Played Governor's niece Barbara Davidson, who ends up inside Wentworth in episode 17 on a drugs charge to Erica Davidson's embarrassment. May have played Greg's mother in the film The Sum of Us, although the character looked a good deal older than the actress should be. In a Water Rats episode definitely played the mother of a boy dragged from the bay whose clothes she had to identify.
Played Geoffrey Butterfield, son of the owner of the nursery where Lyn Warner went on work experience. Was Mel, one of the kidnappers of Jenny Powell in (275).
Prisoner ..... Geoff, Mel
Had a variety of jobs in Prisoner - was one of Gloria's friends in 438, the waiter that served Phil and Meg in an Italian restaurant (489), Dennis Cruikshank's neighbour (558) and finally the news cameraman for the forest fires (649). Appeared in an episode of Murder Call.
Prisoner ..... Tezza, Waiter, Neighbour 2, News Cameraman
Was Kaylene Rawlins, a prostitute who visited Helen Smart to warn her about Lionel Fellowes, and Roxy Black, a prostitute who worked at Queenie Marshall's place.
Played Carol Coulson, Joan Ferguson's neighbour who killed her husband and then held her daughter hostage until she was disarmed by Joan.
Prisoner ..... Carol Coulson
Played the reporter from the Verity who gets a distorted Jacki Nolan story from Doreen and Lizzie through the prison fence. Also read the news for the Maggie May Kennedy story. Played an army deserter in the film Quigley, who is killed rather abruptly by Alan Rickman. In Sons & Daughters guested as Les Brown, the union official for the truck strike and in Neighbours was the entertainer father of Annalise and Joanna Hartman. Apparently has appeared in ads for Yellow Pages in Australia.
Daddy Dearest! - Michael Carman plays Annalise's father in Neighbours.
Prisoner ..... Reporter, Newsman
Played the husband of Sally Dempster who maltreated her daughter and drank. Appeared in an episode of Home & away as Martin Dibble's father when he was trying to make a bad impression on his girlfriend (played by Kylie Foster).
Played Micky - the sailor on board the work experience boat who ran away with Roach. Was Detective Alan Howard in a Halifax fp episode, and another detective shown in a flashback on a different episode. Most recently reappeared in Neighbours, this time as the Medecin Sans Frontieres doctor who came and married Sarah Beaumont.
Prisoner ..... Micky
Inspector Grace's sidekick when investigating Nola McKenzie's LSD, the bank manager where Ettie goes, a customer taken to lunch by Terri Malone and her boss, the police doctor who examined Lou Kelly's self inflicted wounds before she escapes, and the dentist who has his laughing gas stolen by Rita and Alice.
Prisoner ..... Police, Bank Manager, Customer, Doctor, Dentist
In Prisoner played the cafe owner where Shane Munroe is tormented in episode 527. Never seems to be an important enough character to get a name.
Played a halfway house resident in episode 323.
Best known as Madge in Neighbours but pops up several times in Prisoner.
Prisoner ..... Lorraine Watkins, Policewoman, Deidre Kean
Possibly the best comeback in the series when she returns as the head of a security company to whom Joan has become employed after leaving Wentworth.
Prisoner ..... Officer Yates, Glynis Johnson, Willie Beecham
Was the policeman who investigated the Wentworth Fire from episode 327. Apparently looks like a good authority figure as he was the President of the Commission into British nuclear testing in the film Ground Zero, and another policeman in Mushrooms. In Mushrooms he was the honest cop who moved into the house to 2 elderly ladies who were trying to dispose of a body.
Appeared when Paddy was hypnotised and regressed (313), as Lisa Brennan - the daughter of a halfway house resident - in 388, and the little girl who lost her dog when Marty Jackson was lost in the forest fire (649).
Prisoner ..... Paddy Lawson (child), Lisa Brennan, Lucy Douglas
Played the PRG person who visited Myra Desmond to warn her about Len Murphy (496), and the legal aid lawyer for Eve Wilder (589).
Prisoner ..... Elaine Weiss, Amanda Francis
Played a background prisoner - one of Lou Kelly's mob - credited from around 594-601.
Prisoner ..... Faye Donnelly
Was the nephew of Miss McBride in episode 17, the woman who took in Frankie and Doreen after their escape. Was the barman who remarks that one of the vampires wouldn't be drinking with their blood 'donors' in the film Thirst.
Was the first version of Geoff Maynard, the husband of Judy Bryant's daughter Lori. More recognisable (at least in Britain) for playing Matt McGregor in Snowy River - The McGregor Saga. Matt in the USA is a keen follower of Mr Clarke's career so more info and pics are always coming! Was on It'll Be Alright on the Night from his role in Snowy River with a sneezing horse disrupting a scene. Was Simon Templar (The Saint!) in a pilot for a failed (USA I think) version of the series.
Andrew's Anguish - Andrew Clarke on (not) finding work
Prisoner ..... Geoff Maynard
Had a guest role in early episodes of Home & Away as Kerry Barlow, a battered wife. More recently appeared as Jean Diamond of the Arson Squad in Fire, where yet again she met a sticky end. Played one of the title roles in Kitty & the Bagman - a film I have now seen but which wasn't great apart from some amusing catfights between members of the Prisoner cast. Was one of the stablehands in the racing stables in Blue Fire Lady - with an appalling curly perm!
Prisoner ..... Bella Albrecht, Sharon Smart
Was the Estate Agent is episode 61 who showed Angela and Karen a possible Halfway House.
Prisoner ..... Estate Agent
Was the assistant in a charity shop that Lizzie conned some clothes and money out of in episode 187 before returning as Alice Jenkins' mother to be butchered by Lou Kelly.
Prisoner ..... Shop Woman, Flora Jenkins
Played Edith Wharton in early episodes of Prisoner - she was engineered into the plot by living next door to Joyce Martin's aunt, and with that certain inevitability, we all knew she would end up inside Wentworth. Her contribution to the film The Coca-Cola Kid was to be a passenger in a plane carrying a sick kangaroo ..... I am not totally certain due to lack of credits, but she looked very like the old lady who was ushered out of the hospital in the last episode of A Country Practice as the hospital was burning down.
Played Margot Gaffney, and Yvonne - a friend of Marilyn Mason in early episodes. Had a guest role in Flying Doctors as the mother of many children who fosters a little fairground boy after his grandmother dies. A small part in the strange sci-fi film As Time Goes By as the Mechanic.
Prisoner ..... Yvonne, Margo Gaffney
Came in and out of Neighbours for a while as the Headmistress of Erinsborough High, Anne Taschendorf, but made an earlier brief appearance as Meredith Downes. More recently appeared as Mrs Abul in the Halifax fp episode "Cradle and All". Was a (non-speaking) mental patient in the film "Angel Baby", and got one line in in 'The Road to Nhill'.
Prisoner ..... Alice Jenkins
Was the Jury Foreman at Peter Wright's trial for raping Meg (512).
Tries to find a job for Marilyn Mason (7), and marries Marlene and Matt (533). Must look the type, as in Neighbours she remarried Paul and Christina Robinson.
Prisoner ..... Agency Girl, Celebrant
Was the magistrate who sent Mum back to Wentworth on a shoplifting charge, Erica's friend and director of the local hospital Frank Henderson, and finally Mr Jeffries, Alan Jeffries' father.
Prisoner ..... Magistrate, Frank Henderson, Mr Jeffries
Real life husband of Anne Haddy (He has also married her character twice in Neighbours and once in Sons & Daughters), played the minister James Dwyer occasionally through the series.
Everybody's Good Neighbour - A tribute to Anne Haddy
Prisoner ..... James Dwyer
Marty Jackson's friend from the Navy who eventually murders a girl in order to impress Meg - why oh why oh why couldn't she tell he was a loony when the whole of the rest of the world was screaming it at her from the first moment we saw him.
Prisoner ..... Dennis Quinn
In the Bite he looked a lot more respectable than his Prisoner junkie days when he played the government man who persuades the couple to try and catch the heroin traffickers. In Neighbours played a man who befriended the Alessi twins when someone was threatening them, only to be discovered as the man himself - cunning eh? In the latest Halifax fp was a man whose friends were killed in a massacre at a service station and convinced himself that he was responsible.
Prisoner ..... Bongo Connors
Judd was an associate of Ronnie Willis in episode 680.
Prisoner ..... Judd
The manager at the supermarket where Edie tries to shoplift in episode 45. Also, the bartender where Dennis is hassled about being a serial killer, and possibly the man who Joan beats at arm wrestling when she meets Andrew Hinton. Played one of Harold Bishop's job interviewers in Neighbours.
Played Melinda Crosse's attorney, AND Toni McNally's solicitor within the space of a week (53 and 57-63). As a policeman, he came to the halfway house to look for Fay (352), appeared when Pop Milsom was run over by Trevor Priest (454), and caught Lorelei when she stole the car to follow the Hoskings and Zoe (653). In the film Rikky and Pete sidled up to Pete in a gallery and told him what the meaning of art was - that the eyes followed you around the room.
Played Alison Mills in Prisoner - but how could she do that with RODNEY! A regular cast member of Neighbours as Gail Lewis/Robinson until she ran off with Paul's babies. Has guested in Blue Heelers as Thea Copeland - a hypnotist, and Police Rescue as a woman whose son gets into trouble while looking for his natural father. Also appeared in the Halifax FP episode "Cradle and All" as Christine. A semi-regular in Sea Change, she plays the sister of the main character.
Prisoner ..... Alison Mills
Was the ambulanceman for when Joan's house is bombed and Dennis is kneecapped (554-555), then a quick (very quick ...) change of career to be a policeman when Nikki Lennox breaks into a chemist (569) and again a policeman when Lou Kelly escapes from hospital (607).
Prisoner ..... Ambulance Officer, Policeman, Policeman 2
Played the first Micki Wallace in episodes 169-170, the one that Judy met when she met Wally after her escape.
Prisoner ..... Micki Wallace (Mark I)
Irritated the whole world with her laugh as Melanie Pearson/Mangel in the early era of Neighbours. Moved to Britain to present Parallel 9. Has been interviewed for a student newspaper by my friend Matthew! Appeared in one scene of the film Body Melt as the secretary of a man whose head was about to explode .... or was it melt?
Cornered the market in headmistresses as Teresa Lynch (Don Fisher's deputy) in Summer Bay High, and then June Dyson at Heartbreak High. Also appeared as Julia Blake's daughter in the film Travelling North, and the mother of the main character in the biopic Never Tell Me Never.
Prisoner ..... Jacki Nolan, Sister Anita Selby
Just after her stint in Prisoner became Leigh Palmer in Sons & Daughters in 1984/5. Was Director of Nursing Carrie Burton at Shortland Street before having triplets by artificial insemination and moving to Australia - no sign of her since! Most recently appeared in the third season of Xena: Warrior Princess as Gabrielle's mother.
Prisoner ..... Maxine Daniels
COMMENT - "Didn't recognise her at first but then something was familiar about her. She certainly looks different now and you can catch her in the latest Blue Heelers episode called 'Smoke Gets in Your Eyes'. It was none other than Lisa Crittenden and she was the character known as Julie Lewis." - Peter Criddle
The gym instructor fancied by Alice, who gives Nancy a poster of a bodybuilder and beats Rita in a skipping competition.
Prisoner ..... Tony Browning
The accomplice of the bank robbers who abducted Jenny Powell - she shot her husband and ended up in Wentworth (276).
Prisoner ..... Carol Lewis
Played a friend of Mrs Hanlon's in 357. Mrs Hanlon was Bea's employer when on the run. Also played someone's friend in Muriel's Wedding - a running theme there? In Sons & Daughters guested s the news woman from Channel 7 who wanted to make a story out of ill little Stevie Ryan meeting Norm the kangaroo.
Played a clerk of court at Catherine Roberts' trial in 22.
Led the Wentworth Sunday service while Frankie Doyle went to the roof to jump off (11). Was also Melinda Crosse's father (53-57), Meg's parole officer course instructor (189) and Reb's doctor at Ingleside (581) that Ann Reynolds goes to see. Must be a learned looking chap because he has played both Doctor and school principal since then.
Played a lawyer who appeared for Mum and Bea at their trial (203-204).
Prisoner ..... Hartman
Had a recurring role as Mr Goodwin, the Visiting Justice for Barbara Davidson, Clara Goddard, Ros Coulson, Sharon Gilmour, Lizzie, Sandy Edwards, Bea and Chrissie. Phew! Changed his name to sentence Reb Kean and Mo Maguire in 431, his last appearance?
Chaired a PRG meeting in 158 about Jackie Nolan, was that lovely printing man Ian Mahoney, and best of all was the nice policeman who finally locked up Joan Ferguson. In 'real life' is married to Ailsa Piper, who at present plays Ruth Wilkinson in Neighbours. She has kindly given me permission to nick the picture of him from her web pages so you can all remember how lovely he is !!! ...
Played Linda Jones, first a bookie's runner for Margot, but who killed Kay White to defend Lizzie. Lizzie took the blame so Linda could be released for her son Danny.