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Marta Dusseldorp has worked extensively in theatre, film and television and is one of Australia’s most recognised actresses. She received an AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama for ABC’s Janet King in which she plays the title role and is also an associate producer. She stars in the popular series, A Place to Call Home for Foxtel and in the Jack Irish series opposite Guy Pearce. Her numerous other television credits include the six-part Blackjack telemovies opposite Colin Friels, Devil’s Dust, and the award-winning mini-series After the Deluge. Along with a wealth of experience on stage, including being a member of Sydney Theatre Company’s Actor’s Company where she received a Helpmann Award for her role in Shakespeare’s War of the Roses, her film credits include Paul Cox’s award-winning Innocence, John Curran’s Praise, Bruce Beresford’s Paradise Road opposite Glenn Close, Frances McDormand and Cate Blanchett, Jonathan Teplitzky’s Burning Man and most recently to be released, Ellie & Abbie directed by Monica Zanetti.