Original Prisoner cast member in Wentworth cameo
Not Val Lehman, not Colette Mann nor Fiona Spence -but one actress links 2 generations for Prisoner fans.
It was always a question when Wentworth was being mooted as a Prisoner re-imagining: would any of the original cast make an appearance?
Liddy Clark (pictured, left) had not one but two characters in TEN’s Prisoner series, first as child killer Bella Albrecht for two episodes in 1979 and then in 1983 as Sharon Smart, the victim of a crooked religious cult.
Next week on Wentworth she has a cameo sitting on a Parole Review board more than 30 years after she was last in the walls of Wentworth Detention Centre!
Clark was also a Queensland Labor politician in the Beattie government, briefly as state Minister for Indigenous Affairs when she was cleared of any wrongdoing in a “Winegate” scandal.
She also appeared in such shows as The Flying Doctors, Home and Away, A Country Practice, Play School, Fire and Tangle.
Must have been an amusing day on set for next week’s episode which airs at 8:30pm on SoHo!