Marta Dusseldorp Remembered Veteran Actress, The Late Judi Farr, As A Courageous Performer After Continuing To Perform A place to call home following his diagnosis of Bell’s palsy.
The affliction causes paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of the face, but Farr, who played Aunt Peg in the Foxtel drama, continued to work.
“It started when he was on set,” recalls Dusseldorp.
“She went into Chris’ (Martin-Jones producer) office and said, ‘I guess that means I won’t be there.’ Chris said, ‘Don’t be ridiculous. If you’re happy with it then, of course, you’re welcome. Let’s do it!’
“I remember working with her, and she was in a lot of pain that day.”
Farr has appeared in three seasons of A place to call home until 2015.
“So I’m happy that he had so many great years after that, because it was a pretty terrible diagnosis at the time, I remember.
In 2021 Farr recounted TV tonight it was the stage it was the discipline she liked best.
“It is mainly the theater that I liked. Death of a Salesman, 84 Charring Cross Road, Women of Troybut nothing on television has filled me with good memories.
Dusseldorp adds: “She was a supporter of the theatre. She is a triumphant actress on the stage.