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Brooke Satchwell
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Satchwell in 2010
Born 1980 (age 41–42)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actress, model, spokesperson
Years active 1994–present
Television
  • Anne Wilkinson in Neighbours
  • Donna McCarthy in Dangerous
  • Show Me the Movie!

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

Early life

Satchwell lived in Teesdale, Victoria for most of her life and has one sibling. She attended Toorak College.

Career

Satchwell started acting in 1994 when a casting agent suggested she model in a few television advertisements. She also appeared in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation musical Harriet. 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 the daily television soap opera Neighbours, which she played for five years.

Satchwell modelled for Pantene and was signed to act as their 'brand ambassador' in 2004.

Satchwell got her first lead role on a film in 2008 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. After three seasons, Wonderland was cancelled due to falling ratings.

In 2014, Satchwell made a guest appearance on sketch comedy series Black Comedy, as Tiffany. She reprised the character in the second series in 2016. She also appeared in the Jack Irish series. 2018 saw Satchwell make guest appearances on Hughesy, We Have a Problem, and the SBS drama Dead Lucky. She also plays Ally, the girlfriend of hit-man Ray Shoesmith, in the black comedy-drama Mr Inbetween. Towards the end of the year, Satchwell replaced Jane Harber as team captain for the second season of comedy panel show Show Me the Movie!.

Satchwell plays park ranger Miranda Gibson, the estranged daughter of Laura Gibson (Sigrid Thornton), in the revival series of SeaChange. Satchwell admitted that she almost missed the casting call, as she was moving house. The actress flies between Sydney and Byron, Mullumbimby and Brunswick Heads to film SeaChange and the second season of Mr Inbetween.

Personal life

Satchwell has promoted charity work as a fundraiser for the Starlight Children's Foundation Gift of a Lifetime, and in joining the fight against sand mining of Sydney's historic Kurnell sand dunes. In 2009, Satchwell supported Power Shift, a climate-change conference for young people held in Sydney.

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. Satchwell was engaged to film editor David Gross from 2012 until 2019.

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 said she had seen several dead bodies.

Filmography

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Satchwell signing autographs for fans in 2007

Television

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)
2000–2001 Water Rats Sophie Ferguson
2001–2002 BeastMaster Rhana
2002–2003 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"
2012–2013 Packed to the Rafters Frankie Calasso
2013–2016 Dirty Laundry Live Panelist
2013–2015 Wonderland Grace Barnes
2014–2016 Black Comedy Tiffany
2016 Jack Irish Tina Longmore 2 episodes
2018 Hughesy, We Have a Problem Herself Celebrity problem
2018 Dead Lucky Claire
2018-2019 Mr Inbetween Ally
2019 Show Me the Movie! Herself Team captain
2019 SeaChange Miranda Gibson
2020 ABC Reef Live Herself Co-host

Film

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
2019 Ride Like a Girl Therese Payne Feature film

Theatre

Year Production Role Director
1999 Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens Tina Leon Gallagher
1999 The Caribbean Tempest Miranda Toby Gough, Holders Season, Barbados
1999 *** 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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