Actress Ningali Lawford-Wolf, best known for her roles on stage and screen, has died at the age of 52.

Sydney Theatre Company confirmed the passing in an official statement.

Sydney Theatre Company is absolutely devastated to confirm the passing away of Ningali Lawford-Wolf in Edinburgh, Scotland on Sunday 11th August, while she was touring with STC and performing in The Secret River,” it reads.

“Ningali was an incredibly talented performer as well as a wonderfully caring and thoughtful person. We’ve lost one of Australian theatre’s greatest treasures.”

Ningali is best known for her roles in Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), Bran Nue Dae (2009) and Last Cab to Darwin (2015) and television shows The Circuit (2007 – 2010), 3 Acts of Murder (2009), Little J & Big Cuz (2017) and Mystery Road (2018). She has also performed professionally with Bangarra Dance Theatre in Sydney.


She leaves behind her children (Jaden, Rosie, Alexander, William, and Florence), and grandchildren (Zavia and Mia).

Our thoughts go out to Ningali’s friends and family during this heartbreaking time.

The above picture of Ningali Lawford-Wolf has been approved by the actor’s family.

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