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PENNE HACKFORTH-JONES

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Full Name: Penelope Beatrix Hackforth-Jones

Description: Actress, Australia

Known For: Bellamy, A Country Practice, Mother and Son, Homicide, Matlock Police, Division 4,

Location: VIC, Australia

Date Born: 5th August 1949
Location Born: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America

Date Died: 18th May 2013
Location Died: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Memorial: Aged 63 years

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Penne Hackforth-Jones

Penne Hackforth-Jones (5 August 1949 – 17 May 2013) was an United States-born Australian actress and biographer

Penelope Beatrix Hackforth-Jones was born in August 1949 in Greenwich, Connecticut to Paul and Susan Felicity (née Gullett) Hackforth-Jones[6] and was a granddaughter of Sir Henry Gullett and niece of Jo Gullett, both Australian politicians. She lived with her family in England before relocating to Australia in 1964. After completing her secondary education at St Catherine’s School, Toorak in 1966. she attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney until graduating in 1968

Penelope Beatrix Hackforth-Jones was born in August 1949 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. Her parents were Paul Hackforth-Jones and Susan Felicity Gullett and she was a granddaughter of Sir Henry Gullett and niece of Jo Gullett, both Australian politicians.

She had a number of television credits such as Bellbird, Homicide, Matlock Police, Division 4, Tandarra, Cash and Company, Young Ramsay, Punishment, Bellamy, A Country Practice, Mother and Son, Tanamera – Lion of Singapore, Murder Call and All Saints and, more recently, Chandon Pictures and :30 Seconds.

Her film roles included Dr Liz Sort in Alvin Purple (1973), the bridal shop manager in Muriel’s Wedding (1994), Cynthia Dodds in Mao’s Last Dancer (2009) and Mrs Johnson in The Tree (2010)

She also featured in a long-running television advertisement series for Kellogg’s Sultana Bran in the 1980s.

Author

Penne Hackforth-Jones was the author of a biography of her great-grandmother, writer Barbara Baynton, titled Barbara Baynton – between two worlds.

Death

Penne Hackforth-Jones died of lung cancer on 17 May 2013, aged 63, in Melbourne. The Daily Telegraph featured an article on Hackforth-Jones in its history section on 21 May.

She died of lung cancer on 18 May 2013, aged 63.

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