Melissa Jaffer

Melissa Jaffer

  • Birthday: 1936-12-01
  • Place of birth: Gladstone, Queensland, Austrailia

Biography

Melissa Jaffer is an Australian actress. She is best known for her television roles, but has also appeared in many Australian films. Jaffer has made many appearances in television series, including Kings, Mother and Son, G. P., Brides of Christ, Grass Roots and All Saints. Jaffer is probably best known to international audiences for her role as aging mystic Utu-Noranti Pralatong in the science fiction series Farscape. In 1976, Jaffer tied for the first AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role opposite Jacki Weaver for her performance in Caddie. In 1980 she played the part of Cousin Edie in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's children's television series The Nargun and the Stars. In the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road she played the role of "Keeper of the Seeds". The short film Dear Life is her latest project.

Filmography

The Distant Home

1992

As Mrs. Webster

Strangers

2019

As

Molly

1983

As Aunt Jenny

Starstruck

1982

As Mrs. Booth

Caddie

1976

As Leslie

The Farm

2000

As Helen Cooper

Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien

1999

As Granny Marshall

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

2004

As Utu-Noranti Pralatong

My Mother Frank

2000

As Sister Sebastian

The Delinquents

1989

As Aunt Westbury

The Coolangatta Gold

1984

As Ballet Teacher

Ride a Wild Pony

1975

As Mrs. Pirie

Do I Have to Kill My Child?

1976

As Mrs. Hammond

Komodo

1999

As Patrick's Grandmother

Mad Max: Fury Road

2015

As Keeper of the Seeds

BlackJack

2003

As Helen Kirsten

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