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Muswellbrook Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Muswellbrook

Bruce Beresford

Bruce Beresford is an Australian film director and screenwriter. He was born in Muswellbrook on August 16, 1940. Known for his diverse filmmaking career, Beresford has directed notable films including "Breaker Morant" (1980), "Tender Mercies" (1983), and "Driving Miss Daisy" (1989), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. He is regarded as one of Australia's most successful directors.

Belinda Emmett

Belinda Emmett was an Australian actress and singer, born on April 12, 1974, in Muswellbrook. She gained recognition for her role in the television drama series "Home and Away" as Rebecca Fisher. Belinda was a talented actress, and her promising career was cut short when she tragically passed away from cancer on November 11, 2006, at the age of 32.

Camille Keenan

Camille Keenan is an Australian actress born on July 30, 1983, in Muswellbrook. She has appeared in various television shows and movies, including the popular Australian drama series "Wentworth" and the film "Beautiful" (2009). Keenan's talent and versatile acting skills have made her a respected figure in the Australian entertainment industry.

Sharon O'Neill

Sharon O'Neill is a New Zealand singer-songwriter who was born in Nelson but spent her early life in Muswellbrook. She gained popularity in the late 1970s and 1980s with hit songs such as "Maxine" and "Words." O'Neill has achieved success in both New Zealand and Australia, receiving several awards for her contributions to music.

Andrew Johns

Andrew Johns, known as "Joey," is a former Australian professional rugby league footballer. He was born in Cessnock but grew up in Muswellbrook. Considered one of the greatest rugby league players of all time, Johns had a successful career playing for the Newcastle Knights and the Australian national team. His exceptional skills and numerous accolades have earned him a place in the sport's Hall of Fame.

Paul Vautin

Paul Vautin, also known as "Fatty," is an Australian sports presenter, television personality, and former professional rugby league footballer. Born in Muswellbrook on July 21, 1959, Vautin played for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the Australian national team during his rugby league career. Following his playing days, he became a prominent figure in television, hosting the popular sports entertainment show "The Footy Show" for many years.

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