Brooke Anderson

A leading regular role in television’s Logie award winning series E Street (1989), a nomination for the prestigious Penguin Award for Best Performance by a Juvenile, and winner of the Variety Club Award for Most Outstanding Juvenile Actress.

Brooke won international acclaim when she was just six years old, with her portrayal as the young make-believe mother in the hard hitting cubby house, drug abuse commercial that won awards all over the world. Brooke then proved herself to be one of Australia’s most popular young stars, winning rave reviews and hearts across the country for four years, with her portrayal of Claire Fielding; headstrong young daughter of Dr. Elly Fielding (Penny Cook) in Ch.10’s long running series E Street (1989).

Evolving into one of Australia’s leading teenage entertainment personalities and in constant demand, Brooke’s credits include A Country Practice, Water Rats (1996), Home & Away and the popular ABC series GP – her first musical It was a Very Good Year for Kevin Jacobson Productions, a lead in the Tele-movie You and Me and Uncle Bob (1993), her own family series Glad Rags (1995), for the nine network and British television, Ocean Girl (1994) series 3 & 4, ‘Jonathon Shiff’ Productions, (Ch. 10) & the Disney Channel, and the Search for Treasure Island Series 1 & 2 for The Grundy Organization. Her singing & dancing talents led to appearances on stage, television, clubs and conventions around Australia, from the Entertainment Center to Darling Harbor and the Opera House. Brooke released her first C.D. single & video clip, a pop-rap song Step Back (Peace not War) for Mushroom records when she was just 12 years old. In 1998 she worked in Los Angeles with renowned record producer Shel Talmy (The Who, David Bowie, The Kinks).

Whilst Brooke has been acting since she was four years old, her aspirations have broadened over the last several years to include a passion for the “behind the camera” action. Taking three years off to finish her schooling, Brooke decided to actively study writing, producing and directing in the USA, completing several courses with prestigious film schools, including: The Hollywood Film Institute and The International Film and Television Workshops and UCLA.

Settling in Los Angeles, California, Brooke interned at the Production Office of Local Boys; with the producers at Capstone Pictures (Jennie Lew Tugend, Ricarda Ankenbrand & Ron Moler; and in development at Tony and Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Films. In June, 2003 Brooke joined the independent feature film Diamonds & Guns as 1st AD; filming in Las Vegas and starring ‘Renee O’Connor (I)’.

Brooke has recently stepped back into the acting world with five independent feature films wrapped successfully since 2003; a Co-Star role in the hit series Lost (2004), and the up and coming Sitcom Happy Hour (2006).

In January 2005, Brooke formed her first production company, Gala Films which helmed her award-winning debut short film “Forced Entry.” After Writing/Producing/Directing and Editing the project as BP Anderson, the short is already traveling the world-wide festival circuit as an “Official Selection” to over 18 festivals, including: TropFest, Method Fest, Toronto World Wide Short Film Festival, Newport Beach Film Festival, Seattle International, Rhode Island International, Filmstock in London. It was a semi-finalist at the Action/Cut short film competition, winner of “Best of the Fest”, “Best Comedy” & “Best Supporting Actor” at the Great lakes International Film Festival; and a top-five finalist for the Rosemount Diamond Award at the Jackson Hole Film Festival; recognizing “the next generation of Australian Film Talent.”

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