Theatrical history uncovered
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Tuesday, 7.30pm, SBS ONE
AWARD-WINNING actress Asher Keddie always felt a connection to her ancestors.
The indescribable bond has been something she has longed to explore, and now she finally gets the chance in this heartwarming and fascinating episode of Who Do
You Think You Are?
Many viewers may not know that Keddie was a child actress. Having been involved in film, television and theatre almost all her life, she wondered where this passion for the arts stemmed from.
As she looks back into the past she soon discovers her great, great, great aunt Violet Varley was also an actress and singer and shared uncanny parallels to her own life. It’s wonderful to see just how excited Keddie is to learn of her ancestor’s similar path in life and that it may have been the inspiration, in some part, for her own success.
Keddie then travels to England and looks back as far as the historic records go to learn about her family history. What unravels is an intriguing and exciting story with the actress discovering she has links to royalty, including King George IV’s private band. Given the interest in Keddie from her
Offspring and Paper Giants roles, this episode is an entertaining and enjoyable one that viewers will happily follow.