Anne Charleston guests in Wentworth

By David Knox on November 29, 2012 / Filed Under Pay TV 12

Anne Charleston has her first role in Australian TV since departing our screens as beloved Madge Bishop in 2001.

Charleston has a guest appearance in Foxtel’s upcoming Wentworth, but not necessarily “on the inside.”

Across the last ten years she has been performing in the UK in Dossa and Joe, Crossroads, Emmerdale Farm and Holby City and an appearance in the UK’s Celebrity MasterChef.

She appeared three times in Prisoner, most notably as Deidre Kean, which presumably makes her the first “blast from the past” to show up in the reimagining.

Wentworth airs next year on SoHo.


  1. David Knox December 3, 2012 at 9:46 am -

    Won’t be happening in S1.

  2. bettestreep2008 December 3, 2012 at 9:34 am -

    Well if Anne can get a role in ‘Wentworth’, then I’m guessing Val Lehman and a few other former Prisoner actresses will get offers too.

    Here’s hoping Betty Bobbitt and Elspeth Ballantyne get parts.

  3. stevie g December 2, 2012 at 9:52 pm -

    So Anne played Mum’s daughter and Rebs Mum.

  4. Glory Days December 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm -

    Yes, Mum’s daughter Lorraine, in a “rather fetching” lilac pantsuit (well it was 1979!).

  5. michael1970 November 30, 2012 at 2:27 pm -

    @ aussie – I remember the storyline the baby turned out to be judys grandchild her daughter lori dumped him there because she had post natal depression and couldnt look after him but i dont remember Anne as the policewoman (I have every episode on DVD might have to go back and have a look at that one)

  6. Jason Jones November 30, 2012 at 7:43 am -

    Sorry David, It is not Emmerdale Farm, It is just Emmerdale now. Emerdale lost the farm tag in 1989

  7. michael1970 November 29, 2012 at 8:29 pm -

    I thought she only appeared twice

  8. KFed November 29, 2012 at 7:39 pm -

    Dossa and Joe was produced for British television, but it had an Australian cast and was shot here.

  9. SamFan November 29, 2012 at 7:34 pm -

    She played a police woman from memory in her second appearance.

  10. aussie November 29, 2012 at 6:03 pm -

    She played a policewoman the second time. Hazel and Judy discovered a newborn baby dumped at the Halfway House, she was the attending cop.

  11. squareyes November 29, 2012 at 5:51 pm -

    Did she appear in Prisoner as 3 different characters ?
    I remember her playing the mother, daughter or sister of one of the prisoners. And she was a real b**tch to them when they were released from jail. Possibly Lizzie’s daughter ?

  12. m4rcocapps November 29, 2012 at 5:10 pm -

    Mum Brook’s daughter the first time. Can anyone remember her 2nd appearance in Prisoner?

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