Paula Duncan Biography, Wiki, Age, Career, Husband, Children, Movies, Net Worth & More

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Who is Paula Duncan?

Paula Margaret Duncan AM (born 15 September 1952) is an Australian actress.

Her numerous television roles include playing in Number 96 as Carol Finlayson (1974-1975), The Young Doctors (1976–77), as Nurse Lisa Brooks, Cop Shop as Detective Danni Francis (1977–83), for which she twice won the Logie Award for Most Popular Actress, Prisoner as Lorelei Wilkinson (1986), Richmond Hill as Janet Bryant (1988), Home and Away as Bridget Jackson (1990) and Neighbours (2011). Her sister was actress Carmen Duncan.

Paula Duncan Biography, Wiki

Paula Margaret Duncan AM (born 1952) is an Australian actress. Her numerous television roles include playing Nurse Lisa Brooks in The Young Doctors (1976–77), Detective Danni Francis in Cop Shop (1977–83), for which she twice won the Logie Award for Most Popular Actress, Lorelei Wilkinson in Prisoner (1986), Janet Bryant in Richmond Hill (1988) and Bridget Jackson in Home and Away (1990). Her sister was actress Carmen Duncan.

Born in Cooma, New South Wales, Duncan has played several leading roles in various TV series. Early roles were Carol Finlayson in Number 96 (her sister Carmen Duncan had previously acted in this serial), followed by Lisa Brooks in The Young Doctors.

She left The Young Doctors to take the role of Danni Francis in Cop Shop, and stayed in the role for the series’ entire 1977–1984 run. After Cop Shop ended she played Lorelei Wilkinson in Prisoner in 1986, then was Janet Bryant in Richmond Hill (1988) for its entire 12-month run, Bridget Jackson in Home and Away, and Joan Hayden in Paradise Beach.

Having studied drama at Australia’s National Institute for Dramatic Art, Paula has made the most impact on TV. Learning her craft playing Carol Finlayson in the saucy show “Number 96” and then Lisa Brooks in the anodyne “The Young Doctors”, Paula achieved TV stardom with her Logie-winning ongoing performance as determined policewoman Danni Francis in the highly popular “Cop Shop”.

Working on “Cop Shop”, Paula met and married co-star John Orcsik. When “Cop Shop” finished production, Paula continued to endear herself to Australian TV viewers thanks to high profile soap roles with ironic connections to her “Cop Shop” success.

In the cult series “Prisoner”, she played Lorelei Wilkinson, a vivacious con-woman charged with posing as a police officer and then starred in the short-lived “Richmond Hill” as policeman’s wife Janet Bryant. Away from the camera, Paula has worked continuously for various Australian charities. It is estimated that Paula has raised $5 million for charity.

Paula Duncan Biography Wikipedia
Paula Duncan
Real NamePaula Margaret Duncan AM
Nick Name Paula 
Full NamePaula Margaret Duncan AM
Profession actress
ZodiacNot Known
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Marital StatusMarried
Boyfriend/Husband NameJohn Orcsik
 Physical Status 
Age69 Years Old
Height (Approx.)5 feet 10 inches
Weight (Approx.)Not Known
Measurement (Approx.)Not Known
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 15 September 1952
Birth PlaceCooma, Australia
Current CityNot Known
ReligionNot Known
NationalityAustralian
EducationNot Known
Family Background
Father NameNot Known
Mother NameNot Known
Siblings NameNot Known
Career
Source Of IncomeNot Known
Net WorthNot Known

Paula Duncan Career

Paula Duncan has played several leading roles in various TV series. Early roles were Carol Finlayson in Number 96 (her sister Carmen Duncan had previously acted in this serial), followed by Lisa Brooks in The Young Doctors.

She left The Young Doctors to take the role of Danni Francis in Cop Shop, and stayed in the role for the series’ entire 1977-1984 run. After Cop Shop ended she played Lorelei Wilkinson in Prisoner in 1986, then was Janet Bryant in Richmond Hill (1988) for its entire 12-month run, Bridget Jackson in Home and Away, and Joan Hayden in Paradise Beach.

In 2011 Miss Duncan joined the cast of Neighbours as Carolyn Johnstone, a love interest for Harold Bishop (Ian Smith). Duncan previously appeared in the show as Amy Medway in 1985.

Miss Duncan is also well-known to Australian audiences through her various work on television commercials, especially humorous commercials for household cleaner Spray N’ Wipe that she has been doing for over 20 years. She has also had guest appearances on the NRL Footy Show on Network Nine.

Paula Duncan Husband

She married actor John Orcsik in June 1982 after they met acting together in Cop Shop. They have since divorced, although are now on good terms and still friends. They have also since worked together, including acting together in Paradise Beach.

Paula Duncan with her ex-husband John Orcsik
Paula Duncan with her ex-husband John Orcsik

Paula Duncan FAQ’s

Who is Paula Duncan?

Paula Margaret Duncan AM (born 15 September 1952) is an Australian actress.

How old is Paula Duncan?

Paula is currently 69 years old.

Who is Paula Ducan’s husband?

She married actor John Orcsik in June 1982 after they met acting together in Cop Shop. They have since divorced, although are now on good terms and still friends. They have also since worked together, including acting together in Paradise Beach.


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