Leah Purcell

#ICMEAA Ambassador

I’ve been a proud, paid up member of Actor’s Equity for over 25 years, since 1991. From my early beginnings in musical theatre and a national tour of Bran Nue Dae back in 1993, to my first TV appearances in the mid-1990’s on Police Rescue and Fallen Angels, thru to my first feature film role in 2000 with Lantana. Actor’s Equity, MEAA have been with me every step of the way in my acting career. They have never been more relevant than currently as I navigate through my role as Rita Connors on Foxtel’s Wentworth during this time of Covid-19 with all its challenges, health and safety issues.

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“When I started in the industry I joined the union immediately, I've been a proud member since day dot.”