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McGrath, Alethea

Alethea McGrath

Alethea McGrath was born in 1920 in Australia. By the time McGrath was out of her high chair she was entertaining her mother so her passion started early.

McGrath's debut at the Playbox Performance Community in Brisbane was cut short by World War II (only three performances showed).  After the war she re-located to London where she studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.  After her studies at GSMD she headed back to Australia where she taught Speech and Drama in Tasmania, and at the Methodist Ladies College in the Melbourne suburb of Kew. until 1983.

McGrath passed away in February of 2016. She was 96.

Knowing~2009 - Miss Taylor
City Homicide~2007 - Daphne Hurley
The Money Shot~2007 - Nanna
Romulus, My Father~2007 - Mrs. Lillie - Kind Neighbor (see Actor Connections - Film)
Irrestistible~2006 - Maggie
Desolation Angels~2006 (short) - Miss Reeves
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith~2005 - Madame Jocasta Nu (Jedi Archivist)
Dreams for Life~2004 - Lucy
Christmas with the Kranks~1994 - uncredited Old Woman
Take Away~2003 - Mrs. McLeod
Inspector Gadget 2~2003 (V) - Mrs. Quimby
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones~2002 -  Madame Jocasta Nu (Jedi Archivist)
Hostage to Fate~2001 - Mrs. Boyle
Sensitive New-Age Killer~2000 - Evicted Guest
Muggers~2000 - Older Woman
Dead Letter Office~1998 - Springvale Gardening Woman
Epsilon~1997 -  Grandmother
Alien Visitor~1995 -
That Eye, the Sky~1994 - senile Grandma Flack
Dallas Doll~1994 - Aunt Mary
Hammers Over the Anvil~1993 - Mrs. Bilson
Big Hurt, The~1988 - Mrs. Trent
The Dunera Boys~1985 - English Landlady
Emerging~1985 - Food Lady

Curtin~2007 - Mrs. Needham
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King~2006 (mini) - Old Mary in You Know They Got a Hell of a Band
Scooter: Secret Agent~2005 - Emily Griffin
Salem's Lot~2004 - Old Woman
Fergus McPhail~2004 - Mrs. Carmody in Goosebumps
Blue Heelers~1994-2002 -
     Lily Majors in Naked Lady
     Mrs. Majors in An Inspector Calls
     Alice Foster in Old Dogs, New Tricks
Kath & Kim~2002 -  Melissa in Old
Something in the Air~2000-2002 -  Alice in:
    Your World Today
    It's Not What You Drink That Does
    Eels on Wheels
    Endangered Feelings
    A Kiss Is Just a Kiss
    An Inspector Calls
    The Things We Do For Love
    The Toughest Opposition
    Winds of Change
    Lust & Consequence
Lost World, The~2001 - Old Ana in The Source
Dogwoman: Dead Dog Walking~2000 - Pam Davis
Neighbours~1989-1998 - Mary Crombie /Lily Madigan/Miss Logan
McGrath as Lily Madigan in Neighbours - photo from
English: Have a Go~1996 -
Country Practice, A~1994 - Aunty Vera in Where's Wally?
Newlyweds~1993 - Aunty Rose
Law of the Land~1993 - Sarah Piercedale
Flying Doctors, The~1990 - Mrs. Harrington in Valentine's Day
Pugwall~1989 - Old Worm
This Man... This Woman~1989 (mini) - Sheila
Flying Doctors~1986 - Mrs. Harrington
Emerging~1985 - Food Lady
Prisoner Cell Block H~1984 - Dot Farrow (25 episodes)
McGrath as Dot Farrar in Prisoner Cell Block H - photo from
Matthew and Son ~1984 - Minnie Timmins


Three Sisters, The~1997 - Anfisa (Theatreworks, )
Come Back for Light Refreshments After the Service~1995 - (CUB Malthouse, Southbank, Victoria, Australia)
Drought~ 1994- Grandmother (Napier Street Theatre, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Serendipity~1993 - Miss Luffet (Napier STreet Theatre, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Anthill Theatre, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Come Back For Light Refreshments After the Service~1991 - Enid (Carlton Courthouse Theatre - now La Mama Theatre - Carlton, Victoria, Australia)
Dinkum Assorted~1988-1989 - Florrie (Sidney Opera House, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Playhouse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
McGrath as Florrie in Dinkum Assorted (right seated) - photo from 
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll~1989 - Emma (Riverside Theatres, Parramatta, NSW, Australia; tour - NSW/Canberra, Australia)
The Three Sisters~1987 - (Anthill theatre, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Comedy of Errors~1987 - Abbess/Courtesan/Luce (Church Theatre, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia)
Salonika~1985 - Charlotte (Cremorne Theatre, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia)
Pride and Prejudice~1985 - Lady Katherine (Royal Queensland Theatre Co., Queensland, QLD, Australia)
Strezlecki~ - Gypsy/Aunt Mary/Lady May (Malthouse Theatre, St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia)
The Physicists~ - Rosa (St. martin's Theatre, )
Barefoot in the Park~ - American Mother (Princess Theatre, )
Running Riot~ - Agnes Humphries ( )
Move Over Mrs. Markham~ - Olive Harriet-Smythe
Madwoman of Chaillot~ - Mme. Gabrielle
Talking With~ - Anna May (Arena Theatre Co., )
After the Service~ - Enid  (Melbourne Writers Fest, )
The Unending Undivine Comedy~ - Claudia (Melbourne Writers Fest, )

Video Games
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith~2005 - voice of Madame Jocasta Nu

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