born c.1940 Brisbane
, Australia is an Australian actress, now retired, and writer.
Arthy made her professional debut with the Brisbane Repertory Theater in 1958 and from 1961 appeared onstage in Sydney - initially in Alan Seymour
's The One Day of the Year
- and later in Melbourne. Arthy appeared on Australian television from 1962 and made her cinematic debut in the Australian film They're a Weird Mob
in 1966; that same year Arthy began an extended stay in the UK inaugurating a series of British television credits with a guest spot on The Baron
, with subsequent credits including Randall and Hopkirk
, Clouds of Witness
on Masterpiece Theatre
. Arthy made her London stage debut in William Douglas-Home
'sThe Secretary Bird
in 1968 and subsequently participated in the 1970 season at the Chichester Festival Theatre
appearing in Arms and the Man
and Peer Gynt
. She also had supporting roles in the films The Shuttered Room
and Arthur! Arthur!
. In 1975 Arthy resumed her stage and television career in Australia: her final apparent screen credit was the Australian television series Case For the Defense
which ran in May and June of 1978. Arthy has since taught secondary-school English and Drama in Brisbane and has had two novels published:Goodbye Goldilocks
in 1984 and - for younger readers - The Children of Mirrabooka
in 1997. Arthy was married to Australian croquet
champion and film-maker Aggy Read at the time of Read's death 22 August 1998.