Brooke Satchwell

Brooke Satchwell

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Brooke Satchwell
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Brooke Satchwell in 2010
Born Brooke Kerith Satchwell
(1980-11-14) 14 November 1980 (age 37)
Melbourne, Victoria
Residence Sydney, New South Wales
Occupation Actress, model, spokesperson
Years active 1994–present
Notable credit(s) Anne Wilkinson
in Neighbours
Donna McCarthy
in Dangerous

Brooke Kerith Satchwell (born 14 November 1980) is an Australian actress, model, and environmental spokesperson.

Early life[edit]

She was the first of two children of Andrew Satchwell, a real estate agent and Jane Satchwell, a school teacher. Satchwell lived in Teesdale, Victoria for most of her life. She attended Toorak College, an independent girls’ boarding school. Satchwell has stated that her friends and family in Melbourne are a big part of her life.[1]

Career[edit]

Satchwell started acting in 1994 when a casting agent suggested she model in a few adverts. She also appeared in the ABC musical Harriet.[2] After she had completed work on an advertisement for Just Jeans, a make-up artist advised Satchwell to get an agent. A year later she successfully auditioned for the role of Anne Wilkinson in Neighbours.[3]

She modelled for Pantene and was signed to act as their ‘brand ambassador’ in 2004.[4]

She has promoted charity work as a fundraiser for the Starlight Children’s Foundation Gift of a Lifetime,[5] and in joining the fight against sand mining of Sydney’s historic Kurnell sand dunes.[6]

Satchwell got her first big break on film in 2008 when she was cast as a lead role in Subdivision which was released in cinemas on 20 August 2009. In 2012, Satchwell joined the cast of drama series Packed to the Rafters as Frankie, an electrician and employee of Dave Rafter. In 2013, she became a regular panellist on celebrity gossip, comedy show Dirty Laundry Live. That same year, Satchwell joined the cast of Wonderland as lawyer Grace Barnes.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Satchwell’s five-year relationship with actor Matthew Newton ended in 2006. Newton was charged with four offences including common assault, intimidation and assault occasioning actual bodily harm against Satchwell. Three of the charges were withdrawn by prosecutors, Newton pleading guilty on the remaining charge of common assault.[8]

On 26 November 2008, Satchwell was in a building which was attacked by terrorists in the Mumbai Terrorist Attacks. She hid in a cupboard until gunfire ceased. One gunman passed by the cupboard as she sat hidden from view. Upon leaving the hotel, she claims to have seen several dead bodies.[9]

In 2016, Brooke and her boyfriend David Gross, who announced their engagement in 2012[10], separated and continued to concentrate on their careers.

Filmography[edit]

Satchwell signing autographs for fans in 2007

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1996–2000 Neighbours Anne Wilkinson Logie Award for Most Popular New Talent (1998)
People’s Choice Award for Most Popular Teen Idol (1999)
2000–01 Water Rats Sophie Ferguson
2001–02 BeastMaster Rhana
2002–03 White Collar Blue Sophia Marinkovitch
2005–2010 Play School Herself
2006 Tripping Over Felicity
2007 Dangerous Donna McCarthy
2008 Canal Road Bridget Keenan
2010 Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation Herself
2011 The Jesters Herself Episode: “Stunted”
2012–13 Packed to the Rafters Frankie Calasso
2013– Dirty Laundry Live Panelist
2013–15 Wonderland Grace Barnes
2014–16 Black Comedy Tiffany
2018 Hughesy, We Have a Problem Guest celebrity 1 episode

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Radio Samurai Ethel
2004 Right Here Right Now Jenny Not distributed
2004 Small Claims: White Wedding Imogen Telemovie
2008 Corrections Amy Perrin Short film
2009 Echo Bella Short film
2009 Subdivision Tiffany Feature film

Theatre[edit]

Year Production Role Director
1999 Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens Tina Leon Gallagher
1999 The Caribbean [sic] Tempest Miranda Toby Gough, Holders Season, Barbados
1999 Vagina Monologues Herself Caroline Stacey, Adrian Bohm Productions
2001 The Graduate Elaine Robinson Terry Johnson, The Really Usefull [sic] Co
2010 The Clean House Matilde Kate Cherry
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