Lynne McGranger Acting Up: Me, Myself & Irene


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'From a young age, I could lie like a chop in gravy. I loved the thrill of crafting a story. It wasn't until my twenties that I made the connection that lying is a lot like acting . . .'

For almost 30 years, Lynne McGranger has been entertaining, enthralling and bringing smiles to TV viewers all around the world. A veteran of Home and Away, a popular soap opera syndicated to over 80 countries, Lynne was recently acknowledged as a 'TV actor legend' when she became the longest-serving female cast member of any Australian TV show. Her beloved character, Irene Roberts, has been a font of wisdom, good humour and unforgettable lines for decades. But Lynne's story goes far beyond Summer Bay.

From tales of a childhood full of fad diets in the 1950s (tuna, milk and oranges, anyone?), to embarking on a teaching career (before realising that kids en masse made her nervous), to landing a 'guest role' on Home and Away that's lasted 28 years, Acting Up will have readers laughing out loud and nodding in recognition.

From a self-confessed 'accident looking for a place to happen' comes a frank, heart-warming and hilarious memoir, guaranteed to enthral readers everywhere.

About the Author

Lynne McGranger is an Australian actress best known for her role as Irene Roberts on the popular soap opera Home and Away. She is the second-longest serving cast member after Ray Meagher. She joined the series in 1993, taking over from actress Jacquy Phillips who originally portrayed the character of Irene from 1991 to 1992. As of 2021, McGranger is the longest serving female cast member of a television soap opera in Australia after playing the role for over 28 years.

Lynne's online following has seen her front campaigns for brands such as Optus, 20th Century Fox, Hello Fresh, Black Pepper Clothing and Australian Hearing Week. She is a proud ambassador for Save Our Sons (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy), Childfund Australia, and is a devoted supporter and ambassador for the AFL's Sydney Swans.

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