It’s been ten years since her last ongoing TV role, but Debra Byrne is loving her role as Claire Christie, the matriarch in Nine’s Tricky Business.
It was arguably the show’s boldest casting move, paired with Shane Bourne.
“I did some of The Secret Life of Us,” she recently told TV Tonight, “And prior to that I was with Nine in Law of the Land.
“So it’s been a while, but I’ve been doing a lot of theatre.
“But this show is wonderful.”
Since being discovered on Young Talent Time, Byrne is most recognised for her singing, but is known for being able to deliver emotional dramatic performances. She was nominated for an AFI Award back in 1985 when cast alongside Matt Dillon in the film, Rebel.
Asked what had been the most challenging part in playing Claire Christie, she only had praise for the series.
“Nothing. Absolutely nothing. It’s a wonderful role, I love the show. There’s nothing challenging in it, it’s just fun.”
Tricky Business airs 9:30pm Mondays on Nine.