From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lynette Curran is an Australian actress best known for her roles in Australian television series and films. Between 1967 and 1974 she was a regular in soap opera Bellbird. She also acted in the film version of the serial, Country Town (1971). She started acting in the theatre in 1964. Theatre work includes The Country Wife, Rookery Nook, Richard II, Just Between Ourselves, and Ashes for the Melbourne Theatre Company. She also played in Steaming for the Seymour Centre in Sydney. Early film roles included Alvin Purple (1973), Caddie (1976), Heatwave (1982). In the late 1970s she made further television appearances, including roles in soap opera Number 96 (in 1976), and in police procedurals Bluey and Cop Shop. Curran was a recurring cast member of soap opera The Restless Years (1977-1981), playing the scheming Jean Stafford. She won a Sammy Award for her role in Australian Broadcasting Corporation series Spring and Fall. Later roles include feature films The Delinquents, Somersault, and Japanese Story.