The multi-award-winning Deborah Mailman is one of Australia’s most highly respected actors.
Receiving national acclaim in 1998 for her portrayal of Nona in the film Radiance, with Deborah receiving both the AFI and Film Critics’ Circle Award for Most Outstanding Actress, her other film credits include Mental, Bran Nue Dae, Dear Claudia, The Monkey’s Mask, Rabbit Proof Fence, The Book of Revelation, Lucky Miles and the internationally celebrated and award-winning The Sapphires. Most recently Deb starred in the box office sensation Paper Planes and the delightful Oddball. She will soon appear in the upcoming feature film A Few Less Men.
In television, Deborah has created some of Australia’s most enduring characters including her TV Week Silver Logie Award winning portrayals of Bonita Mabo in Mabo, Kelly in The Secret Life of Us and Lorraine in Redfern Now. Deborah has held outstanding roles in Offspring, Rush, The Alice, Two Twisted, Jack Irish, Black Comedy and Tomorrow When the War Began. She was also a regular television presenter, hosting Play School and Message Stick for the ABC and Lonely Planet’s Going Bush for SBS.
In 2016 Deborah will be seen in the highly anticipated Cleverman and the new television series Wolf Creek, based on the feature films that were an international box office success.One of Australia’s most celebrated theatre actors, Deborah’s stage performances include Matilda Award winning performances in Radiance and The Seven Stages of Grieving, the Helpmann Award Best Supporting Actress role in the Sydney Theatre Company production of The Lost Echo and the Helpmann Award nominated role for Best Actress in the theatre production of The Sapphires.
In 2015, Deborah co-hosted the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Awards (AACTA)