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Beth Buchanan
Born Beth Christine Buchanan
(1972-03-10) 10 March 1972 (age 43)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1980–present
Partner(s) Raimondo Cortese
Children 3

Beth Christine Buchanan (born 10 March 1972 in Sydney) is an Australian actress. She is best known for the television roles of Gemma Ramsay in Neighbours, in the early 1990s, and Susan Croydon in Blue Heelers from 1994. She is also a long-standing member of the Ranters Theatre company.[1]

Early life[edit]

Buchanan is the daughter of musician Tony Buchanan (formerly of Crossfire) and teacher Jo Buchanan. She is the youngest of three children; her brother Miles and sister Simone are also actors.


Buchanan's television work includes appearances in Secret Valley, Runaway Island, Island Trader, Pirates Island, A Country Practice, Home and Away, Stingers, Hey Dad..! (where her older sister Simone starred as Debbie Kelly) and The Brittas Empire. Her longest running part, between 1994 and 2006, was the recurring role of Susan Croydon, the daughter of Tom Croydon, in the popular series Blue Heelers. Major storylines included becoming a school teacher; attempting to take the blame when drugs were planted in her and Tom's home; and losing her baby as a result of a hit-and-run targeted at her father. Buchanan played Rita Heywood in both series of ABC1's journalism-orientated comedy Lowdown.

Film roles have included Newsfront, Flute Man, A Good Thing Going, Fortress (1986) — based on the Faraday School kidnappingThe Rogue Stallion, and The King. She also played the title character in Peter Long's short "A Telephone Call for Genevieve Snow" (2000). Adapted from the story by Carmel Bird, it won the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival in 2000.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Buchanan has three sons (born 2004, 2007 and 2010) with her partner, playwright Raimondo Cortese.[1][3][4]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Usher, Robin (17 July 2008) "Swimming in success" SMH.com.au (Retrieved: 1 March 2010)
  2. ^ "About Carmel Bird" CarmelBird.com (Retrieved: 1 March 2010)
  3. ^ Yeap, Sue (16 April 2010). "Making news for laughs". TheWest.com.au. Retrieved 3 May 2010. 
  4. ^ Usher, Robin (9 May 2005) "Writing of lives less ordinary" TheAge.com.au (Retrieved: 1 March 2010)

External links[edit]

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Colorado Hometown Weekly

Colorado Hometown Weekly
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:31:04 -0800

Cayra Arellano, a first-grader, swings through the course as PE teacher, Beth Buchanan, watches. Students at Ryan Elementary School in Lafayette are training on an obstacle course to become ninjas. For more photos, go to www.dailycamera.com.

Think Progress

Think Progress
Fri, 05 Dec 2008 07:32:20 -0800

mary.gif Mary Beth Buchanan was appointed by President Bush to serve as U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh in Sept. 2001. Buchanan has held several significant posts within the Bush/Ashcroft/Gonzales Justice Department, most notably serving as director the ...

New York Times

New York Times
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:43:55 -0800

Soon Mr. Moffatt is playing another character — a street performer who mimes different birds — and then Beth Buchanan is discussing sleeplessness; and Mr. Cortese, the pleasures and perils of a solitary life. These are interesting enough, taken ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:57:13 -0800

A previous court analysis indicated that between 2004 and 2013, he filed 304 frivolous lawsuits, including cases against former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. During the all-day competency hearing Wednesday, Dr.

Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska Dispatch News
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 18:50:03 -0800

Buchanan's mom and high school coach, Beth Buchanan, said Jenna's interest in basketball started in elementary school. When she was in 5th grade, the junior high coaches asked if she wanted to help out at practices. “It was really her junior high ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:55:36 -0800

Costa, according to the charging document signed by then-U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan, committed fraud from 1996 through 2001 in billing submitted to Highmark for dental treatment. Five years later, the Associated Press reported, Dr. Carson said ...

Yahoo Health

Yahoo Health
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 05:09:36 -0800

But you can be there for me.” — Nnedi Stephens. 7. “I can't just wish away my depression. It doesn't help when you say, 'But the holidays are so fun!' — Beth Buchanan. 8. “I'm OK missing out on the things you think are important. I'm OK alone ...
Law360 (subscription)
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:19:01 -0800

The jury was excused briefly in the noon hour while U.S. District Judge Kimba M. Wood took the call, from Bryan Cave white collar partner Mary Beth Buchanan. Buchanan, a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, represents Skelos ...

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