Mona Barrie in “Cairo”, 1942. As the author notes elsewhere, its hard to believe she is a Nazi spy in this photo.

This site is dedicated to some of the undocumented Australian actors – who travelled to work overseas, particularly before World War II.

Of great interest to this writer is the extent to which these actors identified as Australians. Today, at a time of heightened national consciousness, it perhaps suits our purpose to think they did – and that they were all brilliant actors as well. However, the reality is complex and the answer seems far from clear.

So far… and in order of birth…


And some other actors well-remembered (offsite)


Nick Murphy
April 2019