Karvan, Claudia 1972-
Karvan, Claudia 1972-
Born May 19, 1972, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; parents, nightclub owners; companion of Jeremy Sparks (a film construction manager); children: Audrey, Albee; (stepchildren) Hollie. Avocational Interests: Yoga.
Agent—Brinda Bhatt, United Talent Agency, 9560 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; RGM Associates, 64-76 Kippax St., Suites 202, 206, Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010, Australia.
Actress, producer, director, and writer. A Just Australia (refugee aid program), patron, 2002—.
Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best supporting actress, 1987, for High Tide; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress, 1990, for The Big Steal; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress, 1992, for Redheads; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress, 1993, for Broken Highway; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress, 1996, for Dating the Enemy; Australian Film Institute Award, best actress in a television drama, 1996, for "Sing Me a Lullaby," G.P.; Audience Favorite Award, Palm Springs Short Film Festival, 1998, for Two Girls and a Baby; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a television drama, 1998, and nomination for Silver Logie Award, most outstanding actress, 1999, both for Never Tell Me Never; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, 1999, and nomination for Film Critics Circle of Australia Award, best supporting actress, 2000, both for Passion; Australian Film Institute Award nominations, best actress in a television drama series, 2001, 2002, 2003, Silver Logie Award, 2003, and nomination for Silver Logie Award, 2004, both most outstanding actress in a drama series, all for The Secret Life of Us; Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a television drama or comedy, 2004, for Small Claims; nominations for Silver Logie Award, most outstanding actress, 2005, 2007, Australian Film Institute Awards, best actress in television, 2005, best television drama series (with others), 2005, 2006, Australian Film Institute Award nomination, best actress in a television drama, 2006, and Silver Logie Award, most outstanding actress in a drama series, 2006, all for Love My Way.
Maxie Ireland, Molly, Greater Union Organisation, 1983.
Disgruntled child, Going Down, Smart Street Films, 1983.
Julie, Echoes of Paradise (also known as Shadows of the Peacock), 1987, Quartet Films, 1989.
Ally, High Tide, TriStar, 1987.
Elsa, Holidays on the River Yarra, Jungle Pictures, 1990.
Joanna Johnson, The Big Steal, Hoyts Distribution, 1990.
Lucy Darling, Redheads (also known as Desperate Prey), Ardustry Home Entertainment, 1992.
Christine, Touch Me (short film; also known as Beruehrungen), Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion/Westdeutscher Rundfunk, 1993.
Beat girl, The Nostradamus Kid, Live Entertainment, 1993.
Catherine, Broken Highway, Black Ray Films, 1993.
Christina Papadopoulos, The Heartbreak Kid, View Films, 1993.
Jean, Exile, Roadshow Home Video, 1994.
Asta Cadell, Natural Justice: Heat, Barron Entertainment, 1996.
Penelope Watts, Flynn, Beyond Distribution, 1996.
Georgina Oliphant, Lust and Revenge, Illumination Films, 1996.
Tash, Dating the Enemy, 1996.
Catherine, Two Girls and a Baby (short film), 1998.
Ruby Vale, Paperback Hero, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, 1999.
Alfhild de Luce, Passion (also known as Passion: The Story of Percy Grainger), Motion International, 1999.
Judy Robinson, Strange Planet, New Vision Films, 1999.
Louise Roncoli, Risk, Roadshow Entertainment, 2000.
Ginny, Aquamarine, Fox 2000 Pictures, 2006.
Alison Berry, Footy Legends, Roadshow Entertainment, 2006.
Voice of Michelle, $9.99 (animated), Australian Film Finance Corp., 2007.
Television Appearances; Series:
Dr. Alex Christensen, The Secret Life of Us, Ten Network, 2001-2003.
Frankie Page, Love My Way, between 2004 and 2007.
Also appeared in the series The Last Resort and as Asta Cadell, Natural Justice.
Television Appearances; Miniseries:
Jeanne, The Violent Earth (also known as Terre violente), Odyssey, 1998.
Cressida Morley, My Brother Jack, Ten Network, 2001.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Amanda, Touch the Sun: Princess Kate (also known as Princess Kate), PBS, 1988.
Janine Shepherd, Never Tell Me Never, Lifetime, 1998.
Jo Collins, Small Claims, 2004.
Jo Collins, Small Claims: White Wedding, O Network, 2005.
Jo Collins, Small Claims: The Reunion (also known as Small Claims 3: The Reunion), 2006.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
Cassie, "One Way Ticket," Twisted Tales (also known as Twisted), Nine Network, 1996.
"Sing Me a Lullaby," G.P., ABC (Australia), 1996.
Yvonne, "Baby It's You," Fallen Angels, 1997.
Catherine Reilly, "Time after Time," The Lost World (also known as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World"), syndicated, 2000.
Herself, The Big Schmooze, Comedy Channel, 2000.
Natira, "Liars, Guns, and Money: Parts 1-3," Farscape, Sci-Fi Channel, 2001.
Herself, "On Thin Ice/The Memory Pill/Love Her Way," 60 Minutes, CBS, 2007.
Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:
The Bob Downe Show, 2001.
Rove Live, Ten Network, 2001.
The Panel, Ten Network, 2002.
Enough Rope with Andrew Denton, ABC (Australia), 2003.
David Tench Tonight, 2006.
Television Appearances; Other:
Dr. Alex Christensen, The Secret Life of Us (pilot), Ten Network, 2001.
The Secret Life of "The Secret Life of Us" (special; also known as The Making of "The Secret Life of Us"), 2002.
Television Work; Episodic:
Director, The Secret Life of Us, Ten Network, 2003.
Producer, "I'm the King of the Castle," Love My Way, 2007.
(In archive footage) Still Twisted, 1997.
Writings include episodes of the series Love My Way.
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