Jacinta Stapelton

“My love of acting began when I was about six. I joined an acting agency and began working at eight. I did some children’s theatre, then TV roles such as The Flying Doctors, Genie from Down Under and other guest star roles.

I finished secondary college where I studied drama and went on to do Neighbours. After three years of that I left Australia to go to LA to further my career.

Now I’m back and I’ve just completed a fantastic film called Dalkeith. It’s a true story set in a nursing home with a really great cast. It was great working with notable actors like Gus Mercurio, Ray Barret and Esme Melville.

Coincidently the movie is about a greyhound that is much loved by those in the nursing home. The important thing is that the story has a happy ending!

I am just about to start doing ‘Romeo and Juliet’ which I’m looking forward to, and I’m also studying psychology at university.

Since then I have worked on Blue Heelers, Last Man Standing, Stingers, All Saints, Out of the Blue, Cops LAC, and Nightmares and Dreamscapes.

A lot of young people today are concerned about issues such as the environment and cruelty to animals. They are very particular about what they put both into their bodies and onto their bodies.

They don’t want to support companies that exploit 3rd world countries or defenceless animals. CCF is doing a great job putting the information people want out there into the public arena.

So that is why I am here doing this with CCF. In spite of what you may have been led to believe, it is really so easy to make a difference. In this case, just change your shopping list and support companies that do not test on animals”

“It is really so easy to make a difference. In this case, just change your shopping list and support companies that do not test on animals.”