Nadine Garner as Emilia

Nadine Garner’s first major role was in 1985 at the age of 15 as “Tamara” in The Henderson Kids, a role for which she won several awards.

She then went onto play “Arlene Toomer” in the BBC comedy series Boys From The Bush for two series, before taking on a series of minor and guest roles in multiple Australian and British television series, including Prisoner, My Brother Tom, Neighbours, The Bill, A Country Practice, The Flying Doctors, Shadows of the Heart, G. P., Twisted Tales, Good Guys Bad Guys, Raw FM, Tribe, Class Act, Water Rats, The Love of Lionel’s Life, Changi, Heroes’ Mountain, Young Lions, The Secret Life of Us, Stingers and Through My Eyes. Her next lead role was as “Detective Senior Constable Jennifer Mapplethorpe” in the police drama series City Homicide, which debuted in 2007.

Nadine made her film debut in The Still Point (1986) and appeared in Bushfire Moon (1987), Mull (1988) (for which she won “Best Actress” in the 1988 Australian Film Institute Awards), Metal Skin (1994), Fresh Air (1999), The Book of Revelation (2006), and Razzle Dazzle: A Journey into Dance (2007).

In 2002-03, Nadine played in a national tour of the musical Cabaret and received enthusiastic reviews—as well as two theatre awards—for her performance as “Fraulein Kost/Fritzi”.

Nadine has won two Television Society of Australia Penguin Awards, a TV Week Logie, Australian Film Institute Award, Film Critics Circle of Australia Award, A Melbourne Green Room Award and a Helpmann Award for her roles on stage and screen.

She can currently be seen on television screens playing “Jean Beazley” in The Doctor Blake Mysteries opposite Craig McLachlan.