Magda Szubanski

Magdalene Mary Szubanski AO is an Australian television and film actress, comedian and writer. Szubanski's career started as a writer and performer of sketch comedy and has since progressed to production of TV, film acting, and musical theatre.

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The Golden Compass (2007)

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Ian McShane

After overhearing a shocking secret, precocious orphan Lyra Belacqua trades her carefree existence roaming the halls of Jordan College for an otherworldly adventure in the far North, unaware that it's part of her destiny.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Weitz
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Daniel Craig  •  Eva Green  •  Ian McShane

Babe (1995)

Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mum, Babe realises that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Noonan
CAST:  Christine Cavanaugh  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  Danny Mann  •  Hugo Weaving

Babe is a little pig who doesn't quite know his place in the world. With a bunch of odd friends, like Ferdinand the duck who thinks he is a rooster and Fly the dog he calls mum, Babe realises that he has the makings to become the greatest sheep pig of all time, and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Noonan
CAST:  Christine Cavanaugh  •  Miriam Margolyes  •  Danny Mann  •  Hugo Weaving

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  Mary Stein  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Magda Szubanski

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  James Cromwell  •  Mary Stein  •  Mickey Rooney  •  Magda Szubanski

Happy Feet (2006)

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Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Lombardo Boyar  •  Robin Williams  •  Johnny A. Sanchez  •  Carlos Alazraqui

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Lombardo Boyar  •  Robin Williams  •  Johnny A. Sanchez  •  Carlos Alazraqui

Son of the Mask (2005)

Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Guterman
CAST:  Jamie Kennedy  •  Alan Cumming  •  Traylor Howard  •  Kal Penn

Tim Avery, an aspiring cartoonist, finds himself in a predicament when his dog stumbles upon the mask of Loki. Then after conceiving an infant son "born of the mask", he discovers just how looney child raising can be.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lawrence Guterman
CAST:  Jamie Kennedy  •  Alan Cumming  •  Traylor Howard  •  Kal Penn

Da Kath & Kim Code (2005)

The squabbling mother and daughter, Kath and Kim, embark on an excursion into the unexplored crannies of life at Lagoon Court, Fountain Lakes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Emery
CAST:  Jane Turner  •  Gina Riley  •  Glenn Robbins  •  Peter Rowsthorn

The squabbling mother and daughter, Kath and Kim, embark on an excursion into the unexplored crannies of life at Lagoon Court, Fountain Lakes.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Emery
CAST:  Jane Turner  •  Gina Riley  •  Glenn Robbins  •  Peter Rowsthorn

Happy Feet Two (2011)

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Robin Williams  •  Pink  •  Elizabeth Daily

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Robin Williams  •  Pink  •  Elizabeth Daily

Goddess (2013)

Elspeth Dickens dreams of finding her "voice" despite being stuck in an isolated farmhouse with her twin toddlers. A web-cam becomes her pathway to fame and fortune, but at a price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Lamprell
CAST:  Laura Michelle Kelly  •  Ronan Keating  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Dustin Clare

Elspeth Dickens dreams of finding her "voice" despite being stuck in an isolated farmhouse with her twin toddlers. A web-cam becomes her pathway to fame and fortune, but at a price.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Lamprell
CAST:  Laura Michelle Kelly  •  Ronan Keating  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Dustin Clare

Dogwoman: The Legend of Dogwoman (2001)

Margaret O'Halloran sets out to discover whether a dog killed her friend and mentor, Harry Bowman. To do this, O'Halloran must delve into the dark secrets of her home town and what she finds not only turns her world upside down, it could cost her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Moloney
CAST:  Magda Szubanski  •  Tara Morice  •  Raj Ryan  •  Alison Whyte

Margaret O'Halloran sets out to discover whether a dog killed her friend and mentor, Harry Bowman. To do this, O'Halloran must delve into the dark secrets of her home town and what she finds not only turns her world upside down, it could cost her life.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Moloney
CAST:  Magda Szubanski  •  Tara Morice  •  Raj Ryan  •  Alison Whyte

Dogwoman: Dead Dog Walking (2000)

Margaret O'Halloran is a dog trainer with a unique talent and a nose for a mystery. Now an old lady has been savaged to death, her faithful dog is the prime suspect. But Margaret smells a murderer of the two legged variety.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowan Woods
CAST:  Magda Szubanski  •  Tara Morice  •  Raj Ryan  •  Sandy Winton

Margaret O'Halloran is a dog trainer with a unique talent and a nose for a mystery. Now an old lady has been savaged to death, her faithful dog is the prime suspect. But Margaret smells a murderer of the two legged variety.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rowan Woods
CAST:  Magda Szubanski  •  Tara Morice  •  Raj Ryan  •  Sandy Winton

Dogwoman: A Grrrl's Best Friend (2000)

An eco-bomber is terrorizing the city. Margaret O'Halloran and Kelty are called in to assist only to discover that the bomber could be Margaret's idealistic younger cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cameron
CAST:  Magda Szubanski  •  Tara Morice  •  Raj Ryan  •  Tiriel Mora

An eco-bomber is terrorizing the city. Margaret O'Halloran and Kelty are called in to assist only to discover that the bomber could be Margaret's idealistic younger cousin.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Cameron
CAST:  Magda Szubanski  •  Tara Morice  •  Raj Ryan  •  Tiriel Mora

Bran Nue Dae (2009)

In the Summer of 1965 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Perkins
CAST:  Rocky McKenzie  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jessica Mauboy  •  Ernie Dingo

In the Summer of 1965 a young man is filled with the life of the idyllic old pearling port Broome - fishing, hanging out with his mates and his girl. However his mother returns him to the religious mission for further schooling. After being punished for an act of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Perkins
CAST:  Rocky McKenzie  •  Geoffrey Rush  •  Jessica Mauboy  •  Ernie Dingo

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)

Steve Irwin, AKA The Crocodile Hunter, has avoided the death-roll and saved a croc from poachers. But what he doesn't know is that the crocodile has swallowed a top secret U.S. satellite beacon, and the poachers are actually American special agents sent to retrieve it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stainton
CAST:  Steve Irwin  •  Terri Irwin  •  Magda Szubanski  •  David Wenham

Steve Irwin, AKA The Crocodile Hunter, has avoided the death-roll and saved a croc from poachers. But what he doesn't know is that the crocodile has swallowed a top secret U.S. satellite beacon, and the poachers are actually American special agents sent to retrieve it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Stainton
CAST:  Steve Irwin  •  Terri Irwin  •  Magda Szubanski  •  David Wenham

Kath & Kimderella (2012)

Kath & Kim turn more than just heads when they go on an overseas trip and end up being the centre of their very own fairytale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Emery
CAST:  Jane Turner  •  Gina Riley  •  Glenn Robbins  •  Peter Rowsthorn

Kath & Kim turn more than just heads when they go on an overseas trip and end up being the centre of their very own fairytale.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ted Emery
CAST:  Jane Turner  •  Gina Riley  •  Glenn Robbins  •  Peter Rowsthorn

Santapprentice (2013)

Santa Claus must train a shy little boy to replace him as he reluctantly retires.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Shane Jacobsen  •  Delta Goodrem  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Hugh Sheridan

Santa Claus must train a shy little boy to replace him as he reluctantly retires.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  Shane Jacobsen  •  Delta Goodrem  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Hugh Sheridan

Dr. Plonk (2007)

A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  Nigel Martin  •  Paul Blackwell  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Wayne Anthoney

A scientist & inventor in 1907, Dr Plonk, predicts that the world will end in 101 years, unless something is done about it.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rolf de Heer
CAST:  Nigel Martin  •  Paul Blackwell  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Wayne Anthoney

The BBQ (2018)

Dazza's passion in life is barbecuing, but unfortunately he accidentally gives his neighbours food poisoning. To make amends, he receives tutelage from a Scottish chef, and together they enter an international barbecue competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Amis
CAST:  Shane Jacobson  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Manu Feildel  •  Nicholas Hammond

Dazza's passion in life is barbecuing, but unfortunately he accidentally gives his neighbours food poisoning. To make amends, he receives tutelage from a Scottish chef, and together they enter an international barbecue competition.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Stephen Amis
CAST:  Shane Jacobson  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Manu Feildel  •  Nicholas Hammond

Three Summers (2017)

Set over three summers at The Westival, a fictional West Australian rural folk festival redoubtable local radio personality ‘Queenie' describes as "Australia in a tent". Two young musicians fall in love against a wider collection of tales dealing with a microcosm ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Elton
CAST:  Robert Sheehan  •  Rebecca Breeds  •  John Waters  •  Deborah Mailman

Set over three summers at The Westival, a fictional West Australian rural folk festival redoubtable local radio personality ‘Queenie' describes as "Australia in a tent". Two young musicians fall in love against a wider collection of tales dealing with a microcosm ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Elton
CAST:  Robert Sheehan  •  Rebecca Breeds  •  John Waters  •  Deborah Mailman

Ride Like a Girl (2019)

The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Griffiths
CAST:  Teresa Palmer  •  Sam Neill  •  Sullivan Stapleton  •  Magda Szubanski

The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rachel Griffiths
CAST:  Teresa Palmer  •  Sam Neill  •  Sullivan Stapleton  •  Magda Szubanski

Fly Me to the Moon (2019)

Prominent Aussies reflect on the Moon Landing - the triumph of human achievement. Using footage not seen since that momentous day, John Barron documents the aftermath as Apollo 11 astronauts made their way around our nation.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  John Barron  •  Bert Newton  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Normie Rowe

Prominent Aussies reflect on the Moon Landing - the triumph of human achievement. Using footage not seen since that momentous day, John Barron documents the aftermath as Apollo 11 astronauts made their way around our nation.  (more)

DIRECTION: 
CAST:  John Barron  •  Bert Newton  •  Magda Szubanski  •  Normie Rowe
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