- Band/Artist/Act:Asher Keddie
- Info:Asher Keddie is an Australian actor & television personality.
ACTOR, TV & MEDIA PERSONALITY
Asher Keddie had guest roles early in her career in various television dramas, including her first roles in Five Mile Creek (1985), Fortress (1986) and Janus (1994). She played the role of Marriane Sheridan in Blue Heelers (episode 107, season 4 part one) airing on 18 June 1996 and Good Guys, Bad Guys (1997). From 1997 to 1998, she came to the attention of senior network television producers, appearing inState Coroner. Following this, she had a recurring role in Stingers from 2000 to 2004.
Keddie’s big break came in 2004, where she had a leading role in Love My Way, a drama series airing on Foxtel. The series ended in late 2007. This role led to Keddie being nominated for various awards for playing the part of Julia Jackson, a woman who struggles to cope with her own identity in the midst of family tragedy. Keddie’s award win came at the end of Love My Way‘s third series in 2006.
In 2009, Asher Keddie appeared in three different roles. She portrayed police officer Liz Cruickshank in the television drama Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities and journalist Jacinta Burns, in the TV series Rush, as well as Dr Carol Frost in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.
In 2010, Asher Keddie depicted author Blanche d’Alpuget in Hawke, a telemovie about the premiership of Bob Hawke (the Prime Minister of Australia, 1983–91). She also became the star of the drama series Offspring, which began airing in August 2010. In April 2011, she had the leading role of Ita Buttrose in ABC1’s telemovie Paper Giants: The Birth of Cleo, the story of Buttrose’s rise to success as the editor ofCleo magazine.
In 2014, Asher Keddie starred in Party Tricks as Premier Kate Ballard. Ballard faces an election campaign alongside newly announced Opposition candidate David McLeod (Rodger Corser) which whom she once had a tumultuous affair.
Making her theatre debut for the Melbourne Theatre Company in 1998 in Patrick Marber’s Closer, Asher Keddie went on to appear in Cyrano de Bergarac, Les Liaisons dangereuses, Birthrights, Great Expectations, The Seagull and Hannie Rayson’s Life After George. Her performances in the 2005 Melbourne Theatre Company production of Les Liaisons dangereuses, and the Playbox’s The Ishmael Club, both earned her highly respected Green Room Award nominations.
In 2007 Asher Keddie starred alongside Jay Bowen in the Melbourne Theatre Company’s play The Glass Soldier written by Hannie Rayson.