The sad passing of an Australian treasure.
Australian Indigenous actress Ningali Lawford-Wolf has died at the age of 52 on Sunday, August 11, whilst on tour in Edinburgh with the Sydney Theatre Company.
STC released a statement at the devastating news.
'Ningali was an incredibly talented performer as well as a wonderfully caring and thoughtful person. We’ve lost one of Australian theatre’s greatest treasures. Ningali was a Wangkatjungka woman born under a tree at Christmas Creek Station in the far north Kimberley region of Western Australia. Ningali trained as a dancer at the Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre, then continued to perform professionally with Bangarra Dance Theatre to build an impressive stage and screen career. She is well known for her films Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Bran Nue Dae (2009) and Last Cab to Darwin (2015) and television shows The Circuit (2007 – 2010), 3 Acts of Murder (2009), Little J & Big Cuz (2017) and Mystery Road (2018).
Ningali was a wonderful mother to Jaden, Rosie, Alexander, William, and Florence, and loving grandmother to Zavia and Mia.
Ningali’s family as well as the cast and crew of The Secret River are understandably very distressed by this news. All of us at STC offer our condolences to Ningali’s family and friends, and ask that their privacy is respected at this time.'
Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to her family.
Watch Lawford-Wolf's moving performance in the Rabbit Proof Fence trailer...