Carmen Duncan trained at NIDA, and has become one of Australia’s most respected and recognised actresses. She won the Critics Award for Best Actress for her betrayal of Maggie in After the Fall and earlier in her career appeared in many stage productions, including Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and has recently completed the National tour of the Agatha Christie play, “A Murder is Announced”.
In the 60’s and 70’s she starred in several television series including Hotel, Can’t See Around Corners, Nice ‘N Juicy, The Battlers, Skyways, Skin Deep, as well as regular appearances in Homicide, Matlock, Number 96, A Country Practice, Certain Women, Division Four and many others.
Films include Liquid Bridge, Run Chrissie Run, Platypus Cove, Bootleg, Now and Forever, Strange Holiday, You Can’t See ‘Round Corners, Don’t Let It Get You and Turkey Shoot. Carmen was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Actress in Harlequin and also, in the same year for the Penguin Awards for Touch and Go and Harlequin.
Moving to the United States, Carmen portrayed Iris Carrington Wheeler on the daytime soap opera Another World and was twice nominated for the Soap Opera Awards. Since returning home, she has had guest roles in Winners and Losers, Crash Burn, Always Greener, Fars cape, Something in the Air, Head Start, Water Rats and All Saints.
Carmen has been both an Ambassador for Breast Cancer at the Royal Hospital for Women and for the Cancer Council’s, Relay for Life. As Chief Executive Officer of the GO Fund she was passionate about their cause, to help find a test for ovarian cancer and most dedicated in raising money for all gynaecological cancer.