Member of both British & Australian Equity. Val is probably best known for her portrayal of Bea Smith, in the highly successful Australian series "Prisoner". It won Val two best television actress awards in Australia, (Logies 1981 & '82) and the coveted Silver Logie. However, Val is not simply a "Soap Celebrity", having worked in all facets of the profession. Here is a brief overview of her roles: TELEVISION: MDA, (Rita O'Reilly). ABC/Screentime P/L. Secret Bridesmaids' Business, ( Colleen, Mother of the Bride). ABC Telemovie. Blue Heelers, (Ivy Henderson) Dir: Ray Quint Somthing In The Air, (Joyce Cassidy). ABC/Simpson Le Mesurier. Pizza, (Top Dog). SBS Blue Heelers, (Bonnie Crossing). Dir: Ray Quint. Good Guys, Bad Guys, (Rose Kinsella). Dir: Paul Maloney Wilderness, (Vet), Dir: Ben Bolt. Red Rooster Prod. ITV. Law of the Land, Roadshow Coote & Carrol Prisoner, (Bea Smith), Grundy Television The Flying Doctors, Crawford Prod. MINI-SERIES: A Fortunate Life, (Mum Facey). Dir: Marcus Cole. PBL Army Wifes, (Mother). Dir: Denny Lawrence Outbreak of Love, (Mrs. Montalban). Dir: Oscar Whitbread. ABC. FILM: Call Me Mum, Script development (2004) Kitty & The Bagman, (Big Lil). Dir: Donald Crombie I Live With Me Dad, (Barmaid). THEATRE: Misery, (Annie Wilkes). Dir: Kenneth Alan Taylor. TABS National Tour When We Are Married, (Mrs Northrop). Dir: Anthony Tuckey. Wolsey Ipswich Chicago, (Momma Morton), Dir: Derek Killeen, Key Peterborough Secret of Beatrix Potter, (Beatrix Potter). Dir: Adrian Jones, Redgrave Farnham. Driving Miss Daisy, (Miss Daisy), Dir: Derek Killeen, Key Peterborough Steel Magnolias, (Ouiser),Dir: Derek Killeen, Kenwrights Tour. Aladdin, (Empress of China). Dir: Norman Murray, Hazemead Productions. Summer of the Seventeeth Doll, (Pearl). Dir: John Adams, Birmingham Rep. Lady Chatterley's Lover, (Mrs. Bolton). Dir: Graham Watkins, National No. 1 Tour. Chatterley - The Trial, (Oxford Don). Dir: Bill Banks-Jones, Redgrave Farnham. Wizard of Oz, (Wicked Witch of the West), Dir: Andrew Richards, Ramsgate Summer Anyone for Murder, (Mary). Dir: Andrew Richards, Nat. No. 1 Tour. Prisoner - Great Escape, (Self). Dir: Charles Collins, Eve Promotions Tours. Touch of Silk, (Mum). Dir: Terry Clarke. M.T.C. Streetcar Named Desire, (Eunice). Dir: Roger Hodgman M.T.C. Lie of the Mind, (Lorraine). Dir: Simon Phillips. M.T.C. Trafford Tanzi, (Mother). Dir: Rodney Fisher. Wilton Morley In Duty Bound, (Fania). Dir: Greg Gesh. R.Q.T.C. The Foreigner, (Betty). Dir: Terry Clarke.