Brighton, East Sussex, England [May 2009]
Her grandmother was music hall singer, Sarah Bonner.
Loves mythology and incorporates it into her novels.
Has written a number of novels including Cow and Cow Parsley (1985), Fishcakes at the Ritz (1989), The Seventh Sunrise (1994) and Fear and Favour (1996).
The London-born actress grew up in England where she attended a convent school, before moving to Australia where her parents, Darcy Nigel Barry and Irene McCullen Cornwell, emigrated.