Girl of the Week: Helen Dallimore

Helen Dallimore was born 31 October 1971 in Melbourne, Australia. She is an Australian actress, known best for portraying Glinda in Wicked.

Dallimore’s stage credits with the Tamarama Rock Surfers include August Strindberg’s Miss Julie. Her credits with the Sydney Theatre Company include: David Edgar’s Pentecost, The Unlikely Prospect of Happiness, Andrew Upton and Gale Edwards’ The Hanging Man, and “Miss Adelaide” in Guys and Dolls. She also created the role of “Simone” in Up for Grabs, later played by Madonna in the West End.

Dallimore made her West End debut as Glinda in the Original London Company of Stephen Schwartz’s hit Broadway musical, Wicked, originally opposite Broadway’s original Elphaba,Idina Menzel, and Kerry Ellis. Dallimore performed for the final time as Glinda in London on 14 July 2007 and was succeeded in the role by Dianne Pilkington. She also appeared in the comedy Boeing Boeing in Australia, and filled in for a sick cast member in the Sydney 2008 Wharf Revue. She is currently appearing in the ill-fated Ernest Hemingway musical Too Close to the Sun at the West End’s Comedy Theatre.

Secret Wish: That we can cast a spell for her to fall for us!


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