|Born||1965 (age 55–56)|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Known for|| Rachel Goldstein in Water Rats |
Kerry Vincent in Rush
Christine Williams in Tangle
|Spouse(s)||Jacek Koman (c. 1990–present)|
Catherine McClements (born 1965, Melbourne) is an Australian actress.
McClements attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), graduating in 1985, alongside Baz Luhrmann, Sonia Todd and Justin Monjo.In 1988, McClements, along with a number of other people including Baz Luhrmann, set up an experimental theatre ensemble called 'Six Years Old', and they worked on expanding the play Strictly Ballroom, which was first produced in their second year of NIDA in 1984.
In 1993 she had a role in The Girl from Tomorrow Part II: Tomorrow's End . McClements is best known for her starring role as Rachel Goldstein on the Australian police drama Water Rats from 1996 to 1999. She had a recurring guest role on The Secret Life of Us in 2001, for which she won the AFI Award for Best Actress in a Guest Role in a Television Drama. She later starred as Rosie in the 2003 drama series CrashBurn and appeared in the Network Ten telemovie Mary Bryant in 2005.
From 2008 she played Inspector/Superintendent Kerry Vincent, in the Australian police drama, Rush , and psychologist Christine Williams in the Showcase drama, Tangle . A second and third season of Tangle and Rush respectively were announced in 2009, and both aired in 2010.Tangle and Rush have been commissioned for new seasons, both to start filming in mid-2011. In 2010, McClements won an AFI award for her role in Tangle. She has also won ASTRA awards for her role in Tangle in 2011 and 2013.
McClements is also an accomplished stage actress, who has appeared in stage productions for many theatre companies, including Belvoir St Theatre, the Melbourne Theatre Company, the Sydney Theatre Company, Bell Shakespeare and the Malthouse Theatre. In 1987, McClements worked in Adelaide with the South Australia Theatre Company.
In 2011, McClements guest starred in a YouTube and Facebook only show called Queer as F**k, playing Mel – a friend of main character Aaron (Gary Abrahams).
In 2012, McClements was cast as Meg Jackson in Wentworth , a contemporary reimagining of the Australian classic Prisoner . She was cast in a leading role for Season One of Wentworth, but her character did not appear beyond episode one. Also in 2013, McClements will return to the stage, in Sharr White's play The Other Place , for the Melbourne Theatre Company, and Phèdre for Bell Shakespeare.
Earlier in 2013, McClements was cast in new ABC telemovie The Broken Shore, alongside Don Hany, Dan Wyllie and Claudia Karvan. It premiered at the Adelaide Film Festival in October 2013, and aired on the ABC in early 2014.
In September 2013, McClements was cast in the film The Menkoff Method, directed by David Parker.
In 2019 she starred in Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries as Birdie Birnside.
McClements' husband is actor Jacek Koman who also guest starred in The Secret Life of Us as Dominic, though they were not on the show at the same time.They met at the Anthill Theatre in Melbourne in the late 1980s, and have a daughter named Coco (born July 2001) and a son named Quincy (born May 2007). Her sister is Georgina McClements, a producer, who has credits in shows such as Summer Heights High and Real Stories. Her brother is Brendan McClements, who is the current CEO of Victorian Major Events Company. McClements is good friends with fellow actress Claudia Karvan, whom she met at the AFI awards in 1990 and starred with in the film Redheads in 1992.
|Just Us (TV movie)||1986||Jessica Taylor||Based on the book by Gabrielle Carey. Also stars Scott Burgess and Gina Riley.|
|My Brother Tom (TV mini series)||1986||Margaret 'Peggy' McGibbon||Based on the book by James Aldridge. Also stars Gordon Jackson and Keith Michell. Filmed in 1985.|
|The Right Hand Man (film)||1987||Sarah Redbridge||Based on the book by K. M. Peyton. Also stars Rupert Everett and Hugo Weaving. Filmed in 1985.|
|Struck by Lightning (film)||1990||Jill McHugh||Filmed in Adelaide. Also stars Garry McDonald and Brian Vriends.|
|Weekend with Kate (film)||1990||Kate Muir||Filmed in Palm Beach and Sydney. Also stars Colin Friels and Helen Mutkins.|
|Redheads (film)||1992||Diana Ferraro||Also known as Desperate Prey, and stars Claudia Karvan.|
|The Girl from Tomorrow: Tomorrow's End (TV)||1993||Lorien||The second in The Girl from Tomorrow series. Also stars Katharine Cullen and Marshall Napier.|
|G.P. (TV)||1993||Heather Ryan||Guest starred in one episode – Close Encounters.|
|Water Rats (TV)||1996–1999||Rachel Goldstein||109 episodes; credited in two episodes in 2000. Also stars Colin Friels.|
|Waiting at the Royal (TV movie)||2000||Dinny Weston||Also stars Noni Hazlehurst and Josephine Byrnes.|
|Better Than Sex (film)||2000||Sam||Also stars Susie Porter and David Wenham.|
|The Secret Life of Us (TV)||2001–2002||Carmen||10 episodes as a special guest star. Won an AFI award for the episode Love Sucks.|
|After the Deluge (TV movie)||2003||Nikki Kirby||Also stars David Wenham and Hugo Weaving.|
|Floodhouse (film)||2003||Ava||50-minute film. Also stars Robert Menzies and Victoria Thaine.|
|CrashBurn (TV)||2003||Rosie Harfield||Filmed in Melbourne in 2002. Also stars Aaron Blabey and Sacha Horler.|
|Mary Bryant (TV movie)||2005||Marleen||Only in the second part.|
|Call Me Mum (TV movie)||2006||Kate||Mockumentary style film. Also stars Lynette Curran.|
|Sexy Thing (film)||2006||Mum||Short film – 15 minutes. Also stars Hanna Mangan-Lawrence.|
|Real Stories (TV)||2006||Jillian||Guest starred in one episode.|
|Fast Lane (film)||2007||Louise||Short film – 15 minutes.|
|Emerald Falls (TV movie)||2008||Rosalie Bailey||Filmed in Sydney in 2007. Also stars Georgie Parker.|
|Rush (TV)||2008–2011||Kerry Vincent||All 70 episodes. Also stars Rodger Corser and Callan Mulvey.|
|Tangle (TV)||2009–2012||Christine Williams||Filmed in Melbourne and screens on Foxtel. Also stars Justine Clarke and Kat Stewart.|
|The Pacific (TV)||2010||Catherine Leckie||Guest starred in one episode – "Home".|
|Wentworth (TV)||2013||Meg Jackson||A new 10-part series for Foxtel. Appeared in Season 1, Episodes 1, 4, 7 and 10.|
|The Broken Shore (TV movie)||2013–14||Erica Burgouyne||A new telemovie for the ABC, based on the book by Peter Temple.|
|The Menkoff Method (film)||2014||Majorie||A quirky comedy directed by David Parker.|
|The Time of Our Lives (TV)||2014||Diana||Second series of the ABC drama.|
|The Beautiful Lie (TV)||2015||Tess du Pont||Based on the novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy.|
|Rake (TV)||2016||Julie||Fourth season of the ABC drama.|
|Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries (TV)||2019||Birdie Birnside|
|Doing Time (TV documentary)||1999||Narrated the 10-part series.|
|Good Morning Australia (TV)||2000||Guest, hosted by Bert Newton.|
|Good Morning Australia (TV)||2002||Guest, hosted by Bert Newton.|
|Rove Live (TV)||2003||Guest, hosted by Rove McManus.|
|The Fat (TV)||2003||Guest, hosted by Tony Squires.|
|Whale Patrol (TV documentary)||2009||Narrated.|
|The Circle||2010||Guest, hosted by Chrissie Swan and Gorgi Coghlan.|
|AFI Awards (TV)||2010||Presenter.|
|Things on Sunday: Sex. Malthouse Theatre||2011||Panel member.|
|Logie Awards (TV)||2011||Presenter.|
|IF Awards (TV)||2011||Presenter.|
|Astra Awards (TV)||2013||Presenter.|
|Sperm Donors Anonymous (TV documentary)||2015||Narrated.|
|Holiday Makers||1984||Unknown||Performed at NIDA, Sydney. Directed by Nick Enright.|
|All's Well That Ends Well||1984||Unknown||Performed at NIDA. Directed by Kevin Jackson.|
|Strictly Ballroom||1984; 1986||Barbara Pierce||Performed at NIDA in 1984, and in Bratislava in 1986. Directed by Baz Luhrmann.|
|The Unseen Hand||1985||Unknown||Part of the Hallucinogenics? 3 plays from the 60s event. Performed at NIDA. Directed by Ian Watson.|
|The Greeks||1985||Iphigenia||Trilogy: The War, The Murders, The Gods. Performed at NIDA, and St Martin's Youth Arts Centre, Melbourne.|
|Dreamplay||1985||Unknown||Performed at NIDA. Directed by Jim Sharman.|
|Once in a Lifetime||1985||Unknown||Performed at NIDA. Directed by Gale Edwards.|
|And a Nightingale Sang||1986||Joyce||Performed at the Sydney Opera House. Directed by Peter Kingston.|
|Much Ado About Nothing||1987||Hero||Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by Gale Edwards and John Gaden.|
|Shepherd on the Rocks||1987||Several||Played Rhonda Moffat, News team member and Female whale saver. Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by Neil Armfield.|
|The Winter's Tale||1987||Perdita; Servant||Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by Gale Edwards and John Gaden.|
|Les Liaisons dangereuses||1987||Unknown||Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by John Gaden.|
|Away||1987||Meg||Performed at The Playhouse in Adelaide. Directed by Aubrey Mellor.|
|Molière||1988||Unknown||Also known as The Cabal of Hypocrites. Performed at Key Studios, Melbourne. Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon.|
|The Imaginary Invalid||1989; 1990||Angelique||Performed at different locations in Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Directed by Jean-Pierre Mignon.|
|Crystal Clear||1990||Thomasina||Performed at Universal Theatre, Melbourne. Directed by Terrence O'Connell.|
|The Crucible||1991||Abigail Williams||Performed at the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre. Directed by Richard Wherrett.|
|Angels in America||1993; 1994||Harper||Performed at different locations in Melbourne and Adelaide. Directed by Neil Armfield.|
|Seeing Violet||1994||Isabel||Performed at Napier Street Theatre, Melbourne. Directed by Melanie Beddie.|
|No Family||1994||Unknown||Performed at Napier Street Theatre, Melbourne. Directed by Chris Corbett.|
|At Dusk||1994||Lily||Performed at Napier Street Theatre, Melbourne. Directed by Tom Considine.|
|The Blind Giant Is Dancing||1995||Louise||Performed at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney. Directed by Neil Armfield.|
|Suddenly Last Summer||2000||Catharine||Performed at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney. Directed by Neil Armfield.|
|Emma Celebrazione!||2000||–||Directed. Performed at Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne.|
|Macbeth||2003||Lady Macbeth||Performed at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney. Directed by Michael Kantor.|
|Cruel and Tender||2005||Amelia||Performed at Fairfax Studio, Melbourne. Directed by Julian Meyrick.|
|It Just Stopped||2006||Beth||Performed at Malthouse Theatre in Melbourne and Belvoir St Theatre in Sydney. Directed by Neil Armfield.|
|Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||2007||Martha||Performed at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney. Directed by Benedict Andrews.|
|Appetite||2008||Louise||Performed at different locations in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. Directed by Kate Denborough.|
|Happy Ending||2011||Louise||Part of the Cybec Readings at the Lawler Studio, Melbourne. Directed by Aidan Fennessy.|
|8||2012||Sandy Stier||Performed at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne and the Sydney Town Hall for one night each. Directed by Bruce Myles.|
|Never Did Me Any Harm||2012||TBA||Performing at Southbank Theatre at the Melbourne Festival. Directed by Kate Champion.|
|The Other Place||2013||Juliana Smithton||Arts Centre Playhouse, Melbourne. Directed by Nadia Tass. Also stars David Roberts and Heidi Arena.|
|Phèdre||2013||Phèdre||Merlyn Theatre, Melbourne; Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre, Sydney. Directed by Peter Evans. Also stars Marco Chiappi and Abby Earl.|
|White Rabbit, Red Rabbit||2013||Unnamed character||Beckett Theatre, Melbourne. One night only.|
|The Events||2016||Claire||For Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne; Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney and State Theatre Company of South Australia, Adelaide.|
|Antony and Cleopatra||2018||Cleopatra||For Sydney Opera House, Sydney. A part of the Bell Shakespeare company. Directed by Peter Evans.|
|1990||AFI||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Weekend With Kate||Won|
|1993||Asia-Pacific Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Redheads||Won|
|1994||Green Room Award||Best Female Actor in a Play||Angels in America||Nominated|
|1998||Logie Award||Most Popular Actress||Water Rats||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Actress||Water Rats||Won|
|People's Choice Award||Favourite Actress in a Drama or Serial||Water Rats||Nominated|
|1999||AFI||Best Actress in a Lead Role||Water Rats (episode 4.17 I'm Home)||Nominated|
|2000||Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actress||Water Rats||Nominated|
|2001||AFI||Best Actress in a guest role in a Television Series||The Secret Life of Us||Won|
|2007||AFI||Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama||Call Me Mum||Nominated|
|2008||Helpmann Award||Best Female Actor in a Play||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||Nominated|
|2010||Astra Award||Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor||Tangle||Nominated|
|AFI||Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama||Tangle||Won|
|2011||Astra Award||Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor||Tangle||Won|
|Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actress||Rush||Nominated|
|2013||Logie Award||Most Outstanding Actress||Tangle||Nominated|
|ASTRA Award||Most Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor||Tangle||Won|
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