Claudia KarvanPresenter

Claudia Karvan is one of Australia’s most respected and acclaimed film and television actors.

Claudia was recently seen starring in the fourth series of BUMP, which she co-created and co-produced with Rough Diamond for Stan, and is about to start production on the fifth series. She was nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama and a Silver Logie Award Nomination for Most Outstanding Actress for her role in BUMP. She also recently appeared in the Disney+ series THE CLEARING and on stage in the Sydney Theatre Company and State Theatre Company of South Australia’s production of THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA?.

Claudia also co-produced and co-created the first three series of the Nine Network’s DOCTOR DOCTOR and co-created, produced and starred in the Foxtel series SPIRITED and LOVE MY WAY.  The second series of SPIRITED won the ASTRA Award for Most Outstanding Drama in 2011.   LOVE MY WAY won numerous awards including the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Drama Series and the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for Best Television Drama Series three years in a row. For her role as Frankie in LOVE MY WAY, Claudia is also a two time winner of both the Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress and the AFI Award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

Claudia has also starred in numerous Australian television series and miniseries including hosting BOOKS THAT MADE US for the ABC, DANCING WITH THE STARS for the Ten Network, the second season of THE OTHER GUY for Stan, NEWTON’S LAW, JACK IRISH, and THE TIME OF OUR LIVES for the ABC, for which she was awarded the AACTA Award for Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama.  Her other television credits include PUBERTY BLUES, BLACK COMEDY, HALIFAX: RETRIBUTION, ORANGE IS THE NEW BROWN, BETTER MAN, THE BROKEN SHORE, THE SECRET LIFE OF US, MY BROTHER JACK, SMALL CLAIMS, and SAVED, directed by Tony Ayres, which earned her the 2010 Silver Logie Award for Most Outstanding Actress.

Her feature film credits include MOJA VESNA, JUNE AGAIN, for which she was nominated for a FCCA Award for Best Actress Supporting Role and an AACTA Award Nomination for Best Support Actress in Film, Justin Kurzel’s THE TRUE HISTORY OF THE KELLY GANG which premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, INFIDEL opposite Jim Caviezel, Warwick Thornton’s THE DARKSIDE, 33 POSTCARDS, DAYBREAKERS opposite Ethan Hawke and Willem Dafoe, DATING THE ENEMY alongside Guy Pearce, THE LONG WEEKEND opposite Jim Caviezel, Gillian Armstrong’s HIGH TIDE with Judy Davis, Phillip Noyce’s ECHOES OF PARADISE, PAPERBACK HERO with Hugh Jackman and THE HEARTBREAK KID for which she was awarded Best Actress by the Film Critics Circle of Australia.

In 2023, Claudia Karvan was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to the film and television industry.

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