Rebecca Gibney

Rebecca Gibney was born in Levin, New Zealand. After early roles on New Zealand television, including Inside Straight, Pioneer Women and Sea Urchins, Rebecca moved to Australia where she has earned a reputation as one of our most respected actors. Rebecca quickly became a well-known face on Australian television with performances in Zoo Family, The Great Bookie Robbery and the hugely successful Flying Doctors as Australia's favourite mechanic, Emma Plimpton. As well as starring in Halifax f.p., in a role created for her, Rebecca's other television credits include Ring of Scorpio, All Together Now, Snowy, GP, Kangaroo Palace, 13 Gantry Row, Day of the Roses, Finding Hope, Salem's Lot with Rob Lowe, and Sensing Murder. Her feature film credits include Among the Cinders, Mr. Wrong, I Live With Me Dad, Lucky Break and Joey and Lost & Found. During her expansive career, Rebecca has portrayed some of the most interesting women on Australian television, including her compelling portrayal of Guinea in Come In Spinner which won her an AFI (Australian Film Institute) Award for Best Actress in a Mini-Series in 1990. Rebecca has also received a Silver Logie for Most Outstanding Actress on Television and is a two-time winner of the People's Choice Award for Most Popular Television Actress. Keen to hone her skills behind the camera, Rebecca was executive producer of the successful mini-series, Kangaroo Palace, in which she also played a major role. She hopes to pursue this interest further in the documentary field. In 2002, Rebecca added a recurring guest role to her busy schedule, featuring as defence lawyer Ingrid Burton on the popular and critically-acclaimed Nine Network series Stinger. Rebecca has recently starred alongside Claudia Karvan in three Small Claims telemovies and will be seen in the feature film, Lost & Found in 2006. She has just completed a role starring opposite Ron Livingston in the US television series, Stephen King's Nightmares & Dreamscapes. Off stage and screen, Rebecca is a passionate supporter of children in need. Since 1989 she has made several trips to Vietnam and Africa helping Australians understand the plight of Third World countries. She is also taking an active role to raise awareness about violence against women.
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