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Vanessa Downing

Vanessa Downing is an Australian actress who's career has encompassed voice over roles, theatre, singing and a career in law whilst balancing that and her acting career. Downing is best known for her roles on Home and Away (1988) as the first Pippa Ross, working on the series for two years before departing in 1990, whilst the role of Pippa went to... See full bio »

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Home and Away Pippa Fletcher
(1988-2006)
G.P. Pam Preston
(1993)
Bullpitt! Muriel Johnstone
(1997-1998)
Stationery Penny Wilkins
(2015)

Filmography

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  The Immortal (Short) (completed)
Lucy at 50
 2019 Mr Inbetween (TV Series)
Lorraine
- I Came from Your Balls? (2019) ... Lorraine
 2015 Stationery (Short)
Penny Wilkins
 2014 The Moodys (TV Mini-Series)
Robin Benson
- Australia Day (2014) ... Robin Benson
 2013 Felony
Manny Summer
 2012 Rake (TV Series)
Judge
- Greene vs Hole (2012) ... Judge
 2008 Packed to the Rafters (TV Series)
Shirley
- Removing the Block (2008) ... Shirley
 2008 Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
Music Teacher
 2006 Headland (TV Series)
Pamela Martin
- Episode #1.52 (2006) ... Pamela Martin
- Episode #1.51 (2006) ... Pamela Martin
- Episode #1.50 (2006) ... Pamela Martin
 1998-2002 All Saints (TV Series)
Claire Hobson / Helen Lancaster
- Slings and Arrows (2002) ... Claire Hobson
- Live Now, Pay Later (1998) ... Helen Lancaster
 1997-1998 Bullpitt! (TV Series)
Muriel Johnstone
- Too Many Teds (1998) ... Muriel Johnstone
- Everybody Loved That Bloody Cat (1998) ... Muriel Johnstone
- Desperate and Dateless (1998) ... Muriel Johnstone
- Bye Bye Birdie (1998) ... Muriel Johnstone
- Abracadabra... I Think (1998) ... Muriel Johnstone
 1998 Reflections
Mrs O'Brien
 1997 Big Sky (TV Series)
Danielle Morgan
- The Right Thing (1997) ... Danielle Morgan
 1997 Water Rats (TV Series)
Margaret Hobbs
- The Messenger (1997) ... Margaret Hobbs
 1994 Mary (Documentary)
Flora MacKillop
 1993 G.P. (TV Series)
Pam Preston
- Close to Her Chest (1993) ... Pam Preston
 1991 A Country Practice (TV Series)
Fiona Farrell
- For the Good Times: Part 1 (1991) ... Fiona Farrell
 1990 Motormouth (TV Series)
- Episode #3.17 (1990)
 1988-1990 Home and Away (TV Series)
Pippa Fletcher
- Episode #1.585 (1990) ... Pippa Fletcher
- Episode #1.584 (1990) ... Pippa Fletcher
- Episode #1.583 (1990) ... Pippa Fletcher
- Episode #1.582 (1990) ... Pippa Fletcher
- Episode #1.581 (1990) ... Pippa Fletcher
 1988 Melba (TV Mini-Series)
Evie Doyle
- Episode #1.8 (1988) ... Evie Doyle
- Episode #1.7 (1988) ... Evie Doyle
 1988 The Everlasting Secret Family
Woman Judge #2
 1986 Double Sculls (TV Movie)
Sister Cathy
 1986 Funeral Going (TV Movie)
Patricia
 1985 I Can't Get Started
Check Out Girl
 1985 The Boy Who Had Everything
College Girl Singer
 1983 Who Killed Baby Azaria? (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lowe
 1982 Sons and Daughters (TV Series)
Cheryl Ryan
- Episode #1.60 (1982) ... Cheryl Ryan
- Episode #1.44 (1982) ... Cheryl Ryan (as Vanessa Ryan)
 1977 The Restless Years (TV Series)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Theatre works include roles in "The Threepenny Opera", "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and in Nick Enright's "Good Works".

Alternate Names:

Vanessa Ryan
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At the age of 14 joined the Australian Theatre for Young People. See more »

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