline Syron
- Say What You Mean (2007) ... Caroline Syron
- I'm the King of the Castle (2007) ... Caroline Syron
 2006 Jindabyne
Carmel
 2005 The Proposition
Queenie
 2004 Somersault
Diane
 2002 Bad Cop, Bad Cop (TV Series)
Lorraine Simpson
- Suit Yourself (2002) ... Lorraine Simpson
 2000-2001 BeastMaster (TV Series)
The Black Apparition
- The Prize (2001) ... The Black Apparition
- Regeneration (2001) ... The Black Apparition
- Revelations (2000) ... The Black Apparition
- The Burning Forest (2000) ... The Black Apparition
- A Devil's Deal (2000) ... The Black Apparition
 2001 Lantana
Claudia
 2001 The Lost World (TV Series)
Witch Doctor
- The Visitor (2001) ... Witch Doctor
 1998 Water Rats (TV Series)
Sarah Lane
- Let the Dead (1998) ... Sarah Lane
 1997 Fallen Angels (TV Series)
Sharon Walker
- Morning Has Broken (1997) ... Sharon Walker
- Take a Chance, Lose Your Pants: Part 2 (1997) ... Sharon Walker
- Take a Chance, Lose Your Pants: Part 1 (1997) ... Sharon Walker
- Chinese Whispers (1997) ... Sharon Walker
- The Promised Land (1997) ... Sharon Walker
 1996 Police Rescue (TV Series)
Const. Tracey Davis
- The Only Constant (1996) ... Const. Tracey Davis
- Tomorrow Never Knows (1996) ... Const. Tracey Davis
- The Holliman Kid (1996) ... Const. Tracey Davis
- Flash the Descent (1996) ... Const. Tracey Davis
- The Ship (1996) ... Const. Tracey Davis
 1996 G.P. (TV Series)
Lauren
- Long Time Coming (1996) ... Lauren
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Plays Elizabeth in "Black Chicks Talking" play she co-wrote with Sean Smee (Sydney Opera House Drama Theater, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia).

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When we did the big fight with Drago it was 12 hours. I said I wanted to do my own stunts. One take I turned around and said 'you wanna go again?' I was tired, sore, and I just wanted to take the bitch out. And I did. See more »

Trivia:

Won a 2013 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award in the Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama category for Redfern Now (2012). See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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