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Actor, Cameo & Crew Profiles > Actor Profiles > Janet Andrewartha

Janet Andrewartha
Played: Lyn Scully
Appeared: 1999-2006, 2008

Born in California, USA on September 16th 1952, later moving to Australia, Janet Andrewartha was to become a familiar face on Australian television screens. Settling in Melbourne, Victoria, Janet trained at the National Theatre Drama School, graduating a year ahead of her later Neighbours co-star, Jackie Woodburne.

After brief appearances in Patrol Boat and Carsonís Law, came Janetís first major role as Reb Kean in Prisoner (UK title - Prisoner: Cell Block H), daughter of fellow convict Deirdre, played by Anne Charleston, whom Janet would act alongside again some 15 years later in Neighbours.

Appearances in film, Ground Zero and popular series, A Country Practice and Blue Heelers soon followed and in 1999, Janet was cast as Lyn Scully the matriarch of new Neighbours family, the Scullys, a role which Janet would play for seven years, before departing in late 2006.

A member of the Melbourne Theatre Company, Janet has featured in many productions, including Green Room Award winning roles in Othello and Tom & Viv. Since leaving Neighbours, Janet has focused on her theatre work, most notably playing the lead in the MTCís production of Arthur Millerís All My Sons alongside John Stanton.

In January 2008, Janet announced at a Neighbours fan night that she was to return to Ramsay Street, later revealing to a member of our team that she would be filming for a month. In late May, Lyn made her return, appearing in eight episodes.

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