Michele Fawdon, actress in film, stage and television, has died today after a battle with cancer.
Born in London in 1947, Fawdon studied in the United Kingdom before coming to Australia early in her professional career. Following guest roles in Homicide, The Spoiler and Spyforce, Fawdon was cast as Mabel in the pilot for comedy series Snake Gully With Dad And Dave, produced in 1971. Her big break came the following year when she was cast in the original Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
She went on to appear in many television productions in the years that followed, including Ryan, Matlock Police, The Unisexers, Flashez, Loss Of Innocence, Young Ramsay, Winners, The Flying Doctors, GP, A Country Practice, Marshall Law, All Saints, MDA, Fergus McPhail, Bastard Boys and City Homicide.
Her last TV role was in the mini-series Killing Time which is yet to be screened in Australia.
Her role in the 1979 movie Cathy’s Child won her Best Actress awards at both the AFI Awards and the Australian Film And Television Awards (The Sammys).
Michele Fawdon is survived by partner Geoff Jenkins and daughter Lulu.
A memorial service is to be held next Monday.
Source: IF, TV Tonight, IMDB, TV Eye