Played Alice Hemmings - Doreen's dying mother - in Prisoner. She played Helen Daniels in Neighbours from 1985-1997, the longest serving member of the cast, although due to Anne's continuing ill health the character was killed off. Sadly Ann Haddy herself died on 6 June 1999, she is survived by her husband James Condon.
Farewell Helen - Anne Haddy leaves Neighbours due to illness.
In Prisoner questioned Joan over the murders of prostitutes (312), investigated the kidnapping of Major Ferguson (426), interviewed Angela Adams (487), told Meg the police had got her rapist (521), wouldn't let Meg see Dennis when she went to visit him (529), drove Inspector Grace when following the van containing Ruth Ballinger (552) and collected Lorelei for her transfer to Ingleside (673). Phew! Played an inspector at Erinsborough High when it was under the threat of merger in Neighbours in late 1997, the owner of the caravan park where Sarah stayed after her affair with Karl Kennedy (1998), and a policeman looking for Toadie's cousin Tad (end of 1998).
Prisoner ..... Det Wells, Detective, Det Sgt Bob Johnson, Police Sergeant, Desk Officer, Harry, Departmental Officer 2
Played May Collins in the boring ex-Barnhurst prisoners period. Also played Valerie, Bea's friend who gave her a gun to kill her husband and then hid her when she escaped.
Played Kate Peterson, a doctor jailed for killing husband Conrad. Kills Sandy Edwards. Goes mad and is transferred to psychiatric hospital. Has recently surfaced in Australia in Neighbours, playing a local businesswoman who has a run-in with Madge Bishop.
Prisoner ..... Kate Peterson
Read the news for the charity telethon (652) and again for the radio news of Merle's escape (672). A real life newsreader, she also read the news in Neighbours.
Prisoner ..... Newsreader
Mr Potter was Anne Griffin's first solicitor (161), later replaced by another appointed by Anne's family after they have disinherited her.
Played Dave Wilson, a friend of Marty Jackson, collecting him from visiting Meg at Wentworth, revealing that Marty is keeping something secret from his mother (625). Recently played a racing driver in Neighbours, who took Sarah, Matt and Ben out for a drive which ended in Matt and Ben crashing.
Mr Thomas was the surgeon for Ann's mastectomy in episodes 417-418.
Prisoner ..... Mr Thomas
George Harlem possibly made an uncredited appearance much earlier in the series as one of the people at the house where Sharon Gilmore was delivering drugs. In any case, he was both of Maria Mercedes' husbands!
Prisoner ..... Manoli, Ahmed Bakarta
Played the unbelievably irritating Pippa Reynolds for FAR TOO LONG!
Joyce Barry's husband at Meg's housewarming party in episode 125.
Prisoner ..... Terry Barry
Sally Dempster employed Maxine Daniels to look after her daughter (313), but ended up inside Wentworth herself.
Prisoner ..... Sally Dempster
A regular in Neighbours as Kerry Bishop/Mangel unil she was killed by duck hunters. Now keeps very quiet about her time in Prisoner.
Played Bea Smith's solicitor on two occasions (332, 371), and returns with a different name to advise Kath Maxwell to plead insanity (637-638). In an episode of Water Rats was on the other side of the law when he and his wife were found to be kidnapping and killing prostitutes.
Appeared uncredited as the policeman questioning Lizzie Birdsworth about her original crime (86), before returning to marry Meg Jackson and then leave her when she was offered promotion to deputy governor (143).
Appeared as Georgie Baxter's awful mother in a couple of episodes (180-181). Went on to play a mainstay of Sons & Daughters - Beryl Palmer. Rather amusingly credited as 'Old Lady' in the film Blue Fire Lady - in 1977!
Played the magistrate at Denise Tyler's hearing (episode 367), at the family court where Joan tried to adopt Shane (480), at Peter Wright (rapist of Meg)'s trial (512) and was Judge Henley at Jenny Hartley's trial. Continued the great tradition of typecasting by playing a Judge in a 1997 episode of Blue Heelers.
Prisoner ..... Magistrates and Judges
Played Heather Rodgers elder policeman brother (476), the supervisor at the Prison Officers' training college where Ann meets Marty Jackson (629), and one of the officers who collected Lorelei for her transfer to Ingleside (673).
Prisoner ..... Bill Rodgers, Supervisor, Departmental Officer No 1
Occasionally played Stanley Dobson's dodgily accented wife from 484 to 513. Seems to be one of Paul Cox's acting cabal - she has had minor roles in at least two of his films.
Played the police surgeon when Meg reports her rape. In an episode of Murder Call was a doctor at a research lab who was angry that his research wasn't getting funded.
Prisoner ..... Police Surgeon
Played the parole board chairman who refused Lizzie's parole (307) and when Judy is given another chance after the attack on her sister Frances (340). He is probably meant to be the same character.
Prisoner ..... Defence, Parole Board Chairman
Played the stunt victim for Pop Milsom in episode 454.
Arrested Bea after her time on the run in episode 360.
Colleen Powell's neighbour who initially comes to mend the TV and ends up being the prison handyman - however we all know things won't end happily and he dies peacefully while Lizzie is visiting him (169-222).
Prisoner ..... Syd Humphries
Was Andy Hudson, the prisoner at Woodridge who Paddy Lawson fell for (318-329). In an episode of Heartbreak High was the compere of an endurance contest.
Also a singer - she sang Pixie's song.
Appears in the Halfway House shop (304), harasses Dennis Cruickshank (529) and is Doris, a prisoner, in 603.
Prisoner ..... Matron, Woman 2, Doris
Most recently played Steven's business partner Gillian in Home & Away.
Was the prosecuting counsel at Karen's retrial (24), and tried to defend Noeline Bourke in 122, which almost worked until the Judge saw her previous record.
Played the son of prison social worker Paul Reid (88-132). He gets into trouble himself for drugs and hitting a co-defendent's boyfriend and is imprisoned. When released he takes his father to Adelaide (rather suddenly ... they never actually appear to say so) to work in a garage.
Prisoner ..... Tony Reid
Played Kerryn Davies' feeble husband. Played a nasty doctor in an episode of Shortland Street, and Phoebe Bright's undertaker father in Neighbours.
Helped recapture Andy Hudson (329), Pixie Mason (442) and helped when Shane Munroe was trapped in the drain (470). Was also one of the Special Operations Group inside Wentworth after the Ballinger siege. Must have a secure looking face (!) as he played a security officer in the film Ground Zero.
Prisoner ..... Policeman, Uniformed Constable, Policeman, SOG 7
Brad Henson was a TV star blackmailed by Nola McKenzie into supplying drugs to her in Wentworth (356). Frankie J Holden played an Elvis impersonator in the film High Tide.
Prisoner ..... Brad Henson
Played Mr Brice, the lawyer consulted by the Hoskings over custody of Zoe (653), and seen again at the custody hearing (655).
Played the orderly who was nice to Susie Driscoll when she was in hospital after trying to escape, and an ex-cult member who talked to Helen Smart (382). Had also had a major role in the Young Doctors, and a lead role in the film Dusty.
Appeared as recurring character Alex McKenna, as well as writing episodes of Shortland Street. Was the wife of a murder victim in Murder Call - almost unrecognisable but her accent gave her away.
Prisoner ..... Sister Kelly, Sister Hainer
As a policewoman, escorted Chrissie to hospital (episode 315), appeared when Emma Roberts is reported missing (389), escorted Rosemary to Wentworth (395) and escorted Minnie and Bobbie (405). A quick career change meant she appeared as a nurse when Reb was in hospital after being bashed by Marie Winter (473).
Prisoner ..... Policewoman, Nurse
Played Rita Connors' competition for top dog throughout the 600s. For once the character seemed to have more than one dimension to her. At first you thought she would become the same 'middle class woman who hurt a child' and just curl up in a corner and gradually fade away. This didn't happen, and she was named by Rita as Wentworth's new top dog at the end of the series. Recently guested in Blue Heelers with short hair, so was almost unrecognisable, but I don't know the character name.
Prisoner ..... Kath Maxwell
Occasionally played Wally Wallace from Judy's first successful escape through the tunnel, to the time when Ann dumped him and Myra escaped to help her daughter get off heroin. More known for his writing for stage and screen. These days when he appears in films he doesn't seem to get a word in - in Hotel de Love he just sang, and in Rikky and Pete just laughed.
Prisoner ..... Albert 'Wally' Wallace
COMMENT - "Alan Hopgood wrote an episode of Neighbours, the one when Ruth's long lost son Ben leaves hospital after being there for a time due to the race car accident. Hopgood also wrote a play which was on ABC TV in the 70s called And The Big Men Fly. It was a story centred around men who played Australian Rules Football." - Peter Criddle
Played a passer-by in episode 423 who Colleen mistakes for someone who can clear her of a driving charge. In Neighbours he has recently played the nephew of Lily Madigan who contests her will leaving her house to Anne Wilkinson.
Played one of Pixie's men friends, who picks her up from Driscoll in his sports car (378).
Prisoner ..... Gavin Storm
Keith Moore was Lorelei's fiancÚ in episode 623 when Joan met them at the pub. He was never seen or mentioned again after this first appearance.
Prisoner ..... Keith Moore
Made an appearance as Mrs Downer, Reb's friend Sarah Webster's next door neighbour in episode 437, before returning as Vera Rodgers, Heather's mother from 470-481. One half of the Bunty and Thelma double act in Sons & Daughters who live upstairs from Fiona Thompson - what is the story with those two anyway!?
Played many and varied parts, but I will best remember him as SPOILER Rita's doctor in the last few episodes. Recently played Marlene's restauranteur date in Neighbours. In the film Rikky and Pete was one of the art gallery visitors who got covered in egg by one of the mechanical exhibits.
Prisoner ..... Major Linwood, Defence Barrister, Defence, Mr Nicholson,
Defence Counsel, Harry Pearson, Mr O'Lachain, Doctor Lunn
Played inmate Paddy Lawson, released from Wentworth only to be recaptured escaping with her boyfriend. She was put back inside only to be killed by Nola McKenzie to ensure her stay at Wentworth.
Anna Hruby Biography Page - full list of spottings to follow. Anna Hruby has an e-mail address and contacted this site with a list of spottings so she could be included!
Prisoner ..... Paddy Lawson
Played the leader of the "terrorists" who attempt to free Ruth Ballinger from Wentworth. In ABBA: The Movie was the DJ chasing ABBA around the country trying to get an interview with them. Also played one of the extortionists who held Sydney to ransom in the film Deadline. Played the title role in 'Hey Dad'.
Played the police officer who told Noeline Bourke of Leanne's death and then promptly arrested her (122). Underwent a total character conversion to become Wayne's mate who organised the payroll snatch that went wrong (182). Was a customer for Susie Driscoll (293) and the bomb squad officer (387) that survives when the bomb they are defusing goes off when Bea is trapped in Wentworth. Had a fight with David Palmer when playing one of his workmates at the truck depot in Sons & Daughters.
Prisoner ..... Sgt Bentley, Bazza, Len, Major Hunt
Has been seen in main roles in some of the best recent films to come out of Australia. Also appeared as Superintendent Angus McDonald in the 1995 miniseries Blue Murder, and appeared in an episode of Cody - again corrupt. He guested in an episode of Sea Change as the father of the local policewoman who came back a changed man and admitted to a bank robbery.
Bill Hunter biography page.
Prisoner ..... George Lucas