Oh Janet King producers – should you be reading this, believe me when I say you’ll make many a queer woman across Australia very happy if Sgt. Grieve is back cracking mysteries and sharing intimacies with Ms King for Season 3 in 2017!
“Our philosophy is simple,” says Janet King, President and Founder of Kids Now Canada, “You have to let a child know that someone believes in them.”
|Year||Award||Category||Recipients and nominees||Result|
|2014||AACTA Awards||Best Lead Actress in a Television Drama||Marta Dusseldorp||Won|
|Best Television Drama Series||Janet King||Nominated|
|2015||Logie Awards||Most Outstanding Actress||Marta Dusseldorp||Nominated|
|Most Outstanding Drama Series||Janet King||Nominated|
I suggested the dearth of television and film representation of queer women over 40 all around the world has led to her character being embraced, and that in the eight episodes of Janet King Season 2, she’s become somewhat of a queer icon.
Despite her busy schedule, Anita Hegh is brimming with friendly enthusiasm when she squeezes me in on very short notice for what turns out to be a warm and lengthy chat. She is near the end of the run of All My Sons at Sydney Theatre Co, while by day she is deep in rehearsals for Twelfth Night at Belvoir St Theatre. This is a woman who doesn’t often rest. She is under no illusions about the discussion we are about to have: what was it like stepping into the role of AFP Sergeant Bianca Grieve, and playing opposite Marta Dusseldorp as the new love interest for Janet King, one of Australia’s most prominent TV lesbians.