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Claudia Karvan


Claudia Karvan is one of Australia’s most respected and acclaimed film and television actors. She was most recently seen on the ABC series Newton’s Law.  She also appeared in the ABC series Jack Irish alongside Guy Pearce, Network Ten’s Puberty Blues, and The Time of Our Lives for the ABC – for which she was awarded the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama.

She is the co-producer of the Nine Network’s Doctor Doctor and she co-created, produced and starred in the Foxtel series Spirited. The second series of Spirited won the ASTRA Award for Most Outstanding Drama in 2011.

Claudia has starred in numerous Australian television series and miniseries including Better Man, The Broken Shore, The Secret Life of Us, My Brother JackSmall Claims and the highly popular Foxtel series, Love My Way, for which she was creator, producer and star. Love My Way won numerous awards including the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series and the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Television Drama Series three years in a row.

For her role as Frankie in Love My Way, Claudia is also a two-time winner of both the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress and the AFI Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series. In 2009, Claudia also starred in the SBS telemovie Saved, directed by Tony Ayres, which earned her the 2010 Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress.

In 2013, Claudia was seen in Warwick Thornton’s feature The Darkside. Her other feature film credits include Daybreakers opposite Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, Pauline Chan’s 33 Postcards alongside Guy Pearce, The Long Weekend opposite Jim Caviezel, Gillian Armstrong’s High Tide with Judy Davis, Phillip Noyce’s Echoes of Paradise, Paperback Hero with Hugh Jackman, and The Heartbreak Kid, for which she was awarded Best Actress by the Film Critics Circle of Australia. 

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