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Susie Porter
, 2000 (printed 2001)

by Peter Brew-Bevan

gelatin silver photograph (sheet: 49.5 cm x 40.6 cm, image: 45.9 cm x 37.6 cm)

Susie Porter is an actor, whose first film appearances were in Idiot Box (1996), Paradise Road (1997), and the disastrous Stephen Elliott venture Welcome to Woop Woop (1998). The sexual candour of her character in the latter was reprised in her leading roles in Davida Allen's Feeling Sexy (2000), Better Than Sex (2001), and The Monkey's Mask (2001). She also appeared in the fictionalised biography of Tap Dogs creator Dein Perry, Bootmen (2000), which is set in her native Newcastle. She will next be seen in Star Wars: Episode 2. Porter won an FCCA Annual Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film Two Hands (1999).

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2001
Accession number: 2001.172