Jaffer, Melissa 1936–

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Jaffer, Melissa 1936–


Born December 1, 1936, in Gladstone, South Australia, Australia.



Awards, Honors:

Australian Film Institute Award, best supporting actress in a supporting role, 1976, for Caddie.


Film Appearances:

Beth, The Cars That Ate Paris (also known as Cars and Cars That Eat People), New Line Cinema, 1974.

Matron, Between Wars, Satori, 1974.

Leslie, Caddie, Atlantic Releasing, 1976.

Mrs. Pirie, Ride a Wild Pony (also known as Born to Run), Buena Vista, 1976.

Vi, Weekend of Shadows, Roadshow Entertainment, 1978.

Mrs. Booth, Starstruck, Cinecom International, 1982.

Aunt Jenny, Molly, 1983.

Ballet teacher, The Coolangatta Gold (also known as The Gold and the Glory), Republic Pictures, 1984.

Aunt Westbury, The Delinquents, 1989.

Mrs. Webster, The Distant Home, 1992.

El beso del sueno, Berango Internacional Films, 1992.

You and Me and Uncle Bob, [Australia], 1993.

On the Dead Side, [Australia], 1995.

Granny Marshall, Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien, United International Pictures, 1998.

Patrick's grandmother, Komodo, 1999.

Beryl, Cheek to Cheek, Premium Films, 2000.

Sister Sebastian, My Mother Frank, Beyond Films/FilmFour, 2000.

Film Work:

Hair stylist, Heatwave, 1982, New Line Cinema, 1983.

Television Appearances; Series:

Ben Hall, Australian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC, 1975.

Rose King, Kings, Nine Network (Australia), beginning c. 1983.

Singles, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1984.

Older Nesta Quinn, Land of Hope, Seven Network (Australia), beginning c. 1986.

Miss Sheily, The Harp in the South, 10 Network (Australia), 1987.

Dr. Maureen Riordan, G.P. (also known as General Practice), Australian Broadcasting Corporation, c. 1989-96.

Meredith Lovell, Heartland, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1994.

Eileen Sullivan, All Saints, Seven Network, 1999-2003.

Utu-Noranti Pralatong, Farscape (also known as Space Chase), Sci-Fi Channel, 2000-2003.

Amanda Villers, Head Start, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2001.

Gwen Walston, Snobs, Nine Network, 2003.

Appeared in Bellbird, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Thelma O'Keefe, Shout! The Story of Johnny O'Keefe, Seven Network (Australia), 1985.

Sister Attracta, Brides of Christ, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Channel 4 (England), and Arts and Entertainment, 1991.

Annie, Good Vibrations, Seven Network, 1992.

Helen Cooper, The Farm, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2001.

Utu-Noranti Pralatong, Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (also known as The Farscape Miniseries), Sci-Fi Channel, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

You Too Can Have a Body, Seven Network (Australia), 1960.

Essington, [Australia], 1974.

"I Don't Want to Know" segment, Out of Love, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1974.

Games for Parents & Other Children, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1975.

Helen Kirsten, BlackJack (also known as BlackJack: Murder Archive), 10 Network (Australia), 2003.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

June Ross, "Don't Ask Me," Division 4, Nine Network (Australia), 1973.

Linda Davis, "Nothing Man," Matlock Police, 10 Network (Australia), 1974.

Thelma, "Contingency Plan," Silent Number, Nine Network, 1974.

"The Schoolboy," The Seven Ages of Man, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1975.

Betty Kurts, "Roustabouts," The Outsiders, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1976.

Mrs. O'Bannion, "Tricks of the Trade," Five Mile Creek, Seven Network (Australia), 1983.

Anthea Garrick, "Invasion of Privacy: Parts 1 & 2," A Country Practice, Seven Network, 1984.

Lorna, "The Aunt," Mother and Son, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1985.

"What We Did in the Past," Studio 86, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1986.

Barbara Kennedy, "As Time Goes By: Parts 1 & 2," A Country Practice, Seven Network, 1991.

Queenie, E Street, 10 Network, 1991 (multiple episodes).

Lorna, "The Family Feud," Mother and Son, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1994.

Lorna, "The Trip," Mother and Son, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1994.

Gwen, "Crossing the Line," Police Rescue, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1995.

Lily Bateman, "Lost and Found," Big Sky, 10 Network, 1997.

Marion, "Take a Chance, Lose Your Pants: Part 2," Fallen Angels, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1997.

Crazy old woman, "Unnatural Selection," The Lost World (also known as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World"), syndicated, 2000.

Older Nilaam, "Vitas Mortis," Farscape (also known as Space Chase), Sci-Fi Channel, 2000.

Voice of female pilot, "The Way We Weren't," Farscape (also known as Space Chase), Sci-Fi Channel, 2000.

Appeared as Fran Smith, Grass Roots, Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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