New Zealand born Rebecca Gibney is one of Australia’s most beloved and respected actors. Known for her famed characters, Rebecca will be 100% herself in the Celebrity MasterChef Australia kitchen, perhaps set to reveal more of herself through her food than ever before.
Her much-loved role as quintessential Aussie mum Julie Rafter in Packed To The Rafters earned her a TV Week Gold Logie Award in 2009 for Most Popular Personality, two Silver Logies for Most Popular Actress, along with a string of further nominations. Rebecca will soon return to screens as Julie Rafter in the highly anticipated series, Back To The Rafters. Also to hit screens in 2021 is new series Under The Vines, in which Rebecca stars and executive-produced.
One of Rebecca’s most critically acclaimed roles was as Dr Jane Halifax in Halifax F.P, which featured 21 telemovies spanning 1994 to 2002. In 2020 Rebecca reprised her role in Halifax: Retribution, earning an AACTA award nomination for Best Lead Actress.
Other notable credits include three seasons of acclaimed drama Wanted, which she co-created, produced and starred in, as well as co-producing and starring in both TV movie The Killing Field and spin off drama series Winter.
Feature film credits include P.J. Hogan’s Mental opposite Toni Collette and Anthony LaPaglia, Lowdown Dirty Criminals and Jocelyn Moorhouse’s The Dressmaker alongside Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Liam Hemsworth.
When it comes to food, while Rebecca might let husband Richard play head chef at home, she was spurred on by her son (and big MasterChef Australia fan) Zac to join the Celebrity MasterChef Australia ranks, and now that she’s here, she means business.
Writing her own script in the kitchen, Rebecca is ready to dig deep into her fondest food memories, draw on her connection to her beloved New Zealand and put herself out there like never before, applying her creativity to a whole new medium. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Rebecca will be relentless in her quest for Celebrity MasterChef Australia glory.