Veteran performer Noeline Brown has received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Equity Foundation.
Brown’s performances hark back to the 1960s with Sydney theatre restaurant The Music Hall. But it was The Mavis Bramston Show from 1964-68 that put her on the map, followed by the sitcom My Name’s McGooley What’s Yours?
In the 1970s Brown kept us laughing on both The Naked Vicar Show and Blankety Blanks, becoming a lifelong friend to Graham Kennedy, followed by Kingswood Country in the 1980s.
Her other credits include Dancing with the Stars, Alvin Purple, Walkabout, Matlock Police, Division 4, Boney, Number 96, Homicide and Razzle Dazzle.
Brown also has an extensive theatrical CV, including with the Ensemble Theatre, and most recently touring Mother & Son. She was also appointed Australia’s first Ambassador for Ageing by the Rudd government.
Equity president Chloe Dallimore said, “Noeline’s generosity of spirit is legendary. She is a wonderful mentor to all those fortunate enough to work with her, she has volunteered countless hours to assisting performers in need, she is a proud supporter of Equity and dedicated activist for her local community. As a performer Noeline really has done it all. Her talent as an actor, singer, dancer and comedian is incredibly impressive and something that myself and so many performers continue to watch with awe and envy.”
Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s executive director of Television said: “Since its inception, Foxtel has been a proud supporter of Equity’s Lifetime Achievement Award because it is important to honour and acknowledge the outstanding contribution made by artists to our industry. We are thrilled to announce Noeline Brown as this year’s recipient, due to her enduring career on Australian stage and screen”.