Lisa Chappell Biography
Lisa Chappell is a New Zealand actress and musician born on 18th October 1968 in Auckland, New Zealand. She is best known for her role as Claire McLeod on the Nine Network drama series ‘McLeod’s Daughters’.
Lisa Chappell Age
Lisa was born on 18 October 1968 in Auckland, New Zealand (49 years as of 2017)
Lisa Chappell Height
Cha ppell is 1.77 m high.
Lisa Chappell Husband/ Lisa Chappell Married
Chappell married Chris Taylor in 2001 after they met at her co-star Rachael Carpani’s 21st birthday party, they later divorced in 2005. She made the decision to become a vegetarian after joining the cast of McLeod’s Daughters. Chappell also supports donating blood and encourages everyone to give blood. She loves to write lyrics and other texts.
Lisa Chappell Hercules
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American television series filmed in New Zealand, based on the tales of the classical Greek culture hero Heracles (Hercules was his Roman analogue). It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999. It ran for six seasons, producing action figures and other memorabilia as it became one of the highest rated syndicated television shows in the world at that time.
It was preceded by several TV movies with the same major characters in 1994 as part of Universal Television’s Action Pack in order of appearance: Hercules and the Amazon Women, Hercules and the Lost Kingdom, Hercules and the Circle of Fire, Hercules in the Underworld, and Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur, the last of which served mostly as a “clip show” of the previous movies as a lead up to the series. The show was cancelled midway through filming of the sixth season, and only a total of eight episodes were produced after Kevin Sorbo initially declined to renew a three-year extension contract to continue his role as Hercules.
Lisa Chappell Feet
Lisa Chappell Music
Chappell’s current focus is her music career. Her debut album, When Then Is Now, was released on 1 May 2006. She did some minor touring in Australia and New Zealand to support the album’s release.
Lisa Chappell When Then Is Now
When Then Is Now is actress Lisa Chappell’s first CD. It was released on 1 May 2006. She got her inspiration for the songs on the set of the series McLeod’s Daughters. Chappell said, “I was very influenced by the landscape we worked in just outside of (sic) Adelaide. The environment was so harsh.
In the summer it could get up to 50 degrees outside and the winters were very cold. I was out in the elements all day but I couldn’t wait to get home and practice my guitar and write songs.” She was influenced in her writing by artists like Bob Dylan and Neil Young and two albums in particular: Damien Rice’s O and Lucinda Williams’ Essence.
- Flowers In The Wasteland
- Love’s Around The Corner
- Mother Son
- Pheromone City
- When Then Is Now
- Auckland Airport (intro to Dancing Hands)
- Dancing Hands
- Midnight Bird
Lisa Chappell Mcleods Daughters
McLeod’s Daughters is an Australian television drama program created by Posie Graeme-Evans and Caroline Stanton. It was produced by Millennium Television and later Southern Star for the Nine Network, premiered on the Nine Network on 8 August 2001, becoming one of the most successful series on Australian television as it was met with critical acclaim. Initially, the series starred Lisa Chappell and Bridie Carter as two main protagonists, with Sonia Todd, Jessica Napier, Rachael Carpani, Aaron Jeffery and Myles Pollard in leading roles.
John Jarrett had a recurring role as Killarney station hand and Meg Fountain’s love interest, Terry Dodge. Following the third season, the series took a different direction as main cast members began to depart, with a high cast turn-over occurring throughout the remaining years. After eight seasons and 224 episodes, the series was cancelled and the final episode was broadcast on 31January 2009.
The origins of the series go back to the early 1990s, when Graeme-Evans had the ideas of creating a television series set in rural Australia with women in the leading roles. A television film was produced and aired on 11 May 1996 and was extremely successful and remains the most successful telemovie in Australian history. The series was intended to follow the film soon after but failed to do so when the Nine Network refused to pick it up. It eventually went into production in 2000. The film starred Jack Thompson as Jack McLeod, Kym Wilson as Tess Silverman McLeod and Tammy MacIntosh as Claire McLeod.
The series was an instant success in Australia, averaging at 1.51 million viewers for its first season and continued to achieve high ratings until it peaked during its fourth season, averaging at 1.52 million viewers. Although the series was slowly declining in the popularity, it remained somewhat successful in the ratings. It declined dramatically during its seventh season and eventually it was announced that the series would be cancelled following its eight season, which only averaged at 0.63 in the ratings.
The series was sold internationally via Southern Star to many countries around the world where it has endured enormous success and developed a devoted fan base in the United States, Canada, Ireland and several European countries. It has a moderate success in the United Kingdom. The series has been nominated for forty-one Logie Awards, winning eight in total including Most Popular Actress, Most Popular actor and Most Popular Australian Drama Series. In addition to Logie Award nominations, it has received an APRA Award for its music.
For the entirety of the shows run, the music has been composed by Chris Harriot and Alastair Ford. The soundtrack was written by Graeme-Evans and Harriot, with lead vocals being provided by Australian singer-songwriter, Rebecca Lavelle.
On 6 July 2017, the Nine Network confirmed that they are in talks with Posie Graeme-Evans about a potential reboot of the series.
1. Health Benefits of Apples
2. Health Benefits of Bananas
3. Health Benefits of Honey
4. Health Benefits of Ginger
5. Health Benefits of Garlic
6. Health Benefits of Lemon
7. Health Benefits of Pumpkin
8. Health Benefits of Watermelons
1. 25 Sexual Questions to Ask A Girl
2. 45 Things a Girl Wants But Wont Ask For
3. 10 Things You’re Doing that are Killing Your Kidneys
4. 25 Really Romantic Ideas to Make Your Lover Melt!
5. 60 Really Sweet Things To Say To A Girl
6. 19 Things Women in Relationships Must Not Do
7. 20 Things Women Should Never, Ever, Do
8. Top 20 Things Men Should Never, Ever, Do
On 6 September 2017, Posie Graeme-Evans announced, “We have a story now, and I think it’s a cracker. Just finishing the work we need to do before I talk about the next steps with the Network
On 23 October 2017, Posie Graeme-Evans announced she had ended negotiations with Nine as there were creative differences for a new series, but hasn’t ruled out potentially crowd-funding her project.
Why Did Lisa Chappell Leave Mcleod’s Daughters
Lisa Chappell is hanging up Claire’s Akubra for good. How will Drovers Run survive?
Yes, it’s true. Lisa Chappell is quitting McLeod’s Daughters, leaving just one of the two McLeod sisters at Drovers Run.
“It was a big decision,” says Lisa, who plays Claire. “It took a long time to make, actually. Months and months. But I did. It’s time to move on.”
Lisa will continue filming until the third season of the rural drama series wraps in June. That means she will be seen on screen until the end of the year.
“I really love the character and I love the show,” she says, “but it will have been two-and-a-half years by the time I finish. That’s a long time to play one character, particularly a character so different from yourself.”
So how will the series continue without Claire, the older McLeod sister and manager of Drovers Run?
“It’s not Magnum, PI”, Lisa says. “IF Magnum, PI left, that would be a problem. This is an ensemble cast—and it’s an incredibly talented one.”
McLeod’s Daughters creator Posie Graeme-Evans—the newly appointed director of drama at the Nine Network—is in total agreement.
“The core of the series is about a bunch of women who run a cattle station,” she explains.
“For me, the McLeod daughters, the two sisters, are of course extremely important. But I promise you that there’s a very nice twist to all of this, which I think the audience will enjoy. But my premise hasn’t changed—and that is a bunch of women running a cattle station.”
Posie believes a TV series must have a life beyond any one character, no matter how important that character is.
“I can remember years ago, when Molly (played by Anne Tenney, now in Always Greener) died in A Country Practice,” she recalls. “Everyone said, ‘Oh, that’s it for A Country Practice.’ We all loved Molly, and I cried buckets when she died, but the series has a life.”
Lisa has talked about leaving McLeod’s Daughters since last year, so the writers have had plenty of time to work her departure into the storylines. There won’t be any sudden disappearance, with other characters left to explain that Claire has moved interstate, as has happened in other shows.
“What’s in front of viewers is the most wonderful ride,” Posie says. “There are so many twists, and we’re going to honour that character when she leaves in a way that I think the audience will adore.
“Its is important for the audience to understand that this is so sad. We are truly sad that Lisa feels she needs to move on, but we’re all confident that the show’s got years of life to go.”
She reveals that another character will be brought into the mix.
“There are some interesting and very juicy roles coming up, which I think will just give us another layer,” Posie says.
Lisa promises that all the questions will viewers have asked her about Claire—who she will end up with, whether she will have the baby—will be answered before she leaves. Claire may even finally find love!
“Claire has had a pretty hard trot,” she says. “But there are some really good times coming up, as well as more challenges. You’re not going to be left disappointed.”
And what of Lisa herself? The New Zealand-born actress moved from Sydney to Adelaide to work on McLeod’s Daughters, and she will head back there when she hangs up Claire’s Akubra.
“New Zealand will always be home, but you go where the work is when you’re an actor,” she says.
Lisa, who won a TV WEEK Logie last year as Most Popular New Female Talent, is looking for a new “creative challenge”—whether that be in TV, film or theatre.
“I’m open to any story that moves me and I feel passionate about,” she says.
As for Lisa’s rumoured singing career, she has been writing songs but is not ready to talk about it yet.
“I’ve got quite a bit of work ahead of me, so I’m going to deal with one thing at a time,” she explains.
“Claire’s journey already has been so rich and incredibly adventurous—now it’s going on even more of a ride. I’ve got my hands full over the next few months.”
By Helen Vnuk
Lisa Chappell Facebook
Lisa Chappell Twitter
Lisa Chappell Movies and TV Shows
Lisa Chappell Film
|1993||Desperate Remedies||Anne Cooper|
|1996||Jack Brown Genius||Sylvia|
|2009||Coffin Rock||Jessie Willis|
|2017||Out of the Shadows||Linda Dee||Completed|
Lisa Chappell Television
|1990–91||Shark in the Park||Tanya||Regular role|
|1992||Shortland Street||Deborah Walters||“1.5”, “1.6”|
|1994||Hercules and the Circle of Fire||Daughter #1||TV film|
|1995||Mysterious Island||Jane Morecombe||“Last Rites of Spring”|
|1995||A Twist in the Tale||Aunt Linda||“The Skeleton in the Cupboard”|
|1995–99||Hercules: The Legendary Journeys||Various||7 episodes|
|1996||Letter to Blanchy||Monica||“Love Makes the World Go Wrong”|
|1996–98||City Life||Bronwyn Kellett||Main role|
|2001–04||McLeod’s Daughters||Claire McLeod||Main role|
|2004||Stingers||Megan Walsh||Recurring role|
|2006||Small Claims: The Reunion||Louise Page||TV film|
|2009||The Cult||Sophie McIntyre||Main role|
|2010||Rescue: Special Ops||Vivian Walker||“Out of the Ashes”|
|2010||Cops L.A.C.||Justine Taylor||“The Killer Wore Sneakers”|
|2011||Emilie Richards – Der Zauber von Neuseeland||Daisy||TV film|
|2012||True Crime: Siege||Robyn Diver||TV film|
|2016||Jean||Mrs. Shepherd||TV film|
|2016||Friday Night Bites||Mum||“Guess I’m Coming to Dinner”|
|2016||Roman Empire: Reign of Blood||Faustina||“Born in the Purple”|
Lisa Chappell Awards
|Year||Result||Award||Category||Award Show||Television series/film|
|2002||Won||Logie||Most Popular New Female Talent||The 44th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod’s Daughters|
|2003||Nominated||Silver Logie||Most Popular Actress||The 45th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod’s Daughters|
|Nominated||Gold Logie||Most Popular Personality on Australian Television||The 45th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod’s Daughters|
|2004||Nominated||Gold Logie||Most Popular Personality on Australian Television||The 46th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod’s Daughters|
|Won||Silver Logie||Most Popular Actress||The 46th Annual TV Week Logie Awards||McLeod’s Daughters|
|2010||Won||Qantas Film & Television Awards|