Jan. 29th, 1953
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
5' 6 1/2
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Lynne McGranger (born 29 January 1953) is an Australian actress best known for her role as Irene Roberts on soap opera Home and Away. She is the second-longest serving cast member as she joined in 1992 in the show at the moment, taking over from Jacqui Phillips.
Life and career
McGranger was originally a primary school teacher who trained at the Riverina College of Advanced Education in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales where she had her initial actor training. Early roles included Rose in Bye Bye Birdie and Anita in West Side Story. After further experience with the Q Theatre in Penrith, New South Wales she started working in television and won a small part in The Flying Doctors. In September 1992 she joined the cast of Home and Away as a guest. She was made a permanent cast member in August 1993.
- In the late 1980s/early 1990s she was a member of comedy group "The Natural Normans" ("Australia's leading drag kings"), with 'Denise Scott' (qv), 'Sally Anne Upton' (qv) and 'Lynda Gibson (I)' (qv).
- Her favorite actor is 'Robert De Niro' (qv).
- Graduated from the Riverina College of Advanced Education in 1975.
- In 1982 / 1983 studied acting, voice, dance, mime and gymnastics with Penrith's Q Theatre.
- Was a primary school teacher.
- Grew up learning ballet and modern dance.
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