1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography
5 Theatre work 6 Awards 7 References 8 External links
McClements attended the
National Institute of Dramatic Art
Name Year Character Notes
Just Us (TV movie) 1986 Jessica Taylor Based on the book by Gabrielle Carey. Also stars Scott Burgess and Gina Riley.
My Brother Tom (TV mini series) 1986 Margaret 'Peggy' McGibbon Based on the book by James Aldridge. Also stars Gordon Jackson and Keith Michell. Filmed in 1985.
The Right Hand Man (film)
Based on the book by K. M. Peyton. Also stars
Struck by Lightning (film) 1990 Jill McHugh Filmed in Adelaide. Also stars Garry McDonald and Brian Vriends.
Redheads (film) 1992 Diana Ferraro Also known as Desperate Prey, and stars Claudia Karvan.
The Girl from Tomorrow: Tomorrow's End (TV) 1993 Lorien The second in The Girl from Tomorrow series. Also stars Katharine Cullen and Marshall Napier.
GP (TV) 1993 Heather Ryan Guest starred in one episode – Close Encounters.
Water Rats (TV) 1996–1999 Rachel Goldstein 109 episodes; credited in two episodes in 2000. Also stars Colin Friels.
Better Than Sex (film)
After the Deluge (TV movie)
50 minute film. Also stars
Mary Bryant (TV movie) 2005 Marleen Only in the second part.
Call Me Mum (TV movie) 2006 Kate Mockumentary style film. Also stars Lynette Curran.
Sexy Thing (film) 2006 Mum Short film – 15 minutes. Also stars Hanna Mangan-Lawrence.
Fast Lane (film) 2007 Louise Short film – 15 minutes.
Emerald Falls (TV movie) 2008 Rosalie Bailey Filmed in Sydney in 2007. Also stars Georgie Parker.
All 70 episodes. Also stars
The Pacific (TV) 2010 Catherine Leckie Guest starred in one episode – "Home".
Wentworth (TV) 2013 Meg Jackson A new 10-part series for Foxtel. Appeared in Season 1, Episodes 1, 4, 7 and 10.
The Broken Shore
The Menkoff Method (film) 2014 Majorie A quirky comedy directed by David Parker.
The Time of Our Lives (TV) 2014 Diana Second series of the ABC drama.
The Beautiful Lie (TV) 2015 Tess du Pont Based on the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.
Rake (TV) 2016 Julie Fourth season of the ABC drama.
Name Year Notes
Doing Time (TV documentary) 1999 Narrated the 10-part series.
Good Morning Australia (TV) 2000 Guest, hosted by Bert Newton.
Good Morning Australia (TV) 2002 Guest, hosted Bert Newton.
The Fat (TV) 2003 Guest, hosted by Tony Squires.
Whale Patrol (TV documentary) 2009 Narrated.
Guest, hosted by
AFI Awards (TV) 2010 Presenter.
Things on Sunday: Sex. Malthouse Theatre 2011 Panel member.
IF Awards (TV) 2011 Presenter.
Astra Awards (TV) 2013 Presenter.
Sperm Donors Anonymous (TV documentary) 2015 Narrated.
Name Year Character Notes
Holiday Makers 1984 Unknown Performed at NIDA, Sydney. Directed by Nick Enright.
All's Well that Ends Well 1984 Unknown Performed at NIDA. Directed by Kevin Jackson.
Performed at NIDA in 1984, and in
The Unseen Hand 1985 Unknown Part of the Hallucinogenics? 3 plays from the 60s event. Performed at NIDA. Directed by Ian Watson.
The Greeks 1985 Iphigenia Trilogy: The War, The Murders, The Gods. Performed at NIDA, and St Martin's Youth Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Dreamplay 1985 Unknown Performed at NIDA. Directed by Jim Sharman.
Once in a Lifetime 1985 Unknown Performed at NIDA. Directed by Gale Edwards.
And a Nightingale Sang 1986 Joyce Performed at the Sydney Opera House. Directed by Peter Kingston.
Much Ado About Nothing 1987 Hero Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by Gale Edwards and John Gaden.
Shepherd on the Rocks 1987 Several Played Rhonda Moffat, News team member and Female whale saver. Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by Neil Armfield.
The Winter's Tale 1987 Perdita; Servant Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by Gale Edwards and John Gaden.
Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1987 Unknown Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by John Gaden.
Away 1987 Meg Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by Aubrey Mellor.
Moliere 1988 Unknown Also known as The Cabal of Hypocrites. Performed at Key Studios, Melbourne. Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon.
The Imaginary Invalid
Performed at different locations in Melbourne,
Crystal Clear 1990 Thomasina Performed at Universal Theatre, Melbourne. Directed by Terrence O'Connell.
Performed at the
Sydney Opera House
Angels in America
Performed at different locations in
Seeing Violet 1994 Isabel Performed at Napier Street Theatre, Melbourne. Directed by Melanie Beddie.
No Family 1994 Unknown Performed at Napier Street Theatre, Melbourne. Directed by Chris Corbett.
At Dusk 1994 Lily Performed at Napier Street Theatre, Melbourne. Directed by Tom Considine.
The Blind Giant Is Dancing 1995 Louise Performed at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney. Directed by Neil Armfield.
Suddenly Last Summer 2000 Catharine Performed at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney. Directed by Neil Armfield.
Emma Celebrazione! 2000 --- Directed. Performed at Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne.
Macbeth 2003 Lady Macbeth Performed at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney. Directed by Michael Kantor.
Cruel and Tender 2005 Amelia Performed at Fairfax Studio, Melbourne. Directed by Julian Meyrick.
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf 2007 Martha Performed at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney. Directed by Benedict Andrews.
Appetite 2008 Louise Performed at different locations in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. Directed by Kate Denborough.
Happy Ending 2011 Louise Part of the Cybec Readings at the Lawler Studio, Melbourne. Directed by Aidan Fennessy.
Performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in
Never Did Me Any Harm
Performing at Southbank Theatre at the
The Other Place 2013 Juliana Smithton Arts Centre Playhouse, Melbourne. Directed by Nadia Tass. Also stars David Roberts and Heidi Arena.
Merlyn Theatre, Melbourne;
Sydney Opera House
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit 2013 Unnamed character Beckett Theatre, Melbourne. One night only.
The Events 2016 Claire For Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne; Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney and State Theatre Company of South Australia, Adelaide.
Antony and Cleopatra 2018 Cleopatra For Sydney Opera House, Sydney. Apart of the Bell Shakespeare company. Directed by Peter Evans.
Year Award Category Film/TV/Theatre Result
1990 AFI Best Actress in a Lead Role Weekend With Kate Won
1993 Asia-Pacific Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Redheads Won
1994 Green Room Award Best Female Actor in a Play Angels in America Nominated
1998 Logie Award Most Popular Actress Water Rats Nominated
Most Outstanding Actress Water Rats Won
People's Choice Award Favourite Actress in a Drama or Serial Water Rats Nominated
1999 AFI Best Actress in a Lead Role Water Rats (episode 4.17 I'm Home) Nominated
2000 Logie Award Most Outstanding Actress Water Rats Nominated
2001 AFI Best Actress in a guest role in a Television Series The Secret Life of Us Won
2007 AFI Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Call Me Mum Nominated
2008 Helpmann Award Best Female Actor in a Play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nominated
2010 Astra Award Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor Tangle Nominated
AFI Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama Tangle Won
2011 Astra Award Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor Tangle Won
Logie Award Most Outstanding Actress Rush Nominated
2013 Logie Award Most Outstanding Actress Tangle Nominated
ASTRA Award Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor Tangle Won
^ Alumni Archived 14 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine. National
Institute of Dramatic Art
^ Morgan, Joyce (14 June 2003). "Good cop, bad cop". Sydney Morning
Herald. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
^ Bone, Pamela (15 May 1986). "Chiltern lives again – just for
television". The Age. Google News Archive. Retrieved 10 May
^ Albert, Jane (2010). House of Hits: The great untold story of
Australia's first family of music. Prahran,VIC: Hardie Grant
^ Second season for Tangle TV Tonight
^ Rush wins third season on Ten TV Tonight
^ Renewed: Tangle TV Tonight
^ Renewed: Rush TV Tonight
^ 2011 Winners Archived 22 August 2011 at the Wayback Machine. Astra
^ ABC announces top cast for
The Broken Shore
v t e
AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role
Monica Maughan (1971)
v t e
AACTA Award for Best Guest or Supporting Actress in a Television Drama
Lois Ramsey (2000) (a)
Key: (a)= Winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Television Drama Series (b)= Best Actress in a Supporting or Guest Role in a Television Drama or Comedy
WorldCat Identities VIAF: 120525478 LCCN: no2010057154 GND