World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Melissa Jaffer

Article Id: WHEBN0002619132
Reproduction Date:

Title: Melissa Jaffer  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Bad Timing (Farscape), AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Rachel Griffiths, Farscape, Kings (Australian TV series)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Melissa Jaffer

Melissa Jaffer
Born (1936-12-01) 1 December 1936
Gladstone, South Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1959–present

Melissa Jaffer (born 1 December 1936)[1] is an Australian actress. She is best known for her television roles, but has also appeared in many Australian films.[2]

Career

Jaffer has made many appearances in television series, including Kings, Mother and Son, G. P., Brides of Christ, Grass Roots and All Saints. Jaffer is probably best known to international audiences for her role as aging mystic Utu-Noranti Pralatong in the science fiction series Farscape. In 1976, Jaffer tied for the first AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role opposite Jacki Weaver for her performance in Caddie. In 1980 she played the part of Cousin Edie in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's children's television series The Nargun and the Stars.

The short film Dear Life is her latest project.

She played a role in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.

References

  1. ^ "Jaffer, Melissa 1936". Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television  – via Highbeam (subscription required) . Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Thematising the Global: Recent Australian Film". Post Script (Academic Journal)  – via Questia (subscription required) . Retrieved 1 February 2015. 

External links


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.