McGranger, Lynne

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McGranger, Lynne Gender: F
born on 29 January 1953 at 08:30 (= 08:30 AM )
Place Sydney, Australia, 33s52, 151e13
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 08°44' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 27°11 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 18°42'

Lynne McGranger (arriving at the 2016 TV Week Logie Awards)
photo: Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia, license cc-by-sa-2.0


Australian actress best known for her role as Irene Roberts on soap opera Home and Away. McGranger has played this role for over 23 years, having joined the series in 1993, when she took over from actress Jacqui Phillips who originally portrayed the character of Irene Roberts in 1991 and 1992.

McGranger was originally a primary school teacher before training as an actor. She started her career in stage roles. Her early roles included Rose in Bye Bye Birdie and Anita in West Side Story. After further experience with the Q Theatre in Penrith, west of Sydney, she started working in television and won a small part in soap opera The Flying Doctors.

She undertook her best-known role on 12 January 1993, when she joined the cast of Home and Away playing Irene Roberts. At first cast in a guest role, McGranger was made a permanent cast member on 7 October 1993. In 2014 McGranger overtook former co-star Kate Richie as the longest serving actress to play the same character in Australian television.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Frances, Cornelia (born 7 April 1941). Notes: Costars on "Home and Away," 1993, 2001–2009, 2011–2013, 2016, 2017
  • associate relationship with Grantley, Gyton (born 17 July 1980). Notes: Costars on "Home and Away," 2007
  • associate relationship with Lenka (born 19 March 1978). Notes: Costars on "Home and Away," 1994
  • associate relationship with Tari, Ben (born 4 July 1972). Notes: Costars on "Home and Away," 1997-2008
  • associate relationship with Wallace, Rowena (born 23 August 1947). Notes: Costars on "Home and Away," 2001-2003


  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 1991 (Birth of daughter, Clancy)
  • Work : New Job 12 January 1993 (Joined the cast of "Home and Away")
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  • Work : Gain social status 7 October 1993 (Made a permanent "Home and Away" cast member)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield asked McGranger on Twitter, "at what time were you born on 29 January 1953 please?" and she replied, "8.30 in the morning I believe X" [1]. Place confirmed from birth notice: "McGRANGER.-- January 29, at Royal Hospital, Paddington, to Audrey and Bruce - a daughter (Lynne)" (Sydney Morning Herald, 31 Jan. 1953, p. 40 [2]).


  • Family : Relationship : Cohabitation more than 3 yrs (Partner of more than thirty years, Paul McWaters)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One daughter, Clancy)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Primary school)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (TV, stage)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (Longest serving actress to play the same character in Australian TV)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession