Who is Belinda McClory?
Belinda McClory was born on 1 November 1968 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Adelaide, South Australia. She’s a 53-year-old actress and screenwriter, probably best recognized for landing the role of Kirsty Nichols in the ABC legal drama series “Janus” (1994-1995), playing Switch in the sci-fi action film “The Matrix” (1999), and featuring as Alice Harvey in the ABC TV / Seven Network period drama series “The Doctor Blake Mysteries” (2014-2018).
How rich is she, as of now? Belinda McClory Net Worth
As of early 2022, Belinda McClory’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million; acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment. She has garnered nearly 40 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in 1990.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Belinda McClory spent her early years in her hometown of Adelaide, raised by her parents, but about whom little is known except that her father was a police officer. It’s also unknown whether she has siblings or is an only child. She holds Australian nationality and belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, is of part-Scottish descent, and is a Christian., Belinda hasn’t shared any details regarding her education.
Belinda launched her professional acting career in 1990, when she made her debut TV appearance as Tess in the episode “Kiss Me Kate: Part 1” of the Seven Network soap opera “A Country Practice”. She then continued to land minor roles in such TV series as “The Flying Doctors”, “Seven Deadly Sins”, and “Phoenix”. In 1993, she took the role of Pauline in the made-for-TV action drama film “The Feds: Deadfall”, which was directed by Kate Woods and featured such actors as Robert Taylor, Angie Milliken and John Bach.
Rise to Prominence
Belinda McClory landed her breakthrough role when she was chosen to play Kirsty Nichols, the main character in the ABC legal drama series “Janus” (1994-1995), which is a spin-off from the 1992 crime drama series “Phoenix”. Although the series was critically acclaimed, it was canceled after two seasons due to low ratings, but for her performance, she received an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Drama.
Belinda then made her debut feature film appearance as Sharon, in the 1996 drama film “Life”, which was written and directed by Lawrence Johnston.
During the same year, she also played Janet Campbell in the romantic comedy-drama film “Hotel De Love”, next to Aden Young and Saffron Burrows. In 1997, she was cast as Wendy in the ABC TV drama miniseries “Simone De Beauvoir’s Babies”, after which she guest-starred in such TV series as “The Adventures Of Lano & Woodley”, “Good Guys, Bad Guys”, and “Murder Call”, to name a few.
Belinda McClory gained enormous international success in 1999, after starring as Switch in the highly popular sci-fi action film “The Matrix”, sharing the screen with such actors as Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, among others; it was written and directed by the Wachowskis, and was the first installment of the franchise of the same title.
The film was a huge box office success, grossing over $460 million on a $63 million budget, and was also met with widespread critical acclaim, winning four Academy Awards for Best Film Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound, and Best Sound Editing. It became one of the greatest sci-fi film titles of all time.
Also in 1999, she took the recurring role of Senior Constable Robyn Taylor in the Seven Network police drama series “Blue Heelers”, and featured as Detective. JJ Wilson in the thriller film “Redball”, written and directed by Jon Hewitt. It was followed by her portrayals of Kay in the comedy-drama film “Mullet”, which earned her an Australian Film Institute Award nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, and Lynn Graham in the horror film “Cubbyhouse”, both released in 2001.
The same year, she also had the leading role of Tanya Dunne in the ABC TV comedy series “Corridors Of Power”, next to Philip Quast, Jeremy Sims and Anne Looby.
In 2004, Belinda McClory performed in the production of “Frozen”, for which she won a Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play. She then wrote, and starred as Gretchen in the 2006 drama film “Darklovestory”, for which she won the Best Actress Award at Melbourne Underground Film Festival. Later that year, she played Jeanette in the crime drama mystery film “The Book Of Revelation”, alongside Tom Long and Greta Scacchi.
Two years later, she played Kay Wright in the horror-thriller film “Acolytes”, after which she wrotem and portrayed Katherine / Marilyn in the thriller film “X: Night Of Vengeance”, which was released in 2011. It was followed by her appearance as Meredith Baxter in the 2014 dystopian sci-fi action thriller film “Elimination Game”, for which she also served as a writer.
Her next significant role came later that year when she joined the main cast of the ABC TV / Seven Network period drama series “The Doctor Blake Mysteries”, in which she landed the role of Alice Harvey until 2018, sharing the screen with such actors as Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner and Rick Donald.
Parallel with that, she also played Belinda in the comedy TV series “Little Acorns” (2016), and did the voice-over of Civix in the made-for-TV sci-fi thriller film “Oddlands” (2017). Most recently, she starred as The Chairperson in the 2019 sci-fi action film “2099: The Soldier Protocol”, and appeared in the 2022 drama film “Shadow”.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Belinda McClory has long dark brown hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), while her weight is around 137lbs (62kgs). Information about her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.
Belinda McClory is a married woman. Her husband is famous Australian film director Jon Hewitt, known for his work on “Redball” (1999), “Acolytes” (2008), and “X: Night Of Vengeance” (2011). The two exchanged their wedding vows at a ceremony held on 30 January 1999; they don’t have children.