Josephine Mitchell

Josephine Mitchell Brief Biography

Josephine Mitchell (born 21 May 1965 ) sometimes billed credited as Jo Mitchell is an Australian actress, with a lengthy career in soap opera, best known for her role as Nurse Judy Loveday's niece, (Wendy Strehlow) school girl Jo Loveday, in the television series A Country Practice. In 1990 she played Jane Holland in the soap opera Home and Away. and has appeared in many of Australia's most popular series including, E Street (as Penny O'Brien, designer and mother), 'Neighbours ( as wheelchair bound Katerina) All Saints. ( ''as a one episode guest, playing a protective mother who mutilated her husband after she found he had molested their daughter) Both Josephine"s parents were heavily involved in theatre and Josephine has had an extensive career also in theatre, as well as television and film. She started her own theatre company, 'Strut Theatre', with other actors to promote women's roles. Strut worked out of Wharf 2 at the Sydney Theatre Company in the early nineties. She produced two plays, Pam Gems' 'Dusa, Fish, Stas and Vi' and a commissioned play by Australian playwright, Justin Fleming called ' Conversation Peace'. She then moved to Melbourne to appear in the National tour of the musical 'Hello Dolly', produced by John Frost. She lived in Melbourne for several years, appearing regularly on Bert Newton's light entertainment show, 'Good Morning Australia'. In 2010, she returned to the small screen in Home And Away, (this time as a different character) to play the role of Jill Carpenter, dysfunctional alcoholic mother of Romeo, played by Luke Mitchell. She is married to Australian director, 'McLeod's Daughters', 'Packed to the Rafters', 'Sparticus', 'Legend of the Seeker', and producer, 'Packed to the Rafters' and 'A Place to Call Home', Chris Martin-Jones and they have two daughters. She has a double degree from Sydney University, in Medieval and Religious Studies. She is currently focusing on her work behind the camera as writer, having finished a feature length movie titled 'The Cult' and the tele-movie 'Aren't U Spesh!'.

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