Betty Lucas — Vanessa
Betty Lucas’ career spans 50 years, encompassing radio, TV, film and stage both in Australia and the UK where she initially played juvenile lead roles for 18 months at the Playhouse, Nottingham. In Australia Miss Lucas has played leading and feature roles for commercial theatre companies and all the State theatre companies. Selected stage productions include “Patate”, opposite Leo McKern for the Melbourne Theatre Co,” The Crucible”, playing Elizabeth Proctor for The Old Tote, and later Rebecca Nurse for The Sydney Theatre Company; most recently, “Suddenly Last Summer” for Company B and “Aunty and Me” for The Ensemble Theatre. In feature films, Miss Lucas has appeared in “Wendy Cracked a Walnut”, “My First Wife”, “Stanley: Every Home Should Have One”, “Rat Race”, “The Alternative”, “Between Wars” and “A Girl in Australia”. She has made many appearances on series television and miniseries, most recently in the popular Australian television shows “Always Greener”, “All Saints” and “Blue Heelers”.
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