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Danielle Cormack: Growing up on screen...

Interview – 2010

Danielle Cormack began acting on stage, then won a coveted role on popular 80s soap Gloss in her teens. She went on to a one year stint in the early days of Shortland Street. Cormack co-starred in both the TV show and movie versions of Topless Women Talk About Their Lives; her pregnancy was incorporated into the storyline. Cormack's other work includes The Price of Milk and Australian TV hit Wentworth.

In this ScreenTalk, Cormack talks about:

  • Growing into womanhood while appearing on Gloss
  • Playing lovable nurse Alison Rayner on Shortland Street
  • Being one of the first of the original cast to leave the soap
  • Appearing in Xena and not always enjoying the intensity of the show’s fans
  • How becoming pregnant in real life changed Topless Women Talk About Their Lives
  • Giving birth on screen a week after giving birth in real life
  • Why Channelling Baby was one of her favourite movie experiences
  • Working with a deliciously naughty cast and crazy director on Separation City
  • Feeling isolated on the set of The Cult
This video was first uploaded on 22 March 2010, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside